Period
to 22 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 22 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 26 54
Rank change year-on-year +9 +28 -24
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 69 72 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 10.99% 6.61% 4.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.04% 7.59% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 69 66 41
Staffordshire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -19.54% +8.75%
10th Percentile £25,250 £23,250 £29,500
90th Percentile £54,750 £56,250 £73,750
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 573 948 1,027
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 91.24% 87.05% 94.48%
Number of salaries quoted 508 799 858
Staffordshire median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £21,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £60,050 £59,647
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -3.57%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Staffordshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Staffordshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Staffordshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 22 February 2019. 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
Stoke-on-Trent +8 43 £45,000 +73.08% 6
Lichfield -6 7 £40,000 -20.00%
Tamworth +12 4 £41,250 +35.25% 8
Stafford +8 4 £25,000 -51.22% 1
Burton-upon-Trent +1 1 £21,500 -54.74% 2
Uttoxeter - 1 £37,500 -
Test Automation
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 48 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (63.77%) SQL
3 22 (31.88%) Scrum
3 22 (31.88%) C#
4 21 (30.43%) Continuous Delivery
5 20 (28.99%) Microsoft
5 20 (28.99%) .NET
5 20 (28.99%) SQL Server
6 19 (27.54%) T-SQL
7 18 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (24.64%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (23.19%) SDLC
10 15 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
11 14 (20.29%) System Testing
12 13 (18.84%) Load Testing
12 13 (18.84%) Selenium
12 13 (18.84%) Regression Testing
13 12 (17.39%) SOA
13 12 (17.39%) Git (software)
13 12 (17.39%) Capacity Management
13 12 (17.39%) Ranorex
13 12 (17.39%) Code Optimisation
13 12 (17.39%) Data Development
14 11 (15.94%) ETL
14 11 (15.94%) Data Security
15 10 (14.49%) Management Information System
15 10 (14.49%) Subversion
15 10 (14.49%) Customer Requirements
16 9 (13.04%) Visual Studio Coded UI
16 9 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Test Automation
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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.70%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (28.99%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (11.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (18.84%) Selenium
3 12 (17.39%) Git (software)
3 12 (17.39%) Ranorex
4 10 (14.49%) Subversion
5 9 (13.04%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 8 (11.59%) JMeter
7 7 (10.14%) SpecFlow
8 6 (8.70%) git-flow
9 5 (7.25%) Visual Studio
10 4 (5.80%) WebDriver
11 2 (2.90%) AccuRev
11 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
11 2 (2.90%) JIRA
12 1 (1.45%) Bitbucket
General
1 5 (7.25%) Marketing
2 4 (5.80%) Finance
3 3 (4.35%) Billing
4 1 (1.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (43.48%) Developer
2 22 (31.88%) Tester
3 11 (15.94%) Automation Tester
4 10 (14.49%) Software Tester
5 8 (11.59%) Lead Tester
6 7 (10.14%) SQL Developer
6 7 (10.14%) Web Developer
7 6 (8.70%) Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Junior
7 6 (8.70%) Test Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) DBA
8 5 (7.25%) Software Developer
8 5 (7.25%) SQL DBA
9 4 (5.80%) QA Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Quality Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Administrator
10 3 (4.35%) Junior Analyst
10 3 (4.35%) Junior Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Junior Test Analyst
10 3 (4.35%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (28.99%) .NET
2 8 (11.59%) .NET Framework
2 8 (11.59%) WinForms
3 7 (10.14%) XML
4 6 (8.70%) ColdBox
5 5 (7.25%) Drools
5 5 (7.25%) Spring
6 4 (5.80%) Apache Flex
6 4 (5.80%) CSS
6 4 (5.80%) HTML
7 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
7 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.90%) CSS3
8 2 (2.90%) HTML5
8 2 (2.90%) Laravel
8 2 (2.90%) SOAP
8 2 (2.90%) Symfony
8 2 (2.90%) Web Services
9 1 (1.45%) jQuery
9 1 (1.45%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.64%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (14.49%) Management Information System
3 8 (11.59%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.45%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (31.88%) Scrum
3 21 (30.43%) Continuous Delivery
4 16 (23.19%) SDLC
5 14 (20.29%) System Testing
6 13 (18.84%) Load Testing
6 13 (18.84%) Regression Testing
7 12 (17.39%) Capacity Management
7 12 (17.39%) Code Optimisation
7 12 (17.39%) Data Development
7 12 (17.39%) SOA
8 11 (15.94%) Data Security
8 11 (15.94%) ETL
9 10 (14.49%) Customer Requirements
10 9 (13.04%) BDD
10 9 (13.04%) Software Testing
11 8 (11.59%) Acceptance Criteria
11 8 (11.59%) Line Management
11 8 (11.59%) MVC
12 7 (10.14%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 44 (63.77%) SQL
2 22 (31.88%) C#
3 19 (27.54%) T-SQL
4 5 (7.25%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.90%) PHP
6 1 (1.45%) ES6
6 1 (1.45%) ES7
6 1 (1.45%) ES8
6 1 (1.45%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) Degree
2 4 (5.80%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.45%) ISEB
4 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) QA
2 3 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (28.99%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.14%) Tableau
3 6 (8.70%) Alteryx
3 6 (8.70%) Cognos
4 1 (1.45%) Zend