Period
to 20 July 2017

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 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 44 78
Rank change year-on-year +5 +34 +32
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 567 633 393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.63% 5.11% 3.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.31% 5.79% 4.05%
Number of salaries quoted 516 467 365
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,550 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Test Automation 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 8983 10936 9694
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 89.26% 88.31% 86.45%
Number of salaries quoted 7433 8602 7982
West Midlands median annual salary £40,500 £40,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.61% +1.88% -
10th Percentile £26,017 £24,750 £24,775
90th Percentile £61,250 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 July 2017.

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 July 2017. 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 +8 228 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Coventry +19 84 £34,500 -23.33% 6
Warwickshire -2 61 £35,750 -4.67% 5
Shropshire +32 49 £47,500 +39.71%
Staffordshire 0 45 £33,500 +3.08% 3
Solihull +12 43 £42,500 +25.00% 1
Worcestershire -27 25 £43,750 +9.38% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 12 £45,000 -
Wolverhampton -2 8 £45,000 +25.00%
Herefordshire -26 5 £45,000 +5.88%
Walsall +18 4 £45,000 -
Willenhall - 3 £45,000 -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 300 (52.91%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (45.15%) Selenium
3 204 (35.98%) QA
4 193 (34.04%) Java
5 152 (26.81%) C#
6 135 (23.81%) Test Scripting
7 131 (23.10%) Unit Testing
8 130 (22.93%) SQL
9 112 (19.75%) .NET
10 107 (18.87%) Scrum
11 96 (16.93%) Software Testing
12 91 (16.05%) Manual Testing
12 91 (16.05%) Finance
13 90 (15.87%) BDD
14 87 (15.34%) SQL Server
15 82 (14.46%) JavaScript
16 81 (14.29%) Web Services
16 81 (14.29%) Microsoft
17 78 (13.76%) JIRA
18 77 (13.58%) HTML
19 73 (12.87%) ISTQB
20 72 (12.70%) Jenkins
21 71 (12.52%) SDLC
21 71 (12.52%) Regression Testing
22 70 (12.35%) ISEB
22 70 (12.35%) Cucumber
23 69 (12.17%) Git (software)
24 68 (11.99%) WebDriver
25 67 (11.82%) JMeter
25 67 (11.82%) TDD

