Period
to 20 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 41 46
Rank change year-on-year -7 +5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 407 543 517
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.13% 5.51% 5.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.61% 6.10% 5.63%
Number of salaries quoted 336 452 441
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £60,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,259 8,906 9,184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.54% 90.36% 92.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5,436 6,908 7,323
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% -2.38%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,900
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in the West Midlands

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in the West Midlands

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 March 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in the West Midlands

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 March 2019. 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
Birmingham -5 152 £47,500 +1.06% 38
Staffordshire +11 69 £40,000 +2.56% 21
Coventry -19 44 £37,500 -6.25% 9
Warwickshire +2 38 £40,750 +35.83% 6
Worcestershire 0 35 £40,000 +45.45% 12
Shropshire +1 28 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Solihull +4 25 £40,000 +3.23% 21
Wolverhampton +19 4 £27,750 -38.33%
Herefordshire -33 4 £35,000 -17.65% 2
Sutton Coldfield -10 1 £27,500 -11.29% 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 278 (68.30%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (35.63%) SQL
3 131 (32.19%) QA
3 131 (32.19%) Selenium
4 113 (27.76%) Java
5 107 (26.29%) C#
6 96 (23.59%) Scrum
7 92 (22.60%) JavaScript
8 91 (22.36%) Git (software)
9 80 (19.66%) TDD
10 76 (18.67%) Cucumber
11 71 (17.44%) Microsoft Azure
12 70 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
12 70 (17.20%) .NET
13 68 (16.71%) ISTQB
13 68 (16.71%) Jenkins
14 65 (15.97%) Regression Testing
15 55 (13.51%) Visual Studio
16 54 (13.27%) JIRA
17 53 (13.02%) BDD
17 53 (13.02%) Test Strategy
17 53 (13.02%) DevOps
18 52 (12.78%) SQL Server
19 51 (12.53%) XML
20 48 (11.79%) Software Engineering
20 48 (11.79%) Continuous Delivery
21 47 (11.55%) SDLC
21 47 (11.55%) Acceptance Criteria
21 47 (11.55%) Software Testing
22 46 (11.30%) Microsoft

