The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Testing
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 70 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 -  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 6 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.43% 0.63% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 0.72% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 0
Median salary £29,500 £40,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.25% -  
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +8.45% -8.97%  

Automation Testing 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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 369 553 526
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 87.65% 87.50% 84.03%
Number of salaries quoted 277 495 475
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Staffordshire

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for Automation Testing in Staffordshire

Automation Testing
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Tamworth +7 5 - - 1
Automation Testing
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, IT jobs citing Automation Testing 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) JIRA
2 6 (85.71%) Performance Testing
2 6 (85.71%) User Stories
2 6 (85.71%) ISTQB
3 5 (71.43%) Retail
3 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
3 5 (71.43%) ISEB
3 5 (71.43%) JMeter
3 5 (71.43%) Selenium
3 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
4 4 (57.14%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
7 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 1 (14.29%) Test Management
7 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 1 (14.29%) Windows
7 1 (14.29%) Content Management
7 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
7 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing

Automation Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) JIRA
2 5 (71.43%) JMeter
2 5 (71.43%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (71.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Software Tester
1 5 (71.43%) Tester
2 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Software Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Software Test Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Tester
3 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Software QA Tester
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Performance Testing
1 6 (85.71%) User Stories
2 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
2 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 4 (57.14%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Content Management
6 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Test Management
6 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISTQB
2 5 (71.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 3 days ago