Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Staffordshire > Stoke-on-Trent
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 39 13
Rank change year-on-year +15 -26 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 32 31 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 8.14% 5.77% 14.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.17% 6.02% 17.33%
Number of salaries quoted 28 29 78
Stoke-on-Trent median annual salary £25,500 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -32.00% -2.60% +16.67%
10th Percentile £23,250 £30,900 £22,000
90th Percentile £39,875 £47,500 £48,750
Staffordshire median annual salary £33,000 £43,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -24.14% +16.00% +13.64%

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 Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Stoke-on-Trent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 349 515 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 88.80% 95.90% 85.23%
Number of salaries quoted 287 472 305
Stoke-on-Trent median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year - +1.35% +1.37%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent.

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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 24 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 24 (75.00%) SDLC
2 14 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 13 (40.63%) HTML
3 13 (40.63%) CSS
3 13 (40.63%) Software Testing
4 11 (34.38%) .NET
4 11 (34.38%) Degree
5 10 (31.25%) ASP.NET
6 9 (28.13%) MySQL
6 9 (28.13%) PHP
6 9 (28.13%) SQL
6 9 (28.13%) C#
6 9 (28.13%) OO
6 9 (28.13%) Telecoms
6 9 (28.13%) Computer Science
6 9 (28.13%) QA
6 9 (28.13%) Magento
6 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
6 9 (28.13%) HTML5
6 9 (28.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (28.13%) Laravel
6 9 (28.13%) Sass
6 9 (28.13%) OO PHP
7 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
8 6 (18.75%) Mathematics
8 6 (18.75%) Physics
8 6 (18.75%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
8 6 (18.75%) C++
8 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering

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 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) InfoPath
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Magento
2 1 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) SMS
2 1 (3.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) MySQL
2 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 4 (12.50%) Selenium
3 3 (9.38%) AccuRev
3 3 (9.38%) JIRA
3 3 (9.38%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (28.13%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.38%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) Full Stack Developer
2 9 (28.13%) JavaScript Developer
2 9 (28.13%) OO PHP Developer
2 9 (28.13%) PHP Developer
2 9 (28.13%) PHP Laravel Developer
3 8 (25.00%) Graduate
4 6 (18.75%) Graduate Software Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Software Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Software Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Test Leader
7 2 (6.25%) Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Junior
7 2 (6.25%) Project Leader
7 2 (6.25%) Test Project Leader
8 1 (3.13%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (40.63%) CSS
1 13 (40.63%) HTML
2 11 (34.38%) .NET
3 10 (31.25%) ASP.NET
4 9 (28.13%) HTML5
4 9 (28.13%) Laravel
4 9 (28.13%) Sass
5 1 (3.13%) CAML
5 1 (3.13%) jQuery
5 1 (3.13%) Kendo UI
5 1 (3.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.13%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) SDLC
2 13 (40.63%) Software Testing
3 9 (28.13%) OO
3 9 (28.13%) OO PHP
4 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
5 6 (18.75%) Mathematics
5 6 (18.75%) Performance Analysis
5 6 (18.75%) Physics
5 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
7 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Ethical Hacking
8 3 (9.38%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Security Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Web Development
9 2 (6.25%) Cryptography
10 1 (3.13%) Data Analysis
10 1 (3.13%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 9 (28.13%) C#
2 9 (28.13%) PHP
2 9 (28.13%) SQL
3 6 (18.75%) C++
4 4 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Degree
2 9 (28.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (9.38%) ISEB
3 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.13%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Nessus
1 1 (3.13%) Nmap
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) BMC
2 1 (3.13%) Nintex
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) Remedy