Period
to 20 November 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 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 50 34
Rank change year-on-year +7 -16 +24
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 371 411 636
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.07% 4.84% 6.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.48% 5.31% 6.89%
Number of salaries quoted 318 341 570
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £28,925 £27,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% +5.26%

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 6,774 7,747 9,226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.52% 91.32% 91.32%
Number of salaries quoted 5,448 5,908 7,484
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 November 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 November 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 +10 118 £42,500 -10.53% 27
Coventry +11 54 £47,500 +18.75% 7
Warwickshire +11 44 £52,500 +14.13% 7
Worcestershire +1 37 £35,000 -9.09% 13
Staffordshire -25 30 £34,000 -15.00% 8
Shropshire +18 22 £42,500 +41.67% 6
Walsall - 22 £45,000 - 2
Solihull -13 16 £50,000 +9.89% 3
Herefordshire -20 5 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Smethwick - 5 £22,500 -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 188 (50.67%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (32.88%) C#
3 114 (30.73%) QA
4 113 (30.46%) Scrum
5 111 (29.92%) SQL
6 108 (29.11%) Java
7 96 (25.88%) Selenium
8 92 (24.80%) SDLC
9 84 (22.64%) DevOps
10 72 (19.41%) Python
11 70 (18.87%) AWS
12 69 (18.60%) Regression Testing
12 69 (18.60%) ISTQB
13 68 (18.33%) JavaScript
14 67 (18.06%) Azure
15 64 (17.25%) .NET
16 59 (15.90%) Git (software)
17 55 (14.82%) Test Scripting
17 55 (14.82%) Software Testing
18 51 (13.75%) Performance Testing
19 49 (13.21%) Manual Testing
20 47 (12.67%) Continuous Integration
20 47 (12.67%) Functional Testing
21 45 (12.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 45 (12.13%) Problem-Solving
22 44 (11.86%) Microsoft
22 44 (11.86%) TDD
22 44 (11.86%) JIRA
23 43 (11.59%) Test Strategy
24 42 (11.32%) SQL Server

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 25 (6.74%) Confluence
2 7 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.62%) SAS
4 3 (0.81%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.54%) CMS
5 2 (0.54%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.27%) Drupal
6 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.27%) Sitefinity
6 1 (0.27%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.27%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.27%) SAP EWM
2 1 (0.27%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 70 (18.87%) AWS
2 67 (18.06%) Azure
3 5 (1.35%) SaaS
4 4 (1.08%) GCP
4 4 (1.08%) npm
4 4 (1.08%) Power Platform
4 4 (1.08%) Slack
5 3 (0.81%) PaaS
5 3 (0.81%) Serverless
6 2 (0.54%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.54%) GitHub
6 2 (0.54%) Heroku
7 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.27%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.27%) IaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.16%) PuTTY
2 5 (1.35%) HTTPS
2 5 (1.35%) Skype
2 5 (1.35%) SSH
2 5 (1.35%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.08%) GoToMeeting
3 4 (1.08%) RS-485
3 4 (1.08%) SNMP
4 3 (0.81%) Extranet
4 3 (0.81%) Intranet
5 2 (0.54%) Internet
5 2 (0.54%) RS-232
6 1 (0.27%) DSL
6 1 (0.27%) Firewall
6 1 (0.27%) HTTP
6 1 (0.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.58%) MySQL
3 15 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (4.04%) MongoDB
4 12 (3.23%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.96%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (2.43%) SQLite
8 8 (2.16%) SQLPlus
9 6 (1.62%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (1.62%) BusinessObjects XI
9 6 (1.62%) Cognos Query Studio
9 6 (1.62%) IBM InfoSphere
9 6 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.08%) Power BI
11 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.27%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 96 (25.88%) Selenium
2 59 (15.90%) Git (software)
3 44 (11.86%) JIRA
4 27 (7.28%) Cucumber
5 23 (6.20%) HP UFT
5 23 (6.20%) Visual Studio
6 22 (5.93%) JMeter
7 21 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (5.12%) WebDriver
9 17 (4.58%) Jenkins
10 16 (4.31%) Ranorex
11 15 (4.04%) SoapUI
12 14 (3.77%) Octopus Deploy
12 14 (3.77%) SpecFlow
13 10 (2.70%) Appium
13 10 (2.70%) TeamCity
14 9 (2.43%) Protractor
15 8 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (2.16%) Grunt
15 8 (2.16%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 41 (11.05%) Public Sector
2 37 (9.97%) Finance
3 19 (5.12%) Retail
4 13 (3.50%) Electronics
5 12 (3.23%) Banking
6 10 (2.70%) Games
7 4 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.81%) Marketing
9 2 (0.54%) Advertising
9 2 (0.54%) Law
9 2 (0.54%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 97 (26.15%) Developer
2 77 (20.75%) Tester
3 54 (14.56%) Test Engineer
4 46 (12.40%) Analyst
5 35 (9.43%) Test Analyst
6 34 (9.16%) Test Automation Engineer
7 32 (8.63%) Cloud Developer
8 27 (7.28%) Senior Developer
9 22 (5.93%) Automation Tester
9 22 (5.93%) Junior
9 22 (5.93%) QA Tester
10 21 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
11 20 (5.39%) Senior Test Engineer
12 19 (5.12%) .NET Developer
12 19 (5.12%) Automation Test Analyst
13 18 (4.85%) Java Developer
14 17 (4.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 16 (4.31%) Architect
15 16 (4.31%) Junior Developer
15 16 (4.31%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (17.25%) .NET
2 38 (10.24%) HTML
3 36 (9.70%) CSS
4 30 (8.09%) ASP.NET
5 28 (7.55%) AngularJS
5 28 (7.55%) Web Services
6 24 (6.47%) Node.js
6 24 (6.47%) XML
7 18 (4.85%) .NET Framework
7 18 (4.85%) React
8 17 (4.58%) RESTful
8 17 (4.58%) SOAP
9 13 (3.50%) Gherkin
10 9 (2.43%) HTML5
10 9 (2.43%) REST
10 9 (2.43%) Spring
10 9 (2.43%) WCF
11 8 (2.16%) DHTML
11 8 (2.16%) jQuery
12 7 (1.89%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.70%) User Experience
2 27 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.58%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (3.50%) Graphic Design
6 11 (2.96%) Infotainment
7 10 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.89%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.35%) Life Science
9 5 (1.35%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.81%) Web 2.0
12 2 (0.54%) NHS
12 2 (0.54%) Robotics
13 1 (0.27%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.27%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.27%) Industrial Internet of Things
13 1 (0.27%) Internet of Things
13 1 (0.27%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.82%) Linux
2 19 (5.12%) Windows
3 17 (4.58%) Unix
4 12 (3.23%) Kali Linux
5 4 (1.08%) Android
6 3 (0.81%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (50.67%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (30.46%) Scrum
3 92 (24.80%) SDLC
4 84 (22.64%) DevOps
5 69 (18.60%) Regression Testing
6 55 (14.82%) Software Testing
6 55 (14.82%) Test Scripting
7 51 (13.75%) Performance Testing
8 49 (13.21%) Manual Testing
9 47 (12.67%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (12.67%) Functional Testing
10 45 (12.13%) Problem-Solving
11 44 (11.86%) TDD
12 43 (11.59%) Test Strategy
13 34 (9.16%) Mentoring
14 31 (8.36%) Web Development
15 29 (7.82%) User Stories
16 27 (7.28%) User Acceptance Testing
17 26 (7.01%) Waterfall
18 24 (6.47%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 122 (32.88%) C#
2 111 (29.92%) SQL
3 108 (29.11%) Java
4 72 (19.41%) Python
5 68 (18.33%) JavaScript
6 20 (5.39%) PL/SQL
7 19 (5.12%) VBScript
8 15 (4.04%) Bash Shell
8 15 (4.04%) Perl
8 15 (4.04%) PHP
9 14 (3.77%) C
9 14 (3.77%) Ruby
10 12 (3.23%) C++
11 11 (2.96%) T-SQL
12 8 (2.16%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.35%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.35%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.08%) Embedded C
14 4 (1.08%) ES6
15 3 (0.81%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 69 (18.60%) ISTQB
2 45 (12.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 31 (8.36%) ISEB
4 24 (6.47%) Degree
5 19 (5.12%) Security Cleared
6 12 (3.23%) CHECK Team Leader
6 12 (3.23%) CHECK Team Member
6 12 (3.23%) CREST Certified
6 12 (3.23%) OSCP
6 12 (3.23%) Tigerscheme
7 8 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.89%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.81%) CCENT
9 3 (0.81%) HNC
9 3 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (30.73%) QA
2 14 (3.77%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.89%) GDPR
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 29 (7.82%) Docker
2 4 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.54%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.27%) Firmware
5 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (5.12%) Terraform
2 13 (3.50%) Ansible
3 5 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.08%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.08%) Packer
5 3 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.81%) Puppet
6 2 (0.54%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 44 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.93%) Oracle
3 6 (1.62%) Ab Initio
3 6 (1.62%) Cognos
3 6 (1.62%) HP
3 6 (1.62%) IBM
3 6 (1.62%) Informatica
3 6 (1.62%) Netezza
4 5 (1.35%) Atlassian
4 5 (1.35%) Google
4 5 (1.35%) SAP
5 3 (0.81%) Micro Focus
5 3 (0.81%) TOWER Software
5 3 (0.81%) VMware
5 3 (0.81%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.54%) Blue Prism
6 2 (0.54%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 2 (0.54%) Facebook
6 2 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.54%) UiPath