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

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 58 28
Rank change year-on-year +26 -30 +16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 67 46 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 6.09% 4.11% 7.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.12% 4.40% 8.86%
Number of salaries quoted 61 44 109
Staffordshire median annual salary £32,500 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.29% +8.75% +21.21%
10th Percentile £23,250 £31,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £73,375 £48,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +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 941 1,045 1,016
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 85.55% 93.39% 87.59%
Number of salaries quoted 775 887 907
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £41,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -1.20% - +3.75%

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 January 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 January 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 +24 26 £25,500 -41.38% 2
Stafford +3 13 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Lichfield +14 11 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Tamworth -3 5 £28,750 -20.14% 1
Burton-upon-Trent - 3 £47,500 - 4
Test Automation
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 32 (47.76%) SDLC
2 28 (41.79%) QA
3 27 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (34.33%) Degree
5 21 (31.34%) Software Testing
6 20 (29.85%) SQL
7 19 (28.36%) Regression Testing
7 19 (28.36%) Software Engineering
8 18 (26.87%) Git (software)
9 17 (25.37%) Unit Testing
10 15 (22.39%) HTML
11 14 (20.90%) .NET
11 14 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (19.40%) TDD
12 13 (19.40%) C#
12 13 (19.40%) HTML5
13 12 (17.91%) ASP.NET
13 12 (17.91%) CSS
14 11 (16.42%) JavaScript
14 11 (16.42%) PHP
14 11 (16.42%) OO
14 11 (16.42%) Scrum
15 10 (14.93%) Computer Science
15 10 (14.93%) Test Scripting
15 10 (14.93%) Sass
15 10 (14.93%) Computer Science Degree
16 9 (13.43%) Laravel
16 9 (13.43%) OO PHP
16 9 (13.43%) Electronics
16 9 (13.43%) Telecoms

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 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Simulink
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (13.43%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (7.46%) Google Cloud Platform
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.48%) PaaS
3 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) SMS
2 1 (1.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) MySQL
2 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.99%) BigQuery
5 2 (2.99%) Bigtable
5 2 (2.99%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (26.87%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.94%) JIRA
3 5 (7.46%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.46%) Selenium
4 4 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.48%) MSI
5 3 (4.48%) Subversion
6 1 (1.49%) AccuRev
6 1 (1.49%) Grunt
6 1 (1.49%) gulp
6 1 (1.49%) MSTest
6 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.49%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (13.43%) Electronics
1 9 (13.43%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.45%) Retail
3 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.99%) Back Office
5 1 (1.49%) Finance
5 1 (1.49%) Games
5 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (26.87%) Developer
2 16 (23.88%) Software Engineer
3 14 (20.90%) Tester
4 11 (16.42%) Analyst
4 11 (16.42%) PHP Developer
5 10 (14.93%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (14.93%) Software Tester
6 9 (13.43%) Full Stack Developer
6 9 (13.43%) OO PHP Developer
6 9 (13.43%) PHP Laravel Developer
7 8 (11.94%) Test Analyst
8 7 (10.45%) Graduate
8 7 (10.45%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 6 (8.96%) QA Engineer
9 6 (8.96%) Software Developer
9 6 (8.96%) Test Engineer
10 5 (7.46%) Software Analyst
10 5 (7.46%) Software Test Analyst
11 4 (5.97%) MATLAB Engineer
11 4 (5.97%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.39%) HTML
2 14 (20.90%) .NET
3 13 (19.40%) HTML5
4 12 (17.91%) ASP.NET
4 12 (17.91%) CSS
5 10 (14.93%) Sass
6 9 (13.43%) Laravel
7 8 (11.94%) Middleware
8 5 (7.46%) .NET Framework
8 5 (7.46%) Entity Framework
8 5 (7.46%) WinForms
9 4 (5.97%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (4.48%) Classic ASP
10 3 (4.48%) jQuery
10 3 (4.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (2.99%) WPF
12 1 (1.49%) CSS3
12 1 (1.49%) Django
12 1 (1.49%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Computer Science
2 8 (11.94%) Algorithms
2 8 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.49%) EPoS
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing Technology
4 1 (1.49%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.97%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.76%) SDLC
2 27 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (31.34%) Software Testing
4 19 (28.36%) Regression Testing
4 19 (28.36%) Software Engineering
5 17 (25.37%) Unit Testing
6 14 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (19.40%) TDD
8 11 (16.42%) OO
8 11 (16.42%) Scrum
9 10 (14.93%) Test Scripting
10 9 (13.43%) OO PHP
11 8 (11.94%) Software Architecture
11 8 (11.94%) SysML
11 8 (11.94%) UML
12 7 (10.45%) Functional Testing
12 7 (10.45%) Manual Testing
12 7 (10.45%) Mathematics
12 7 (10.45%) Performance Analysis
12 7 (10.45%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.85%) SQL
2 13 (19.40%) C#
3 11 (16.42%) JavaScript
3 11 (16.42%) PHP
4 8 (11.94%) MATLAB
5 7 (10.45%) C++
6 4 (5.97%) Java
7 3 (4.48%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.48%) Python
8 2 (2.99%) Go
8 2 (2.99%) PHP 5
8 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (34.33%) Degree
2 10 (14.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (11.94%) ISEB
4 6 (8.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (7.46%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (41.79%) QA
2 8 (11.94%) IEC 61508
2 8 (11.94%) IEC 62304
3 2 (2.99%) SLA
4 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (11.94%) Firmware
2 5 (7.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.48%) Terraform
3 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.49%) Nessus
3 1 (1.49%) Nmap
Vendors
1 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.96%) Google
3 2 (2.99%) Apple
3 2 (2.99%) Twitter
4 1 (1.49%) MKS