The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 152 168
Rank change year-on-year +10 +16  
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 77 94 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.59% 1.51% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.70% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 55 83 57
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Automated Testing 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4324 5514 4559
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 89.30% 88.31% 84.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3572 4373 3796
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,500 £64,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in the West Midlands

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Automated Testing in the West Midlands

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Automated Testing in the West Midlands

Automated Testing
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +28 29 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Warwickshire +37 19 £32,500 -13.33%
Coventry +9 10 £38,750 -8.82%
Solihull -28 7 £32,500 -4.41% 2
Shropshire - 7 £28,500 - 2
Worcestershire -8 4 £45,000 +63.63%
Herefordshire - 3 £45,000 -
Staffordshire -2 1 £35,000 -0.70%
Automated Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, IT jobs citing Automated Testing 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 101 (55.80%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (39.23%) JavaScript
3 70 (38.67%) Selenium
4 61 (33.70%) Test Scripting
5 58 (32.04%) QA
5 58 (32.04%) HTML
6 49 (27.07%) Java
7 48 (26.52%) C#
8 43 (23.76%) Scrum
8 43 (23.76%) Software Engineering
8 43 (23.76%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (23.76%) Git (software)
9 42 (23.20%) Unit Testing
10 41 (22.65%) SQL
11 40 (22.10%) Python
11 40 (22.10%) TDD
12 39 (21.55%) CSS
12 39 (21.55%) Functional Testing
13 38 (20.99%) Node.js
14 37 (20.44%) Finance
15 36 (19.89%) Linux
16 35 (19.34%) Automation Testing
17 33 (18.23%) Scala
17 33 (18.23%) Non-Functional Testing
18 31 (17.13%) Analytical Skills
18 31 (17.13%) E-Commerce
19 30 (16.57%) .NET
20 29 (16.02%) MVC
20 29 (16.02%) Manual Testing
21 28 (15.47%) HTML5

