Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 50 50
Rank change year-on-year +28 0 +15
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 86 43 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 9.22% 4.52% 4.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.34% 4.97% 5.12%
Number of salaries quoted 78 34 62
Staffordshire median annual salary £39,000 £35,285 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,625 £23,875
90th Percentile £57,500 £43,750 £45,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 832 866 1,231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 89.17% 90.97% 90.78%
Number of salaries quoted 687 690 1,102
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,000 £22,800
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,625 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +19 34 £38,750 +25.00% 9
Lichfield +13 14 £50,000 +18.34%
Burton-upon-Trent - 6 £30,000 - 4
Stafford +15 4 £40,000 -3.61% 3
Tamworth -10 2 £30,500 -28.24% 1
Test Automation
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 36 (41.86%) SQL
2 31 (36.05%) C#
3 30 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (33.72%) Git (software)
5 25 (29.07%) Java
6 24 (27.91%) Unit Testing
7 23 (26.74%) Test Scripting
7 23 (26.74%) Microsoft Azure
8 21 (24.42%) .NET
9 19 (22.09%) Regression Testing
9 19 (22.09%) Software Testing
10 18 (20.93%) JavaScript
10 18 (20.93%) Open Source
10 18 (20.93%) Redis
10 18 (20.93%) Microservices
11 17 (19.77%) PHP
11 17 (19.77%) Google
12 16 (18.60%) HTML
12 16 (18.60%) SDLC
12 16 (18.60%) Docker
12 16 (18.60%) Selenium
13 15 (17.44%) Integration Testing
14 14 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
14 14 (16.28%) PHP 5
14 14 (16.28%) Elasticsearch
14 14 (16.28%) Go
14 14 (16.28%) Google Cloud Platform
14 14 (16.28%) Kubernetes
14 14 (16.28%) CSS

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 14 (16.28%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.49%) IIS
3 2 (2.33%) CMS
3 2 (2.33%) Sitefinity
4 1 (1.16%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 23 (26.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (16.28%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (6.98%) Serverless
4 4 (4.65%) Fastly
4 4 (4.65%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.65%) SMS
2 2 (2.33%) Extranet
3 1 (1.16%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.93%) Redis
2 13 (15.12%) MongoDB
3 11 (12.79%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (12.79%) BigQuery
3 11 (12.79%) Bigtable
4 10 (11.63%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.81%) Cosmos DB
6 4 (4.65%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.49%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 29 (33.72%) Git (software)
2 16 (18.60%) Selenium
3 14 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (15.12%) JIRA
5 8 (9.30%) Visual Studio
5 8 (9.30%) WebDriver
6 7 (8.14%) NUnit
6 7 (8.14%) Ranorex
7 6 (6.98%) Jenkins
8 5 (5.81%) NSubstitute
8 5 (5.81%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (4.65%) Subversion
10 3 (3.49%) AccuRev
11 2 (2.33%) MSTest
11 2 (2.33%) SpecFlow
11 2 (2.33%) TeamCity
12 1 (1.16%) Bitbucket
General
1 12 (13.95%) Finance
2 11 (12.79%) Retail
3 5 (5.81%) Billing
4 2 (2.33%) Advertising
4 2 (2.33%) Back Office
4 2 (2.33%) Games
4 2 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (36.05%) Developer
2 18 (20.93%) Test Engineer
2 18 (20.93%) Tester
3 16 (18.60%) Analyst
3 16 (18.60%) Test Analyst
4 15 (17.44%) Test Automation Engineer
5 12 (13.95%) Software Tester
6 11 (12.79%) Software Engineer
7 9 (10.47%) Senior Developer
8 8 (9.30%) PHP Developer
8 8 (9.30%) Software Analyst
8 8 (9.30%) Software Test Analyst
8 8 (9.30%) Software Test Engineer
9 7 (8.14%) Backend Developer
9 7 (8.14%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (8.14%) Java Developer
9 7 (8.14%) Python Developer
10 5 (5.81%) .NET Developer
10 5 (5.81%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (5.81%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (24.42%) .NET
2 16 (18.60%) HTML
3 14 (16.28%) CSS
4 11 (12.79%) Memcached
4 11 (12.79%) RESTful
5 10 (11.63%) ASP.NET
6 8 (9.30%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (9.30%) TensorFlow
6 8 (9.30%) XML
7 7 (8.14%) .NET Framework
7 7 (8.14%) Entity Framework
7 7 (8.14%) WCF
8 6 (6.98%) JSON
9 5 (5.81%) jQuery
9 5 (5.81%) WinForms
10 4 (4.65%) AngularJS
10 4 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (4.65%) Castle Windsor
10 4 (4.65%) HTML5
10 4 (4.65%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (5.81%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.33%) Tandem
4 2 (2.33%) User Experience
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.98%) Windows
2 5 (5.81%) Android
3 2 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (27.91%) Unit Testing
3 23 (26.74%) Test Scripting
4 19 (22.09%) Regression Testing
4 19 (22.09%) Software Testing
5 18 (20.93%) Microservices
5 18 (20.93%) Open Source
6 16 (18.60%) SDLC
7 15 (17.44%) Integration Testing
8 13 (15.12%) Scrum
9 12 (13.95%) Load Testing
9 12 (13.95%) Software Engineering
10 11 (12.79%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 11 (12.79%) TDD
11 10 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (10.47%) Kanban
12 9 (10.47%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (9.30%) Manual Testing
13 8 (9.30%) MVC
14 7 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 36 (41.86%) SQL
2 31 (36.05%) C#
3 25 (29.07%) Java
4 18 (20.93%) JavaScript
5 17 (19.77%) PHP
6 14 (16.28%) Go
6 14 (16.28%) Java 8
6 14 (16.28%) PHP 5
6 14 (16.28%) Python
7 11 (12.79%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.49%) C
8 3 (3.49%) PHP 7
9 2 (2.33%) C++
9 2 (2.33%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (11.63%) ISEB
2 4 (4.65%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.49%) Degree
3 3 (3.49%) Sun Certification
4 2 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.47%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) ISO 8583
2 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (18.60%) Docker
2 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (16.28%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (4.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (19.77%) Google
2 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.65%) Alteryx
3 4 (4.65%) Cognos
3 4 (4.65%) Tableau
4 3 (3.49%) Apple
4 3 (3.49%) Twitter
5 2 (2.33%) Facebook