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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands / Shropshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 43 -
Rank change year-on-year +19 -  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 24 13 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 9.72% 2.95% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.27% 3.27% -
Number of salaries quoted 23 11 0
Median salary £50,000 £32,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +53.84% -  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Shropshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Shropshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 213 398 179
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 86.23% 90.45% 86.06%
Number of salaries quoted 141 301 151
Median salary £55,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +57.14% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford +14 24 £50,000 +53.84% 4
Test Automation
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 30 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (47.50%) Test Scripting
3 18 (45.00%) Selenium
4 13 (32.50%) SOA
4 13 (32.50%) Middleware
5 12 (30.00%) Functional Testing
6 11 (27.50%) Jenkins
6 11 (27.50%) REST
6 11 (27.50%) Unix
7 10 (25.00%) Data Management
7 10 (25.00%) Risk Management
7 10 (25.00%) Documentum
7 10 (25.00%) SQL
7 10 (25.00%) Puppet
7 10 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (25.00%) Pega
7 10 (25.00%) DevOps
7 10 (25.00%) Case Management
8 9 (22.50%) Mentoring
8 9 (22.50%) ISTQB
8 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
8 9 (22.50%) Oracle
8 9 (22.50%) ISEB
8 9 (22.50%) Scrum
9 8 (20.00%) SOAP
9 8 (20.00%) Web Services
9 8 (20.00%) QA
9 8 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (17.50%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing

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 10 (25.00%) Documentum
2 7 (17.50%) Tomcat
3 4 (10.00%) Apache
4 3 (7.50%) Confluence
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) GitHub
1 3 (7.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (45.00%) Selenium
2 11 (27.50%) Jenkins
3 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
4 4 (10.00%) Gatling
4 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (10.00%) Maven
5 3 (7.50%) JIRA
6 1 (2.50%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.50%) JUnit
6 1 (2.50%) Subversion
6 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (10.00%) Electronics
1 4 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Tester
2 11 (27.50%) Software Tester
3 9 (22.50%) Developer
4 8 (20.00%) Automation Tester
5 5 (12.50%) Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Architect
5 5 (12.50%) Integration Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Linux Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Messaging Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Unix Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Agile Tester
6 4 (10.00%) Pega Architect
6 4 (10.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 4 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (7.50%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Platform Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) Middleware
2 11 (27.50%) REST
3 8 (20.00%) SOAP
3 8 (20.00%) Web Services
4 3 (7.50%) JSON
5 2 (5.00%) Ajax
5 2 (5.00%) CSS
5 2 (5.00%) CSS3
5 2 (5.00%) HTML
5 2 (5.00%) HTML5
5 2 (5.00%) RESTful
6 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.50%) Django
6 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.50%) Guice
6 1 (2.50%) Play Framework
6 1 (2.50%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (2.50%) Spring
6 1 (2.50%) XML
6 1 (2.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
1 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (27.50%) Unix
2 6 (15.00%) Android
2 6 (15.00%) Apple iOS
2 6 (15.00%) Windows
3 5 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (47.50%) Test Scripting
3 13 (32.50%) SOA
4 12 (30.00%) Functional Testing
5 10 (25.00%) Case Management
5 10 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (25.00%) Data Management
5 10 (25.00%) DevOps
5 10 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 9 (22.50%) Mentoring
6 9 (22.50%) Scrum
7 7 (17.50%) BPEL
7 7 (17.50%) BPMN
7 7 (17.50%) Business Analysis
7 7 (17.50%) Document Management
7 7 (17.50%) QMS
7 7 (17.50%) Quality Management
7 7 (17.50%) TOGAF
7 7 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (17.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) SQL
2 7 (17.50%) Java
3 6 (15.00%) C#
4 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.00%) C
6 2 (5.00%) Python
6 2 (5.00%) Ruby
6 2 (5.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) ISEB
1 9 (22.50%) ISTQB
2 8 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) QA
2 7 (17.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (17.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) Puppet
2 3 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (7.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Pega
2 9 (22.50%) Oracle
3 7 (17.50%) EMC
4 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.50%) Google
5 1 (2.50%) WSO2
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