Period
to 12 August 2020

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 12 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > Midlands
6 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 34 40
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 262 709 768
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.31% 6.04% 5.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.79% 6.57% 5.98%
Number of salaries quoted 233 580 720
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £29,225
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%

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 4,523 10,799 12,840
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 91.65% 92.05% 91.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3,653 8,515 10,105
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.70%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 12 August 2020.

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 12 August 2020. 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 +5 151 £47,500 +11.76% 24
East Midlands -8 111 £42,500 - 20
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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.

1 159 (60.69%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (33.97%) C#
3 84 (32.06%) JavaScript
4 82 (31.30%) DevOps
5 73 (27.86%) .NET
6 67 (25.57%) Azure
7 61 (23.28%) QA
7 61 (23.28%) Selenium
8 60 (22.90%) Git (software)
9 57 (21.76%) SQL
10 54 (20.61%) Java
11 53 (20.23%) CSS
11 53 (20.23%) Microsoft
12 50 (19.08%) TDD
12 50 (19.08%) Software Engineering
13 48 (18.32%) AWS
14 44 (16.79%) Continuous Integration
15 43 (16.41%) Python
16 41 (15.65%) Scrum
16 41 (15.65%) BDD
17 40 (15.27%) HTML
18 38 (14.50%) Manual Testing
19 33 (12.60%) Finance
19 33 (12.60%) Continuous Improvement
19 33 (12.60%) SDLC
20 31 (11.83%) Linux
21 30 (11.45%) Jenkins
22 28 (10.69%) Microservices
22 28 (10.69%) Degree
23 27 (10.31%) Software 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 7 (2.67%) WebSphere
2 5 (1.91%) JBoss
3 4 (1.53%) Confluence
4 3 (1.15%) Anypoint
4 3 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.15%) GlassFish
4 3 (1.15%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.76%) Appian
5 2 (0.76%) FileNet
5 2 (0.76%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.38%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (1.91%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (4.58%) Dynamics NAV
2 11 (4.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 67 (25.57%) Azure
2 48 (18.32%) AWS
3 15 (5.73%) GCP
4 14 (5.34%) SaaS
5 13 (4.96%) GitHub
5 13 (4.96%) Serverless
6 8 (3.05%) PaaS
7 7 (2.67%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (1.91%) IaaS
9 4 (1.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.53%) Amazon ECS
9 4 (1.53%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (1.15%) AWS CloudTrail
10 3 (1.15%) Azure Functions
10 3 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (1.15%) Loggly
10 3 (1.15%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 3 (1.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.67%) Internet
2 5 (1.91%) Broadband
2 5 (1.91%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.53%) Extranet
3 4 (1.53%) Intranet
4 3 (1.15%) 3G
4 3 (1.15%) 4G
4 3 (1.15%) AMQP
4 3 (1.15%) DNS
4 3 (1.15%) HTTP
4 3 (1.15%) LTE
4 3 (1.15%) Network Security
4 3 (1.15%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.38%) Firewall
5 1 (0.38%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.38%) SMS
5 1 (0.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.63%) Relational Database
3 17 (6.49%) MySQL
4 16 (6.11%) Big Data
5 15 (5.73%) NoSQL
6 13 (4.96%) Hadoop
7 11 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (2.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.67%) Data Lake
8 7 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.29%) MongoDB
9 6 (2.29%) OLTP
9 6 (2.29%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.91%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.91%) Data Mining
10 5 (1.91%) HBase
10 5 (1.91%) Impala
10 5 (1.91%) Redis
10 5 (1.91%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 61 (23.28%) Selenium
2 60 (22.90%) Git (software)
3 30 (11.45%) Jenkins
4 24 (9.16%) SpecFlow
5 23 (8.78%) JIRA
6 21 (8.02%) Cucumber
6 21 (8.02%) Postman
7 16 (6.11%) GitLab
8 14 (5.34%) SoapUI
9 13 (4.96%) JUnit
9 13 (4.96%) Visual Studio
10 12 (4.58%) JMeter
11 10 (3.82%) NUnit
11 10 (3.82%) Subversion
12 9 (3.44%) Cypress.io
13 8 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (3.05%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (3.05%) TeamCity
14 7 (2.67%) Mercurial
General
1 33 (12.60%) Finance
2 9 (3.44%) Law
3 7 (2.67%) Digital Economy
4 5 (1.91%) Automotive
4 5 (1.91%) Public Sector
4 5 (1.91%) Retail
4 5 (1.91%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.53%) Banking
5 4 (1.53%) Electronics
6 3 (1.15%) Advertising
7 2 (0.76%) Games
8 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 80 (30.53%) Developer
2 36 (13.74%) Tester
3 24 (9.16%) Test Engineer
