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

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 33 57
Rank change year-on-year +13 +24 -26
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 79 79 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 10.73% 6.56% 4.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.42% 7.44% 4.77%
Number of salaries quoted 77 75 57
Staffordshire median annual salary £40,000 £33,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.21% -24.14% +33.85%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,250 £29,800
90th Percentile £59,250 £55,750 £66,000
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%

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 692 1,062 1,152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 94.02% 88.13% 93.96%
Number of salaries quoted 593 862 1,017
Staffordshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £53,750 £60,000 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 November 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 November 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 +5 52 £42,500 +66.67% 7
Burton-upon-Trent +5 6 £30,000 -36.84%
Lichfield +5 5 £40,000 +7.38% 1
Stafford +13 4 £25,000 -39.76%
Tamworth +7 2 £40,000 +45.45% 9
Uttoxeter - 1 £37,500 -
Test Automation
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 47 (59.49%) SQL
2 41 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (31.65%) T-SQL
4 24 (30.38%) C#
5 22 (27.85%) Continuous Delivery
6 21 (26.58%) Selenium
7 20 (25.32%) SQL Server
7 20 (25.32%) Microsoft Azure
8 19 (24.05%) .NET
9 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
10 17 (21.52%) Data Security
10 17 (21.52%) Scrum
10 17 (21.52%) SDLC
10 17 (21.52%) Data Development
11 16 (20.25%) Management Information System
12 15 (18.99%) ETL
12 15 (18.99%) Code Optimisation
12 15 (18.99%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (18.99%) Capacity Management
13 14 (17.72%) Git (software)
13 14 (17.72%) XML
13 14 (17.72%) Software Testing
13 14 (17.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (15.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (15.19%) HTML
15 11 (13.92%) Java
15 11 (13.92%) JavaScript
15 11 (13.92%) JIRA
15 11 (13.92%) Jenkins
16 10 (12.66%) Alteryx

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 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (2.53%) IIS
2 1 (1.27%) CMS
2 1 (1.27%) Confluence
2 1 (1.27%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.06%) Azure Functions
2 4 (5.06%) Serverless
3 3 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.53%) Fastly
4 2 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.53%) Stackdriver
5 1 (1.27%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) RTP
2 2 (2.53%) SMS
3 1 (1.27%) Extranet
3 1 (1.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.32%) SQL Server
2 14 (17.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (15.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (8.86%) Redis
5 4 (5.06%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (3.80%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.53%) BigQuery
7 2 (2.53%) Bigtable
7 2 (2.53%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.27%) MySQL
8 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (26.58%) Selenium
2 15 (18.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (17.72%) Git (software)
4 11 (13.92%) Jenkins
4 11 (13.92%) JIRA
5 9 (11.39%) WebDriver
6 8 (10.13%) Subversion
7 7 (8.86%) Ranorex
7 7 (8.86%) Visual Studio
8 6 (7.59%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 4 (5.06%) JMeter
9 4 (5.06%) SpecFlow
9 4 (5.06%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (3.80%) NSubstitute
10 3 (3.80%) NUnit
11 2 (2.53%) AccuRev
11 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
12 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
12 1 (1.27%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (12.66%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Marketing
3 2 (2.53%) Games
3 2 (2.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (41.77%) Developer
2 16 (20.25%) Tester
3 14 (17.72%) Test Engineer
4 13 (16.46%) Test Automation Engineer
5 9 (11.39%) Analyst
5 9 (11.39%) Software Tester
5 9 (11.39%) Test Analyst
6 8 (10.13%) SQL Developer
7 7 (8.86%) DBA
7 7 (8.86%) SQL DBA
8 6 (7.59%) Automation Tester
8 6 (7.59%) Software Developer
9 5 (6.33%) Junior
9 5 (6.33%) Junior Developer
9 5 (6.33%) Lead Developer
10 4 (5.06%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (5.06%) PHP Developer
10 4 (5.06%) SQL Server DBA
10 4 (5.06%) SQL Server Developer
11 3 (3.80%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.05%) .NET
2 14 (17.72%) XML
3 12 (15.19%) HTML
4 9 (11.39%) CSS
5 8 (10.13%) ASP.NET
6 6 (7.59%) .NET Framework
7 5 (6.33%) Drools
7 5 (6.33%) RESTful
7 5 (6.33%) Spring
7 5 (6.33%) WinForms
8 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (5.06%) Entity Framework
8 4 (5.06%) JSON
8 4 (5.06%) WCF
9 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (3.80%) Castle Windsor
9 3 (3.80%) HTML5
9 3 (3.80%) Ninject
9 3 (3.80%) SOAP
9 3 (3.80%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.25%) Management Information System
2 8 (10.13%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.80%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.53%) Tandem
5 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.59%) Windows
2 4 (5.06%) Android
3 3 (3.80%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (27.85%) Continuous Delivery
3 17 (21.52%) Data Development
3 17 (21.52%) Data Security
3 17 (21.52%) Scrum
3 17 (21.52%) SDLC
4 15 (18.99%) Capacity Management
4 15 (18.99%) Code Optimisation
4 15 (18.99%) ETL
5 14 (17.72%) Software Testing
6 10 (12.66%) Regression Testing
7 9 (11.39%) System Testing
7 9 (11.39%) Test Scripting
8 8 (10.13%) Customer Requirements
8 8 (10.13%) TDD
8 8 (10.13%) Unit Testing
9 7 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (8.86%) Load Testing
9 7 (8.86%) Microservices
9 7 (8.86%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 47 (59.49%) SQL
2 25 (31.65%) T-SQL
3 24 (30.38%) C#
4 11 (13.92%) Java
4 11 (13.92%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.33%) PHP
6 2 (2.53%) Go
6 2 (2.53%) Java 8
6 2 (2.53%) PHP 5
6 2 (2.53%) Python
7 1 (1.27%) C
7 1 (1.27%) C++
7 1 (1.27%) ES6
7 1 (1.27%) ES7
7 1 (1.27%) ES8
7 1 (1.27%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 6 (7.59%) ISEB
2 5 (6.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.80%) Degree
4 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) QA
2 3 (3.80%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 4 (5.06%) Docker
2 2 (2.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (3.80%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.53%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.66%) Alteryx
2 10 (12.66%) Cognos
2 10 (12.66%) Tableau
3 6 (7.59%) Google
4 2 (2.53%) Facebook
5 1 (1.27%) Zend