Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Shropshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 43 28
Rank change year-on-year +19 -15 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 42 19 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 9.31% 3.29% 4.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.35% 3.73% 5.44%
Number of salaries quoted 37 17 35
Shropshire median annual salary £71,500 £52,387 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.48% +10.29% +35.71%
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%

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 Shropshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Shropshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 370 509 349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 82.04% 88.06% 88.13%
Number of salaries quoted 262 384 243
Shropshire median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £27,300 £24,000 £21,750
90th Percentile £70,713 £58,750 £65,384
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Shropshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Shropshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Shropshire.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Shropshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Shropshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Shropshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Shropshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Shropshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Telford +10 35 £71,500 +36.48% 2
Shrewsbury - 7 £37,500 -
Test Automation
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Shropshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 32 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (69.05%) DevOps
3 27 (64.29%) Case Management
4 26 (61.90%) Mentoring
4 26 (61.90%) Jenkins
4 26 (61.90%) Puppet
5 25 (59.52%) Pega
5 25 (59.52%) Documentum
6 23 (54.76%) Data Management
6 23 (54.76%) Risk Management
7 22 (52.38%) Middleware
7 22 (52.38%) Selenium
8 20 (47.62%) SOA
8 20 (47.62%) TOGAF
9 19 (45.24%) Validation
9 19 (45.24%) Security Cleared
10 18 (42.86%) Business Analysis
10 18 (42.86%) Build Automation
11 17 (40.48%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 17 (40.48%) Root Cause Analysis
11 17 (40.48%) Disclosure Scotland
11 17 (40.48%) QMS
11 17 (40.48%) BPMN
11 17 (40.48%) REST
11 17 (40.48%) Quality Management
11 17 (40.48%) BPEL
11 17 (40.48%) Document Management
11 17 (40.48%) Tomcat
11 17 (40.48%) SLA
11 17 (40.48%) EMC

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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 25 (59.52%) Documentum
2 17 (40.48%) Tomcat
3 10 (23.81%) Apache
4 9 (21.43%) WebLogic
5 8 (19.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (4.76%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.05%) GitHub
2 6 (14.29%) SaaS
3 2 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (61.90%) Jenkins
2 22 (52.38%) Selenium
3 12 (28.57%) Maven
4 10 (23.81%) Git (software)
5 4 (9.52%) Cucumber
6 3 (7.14%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.76%) JIRA
7 2 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (4.76%) Subversion
7 2 (4.76%) Toad
7 2 (4.76%) Zephyr
8 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.38%) JUnit
8 1 (2.38%) TestNG
8 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Architect
2 10 (23.81%) Pega Architect
3 8 (19.05%) Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
4 6 (14.29%) Platform Manager
4 6 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) QA Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Senior QA Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Senior QA Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Senior Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Automation Tester
5 3 (7.14%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.76%) Head of Architecture
6 2 (4.76%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Automation Tester
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (52.38%) Middleware
2 17 (40.48%) REST
2 17 (40.48%) SOAP
2 17 (40.48%) Web Services
3 2 (4.76%) JSON
3 2 (4.76%) XML
3 2 (4.76%) XSL
4 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.38%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 6 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Unix
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (69.05%) DevOps
3 27 (64.29%) Case Management
4 26 (61.90%) Mentoring
5 23 (54.76%) Data Management
5 23 (54.76%) Risk Management
6 20 (47.62%) SOA
6 20 (47.62%) TOGAF
7 19 (45.24%) Validation
8 18 (42.86%) Build Automation
8 18 (42.86%) Business Analysis
9 17 (40.48%) BPEL
9 17 (40.48%) BPMN
9 17 (40.48%) Document Management
9 17 (40.48%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 17 (40.48%) QMS
9 17 (40.48%) Quality Management
9 17 (40.48%) Root Cause Analysis
10 13 (30.95%) TDD
11 12 (28.57%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) Java
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) Perl
3 1 (2.38%) Python
3 1 (2.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (45.24%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.76%) CITP
3 2 (4.76%) ISEB
3 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (40.48%) Disclosure Scotland
1 17 (40.48%) SLA
2 10 (23.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 26 (61.90%) Puppet
2 8 (19.05%) ZABBIX
3 6 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.38%) Ansible
Vendors
1 25 (59.52%) Pega
2 17 (40.48%) EMC
3 10 (23.81%) Oracle
4 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 6 (14.29%) Google
6 4 (9.52%) webMethods
7 1 (2.38%) F5
7 1 (2.38%) Progress
7 1 (2.38%) Red Hat