Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 33 53
Rank change year-on-year -17 +20 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 390 634 509
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.76% 6.30% 4.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.23% 6.89% 5.02%
Number of salaries quoted 322 560 431
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 7,460 9,196 10,139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.01% 91.32% 91.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5,650 7,431 7,949
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,333
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 -26 161 £50,000 +5.26% 18
Staffordshire +10 66 £42,500 +29.77% 20
Coventry -23 42 £37,500 - 2
Worcestershire +3 30 £36,750 -2.00% 5
Herefordshire -3 20 £50,000 +33.33% 4
Shropshire -16 20 £30,000 -52.00% 9
Warwickshire -8 16 £45,000 +60.71% 12
Solihull +6 14 £45,500 +7.06% 8
Sutton Coldfield -17 10 £37,500 -5.06%
Wolverhampton +1 5 £62,500 +38.89% 2
Halesowen - 1 £26,000 - 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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.

1 233 (59.74%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (38.46%) Selenium
3 127 (32.56%) Java
4 112 (28.72%) SQL
5 104 (26.67%) QA
6 93 (23.85%) C#
7 92 (23.59%) Scrum
8 84 (21.54%) Test Strategy
9 69 (17.69%) JavaScript
10 64 (16.41%) Cucumber
11 61 (15.64%) Regression Testing
12 58 (14.87%) WebDriver
13 57 (14.62%) TDD
14 55 (14.10%) Waterfall
14 55 (14.10%) Continuous Delivery
15 54 (13.85%) .NET
16 53 (13.59%) HTML
17 52 (13.33%) CSS
17 52 (13.33%) Manual Testing
18 51 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
19 50 (12.82%) Finance
20 49 (12.56%) BDD
20 49 (12.56%) Jenkins
21 48 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
21 48 (12.31%) Software Engineering
22 47 (12.05%) Software Testing
23 46 (11.79%) Git (software)
24 44 (11.28%) JIRA
25 43 (11.03%) ISTQB
26 42 (10.77%) Test Scripting

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 11 (2.82%) Confluence
2 8 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.54%) Apache
3 6 (1.54%) Drupal
4 5 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (1.28%) Apache Solr
4 5 (1.28%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.77%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.51%) IIS
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.26%) CMS
7 1 (0.26%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.54%) Mingle
4 5 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.51%) Maya
6 1 (0.26%) ArchiCAD
6 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.26%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.26%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (1.03%) SAP FI-CA
1 4 (1.03%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 51 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.05%) SaaS
4 6 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.03%) npm
6 3 (0.77%) BrowserStack
6 3 (0.77%) Serverless
7 2 (0.51%) Azure Functions
7 2 (0.51%) Fastly
7 2 (0.51%) Office 365
7 2 (0.51%) Stackdriver
8 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.26%) Boomi
8 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.26%) GitHub
8 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.26%) PaaS
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.31%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.05%) RS-485
2 8 (2.05%) SNMP
3 6 (1.54%) Broadband
3 6 (1.54%) HTTP
3 6 (1.54%) SSL
4 5 (1.28%) RTP
5 4 (1.03%) ADSL
5 4 (1.03%) VDSL
5 4 (1.03%) xDSL
6 3 (0.77%) DSL
7 2 (0.51%) FTP
7 2 (0.51%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.51%) SSH
8 1 (0.26%) Internet
8 1 (0.26%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 30 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 29 (7.44%) Relational Database
4 23 (5.90%) MongoDB
5 16 (4.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (3.85%) MySQL
7 13 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (2.05%) Redis
9 7 (1.79%) Big Data
9 7 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.28%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.03%) Cosmos DB
12 4 (1.03%) DB2
13 3 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.77%) EDMS
13 3 (0.77%) GIS
13 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 150 (38.46%) Selenium
2 64 (16.41%) Cucumber
3 58 (14.87%) WebDriver
4 49 (12.56%) Jenkins
5 46 (11.79%) Git (software)
6 44 (11.28%) JIRA
7 41 (10.51%) SoapUI
8 38 (9.74%) Visual Studio
9 35 (8.97%) JUnit
10 28 (7.18%) SpecFlow
11 26 (6.67%) JMeter
12 19 (4.87%) TestNG
13 16 (4.10%) TeamCity
14 15 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (3.59%) Subversion
16 12 (3.08%) FitNesse
17 11 (2.82%) Maven
17 11 (2.82%) Rational Rose
18 9 (2.31%) Concordion
18 9 (2.31%) Grunt
General
1 50 (12.82%) Finance
2 13 (3.33%) Retail
3 12 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.82%) Marketing