4 20 (7.63%) Analyst
5 18 (6.87%) Software Developer
6 17 (6.49%) Senior Developer
7 16 (6.11%) DevOps Engineer
8 15 (5.73%) .NET Developer
9 14 (5.34%) Java Developer
9 14 (5.34%) Software Tester
10 12 (4.58%) QA Engineer
10 12 (4.58%) Software Engineer
10 12 (4.58%) Test Analyst
11 10 (3.82%) C# Developer
11 10 (3.82%) QA Tester
11 10 (3.82%) Web Developer
12 9 (3.44%) Software Test Engineer
12 9 (3.44%) Test Automation Engineer
13 8 (3.05%) Head of Business Systems
13 8 (3.05%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (27.86%) .NET
2 53 (20.23%) CSS
3 40 (15.27%) HTML
4 24 (9.16%) .NET Framework
5 23 (8.78%) Node.js
6 22 (8.40%) SOAP
6 22 (8.40%) Spring
7 20 (7.63%) React
8 18 (6.87%) REST
9 17 (6.49%) Web Services
9 17 (6.49%) XML
10 16 (6.11%) RESTful
11 15 (5.73%) .NET Core
12 14 (5.34%) ASP.NET
12 14 (5.34%) Sass
13 13 (4.96%) JSON
14 12 (4.58%) CSS3
14 12 (4.58%) Express
14 12 (4.58%) Gherkin
14 12 (4.58%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.78%) User Experience
2 18 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.11%) Mobile App
4 12 (4.58%) Cloud Native
5 11 (4.20%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.67%) Social Media
8 6 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.91%) Augmented Reality
9 5 (1.91%) Internet of Things
9 5 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.91%) Robotics
10 4 (1.53%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.53%) DataPower
10 4 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.53%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.15%) AS400
11 3 (1.15%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.76%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.83%) Linux
2 16 (6.11%) Windows
3 12 (4.58%) Unix
4 8 (3.05%) Android
4 8 (3.05%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.15%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.76%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.38%) CentOS
7 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (60.69%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (31.30%) DevOps
3 50 (19.08%) Software Engineering
3 50 (19.08%) TDD
4 44 (16.79%) Continuous Integration
5 41 (15.65%) BDD
5 41 (15.65%) Scrum
6 38 (14.50%) Manual Testing
7 33 (12.60%) Continuous Improvement
7 33 (12.60%) SDLC
8 28 (10.69%) Microservices
9 27 (10.31%) Software Testing
10 24 (9.16%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (8.40%) OO
12 21 (8.02%) Unit Testing
12 21 (8.02%) User Stories
12 21 (8.02%) Web Development
13 19 (7.25%) Mentoring
14 17 (6.49%) Continuous Delivery
14 17 (6.49%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 89 (33.97%) C#
2 84 (32.06%) JavaScript
3 57 (21.76%) SQL
4 54 (20.61%) Java
5 43 (16.41%) Python
6 19 (7.25%) PHP
7 17 (6.49%) C++
8 15 (5.73%) ES6
8 15 (5.73%) Perl
9 12 (4.58%) Ruby
10 9 (3.44%) PL/SQL
11 8 (3.05%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.67%) C
12 7 (2.67%) Fortran
13 6 (2.29%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.91%) Dart
14 5 (1.91%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.91%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.91%) VBA
15 4 (1.53%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 28 (10.69%) Degree
2 16 (6.11%) ISTQB
3 9 (3.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (2.67%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.29%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.91%) AWS Certification
6 5 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.91%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (1.53%) ISEB
7 4 (1.53%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.76%) CHECK Team Leader
8 2 (0.76%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (0.76%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.76%) OSCP
8 2 (0.76%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (23.28%) QA
2 8 (3.05%) GDPR
2 8 (3.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.53%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (8.40%) Docker
2 5 (1.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (1.91%) HDFS
3 2 (0.76%) Firmware
3 2 (0.76%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (4.58%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.67%) Ansible
2 7 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.29%) HP ALM
4 5 (1.91%) Hadoop YARN
5 4 (1.53%) Puppet
5 4 (1.53%) Terraform
6 3 (1.15%) Fluentd
6 3 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.76%) MIIS
8 1 (0.38%) Istio
8 1 (0.38%) Kibana
8 1 (0.38%) logstash
Vendors
1 53 (20.23%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.40%) Oracle
3 11 (4.20%) Teradata
4 10 (3.82%) Google
5 8 (3.05%) IBM
5 8 (3.05%) Splunk
6 6 (2.29%) Ab Initio
6 6 (2.29%) Blue Prism
6 6 (2.29%) Cloudera
6 6 (2.29%) HP
7 5 (1.91%) Automation Anywhere
7 5 (1.91%) UiPath
8 4 (1.53%) Cognos
8 4 (1.53%) Tableau
9 3 (1.15%) Alteryx
9 3 (1.15%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.15%) Percona
9 3 (1.15%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.76%) New Relic