Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 52 29
Rank change year-on-year +21 -23 +29
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 80 58 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 6.66% 4.59% 7.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.66% 4.98% 8.38%
Number of salaries quoted 76 61 106
Staffordshire median annual salary £32,750 £42,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.94% +17.24% +9.85%
10th Percentile £22,875 £29,500 £18,000
90th Percentile £55,625 £65,000 £48,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%

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 1045 1165 1086
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 86.94% 92.24% 89.31%
Number of salaries quoted 846 1027 948
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,125
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.01% +3.13%
10th Percentile £21,625 £23,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £57,750 £56,750 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +15 31 £25,500 -27.14% 1
Lichfield +8 15 £37,250 -37.92%
Stafford +5 15 £41,500 -42.76%
Tamworth +2 7 £27,500 -8.33%
Burton-upon-Trent +7 2 £47,500 +75.93% 1
Cannock - 1 £41,500 -
Test Automation
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 33 (41.25%) SDLC
2 28 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (31.25%) Degree
3 25 (31.25%) QA
4 20 (25.00%) HTML
4 20 (25.00%) SQL
5 19 (23.75%) JavaScript
5 19 (23.75%) Software Testing
5 19 (23.75%) Git (software)
6 18 (22.50%) .NET
6 18 (22.50%) Regression Testing
7 17 (21.25%) Unit Testing
8 16 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (20.00%) CSS
8 16 (20.00%) C#
8 16 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 14 (17.50%) TDD
9 14 (17.50%) ASP.NET
9 14 (17.50%) HTML5
10 11 (13.75%) OO
10 11 (13.75%) Microsoft
10 11 (13.75%) PHP
10 11 (13.75%) Scrum
11 10 (12.50%) JIRA
11 10 (12.50%) Selenium
11 10 (12.50%) Manual Testing
11 10 (12.50%) Test Scripting
11 10 (12.50%) Sass
11 10 (12.50%) Jenkins
12 9 (11.25%) OO PHP

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 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Simulink
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.25%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (11.25%) Magento
2 1 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.75%) PaaS
4 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) Internet
2 1 (1.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.25%) MySQL
1 9 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.25%) BigQuery
5 1 (1.25%) Bigtable
5 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (23.75%) Git (software)
2 10 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 10 (12.50%) JIRA
2 10 (12.50%) Selenium
3 4 (5.00%) AccuRev
3 4 (5.00%) MSI
3 4 (5.00%) Subversion
3 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.50%) MSTest
4 2 (2.50%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.50%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.25%) Appium
5 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.25%) Grunt
5 1 (1.25%) gulp
5 1 (1.25%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (11.25%) Electronics
1 9 (11.25%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.50%) Retail
3 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.50%) Finance
5 1 (1.25%) Back Office
5 1 (1.25%) Games
5 1 (1.25%) Marketing
5 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (27.50%) Developer
2 18 (22.50%) Tester
3 17 (21.25%) Analyst
4 13 (16.25%) Software Engineer
5 10 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (12.50%) PHP Developer
5 10 (12.50%) Test Analyst
6 9 (11.25%) Full Stack Developer
6 9 (11.25%) OO PHP Developer
6 9 (11.25%) PHP Laravel Developer
7 8 (10.00%) Graduate
7 8 (10.00%) Software Tester
8 6 (7.50%) Manual Tester
8 6 (7.50%) Software Developer
8 6 (7.50%) Test Engineer
9 5 (6.25%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 5 (6.25%) Junior
9 5 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (6.25%) Testing Analyst
10 4 (5.00%) MATLAB Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.00%) HTML
2 18 (22.50%) .NET
3 16 (20.00%) CSS
4 14 (17.50%) ASP.NET
4 14 (17.50%) HTML5
5 10 (12.50%) Sass
6 9 (11.25%) Laravel
7 8 (10.00%) Middleware
8 7 (8.75%) WinForms
9 6 (7.50%) .NET Framework
9 6 (7.50%) Entity Framework
10 5 (6.25%) AngularJS
10 5 (6.25%) jQuery
11 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (5.00%) Classic ASP
11 4 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (2.50%) WPF
13 1 (1.25%) CSS3
13 1 (1.25%) Django
13 1 (1.25%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Computer Science
2 8 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 8 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.50%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.25%) EPoS
5 1 (1.25%) Marketing Technology
5 1 (1.25%) NHS
5 1 (1.25%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (41.25%) SDLC
2 28 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (23.75%) Software Testing
4 18 (22.50%) Regression Testing
5 17 (21.25%) Unit Testing
6 16 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 14 (17.50%) TDD
8 11 (13.75%) OO
8 11 (13.75%) Scrum
9 10 (12.50%) Manual Testing
9 10 (12.50%) Test Scripting
10 9 (11.25%) OO PHP
10 9 (11.25%) Web Development
11 8 (10.00%) Software Architecture
11 8 (10.00%) SysML
11 8 (10.00%) UML
12 7 (8.75%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (8.75%) Functional Testing
13 5 (6.25%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.00%) SQL
2 19 (23.75%) JavaScript
3 16 (20.00%) C#
4 11 (13.75%) PHP
5 8 (10.00%) Java
5 8 (10.00%) MATLAB
6 5 (6.25%) C++
7 4 (5.00%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.75%) Python
9 2 (2.50%) Go
9 2 (2.50%) PHP 5
9 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.50%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.25%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.25%) PHP 4
10 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (31.25%) Degree
2 9 (11.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (8.75%) ISEB
4 6 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (6.25%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.25%) CITP
7 1 (1.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (31.25%) QA
2 8 (10.00%) IEC 61508
2 8 (10.00%) IEC 62304
3 2 (2.50%) SLA
4 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (10.00%) Firmware
2 5 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.75%) Terraform
3 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.25%) Nessus
3 1 (1.25%) Nmap
Vendors
1 11 (13.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.50%) Google
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle
4 1 (1.25%) Apple
4 1 (1.25%) BMC
4 1 (1.25%) MKS
4 1 (1.25%) Nintex
4 1 (1.25%) Remedy
4 1 (1.25%) Twitter