5 9 (2.31%) Publishing
6 2 (0.51%) Games
6 2 (0.51%) Law
6 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.51%) Military
7 1 (0.26%) Advertising
7 1 (0.26%) Automotive
7 1 (0.26%) Banking
7 1 (0.26%) Billing
7 1 (0.26%) Electronics
7 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 93 (23.85%) Developer
2 76 (19.49%) Analyst
3 75 (19.23%) Test Analyst
4 52 (13.33%) Tester
5 45 (11.54%) Test Engineer
6 30 (7.69%) Test Manager
7 27 (6.92%) Software Tester
8 26 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
9 25 (6.41%) Test Leader
10 24 (6.15%) QA Engineer
11 21 (5.38%) Automation Test Lead
12 20 (5.13%) Automation Test Analyst
12 20 (5.13%) Java Developer
13 19 (4.87%) Automation Tester
14 15 (3.85%) Junior
15 14 (3.59%) Software Engineer
16 13 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
16 13 (3.33%) Senior Developer
17 12 (3.08%) QA Automation Engineer
18 11 (2.82%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (13.85%) .NET
2 53 (13.59%) HTML
3 52 (13.33%) CSS
4 41 (10.51%) XML
5 38 (9.74%) Web Services
6 32 (8.21%) SOAP
7 31 (7.95%) AngularJS
8 29 (7.44%) JSON
9 28 (7.18%) Node.js
10 24 (6.15%) Spring
11 23 (5.90%) jQuery
11 23 (5.90%) REST
12 18 (4.62%) React
13 17 (4.36%) ASP.NET
13 17 (4.36%) RESTful
14 15 (3.85%) .NET Framework
15 14 (3.59%) HTML5
16 11 (2.82%) CSS3
17 9 (2.31%) RabbitMQ
18 8 (2.05%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.90%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.10%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.33%) Fintech
5 12 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.08%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.05%) CPLD
7 8 (2.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 8 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.05%) Verilog
7 8 (2.05%) VHDL
8 6 (1.54%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.54%) NHS
8 6 (1.54%) User Experience
9 5 (1.28%) Device Driver
9 5 (1.28%) PDA
9 5 (1.28%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.28%) Social Media
9 5 (1.28%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.95%) Windows
2 28 (7.18%) Linux
3 8 (2.05%) Unix
4 7 (1.79%) Android
5 5 (1.28%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.03%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.51%) Solaris
7 2 (0.51%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (59.74%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (23.59%) Scrum
3 84 (21.54%) Test Strategy
4 61 (15.64%) Regression Testing
5 57 (14.62%) TDD
6 55 (14.10%) Continuous Delivery
6 55 (14.10%) Waterfall
7 52 (13.33%) Manual Testing
8 49 (12.56%) BDD
9 48 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (12.31%) Software Engineering
10 47 (12.05%) Software Testing
11 42 (10.77%) Test Scripting
12 40 (10.26%) Load Testing
13 37 (9.49%) Test Management
14 34 (8.72%) DevOps
14 34 (8.72%) SDLC
15 29 (7.44%) API Testing
15 29 (7.44%) Integration Testing
16 26 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 127 (32.56%) Java
2 112 (28.72%) SQL
3 93 (23.85%) C#
4 69 (17.69%) JavaScript
5 33 (8.46%) Python
6 25 (6.41%) T-SQL
7 20 (5.13%) PHP
8 16 (4.10%) C
9 14 (3.59%) Ruby
10 10 (2.56%) Java 8
11 8 (2.05%) Embedded C
12 7 (1.79%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.54%) Go
13 6 (1.54%) Scala
13 6 (1.54%) VB
13 6 (1.54%) XPath
14 5 (1.28%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.03%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.77%) ES6
16 3 (0.77%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 43 (11.03%) ISTQB
2 28 (7.18%) Degree
3 23 (5.90%) ISEB
4 21 (5.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (3.59%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.54%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.03%) HNC
7 4 (1.03%) HND
8 3 (0.77%) CCENT
8 3 (0.77%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (26.67%) QA
2 4 (1.03%) GDPR
3 3 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.51%) SLA
5 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 25 (6.41%) Docker
2 5 (1.28%) Varnish
3 3 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.26%) Squid
Systems Management
1 9 (2.31%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.54%) HP ALM
2 6 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.54%) Terraform
3 5 (1.28%) Puppet
3 5 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.77%) Marathon
5 3 (0.77%) Packer
6 2 (0.51%) Ansible
Vendors
1 37 (9.49%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.08%) Tableau
3 11 (2.82%) Alteryx
3 11 (2.82%) Cognos
3 11 (2.82%) Oracle
4 8 (2.05%) Atlassian
5 7 (1.79%) Google
6 6 (1.54%) HP
6 6 (1.54%) SAP
7 5 (1.28%) Adobe
7 5 (1.28%) hybris
8 4 (1.03%) Apple
9 3 (0.77%) Blue Prism
9 3 (0.77%) IBM
9 3 (0.77%) OutSystems
9 3 (0.77%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.77%) UiPath
10 2 (0.51%) DevExpress
11 1 (0.26%) Dell
11 1 (0.26%) Splunk