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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 45 45
Rank change year-on-year +10 0  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 28 34 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 5.33% 4.89% 4.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.02% 5.41% 4.48%
Number of salaries quoted 25 33 25
Median salary £35,571 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.44% -13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,750 £25,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £43,500 £62,500
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 465 628 558
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 88.57% 90.36% 90.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1348 2236 1879
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -7.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £28,550
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 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
Stoke-on-Trent +11 10 £27,750 -14.61% 2
Tamworth +5 8 £42,500 +41.66%
Lichfield +4 4 £42,250 -15.50% 2
Stafford - 2 £41,500 - 1
Cannock - 1 £41,500 -
Test Automation
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 17 (39.53%) QA
2 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (32.56%) Test Scripting
4 13 (30.23%) JIRA
5 12 (27.91%) Java
6 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
6 11 (25.58%) Selenium
7 9 (20.93%) Web Development
7 9 (20.93%) Degree
7 9 (20.93%) Software Testing
7 9 (20.93%) ISEB
7 9 (20.93%) C#
7 9 (20.93%) .NET
8 8 (18.60%) ISTQB
8 8 (18.60%) Unit Testing
8 8 (18.60%) User Stories
9 7 (16.28%) SDLC
9 7 (16.28%) HTML
9 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
9 7 (16.28%) CSS
10 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
10 6 (13.95%) JMeter
10 6 (13.95%) Performance Testing
10 6 (13.95%) Retail
10 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
11 5 (11.63%) Web Testing
11 5 (11.63%) Regression Testing
11 5 (11.63%) SOA
11 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
11 5 (11.63%) Microsoft

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 2 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.33%) CMS
2 1 (2.33%) Confluence
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) InfoPath
1 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.33%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.65%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.33%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) NoSQL
2 4 (9.30%) RDBMS
2 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.65%) Neo4j
3 2 (4.65%) Riak
4 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.33%) MySQL
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (30.23%) JIRA
2 11 (25.58%) Selenium
3 6 (13.95%) JMeter
4 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
4 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.98%) AccuRev
6 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.33%) Appium
7 1 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.33%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.33%) FogBugz
7 1 (2.33%) MSTest
7 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.33%) SonarQube
7 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 6 (13.95%) Retail
2 2 (4.65%) Games
3 1 (2.33%) Back Office
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Analyst
1 14 (32.56%) Tester
2 11 (25.58%) Test Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Software Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Software Test Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Software Tester
4 5 (11.63%) Test Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Architect
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Graduate
6 3 (6.98%) Junior
6 3 (6.98%) Manual Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Systems Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Systems Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Database Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Java Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Junior Security Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) .NET
2 7 (16.28%) CSS
2 7 (16.28%) HTML
3 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
3 5 (11.63%) SOAP
4 4 (9.30%) Velocity
5 3 (6.98%) jQuery
5 3 (6.98%) WinForms
6 2 (4.65%) .NET Core
6 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
6 2 (4.65%) Ajax
6 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (4.65%) HTML5
6 2 (4.65%) Kafka
6 2 (4.65%) Memcached
6 2 (4.65%) WPF
6 2 (4.65%) XHTML
7 1 (2.33%) Core Data
7 1 (2.33%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Client/Server
1 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
1 4 (9.30%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.65%) Replication
3 1 (2.33%) EPoS
3 1 (2.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.33%) NHS
3 1 (2.33%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (32.56%) Test Scripting
3 9 (20.93%) Software Testing
3 9 (20.93%) Web Development
4 8 (18.60%) Unit Testing
4 8 (18.60%) User Stories
5 7 (16.28%) SDLC
6 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
6 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
6 6 (13.95%) Performance Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Regression Testing
7 5 (11.63%) SOA
7 5 (11.63%) Web Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Functional Programming
8 4 (9.30%) Functional Testing
8 4 (9.30%) High Availability
8 4 (9.30%) Integration Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
8 4 (9.30%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) Java
2 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
3 9 (20.93%) C#
4 5 (11.63%) SQL
5 4 (9.30%) Erlang
5 4 (9.30%) PHP
6 3 (6.98%) Python
6 3 (6.98%) VB
7 2 (4.65%) Go
7 2 (4.65%) PHP 4
7 2 (4.65%) PHP 5
7 2 (4.65%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.33%) C
8 1 (2.33%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) Degree
1 9 (20.93%) ISEB
2 8 (18.60%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.65%) Sun Certification
4 1 (2.33%) CITP
4 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (39.53%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) IEC 61508
2 1 (2.33%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Docker
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Google
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.33%) BMC
4 1 (2.33%) Coverity
4 1 (2.33%) Nintex
4 1 (2.33%) Remedy
4 1 (2.33%) VMware
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Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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Lichfield, Staffordshire
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Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Additional Benefits
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