Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Solihull 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Solihull
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 34 42
Rank change year-on-year -8 +8 +22
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 15 17 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Solihull 3.73% 4.04% 4.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.19% 4.79% 5.35%
Number of salaries quoted 15 17 23
Solihull median annual salary £42,500 £24,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +77.08% -22.58% -7.46%
10th Percentile £29,200 £21,250 £23,250
90th Percentile £52,250 £69,250 £34,500
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 Solihull with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Solihull
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 358 355 411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Solihull 89.05% 84.32% 78.44%
Number of salaries quoted 325 316 368
Solihull median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +14.09% -0.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £75,500 £73,125 £52,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Solihull

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Solihull

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Solihull

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Solihull

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Solihull

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Solihull over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Solihull

For the 6 months to 23 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 Solihull region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 14 (93.33%) .NET
2 13 (86.67%) C#
3 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 10 (66.67%) .NET Framework
4 8 (53.33%) Selenium
4 8 (53.33%) Git (software)
4 8 (53.33%) WebDriver
4 8 (53.33%) SQL
4 8 (53.33%) OOP
4 8 (53.33%) OO
5 7 (46.67%) Visual Studio
5 7 (46.67%) SpecFlow
6 5 (33.33%) BDD
6 5 (33.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 5 (33.33%) SMS
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Xamarin
7 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (20.00%) MVC
8 3 (20.00%) Java
8 3 (20.00%) Mobile Development
9 2 (13.33%) Line Management
9 2 (13.33%) User Experience
9 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (13.33%) Collaborative Working
9 2 (13.33%) Front End Development
9 2 (13.33%) Web Development
9 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
9 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Solihull 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 1 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) SMS
2 1 (6.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Hazelcast
2 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Git (software)
1 8 (53.33%) Selenium
1 8 (53.33%) WebDriver
2 7 (46.67%) SpecFlow
2 7 (46.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) git-flow
General
1 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Automation Tester
1 7 (46.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 7 (46.67%) Selenium Tester
1 7 (46.67%) Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Xamarin Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Lead .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) .NET
2 10 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.67%) CSS
4 1 (6.67%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) LINQ
4 1 (6.67%) REST
4 1 (6.67%) RESTful
4 1 (6.67%) Spring
4 1 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) OO
1 8 (53.33%) OOP
2 5 (33.33%) BDD
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Mobile Development
4 3 (20.00%) MVC
5 2 (13.33%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (13.33%) Front End Development
5 2 (13.33%) Line Management
5 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Web Development
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (6.67%) OWASP
6 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.67%) TDD
6 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) C#
2 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) XAML
5 1 (6.67%) Python
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Xamarin
3 1 (6.67%) Sitecore