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 30 (5.29%) Tomcat
2 23 (4.06%) Documentum
3 14 (2.47%) Apache
4 9 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (1.23%) Confluence
5 7 (1.23%) JBoss
5 7 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.23%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.71%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.71%) IIS
8 3 (0.53%) CMS
9 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.18%) Drupal
10 1 (0.18%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.59%) Photoshop
3 8 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (1.06%) Simulink
5 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.18%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (3.53%) SaaS
4 17 (3.00%) GitHub
5 8 (1.41%) Office 365
6 4 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.71%) Slack
7 3 (0.53%) Amazon CloudSearch
7 3 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.53%) BrowserStack
7 3 (0.53%) IaaS
7 3 (0.53%) PaaS
8 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.18%) G Suite
9 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.47%) HTTP
2 7 (1.23%) Firewall
2 7 (1.23%) NetScaler
2 7 (1.23%) Skype
3 6 (1.06%) Internet
4 5 (0.88%) Bluetooth
4 5 (0.88%) Wireless
5 4 (0.71%) Intranet
5 4 (0.71%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.53%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.53%) SMS
6 3 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.35%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.18%) FTP
8 1 (0.18%) SSL
8 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.18%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (15.34%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.53%) NoSQL
3 25 (4.41%) Relational Database
4 22 (3.88%) MongoDB
5 13 (2.29%) Big Data
6 12 (2.12%) MarkLogic
6 12 (2.12%) MySQL
7 9 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.41%) Triplestore
9 7 (1.23%) Neo4j
9 7 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (1.23%) Power BI
10 6 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (1.06%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.06%) RavenDB
11 5 (0.88%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 256 (45.15%) Selenium
2 78 (13.76%) JIRA
3 72 (12.70%) Jenkins
4 70 (12.35%) Cucumber
5 69 (12.17%) Git (software)
6 68 (11.99%) WebDriver
7 67 (11.82%) JMeter
8 48 (8.47%) JUnit
8 48 (8.47%) Visual Studio
9 47 (8.29%) SpecFlow
10 42 (7.41%) SoapUI
11 31 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (3.70%) HP UFT
13 20 (3.53%) Jasmine
14 19 (3.35%) NUnit
14 19 (3.35%) WATIR
15 18 (3.17%) TeamCity
16 17 (3.00%) Appium
16 17 (3.00%) Ranorex
17 16 (2.82%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 91 (16.05%) Finance
2 31 (5.47%) Retail
3 26 (4.59%) Automotive
4 15 (2.65%) Games
5 13 (2.29%) Banking
5 13 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.59%) Billing
6 9 (1.59%) Legal
7 8 (1.41%) Electronics
8 5 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.88%) Marketing
9 3 (0.53%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.18%) Advertising
10 1 (0.18%) Back Office
10 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 151 (26.63%) Tester
2 139 (24.51%) Analyst
3 123 (21.69%) Developer
4 115 (20.28%) Test Analyst
5 73 (12.87%) Test Engineer
6 68 (11.99%) Automation Tester
7 55 (9.70%) Software Tester
8 43 (7.58%) QA Engineer
9 38 (6.70%) Software Analyst
10 36 (6.35%) Selenium Tester
10 36 (6.35%) Senior Developer
11 34 (6.00%) QA Tester
12 32 (5.64%) Java Developer
12 32 (5.64%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 32 (5.64%) Software Test Analyst
13 31 (5.47%) C# Developer
14 29 (5.11%) Automation Test Analyst
15 28 (4.94%) Test Automation Engineer
16 27 (4.76%) QA Test Engineer
16 27 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (19.75%) .NET
2 81 (14.29%) Web Services
3 77 (13.58%) HTML
4 65 (11.46%) SOAP
5 64 (11.29%) .NET Framework
6 51 (8.99%) REST
7 49 (8.64%) CSS
8 39 (6.88%) Middleware
9 38 (6.70%) HTML5
10 34 (6.00%) ASP.NET
10 34 (6.00%) Gherkin
11 33 (5.82%) JSON
11 33 (5.82%) XML
12 32 (5.64%) AngularJS
13 28 (4.94%) ASP.NET Web API
13 28 (4.94%) Node.js
14 18 (3.17%) jQuery
15 16 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (2.82%) RESTful
16 15 (2.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 64 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.29%) Computer Science
3 26 (4.59%) User Experience
4 25 (4.41%) Mobile App
5 15 (2.65%) Fintech
6 8 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.41%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.06%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.06%) Robotics
9 5 (0.88%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.88%) EPoS
10 4 (0.71%) Animation
10 4 (0.71%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.53%) BYOD
11 3 (0.53%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.53%) iPad
11 3 (0.53%) Smart Home
11 3 (0.53%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 35 (6.17%) Android
2 33 (5.82%) Windows
3 27 (4.76%) Linux
3 27 (4.76%) Unix
4 22 (3.88%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.06%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.71%) CentOS
6 4 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (52.91%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (23.81%) Test Scripting
3 131 (23.10%) Unit Testing
4 107 (18.87%) Scrum
5 96 (16.93%) Software Testing
6 91 (16.05%) Manual Testing
7 90 (15.87%) BDD
8 71 (12.52%) Regression Testing
8 71 (12.52%) SDLC
9 67 (11.82%) TDD
10 65 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
11 60 (10.58%) E-Commerce
11 60 (10.58%) Mentoring
12 59 (10.41%) Software Engineering
13 53 (9.35%) Functional Testing
14 51 (8.99%) Test Strategy
15 49 (8.64%) MVC
16 45 (7.94%) DevOps
17 39 (6.88%) Integration Testing
17 39 (6.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 193 (34.04%) Java
2 152 (26.81%) C#
3 130 (22.93%) SQL
4 82 (14.46%) JavaScript
5 28 (4.94%) Python
6 24 (4.23%) C++
7 22 (3.88%) Scala
8 21 (3.70%) VB
9 20 (3.53%) C
9 20 (3.53%) PHP
10 19 (3.35%) PowerShell
11 17 (3.00%) Ruby
11 17 (3.00%) T-SQL
12 15 (2.65%) VBScript
13 10 (1.76%) VB.NET
13 10 (1.76%) XQuery
14 9 (1.59%) ES6
15 8 (1.41%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.23%) MATLAB
16 7 (1.23%) XAML
Qualifications
1 73 (12.87%) ISTQB
2 70 (12.35%) ISEB
3 60 (10.58%) Degree
4 34 (6.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 20 (3.53%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.53%) CEH
7 3 (0.53%) CISM
7 3 (0.53%) CISSP
7 3 (0.53%) GIAC
7 3 (0.53%) OSCP
7 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.53%) SAP Certification
7 3 (0.53%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.35%) GNVQ
8 2 (0.35%) HND
8 2 (0.35%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (35.98%) QA
2 17 (3.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 17 (3.00%) SLA
3 7 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (2.12%) Docker
2 7 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.71%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 34 (6.00%) Puppet
2 8 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.23%) Ansible
3 7 (1.23%) ZABBIX
4 6 (1.06%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.71%) Consul
6 4 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (0.71%) Mesos
6 4 (0.71%) Nagios
6 4 (0.71%) StatsD
6 4 (0.71%) Terraform
7 3 (0.53%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 81 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 41 (7.23%) Oracle
3 23 (4.06%) Pega
4 17 (3.00%) EMC
5 15 (2.65%) Google
6 13 (2.29%) Xamarin
7 11 (1.94%) CA Agile Central
8 9 (1.59%) Adobe
9 7 (1.23%) Cognizant
9 7 (1.23%) Tableau
9 7 (1.23%) Twitter
10 5 (0.88%) HP
10 5 (0.88%) New Relic
10 5 (0.88%) SAP
10 5 (0.88%) VMware
10 5 (0.88%) Zend
11 4 (0.71%) Appcelerator
11 4 (0.71%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.71%) Facebook
12 3 (0.53%) Green Hills
Worcester, Worcestershire
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Worcestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, Warwickshire
Cognizant
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Pension scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + 25 days hols, excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
greywood
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascend Consulting
Salary: Up to £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Huxley
Salary: £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 40k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
bet365
Salary: Competitive base salary + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
SThree
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Coventry
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Coventry
Pearson Frank
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Wellesbourne, Warwickshire
Tata Consultancy services
Salary: £ 26,000
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FIS Global
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago