Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 50 55
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 +26
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 45 62 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.56% 4.73% 4.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.13% 5.33% 5.11%
Number of salaries quoted 36 61 59
Staffordshire median annual salary £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.08% - +13.04%
10th Percentile £21,875 £25,000 £18,000
90th Percentile £43,750 £47,500 £62,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -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 877 1164 1115
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 88.95% 88.72% 88.14%
Number of salaries quoted 699 1042 979
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £21,500 £22,525 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £60,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +1.25% -

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +6 16 £29,500 -9.23% 2
Tamworth +7 12 £42,500 +41.67%
Lichfield +9 6 £34,500 -31.00%
Stafford 0 4 £41,500 +118.42% 1
Cannock - 1 £41,500 -
Test Automation
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 16 (35.56%) QA
2 15 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (31.11%) JIRA
3 14 (31.11%) Test Scripting
4 12 (26.67%) Selenium
5 11 (24.44%) Java
5 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
6 10 (22.22%) C#
6 10 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 10 (22.22%) SDLC
7 9 (20.00%) Degree
7 9 (20.00%) .NET
7 9 (20.00%) ISEB
8 8 (17.78%) HTML
8 8 (17.78%) Web Development
8 8 (17.78%) ISTQB
8 8 (17.78%) Manual Testing
8 8 (17.78%) User Stories
9 7 (15.56%) CSS
9 7 (15.56%) SQL
10 6 (13.33%) JMeter
10 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
10 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
10 6 (13.33%) Performance Testing
10 6 (13.33%) Retail
10 6 (13.33%) Unit Testing
10 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
11 5 (11.11%) Web Testing
11 5 (11.11%) Functional Testing
11 5 (11.11%) 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 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.22%) CMS
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) InfoPath
1 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.44%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.22%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.22%) MySQL
3 1 (2.22%) Neo4j
3 1 (2.22%) Riak
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (31.11%) JIRA
2 12 (26.67%) Selenium
3 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 6 (13.33%) JMeter
4 4 (8.89%) AccuRev
4 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.22%) Appium
6 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.22%) FogBugz
6 1 (2.22%) MSI
6 1 (2.22%) MSTest
6 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 6 (13.33%) Retail
2 2 (4.44%) Games
3 1 (2.22%) Back Office
3 1 (2.22%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Analyst
2 15 (33.33%) Tester
3 12 (26.67%) Test Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Developer
5 6 (13.33%) Test Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Software Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) Software Tester
7 4 (8.89%) Graduate
7 4 (8.89%) Manual Tester
7 4 (8.89%) Senior Tester
7 4 (8.89%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Java Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Junior
8 3 (6.67%) Senior Systems Tester
8 3 (6.67%) Systems Tester
9 2 (4.44%) Graduate Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Graduate Security Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) JavaScript Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Junior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) .NET
2 8 (17.78%) HTML
3 7 (15.56%) CSS
4 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.67%) jQuery
5 3 (6.67%) SOAP
5 3 (6.67%) WinForms
6 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
6 2 (4.44%) HTML5
6 2 (4.44%) Memcached
6 2 (4.44%) Velocity
7 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (2.22%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.22%) Kafka
7 1 (2.22%) Kendo UI
7 1 (2.22%) Laravel
7 1 (2.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (2.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Client/Server
1 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.44%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.22%) EPoS
3 1 (2.22%) NHS
3 1 (2.22%) Online Gambling
3 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.11%) Test Scripting
3 10 (22.22%) SDLC
3 10 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 8 (17.78%) Manual Testing
4 8 (17.78%) User Stories
4 8 (17.78%) Web Development
5 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 6 (13.33%) Performance Testing
5 6 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 5 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 5 (11.11%) Web Testing
7 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
7 4 (8.89%) Regression Testing
7 4 (8.89%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (8.89%) Test Strategy
8 3 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (6.67%) Cryptography
8 3 (6.67%) MVC
8 3 (6.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) Java
1 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
2 10 (22.22%) C#
3 7 (15.56%) SQL
4 4 (8.89%) PHP
5 2 (4.44%) Erlang
5 2 (4.44%) Go
5 2 (4.44%) PHP 4
5 2 (4.44%) PHP 5
5 2 (4.44%) Python
5 2 (4.44%) VB
6 1 (2.22%) C++
6 1 (2.22%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) Degree
1 9 (20.00%) ISEB
2 8 (17.78%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) Sun Certification
4 1 (2.22%) CITP
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (35.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Docker
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) Google
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) BMC
4 1 (2.22%) Nintex
4 1 (2.22%) Remedy
4 1 (2.22%) VMware
Stafford, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
bet365
Salary: Competitive base salary + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago