Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 56 43 39
Rank change year-on-year -13 -4 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 502 224 673
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.69% 5.47% 6.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.02% 5.86% 6.50%
Number of salaries quoted 329 166 565
10th Percentile £33,750 £22,500 £28,750
25th Percentile £39,000 £31,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £56,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £76,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.45% +4.76% +5.00%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,993 3,820 10,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 93.28% 93.35% 92.83%
Number of salaries quoted 7,202 3,100 8,537
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,725 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.89% +1.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £59,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +8.18% +4.76% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in the Midlands

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Test Automation in the Midlands

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in the Midlands over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in the Midlands

Test Automation
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -15 294 £50,000 +5.26% 83
East Midlands +8 208 £50,000 +17.65% 54
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 349 (69.52%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (30.88%) Java
3 148 (29.48%) Selenium
4 132 (26.29%) QA
4 132 (26.29%) JavaScript
4 132 (26.29%) C#
5 129 (25.70%) DevOps
6 121 (24.10%) Software Testing
7 120 (23.90%) AWS
8 108 (21.51%) Azure
9 91 (18.13%) Scrum
10 86 (17.13%) Git (software)
11 85 (16.93%) SQL
12 83 (16.53%) Social Skills
13 82 (16.33%) Python
14 74 (14.74%) BDD
15 70 (13.94%) JIRA
16 65 (12.95%) Manual Testing
17 61 (12.15%) Jenkins
18 59 (11.75%) Functional Testing
19 57 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
19 57 (11.35%) Security Cleared
19 57 (11.35%) TDD
20 54 (10.76%) Finance
21 53 (10.56%) RESTful
21 53 (10.56%) Mentoring
22 52 (10.36%) Microsoft
23 51 (10.16%) Software Engineering
23 51 (10.16%) SC Cleared
24 50 (9.96%) Performance Testing

