Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 36 56
Rank change year-on-year -20 +20 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 382 625 552
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.44% 6.31% 4.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.91% 6.90% 5.16%
Number of salaries quoted 319 572 426
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,750 £65,000 £60,000
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 7,781 9,058 10,693
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.42% 91.40% 90.55%
Number of salaries quoted 5,955 7,421 8,363
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -29 150 £50,000 +6.38% 47
Staffordshire +12 80 £42,500 +28.79% 38
Coventry -22 45 £40,000 +17.65% 6
Herefordshire +23 26 £50,000 +41.84% 8
Solihull -3 18 £50,000 +17.65% 8
Shropshire -8 16 £30,000 -58.04% 10
Worcestershire +2 15 £35,500 -16.47% 10
Sutton Coldfield -20 12 £42,500 -5.56%
Warwickshire -6 10 £46,000 +53.33% 14
Wolverhampton -2 4 £66,250 +47.22% 1
Halesowen - 1 £26,000 - 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 212 (55.50%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (38.48%) Selenium
3 129 (33.77%) Java
4 104 (27.23%) SQL
5 103 (26.96%) C#
6 97 (25.39%) Scrum
7 91 (23.82%) QA
8 88 (23.04%) Test Strategy
9 76 (19.90%) JavaScript
10 72 (18.85%) WebDriver
11 64 (16.75%) TDD
12 59 (15.45%) Software Testing
13 58 (15.18%) .NET
14 57 (14.92%) BDD
15 56 (14.66%) Waterfall
15 56 (14.66%) HTML
16 53 (13.87%) Manual Testing
17 52 (13.61%) Cucumber
17 52 (13.61%) CSS
18 51 (13.35%) Regression Testing
19 50 (13.09%) Continuous Delivery
20 49 (12.83%) Continuous Integration
21 48 (12.57%) Git (software)
21 48 (12.57%) Microsoft Azure
21 48 (12.57%) Software Engineering
22 47 (12.30%) JIRA
23 46 (12.04%) Finance
23 46 (12.04%) Python
24 45 (11.78%) Test Scripting
25 43 (11.26%) Jenkins

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 15 (3.93%) Confluence
2 14 (3.66%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.57%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (1.31%) Apache
4 5 (1.31%) Apache Solr
5 3 (0.79%) IIS
5 3 (0.79%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.79%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.52%) Drupal
6 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.26%) CMS
7 1 (0.26%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 10 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (1.31%) Mingle
3 2 (0.52%) Maya
3 2 (0.52%) Simulink
4 1 (0.26%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) SAP FI-CA
1 2 (0.52%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 48 (12.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (10.47%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.40%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (2.62%) SaaS
5 6 (1.57%) Fastly
5 6 (1.57%) Serverless
5 6 (1.57%) Stackdriver
6 5 (1.31%) Azure Functions
7 4 (1.05%) BrowserStack
7 4 (1.05%) GitHub
8 3 (0.79%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.52%) npm
10 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.26%) Boomi
10 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.62%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.36%) RS-485
2 9 (2.36%) SNMP
3 6 (1.57%) Internet
3 6 (1.57%) SMS
4 5 (1.31%) Broadband
5 4 (1.05%) RTP
6 3 (0.79%) ADSL
6 3 (0.79%) Extranet
6 3 (0.79%) Intranet
6 3 (0.79%) VDSL
6 3 (0.79%) xDSL
7 2 (0.52%) DSL
7 2 (0.52%) SSL
8 1 (0.26%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.26%) FlexRay
8 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.26%) Modbus
8 1 (0.26%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.90%) NoSQL
3 28 (7.33%) MongoDB
4 27 (7.07%) Relational Database
5 19 (4.97%) Redis
6 15 (3.93%) MySQL
7 13 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.83%) BigQuery
10 7 (1.83%) Bigtable
10 7 (1.83%) Cosmos DB
11 5 (1.31%) DB2
12 3 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.79%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.52%) Big Data
14 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 147 (38.48%) Selenium
2 72 (18.85%) WebDriver
3 52 (13.61%) Cucumber
4 48 (12.57%) Git (software)
5 47 (12.30%) JIRA
6 43 (11.26%) Jenkins
6 43 (11.26%) Visual Studio
7 36 (9.42%) JUnit
8 32 (8.38%) SpecFlow
9 29 (7.59%) SoapUI
10 24 (6.28%) TestNG
11 16 (4.19%) Maven
11 16 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (3.93%) TeamCity
13 13 (3.40%) Visual Studio Team System
14 12 (3.14%) FitNesse
15 10 (2.62%) Concordion
15 10 (2.62%) JMeter
15 10 (2.62%) Subversion
16 9 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 46 (12.04%) Finance
2 21 (5.50%) Retail
3 11 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.62%) Marketing
5 8 (2.09%) Publishing
6 6 (1.57%) Games
7 5 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.52%) Automotive
8 2 (0.52%) Billing
8 2 (0.52%) Electronics
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 86 (22.51%) Developer
2 68 (17.80%) Analyst
3 66 (17.28%) Test Analyst
4 61 (15.97%) Test Engineer
5 56 (14.66%) Tester
6 37 (9.69%) Test Automation Engineer
7 29 (7.59%) Software Tester
8 24 (6.28%) Automation Tester
9 23 (6.02%) Automation Test Analyst
9 23 (6.02%) Software Engineer
9 23 (6.02%) Test Manager
10 22 (5.76%) Test Leader
11 21 (5.50%) Automation Test Lead
12 18 (4.71%) Senior Developer
13 17 (4.45%) QA Engineer
13 17 (4.45%) Software Developer
14 16 (4.19%) Java Developer
15 15 (3.93%) Junior
15 15 (3.93%) Software Test Engineer
16 14 (3.66%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (15.18%) .NET
2 56 (14.66%) HTML
3 52 (13.61%) CSS
4 34 (8.90%) Web Services
5 31 (8.12%) RESTful
6 29 (7.59%) AngularJS
6 29 (7.59%) Node.js
7 28 (7.33%) SOAP
8 25 (6.54%) XML
9 23 (6.02%) jQuery
9 23 (6.02%) Spring
10 22 (5.76%) HTML5
11 21 (5.50%) JSON
12 20 (5.24%) ASP.NET
12 20 (5.24%) React
13 14 (3.66%) .NET Framework
13 14 (3.66%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (3.14%) REST
14 12 (3.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (2.88%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.45%) Mobile App
2 16 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (4.19%) Fintech
3 15 (3.93%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (3.66%) Computer Science
4 14 (3.66%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.14%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.36%) CPLD
6 9 (2.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 9 (2.36%) Verilog
6 9 (2.36%) VHDL
7 8 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.83%) User Experience
9 6 (1.57%) Device Driver
10 5 (1.31%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.31%) PDA
10 5 (1.31%) Replication
10 5 (1.31%) Social Media
10 5 (1.31%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 39 (10.21%) Linux
2 31 (8.12%) Windows
3 15 (3.93%) Unix
4 9 (2.36%) Android
5 4 (1.05%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (55.50%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (25.39%) Scrum
3 88 (23.04%) Test Strategy
4 64 (16.75%) TDD
5 59 (15.45%) Software Testing
6 57 (14.92%) BDD
7 56 (14.66%) Waterfall
8 53 (13.87%) Manual Testing
9 51 (13.35%) Regression Testing
10 50 (13.09%) Continuous Delivery
11 49 (12.83%) Continuous Integration
12 48 (12.57%) Software Engineering
13 45 (11.78%) Test Scripting
14 39 (10.21%) SDLC
15 37 (9.69%) Microservices
16 35 (9.16%) Unit Testing
17 33 (8.64%) Load Testing
18 30 (7.85%) Mentoring
19 29 (7.59%) Open Source
20 28 (7.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (33.77%) Java
2 104 (27.23%) SQL
3 103 (26.96%) C#
4 76 (19.90%) JavaScript
5 46 (12.04%) Python
6 30 (7.85%) PHP
7 21 (5.50%) Ruby
7 21 (5.50%) T-SQL
8 20 (5.24%) Java 8
9 16 (4.19%) C
10 13 (3.40%) Go
11 9 (2.36%) Embedded C
11 9 (2.36%) PHP 5
12 6 (1.57%) Groovy
13 5 (1.31%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.31%) Scala
13 5 (1.31%) XPath
14 4 (1.05%) C++
14 4 (1.05%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.05%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 39 (10.21%) ISTQB
2 27 (7.07%) Degree
3 26 (6.81%) ISEB
4 20 (5.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (2.62%) Security Cleared
6 9 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.57%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.79%) CCENT
8 3 (0.79%) HNC
8 3 (0.79%) HND
9 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.52%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.52%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (23.82%) QA
2 4 (1.05%) GDPR
3 3 (0.79%) SLA
4 2 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (10.21%) Docker
2 5 (1.31%) Varnish
3 3 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (3.66%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.62%) Puppet
2 10 (2.62%) Terraform
3 6 (1.57%) Marathon
4 5 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (1.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.05%) Packer
6 1 (0.26%) Ansible
6 1 (0.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.26%) Kibana
Vendors
1 36 (9.42%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.24%) Google
3 10 (2.62%) Oracle
4 9 (2.36%) Cognos
5 8 (2.09%) Alteryx
5 8 (2.09%) Tableau
6 7 (1.83%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.57%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.31%) Adobe
8 5 (1.31%) hybris
9 3 (0.79%) Apple
9 3 (0.79%) IBM
9 3 (0.79%) OutSystems
9 3 (0.79%) SAP
10 2 (0.52%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.52%) DevExpress
10 2 (0.52%) Facebook
10 2 (0.52%) webMethods
10 2 (0.52%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.26%) Splunk