Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 45 54
Rank change year-on-year +27 +9 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 82 54 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 9.96% 5.22% 4.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.83% 5.84% 5.31%
Number of salaries quoted 78 47 61
Staffordshire median annual salary £42,500 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.67% -7.69% -
10th Percentile £25,875 £21,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £58,250 £45,250 £47,500
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +14.46% +6.41% +4.00%

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 757 925 1,168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 91.98% 89.37% 93.59%
Number of salaries quoted 620 736 1,038
Staffordshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £56,025 £55,000 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 2018. 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 +22 46 £42,500 +70.00% 12
Lichfield +13 7 £65,000 +96.97%
Burton-upon-Trent -5 6 £30,000 -36.84% 1
Stafford +20 4 £40,000 -3.61% 1
Test Automation
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 40 (48.78%) SQL
2 27 (32.93%) C#
3 24 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (25.61%) Selenium
4 21 (25.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (24.39%) Git (software)
5 20 (24.39%) Java
6 19 (23.17%) Regression Testing
6 19 (23.17%) Test Scripting
7 18 (21.95%) Software Testing
8 17 (20.73%) T-SQL
8 17 (20.73%) SQL Server
9 15 (18.29%) JIRA
9 15 (18.29%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (17.07%) Redis
10 14 (17.07%) HTML
10 14 (17.07%) Data Security
10 14 (17.07%) .NET
10 14 (17.07%) Data Development
11 13 (15.85%) Management Information System
11 13 (15.85%) Finance
11 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
11 13 (15.85%) SDLC
12 12 (14.63%) Code Optimisation
12 12 (14.63%) Capacity Management
12 12 (14.63%) Jenkins
12 12 (14.63%) Microservices
12 12 (14.63%) Unit Testing
12 12 (14.63%) ETL
12 12 (14.63%) 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 7 (8.54%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.66%) IIS
3 2 (2.44%) Confluence
4 1 (1.22%) CMS
4 1 (1.22%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 21 (25.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.54%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (6.10%) Azure Functions
3 5 (6.10%) Serverless
4 4 (4.88%) Fastly
4 4 (4.88%) Stackdriver
5 1 (1.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) SMS
2 2 (2.44%) Extranet
2 2 (2.44%) Internet
3 1 (1.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.73%) SQL Server
2 14 (17.07%) Redis
3 12 (14.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (8.54%) MongoDB
6 5 (6.10%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (6.10%) BigQuery
6 5 (6.10%) Bigtable
6 5 (6.10%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (3.66%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (25.61%) Selenium
2 20 (24.39%) Git (software)
3 15 (18.29%) JIRA
4 12 (14.63%) Jenkins
5 11 (13.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (13.41%) WebDriver
6 7 (8.54%) Visual Studio
7 5 (6.10%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (4.88%) AccuRev
8 4 (4.88%) NSubstitute
8 4 (4.88%) NUnit
8 4 (4.88%) Ranorex
9 2 (2.44%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.22%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.22%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.22%) Subversion
General
1 13 (15.85%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Billing
2 5 (6.10%) Retail
3 2 (2.44%) Games
3 2 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (35.37%) Developer
2 19 (23.17%) Test Engineer
3 18 (21.95%) Test Automation Engineer
4 14 (17.07%) Tester
5 12 (14.63%) Analyst
5 12 (14.63%) Test Analyst
6 9 (10.98%) Software Tester
7 8 (9.76%) Software Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) DBA
8 6 (7.32%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (7.32%) SQL DBA
8 6 (7.32%) SQL Developer
9 5 (6.10%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Java Developer
9 5 (6.10%) PHP Developer
9 5 (6.10%) Software Test Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Test Manager
10 4 (4.88%) .NET Developer
10 4 (4.88%) Senior Developer
10 4 (4.88%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.07%) .NET
1 14 (17.07%) HTML
2 11 (13.41%) CSS
3 8 (9.76%) RESTful
3 8 (9.76%) XML
4 7 (8.54%) ASP.NET
4 7 (8.54%) Memcached
5 6 (7.32%) JSON
6 5 (6.10%) .NET Framework
6 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (6.10%) Entity Framework
6 5 (6.10%) TensorFlow
6 5 (6.10%) WCF
7 4 (4.88%) Castle Windsor
7 4 (4.88%) Ninject
7 4 (4.88%) WinForms
8 3 (3.66%) React
9 2 (2.44%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.44%) Laravel
9 2 (2.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.85%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.32%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.44%) Tandem
5 2 (2.44%) User Experience
6 1 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.10%) Android
1 5 (6.10%) Windows
2 3 (3.66%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (23.17%) Regression Testing
2 19 (23.17%) Test Scripting
3 18 (21.95%) Software Testing
4 15 (18.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 14 (17.07%) Data Development
5 14 (17.07%) Data Security
6 13 (15.85%) SDLC
7 12 (14.63%) Capacity Management
7 12 (14.63%) Code Optimisation
7 12 (14.63%) ETL
7 12 (14.63%) Microservices
7 12 (14.63%) Unit Testing
8 11 (13.41%) Open Source
9 10 (12.20%) Load Testing
9 10 (12.20%) Scrum
10 9 (10.98%) TDD
11 8 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (8.54%) Integration Testing
12 7 (8.54%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 40 (48.78%) SQL
2 27 (32.93%) C#
3 20 (24.39%) Java
4 17 (20.73%) T-SQL
5 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
6 10 (12.20%) PHP
7 7 (8.54%) Go
7 7 (8.54%) Java 8
7 7 (8.54%) PHP 5
7 7 (8.54%) Python
8 2 (2.44%) C
8 2 (2.44%) PHP 7
9 1 (1.22%) C++
9 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (9.76%) ISEB
2 6 (7.32%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.44%) Degree
4 2 (2.44%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.22%) ISO 8583
3 1 (1.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (10.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (8.54%) Kubernetes
2 5 (6.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (4.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (13.41%) Google
2 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.76%) Alteryx
3 8 (9.76%) Cognos
3 8 (9.76%) Tableau
4 2 (2.44%) Facebook