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (1.99%) Confluence
2 9 (1.79%) Apache
3 5 (1.00%) NServiceBus
4 3 (0.60%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.20%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.20%) JBoss
6 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.40%) Zeplin
4 1 (0.20%) Figma
4 1 (0.20%) InVision
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Magento
1 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
1 2 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
1 2 (0.40%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.20%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (0.20%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.20%) SAP PP
2 1 (0.20%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 120 (23.90%) AWS
2 108 (21.51%) Azure
3 48 (9.56%) SaaS
4 34 (6.77%) Serverless
5 29 (5.78%) GCP
6 27 (5.38%) AWS Lambda
7 21 (4.18%) GitHub
8 12 (2.39%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (1.99%) AWS CodeCommit
10 8 (1.59%) Sauce Labs
11 6 (1.20%) Amazon ECS
11 6 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (1.20%) npm
11 6 (1.20%) OpenShift
12 5 (1.00%) Amazon EKS
12 5 (1.00%) BrowserStack
12 5 (1.00%) PaaS
13 4 (0.80%) Azure Service Bus
14 3 (0.60%) Azure Storage
14 3 (0.60%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.39%) HTTP
2 5 (1.00%) MQTT
2 5 (1.00%) NFC
2 5 (1.00%) PPP
3 4 (0.80%) DAB
3 4 (0.80%) VoIP
4 3 (0.60%) 802.11
4 3 (0.60%) FlexRay
4 3 (0.60%) SAN
4 3 (0.60%) SNMP
4 3 (0.60%) VPN
5 2 (0.40%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.40%) Softphone
6 1 (0.20%) 2G
6 1 (0.20%) Broadband
6 1 (0.20%) PBX
6 1 (0.20%) PSTN
6 1 (0.20%) RTP
6 1 (0.20%) Skype
6 1 (0.20%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.17%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.19%) MySQL
3 12 (2.39%) Big Data
3 12 (2.39%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (2.19%) Tableau
5 10 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (1.99%) Hadoop
5 10 (1.99%) MongoDB
5 10 (1.99%) Pentaho
5 10 (1.99%) QlikView
6 7 (1.39%) Apache Ignite
7 6 (1.20%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.80%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.80%) Redis
9 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.60%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 148 (29.48%) Selenium
2 86 (17.13%) Git (software)
3 70 (13.94%) JIRA
4 61 (12.15%) Jenkins
5 50 (9.96%) Postman
6 47 (9.36%) Cucumber
7 34 (6.77%) JMeter
8 29 (5.78%) REST Assured
9 25 (4.98%) Newman
10 24 (4.78%) Cypress.io
11 22 (4.38%) Appium
11 22 (4.38%) WebDriver
12 21 (4.18%) TestRail
13 19 (3.78%) Maven
13 19 (3.78%) SpecFlow
14 17 (3.39%) Visual Studio
15 16 (3.19%) TestNG
16 14 (2.79%) Robot Framework
16 14 (2.79%) SoapUI
17 13 (2.59%) Katalon Studio
General
1 83 (16.53%) Social Skills
2 54 (10.76%) Finance
3 28 (5.58%) Law
4 26 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (4.98%) Retail
6 23 (4.58%) Games
7 19 (3.78%) Manufacturing
8 16 (3.19%) Banking
8 16 (3.19%) Retail Banking
9 13 (2.59%) Organisational Skills
10 10 (1.99%) Marketing
10 10 (1.99%) Telecoms
11 7 (1.39%) Electronics
11 7 (1.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 6 (1.20%) Influencing Skills
13 4 (0.80%) Legal
13 4 (0.80%) Public Sector
14 3 (0.60%) Back Office
15 2 (0.40%) Billing
16 1 (0.20%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 99 (19.72%) Developer
2 81 (16.14%) Test Engineer
3 62 (12.35%) Analyst
4 56 (11.16%) Test Analyst
5 50 (9.96%) Tester
6 47 (9.36%) Test Automation Engineer
7 39 (7.77%) Senior Test Engineer
8 37 (7.37%) Automation Test Analyst
9 29 (5.78%) Test Leader
10 28 (5.58%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
11 24 (4.78%) Software Engineer
12 22 (4.38%) Software Tester
13 21 (4.18%) QA Engineer
14 20 (3.98%) Software Developer
15 18 (3.59%) Automation Engineer
16 17 (3.39%) Scrum Master
17 16 (3.19%) DevOps Engineer
17 16 (3.19%) Java Developer
17 16 (3.19%) Senior Developer
18 15 (2.99%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (10.56%) RESTful
2 49 (9.76%) HTML
3 43 (8.57%) .NET
4 41 (8.17%) CSS
5 32 (6.37%) AngularJS
6 30 (5.98%) Web Services
7 28 (5.58%) Node.js
8 27 (5.38%) React
9 25 (4.98%) REST
10 19 (3.78%) .NET Framework
10 19 (3.78%) Kafka
11 18 (3.59%) HTML5
11 18 (3.59%) JSON
12 16 (3.19%) Middleware
12 16 (3.19%) XML
13 14 (2.79%) Sass
14 12 (2.39%) LESS
14 12 (2.39%) Redux
15 11 (2.19%) Entity Framework
15 11 (2.19%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.18%) Self-Motivation
2 24 (4.78%) Mobile App
3 22 (4.38%) User Experience
4 17 (3.39%) Cloud Native
5 16 (3.19%) Replication
6 11 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.59%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.59%) Augmented Reality
7 8 (1.59%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.59%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.39%) Analytical Mindset
8 7 (1.39%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.39%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.00%) Animation
9 5 (1.00%) Contactless
9 5 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.00%) Smartcard
10 4 (0.80%) Life Science
10 4 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.80%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (6.77%) Linux
2 22 (4.38%) Android
3 18 (3.59%) Windows
4 14 (2.79%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.19%) Mac OS
5 11 (2.19%) Unix
6 5 (1.00%) Debian
7 4 (0.80%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.60%) CentOS
8 3 (0.60%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.40%) AIX
9 2 (0.40%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (69.52%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (25.70%) DevOps
3 121 (24.10%) Software Testing
4 91 (18.13%) Scrum
5 74 (14.74%) BDD
6 65 (12.95%) Manual Testing
7 59 (11.75%) Functional Testing
8 57 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
8 57 (11.35%) TDD
9 53 (10.56%) Mentoring
10 51 (10.16%) Software Engineering
11 50 (9.96%) Performance Testing
12 49 (9.76%) Integration Testing
12 49 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
13 48 (9.56%) API Testing
13 48 (9.56%) Microservices
14 43 (8.57%) Kanban
14 43 (8.57%) Test Scripting
15 41 (8.17%) Coaching
16 39 (7.77%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 155 (30.88%) Java
2 132 (26.29%) C#
2 132 (26.29%) JavaScript
3 85 (16.93%) SQL
4 82 (16.33%) Python
5 41 (8.17%) TypeScript
6 31 (6.18%) PowerShell
7 20 (3.98%) C++
8 19 (3.78%) Go
9 16 (3.19%) Groovy
10 13 (2.59%) Bash Shell
10 13 (2.59%) C
10 13 (2.59%) Ruby
11 12 (2.39%) PHP
12 11 (2.19%) Kotlin
13 7 (1.39%) Scala
13 7 (1.39%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.00%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.80%) Apple Swift
15 4 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 57 (11.35%) Security Cleared
2 51 (10.16%) SC Cleared
3 38 (7.57%) Degree
4 33 (6.57%) ISTQB
5 18 (3.59%) ISEB
6 14 (2.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.79%) AWS Certification
8 8 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (1.39%) Sun Certification
10 5 (1.00%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.80%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (0.60%) CHECK Team Member
12 3 (0.60%) CREST Certified
12 3 (0.60%) GXPN
12 3 (0.60%) OSCP
12 3 (0.60%) SANS
13 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (26.29%) QA
2 7 (1.39%) Accessibility
3 5 (1.00%) SLA
4 3 (0.60%) ISO 26262
5 2 (0.40%) DICOM
6 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.20%) GDPR
6 1 (0.20%) HL7
System Software
1 40 (7.97%) Docker
2 8 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (0.60%) vSphere
5 2 (0.40%) Firmware
5 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (5.78%) Terraform
2 28 (5.58%) Kubernetes
3 13 (2.59%) Ansible
3 13 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.39%) Istio
4 12 (2.39%) Puppet
5 3 (0.60%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.60%) Nessus
5 3 (0.60%) Nmap
6 2 (0.40%) Consul
7 1 (0.20%) Kibana
7 1 (0.20%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 52 (10.36%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.17%) Oracle
3 28 (5.58%) Google
4 16 (3.19%) Cognizant
5 14 (2.79%) New Relic
6 10 (1.99%) Informatica
7 7 (1.39%) Cisco
7 7 (1.39%) IBM
7 7 (1.39%) SAP
8 6 (1.20%) JD Edwards
8 6 (1.20%) UiPath
9 5 (1.00%) Dynatrace
9 5 (1.00%) Guidewire
9 5 (1.00%) VMware
10 4 (0.80%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.80%) BroadSoft
10 4 (0.80%) HP
11 3 (0.60%) Databricks
12 2 (0.40%) ABBYY
12 2 (0.40%) Agilent