Automated Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 7 (3.87%) CMS
2 6 (3.31%) EPiServer
3 5 (2.76%) IIS
3 5 (2.76%) Umbraco
4 4 (2.21%) JBoss
4 4 (2.21%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.55%) Confluence
5 1 (0.55%) Drupal
5 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.76%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (8.29%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (2.21%) SaaS
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon CloudSearch
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.55%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.55%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.55%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.87%) HTTP
2 2 (1.10%) Skype
3 1 (0.55%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.55%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.55%) Internet
3 1 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.05%) Apache Cassandra
2 19 (10.50%) SQL Server
3 14 (7.73%) MongoDB
4 11 (6.08%) NoSQL
5 10 (5.52%) MySQL
6 7 (3.87%) Data Mining
6 7 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.21%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.10%) Neo4j
8 2 (1.10%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 70 (38.67%) Selenium
2 43 (23.76%) Git (software)
3 22 (12.15%) SoapUI
4 20 (11.05%) HP UFT
5 17 (9.39%) JIRA
6 16 (8.84%) Jenkins
7 15 (8.29%) Vagrant
8 14 (7.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (6.63%) Grunt
9 12 (6.63%) gulp
9 12 (6.63%) Visual Studio
10 11 (6.08%) Cucumber
10 11 (6.08%) Jasmine
10 11 (6.08%) JUnit
11 10 (5.52%) Subversion
12 9 (4.97%) JMeter
13 8 (4.42%) MSBuild
13 8 (4.42%) WebDriver
14 7 (3.87%) JSUnit
14 7 (3.87%) Mocha
General
1 37 (20.44%) Finance
2 12 (6.63%) Marketing
3 8 (4.42%) Back Office
4 7 (3.87%) Billing
5 5 (2.76%) Automotive
5 5 (2.76%) Retail
6 4 (2.21%) Electronics
7 3 (1.66%) Games
8 2 (1.10%) Banking
9 1 (0.55%) Advertising
9 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (20.99%) Developer
2 34 (18.78%) Analyst
3 29 (16.02%) Tester
4 26 (14.36%) Test Analyst
5 21 (11.60%) Test Engineer
6 20 (11.05%) Test Automation Engineer
7 18 (9.94%) QA Engineer
8 17 (9.39%) QA Automation Engineer
9 16 (8.84%) QA Test Engineer
9 16 (8.84%) Software Engineer
10 15 (8.29%) .NET Developer
10 15 (8.29%) DevOps Engineer
10 15 (8.29%) Software Tester
11 14 (7.73%) Test Manager
12 13 (7.18%) Senior Developer
12 13 (7.18%) Senior DevOps
12 13 (7.18%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 13 (7.18%) Senior Software Engineer
13 11 (6.08%) Automation Tester
13 11 (6.08%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (32.04%) HTML
2 39 (21.55%) CSS
3 38 (20.99%) Node.js
4 30 (16.57%) .NET
5 28 (15.47%) HTML5
5 28 (15.47%) Web Services
6 27 (14.92%) RESTful
7 19 (10.50%) Sass
8 18 (9.94%) ASP.NET Web API
9 17 (9.39%) CSS3
10 15 (8.29%) ActiveMQ
10 15 (8.29%) ASP.NET
10 15 (8.29%) HornetQ
10 15 (8.29%) JMS
10 15 (8.29%) Kafka
11 12 (6.63%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (6.63%) Django
12 10 (5.52%) .NET Framework
12 10 (5.52%) AngularJS
13 9 (4.97%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.13%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (12.71%) User Experience
3 11 (6.08%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.97%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.42%) Fintech
6 7 (3.87%) Animation
7 5 (2.76%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.21%) iPhone
8 4 (2.21%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.10%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.55%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.55%) Online Gambling
10 1 (0.55%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 36 (19.89%) Linux
2 15 (8.29%) CentOS
2 15 (8.29%) Ubuntu
3 13 (7.18%) Android
4 9 (4.97%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.66%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (55.80%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (33.70%) Test Scripting
3 43 (23.76%) Continuous Integration
3 43 (23.76%) Scrum
3 43 (23.76%) Software Engineering
4 42 (23.20%) Unit Testing
5 40 (22.10%) TDD
6 39 (21.55%) Functional Testing
7 35 (19.34%) Automation Testing
8 33 (18.23%) Non-Functional Testing
9 31 (17.13%) E-Commerce
10 29 (16.02%) Manual Testing
10 29 (16.02%) MVC
11 28 (15.47%) Microservices
11 28 (15.47%) Software Testing
12 25 (13.81%) SDLC
13 24 (13.26%) Mentoring
13 24 (13.26%) Regression Testing
14 23 (12.71%) BDD
15 22 (12.15%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (39.23%) JavaScript
2 49 (27.07%) Java
3 48 (26.52%) C#
4 41 (22.65%) SQL
5 40 (22.10%) Python
6 33 (18.23%) Scala
7 21 (11.60%) Ruby
8 18 (9.94%) PHP
9 16 (8.84%) Bash Shell
10 15 (8.29%) Groovy
11 13 (7.18%) VBScript
12 12 (6.63%) C++
13 11 (6.08%) VB
14 10 (5.52%) C
15 9 (4.97%) T-SQL
16 5 (2.76%) ES6
17 2 (1.10%) F#
17 2 (1.10%) MATLAB
17 2 (1.10%) R
17 2 (1.10%) XPath
Qualifications
1 23 (12.71%) ISEB
1 23 (12.71%) ISTQB
2 13 (7.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (4.97%) Degree
4 2 (1.10%) GNVQ
4 2 (1.10%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (32.04%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (14.36%) Docker
2 15 (8.29%) VirtualBox
2 15 (8.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (8.84%) Puppet
2 15 (8.29%) Consul
2 15 (8.29%) Docker Swarm
2 15 (8.29%) Kubernetes
2 15 (8.29%) Mesos
2 15 (8.29%) Nagios
2 15 (8.29%) StatsD
2 15 (8.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (8.29%) New Relic
1 15 (8.29%) VMware
2 8 (4.42%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.87%) Google
3 7 (3.87%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (2.76%) Adobe
4 5 (2.76%) Zend
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle
5 2 (1.10%) PayPal
6 1 (0.55%) Green Hills
6 1 (0.55%) IBM
6 1 (0.55%) QNX
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascend Consulting
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus, pension etc
Posted: 5 days ago
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Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Network ITR
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Mane Contract Services Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
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Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Amazing Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
HM Revenue and Customs
Salary: Up to £71,500
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RCDTS
Salary: Up to £71,500
Posted: 5 days ago