The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 36 27
Rank change year-on-year +12 -9  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 9 16 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 4.89% 5.30% 5.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.42% 5.86% 6.04%
Number of salaries quoted 8 15 11
Median salary £27,750 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.61% -13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,917 £25,800 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £40,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Stoke-on-Trent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 166 273 182
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 90.22% 90.40% 91.46%
Number of salaries quoted 147 251 161
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -7.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Stoke-on-Trent

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Stoke-on-Trent.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Stoke-on-Trent

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Stoke-on-Trent over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 8 (50.00%) Java
1 8 (50.00%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 7 (43.75%) Degree
3 6 (37.50%) Web Development
4 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
5 4 (25.00%) CSS
5 4 (25.00%) SOAP
5 4 (25.00%) HTML
5 4 (25.00%) OOP
5 4 (25.00%) N-Tier
5 4 (25.00%) SOA
5 4 (25.00%) RDBMS
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (25.00%) QA
5 4 (25.00%) Velocity
5 4 (25.00%) Erlang
5 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (25.00%) High Availability
5 4 (25.00%) NoSQL
5 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (25.00%) Functional Programming
5 4 (25.00%) Service Design

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) InfoPath
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 4 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (12.50%) Neo4j
3 2 (12.50%) Riak
4 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) AccuRev
2 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (6.25%) Back Office
1 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Graduate
2 3 (18.75%) Junior
2 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Architect
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Solutions Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Database Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Graduate Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Graduate Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Junior Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Software Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
3 4 (25.00%) CSS
3 4 (25.00%) HTML
3 4 (25.00%) SOAP
3 4 (25.00%) Velocity
4 3 (18.75%) jQuery
5 2 (12.50%) .NET Core
5 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 2 (12.50%) Ajax
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (12.50%) HTML5
5 2 (12.50%) Kafka
5 2 (12.50%) WinForms
5 2 (12.50%) WPF
5 2 (12.50%) XHTML
6 1 (6.25%) CAML
6 1 (6.25%) Kendo UI
6 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (12.50%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Web Development
2 4 (25.00%) Functional Programming
2 4 (25.00%) High Availability
2 4 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (25.00%) OOP
2 4 (25.00%) Service Design
2 4 (25.00%) SOA
2 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Cryptography
3 3 (18.75%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (18.75%) SDLC
3 3 (18.75%) Security Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) MVC
4 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) Erlang
5 2 (12.50%) TypeScript
5 2 (12.50%) VB
6 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) BMC
2 1 (6.25%) Nintex
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Remedy
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