The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 162 207 192
Rank change year-on-year +45 -15  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 47 34 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.01% 0.56% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.63% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 42 34 20
Median salary £38,750 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.12% -3.61%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,400 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,400 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50%  

Automation 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 4176 5362 4204
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 89.88% 88.22% 83.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3387 4322 3507
Median salary £42,500 £43,200 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.62% +1.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in the West Midlands

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Automation Testing in the West Midlands

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Testing in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Testing in the West Midlands

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 March 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 +23 22 £40,000 - 4
Solihull -13 9 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Shropshire - 7 £28,500 - 2
Coventry +15 4 £38,750 -11.93% 3
Staffordshire +11 2 £29,500 +7.27% 2
Warwickshire +27 1 £45,000 +39.53% 1
Worcestershire -10 1 £27,500 -8.33%
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 79 (72.48%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (69.72%) Selenium
3 50 (45.87%) Test Scripting
4 43 (39.45%) QA
5 40 (36.70%) JIRA
6 38 (34.86%) Java
7 36 (33.03%) JavaScript
8 34 (31.19%) C++
8 34 (31.19%) Python
8 34 (31.19%) Automated Testing
9 33 (30.28%) Linux
10 24 (22.02%) Manual Testing
11 23 (21.10%) Regression Testing
12 22 (20.18%) Finance
12 22 (20.18%) ISTQB
12 22 (20.18%) WebDriver
13 21 (19.27%) BDD
13 21 (19.27%) Performance Testing
13 21 (19.27%) Scrum
13 21 (19.27%) E-Commerce
14 20 (18.35%) Functional Testing
14 20 (18.35%) Non-Functional Testing
15 19 (17.43%) Unit Testing
16 18 (16.51%) SQL
17 17 (15.60%) C#
18 16 (14.68%) C
19 15 (13.76%) JMeter
20 14 (12.84%) .NET
20 14 (12.84%) Test Strategy
21 13 (11.93%) User Acceptance Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (0.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) HTTP
2 1 (0.92%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.92%) MySQL
2 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 76 (69.72%) Selenium
2 40 (36.70%) JIRA
3 22 (20.18%) WebDriver
4 15 (13.76%) JMeter
5 10 (9.17%) Robot Framework
5 10 (9.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (8.26%) SoapUI
6 9 (8.26%) SpecFlow
7 8 (7.34%) Git (software)
7 8 (7.34%) Subversion
8 6 (5.50%) Cucumber
8 6 (5.50%) HP UFT
8 6 (5.50%) Jenkins
9 5 (4.59%) Ranorex
9 5 (4.59%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.67%) JBehave
10 4 (3.67%) JUnit
10 4 (3.67%) Mercurial
10 4 (3.67%) TestNG
10 4 (3.67%) WATIR
General
1 22 (20.18%) Finance
2 11 (10.09%) Retail
3 4 (3.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 39 (35.78%) Tester
2 36 (33.03%) Analyst
3 32 (29.36%) Test Analyst
4 20 (18.35%) Automation Tester
4 20 (18.35%) Software Tester
5 19 (17.43%) Test Engineer
6 18 (16.51%) Test Leader
7 15 (13.76%) Software Analyst
7 15 (13.76%) Software Test Analyst
8 12 (11.01%) Automation Test Lead
8 12 (11.01%) Test Automation Engineer
9 10 (9.17%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 10 (9.17%) Selenium Tester
10 7 (6.42%) QA Tester
11 6 (5.50%) QA Engineer
11 6 (5.50%) Software Test Engineer
12 5 (4.59%) Developer
12 5 (4.59%) QA Analyst
12 5 (4.59%) QA Automation Tester
12 5 (4.59%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.84%) .NET
2 10 (9.17%) Web Services
3 9 (8.26%) SOAP
4 7 (6.42%) .NET Framework
5 6 (5.50%) Gherkin
6 5 (4.59%) HTML
7 4 (3.67%) X-Windows
8 3 (2.75%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.75%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (1.83%) Middleware
10 1 (0.92%) CSS
10 1 (0.92%) Entity Framework
10 1 (0.92%) jQuery
10 1 (0.92%) Lambda Expressions
10 1 (0.92%) LINQ
10 1 (0.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Fintech
2 10 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.59%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.75%) User Experience
5 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 33 (30.28%) Linux
2 12 (11.01%) Apple iOS
3 11 (10.09%) Android
3 11 (10.09%) Windows
4 4 (3.67%) Mac OS X
4 4 (3.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (72.48%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (45.87%) Test Scripting
3 34 (31.19%) Automated Testing
4 24 (22.02%) Manual Testing
5 23 (21.10%) Regression Testing
6 21 (19.27%) BDD
6 21 (19.27%) E-Commerce
6 21 (19.27%) Performance Testing
6 21 (19.27%) Scrum
7 20 (18.35%) Functional Testing
7 20 (18.35%) Non-Functional Testing
8 19 (17.43%) Unit Testing
9 14 (12.84%) Test Strategy
10 13 (11.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (11.01%) Test Automation
12 10 (9.17%) Open Source
12 10 (9.17%) Software Testing
13 9 (8.26%) API Testing
13 9 (8.26%) OOP
14 8 (7.34%) OO
Programming Languages
1 38 (34.86%) Java
2 36 (33.03%) JavaScript
3 34 (31.19%) C++
3 34 (31.19%) Python
4 18 (16.51%) SQL
5 17 (15.60%) C#
6 16 (14.68%) C
7 6 (5.50%) Perl
8 3 (2.75%) XAML
9 2 (1.83%) Ruby
10 1 (0.92%) PHP
10 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.92%) Scala
10 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.92%) VB
10 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (20.18%) ISTQB
2 4 (3.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (1.83%) ISEB
4 1 (0.92%) Degree
4 1 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (39.45%) QA
2 4 (3.67%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (3.67%) Cognizant
2 3 (2.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.75%) Xamarin
3 1 (0.92%) HP
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + bonus, pension, h/c
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 + package
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Leidos
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 16 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Posted: 17 days ago