Test Automation
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 20 (4.91%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (4.18%) Confluence
3 7 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (1.47%) ColdFusion
4 6 (1.47%) Drupal
5 5 (1.23%) Apache
5 5 (1.23%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.98%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 3 (0.74%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.74%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.49%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.25%) CMS
9 1 (0.25%) IIS
9 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (3.44%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.74%) ArchiCAD
4 3 (0.74%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.74%) MicroStation
4 3 (0.74%) Revit
5 2 (0.49%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.23%) SAP FI-CA
1 5 (1.23%) SAP PSCD
2 4 (0.98%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 71 (17.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.19%) GitHub
4 9 (2.21%) BrowserStack
5 6 (1.47%) npm
6 5 (1.23%) SaaS
7 4 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.49%) Office 365
8 2 (0.49%) PaaS
9 1 (0.25%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.16%) HTTP
2 10 (2.46%) Internet
2 10 (2.46%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.72%) HTTPS
3 7 (1.72%) SSH
4 6 (1.47%) SSL
5 5 (1.23%) ADSL
5 5 (1.23%) Broadband
5 5 (1.23%) RTP
5 5 (1.23%) VDSL
5 5 (1.23%) xDSL
6 4 (0.98%) FTP
7 3 (0.74%) DSL
8 2 (0.49%) OpenVPN
8 2 (0.49%) SMTP
9 1 (0.25%) RS-485
9 1 (0.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.62%) Relational Database
3 27 (6.63%) NoSQL
4 23 (5.65%) MongoDB
5 22 (5.41%) MySQL
6 13 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (2.46%) DB2
7 10 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.97%) Big Data
8 8 (1.97%) GIS
8 8 (1.97%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.72%) EDMS
9 7 (1.72%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.47%) Redis
11 5 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 131 (32.19%) Selenium
2 91 (22.36%) Git (software)
3 76 (18.67%) Cucumber
4 68 (16.71%) Jenkins
5 55 (13.51%) Visual Studio
6 54 (13.27%) JIRA
7 43 (10.57%) SoapUI
8 35 (8.60%) JMeter
9 30 (7.37%) JUnit
9 30 (7.37%) WebDriver
10 29 (7.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (4.91%) TeamCity
12 19 (4.67%) HP UFT
12 19 (4.67%) SpecFlow
13 18 (4.42%) Ranorex
14 17 (4.18%) Bower
14 17 (4.18%) Grunt
14 17 (4.18%) gulp
14 17 (4.18%) Octopus Deploy
14 17 (4.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 41 (10.07%) Finance
2 17 (4.18%) Retail
3 8 (1.97%) Games
3 8 (1.97%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.47%) Marketing
5 5 (1.23%) Electronics
5 5 (1.23%) Publishing
6 4 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.74%) Billing
7 3 (0.74%) Law
7 3 (0.74%) Military
8 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 108 (26.54%) Developer
2 76 (18.67%) Analyst
3 73 (17.94%) Test Analyst
4 62 (15.23%) Tester
5 33 (8.11%) Test Engineer
6 26 (6.39%) Automation Test Analyst
7 25 (6.14%) Architect
7 25 (6.14%) QA Engineer
7 25 (6.14%) Test Manager
8 21 (5.16%) Java Developer
9 19 (4.67%) .NET Developer
10 18 (4.42%) Automation Tester
10 18 (4.42%) DevOps Engineer
10 18 (4.42%) Test Automation Engineer
11 17 (4.18%) Senior Developer
11 17 (4.18%) Technical Architect
12 14 (3.44%) Software Tester
13 13 (3.19%) Junior
13 13 (3.19%) Senior Analyst
13 13 (3.19%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (17.20%) .NET
2 51 (12.53%) XML
3 45 (11.06%) AngularJS
4 44 (10.81%) HTML
5 43 (10.57%) REST
6 41 (10.07%) CSS
7 33 (8.11%) Web Services
8 26 (6.39%) ASP.NET
9 25 (6.14%) JSON
9 25 (6.14%) SOAP
10 24 (5.90%) Spring
11 21 (5.16%) React
12 20 (4.91%) Gherkin
12 20 (4.91%) Node.js
13 17 (4.18%) .NET Framework
14 13 (3.19%) RESTful
15 12 (2.95%) ASP.NET Web API
15 12 (2.95%) HTML5
15 12 (2.95%) Ionic Framework
16 11 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.11%) User Experience
2 26 (6.39%) Mobile App
3 23 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (3.19%) Public Cloud
7 10 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.46%) Internet of Things
8 9 (2.21%) Cloud Native
9 8 (1.97%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.72%) NHS
11 6 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (1.47%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.23%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.23%) Infotainment
12 5 (1.23%) Robotics
13 4 (0.98%) Life Science
13 4 (0.98%) Mobile Games
14 2 (0.49%) Fintech
14 2 (0.49%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.13%) Windows
2 27 (6.63%) Linux
3 12 (2.95%) Android
4 10 (2.46%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.47%) Unix
6 5 (1.23%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (1.23%) Solaris
7 2 (0.49%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (68.30%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (23.59%) Scrum
3 80 (19.66%) TDD
4 70 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
5 65 (15.97%) Regression Testing
6 53 (13.02%) BDD
6 53 (13.02%) DevOps
6 53 (13.02%) Test Strategy
7 48 (11.79%) Continuous Delivery
7 48 (11.79%) Software Engineering
8 47 (11.55%) Acceptance Criteria
8 47 (11.55%) SDLC
8 47 (11.55%) Software Testing
9 45 (11.06%) Manual Testing
9 45 (11.06%) Test Scripting
10 41 (10.07%) SOA
10 41 (10.07%) Waterfall
11 38 (9.34%) Problem-Solving
12 33 (8.11%) Test Management
13 31 (7.62%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 145 (35.63%) SQL
2 113 (27.76%) Java
3 107 (26.29%) C#
4 92 (22.60%) JavaScript
5 43 (10.57%) Python
6 24 (5.90%) PHP
7 18 (4.42%) Bash Shell
8 16 (3.93%) T-SQL
9 13 (3.19%) PL/SQL
10 12 (2.95%) C
11 11 (2.70%) Scala
12 9 (2.21%) VB
12 9 (2.21%) VBScript
13 7 (1.72%) Ruby
14 6 (1.47%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.23%) C++
15 5 (1.23%) Perl
15 5 (1.23%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.23%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 68 (16.71%) ISTQB
2 37 (9.09%) ISEB
2 37 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 30 (7.37%) Degree
4 16 (3.93%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.93%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.23%) HNC
6 5 (1.23%) HND
7 3 (0.74%) CCENT
8 2 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.49%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (32.19%) QA
2 4 (0.98%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 36 (8.85%) Docker
2 4 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.49%) Squid
4 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (5.16%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (3.93%) HP ALM
3 12 (2.95%) Kubernetes
3 12 (2.95%) Puppet
3 12 (2.95%) Terraform
4 11 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.21%) Ansible
6 7 (1.72%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (0.74%) Packer
Vendors
1 46 (11.30%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.65%) HP
3 16 (3.93%) Oracle
4 15 (3.69%) Atlassian
5 10 (2.46%) Adobe
5 10 (2.46%) SAP
6 8 (1.97%) Xamarin
7 6 (1.47%) Blue Prism
7 6 (1.47%) UiPath
8 5 (1.23%) Tableau
9 4 (0.98%) Alteryx
9 4 (0.98%) Apple
9 4 (0.98%) Cognos
9 4 (0.98%) IBM
10 3 (0.74%) OutSystems
11 2 (0.49%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.49%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.49%) Splunk
11 2 (0.49%) VMware
12 1 (0.25%) Google