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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 34 76
Rank change year-on-year -3 +42  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 304 341 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.89% 5.54% 3.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.67% 6.25% 3.89%
Number of salaries quoted 259 229 166
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,650 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 4558 5458 4965
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 88.37% 88.69% 87.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3780 4225 4084
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +2 115 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Coventry +11 56 £34,000 -26.88% 4
Staffordshire +11 28 £34,500 +6.15% 6
Shropshire +18 23 £52,500 +61.53% 3
Warwickshire -31 20 £32,500 -13.33% 6
Solihull +3 19 £42,500 +39.34%
Worcestershire -1 14 £43,750 +20.68%
Sutton Coldfield - 12 £45,000 -
Wolverhampton -3 7 £33,000 -8.33%
Walsall +9 3 £45,000 -
Willenhall - 2 £45,000 - 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 302 (54.32%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (42.99%) Selenium
3 205 (36.87%) QA
4 179 (32.19%) Java
5 145 (26.08%) C#
6 139 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 131 (23.56%) Unit Testing
8 122 (21.94%) SQL
9 111 (19.96%) Scrum
10 109 (19.60%) .NET
11 99 (17.81%) JavaScript
12 96 (17.27%) Finance
13 90 (16.19%) Software Testing
14 88 (15.83%) Manual Testing
15 87 (15.65%) BDD
15 87 (15.65%) HTML
16 81 (14.57%) SQL Server
17 78 (14.03%) Web Services
18 72 (12.95%) TDD
19 71 (12.77%) Regression Testing
20 70 (12.59%) Git (software)
20 70 (12.59%) ISTQB
20 70 (12.59%) JIRA
21 69 (12.41%) Software Engineering
22 66 (11.87%) E-Commerce
22 66 (11.87%) Microsoft
23 65 (11.69%) ISEB
24 64 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
25 63 (11.33%) Cucumber
26 61 (10.97%) Functional Testing

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 23 (4.14%) Tomcat
2 13 (2.34%) Apache
2 13 (2.34%) Documentum
2 13 (2.34%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.62%) Confluence
4 6 (1.08%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.90%) IIS
5 5 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.72%) JBoss
7 3 (0.54%) CMS
7 3 (0.54%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.36%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.36%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.18%) Drupal
9 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.80%) Photoshop
3 8 (1.44%) Simulink
4 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.36%) 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 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.16%) Office 365
3 12 (2.16%) SaaS
4 9 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (1.62%) GitHub
5 4 (0.72%) Slack
6 3 (0.54%) Amazon CloudSearch
6 3 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (0.54%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.36%) IaaS
7 2 (0.36%) PaaS
8 1 (0.18%) G Suite
8 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.16%) HTTP
2 11 (1.98%) Firewall
3 8 (1.44%) Skype
3 8 (1.44%) Wireshark
4 6 (1.08%) Bluetooth
4 6 (1.08%) Wireless
5 5 (0.90%) Internet
6 3 (0.54%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.54%) ZigBee
7 2 (0.36%) Intranet
7 2 (0.36%) Profibus
8 1 (0.18%) SMS
8 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.18%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (14.57%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.29%) NoSQL
3 24 (4.32%) Relational Database
4 21 (3.78%) MongoDB
5 15 (2.70%) Big Data
6 13 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (2.16%) MarkLogic
7 12 (2.16%) MySQL
8 10 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.44%) Triplestore
11 7 (1.26%) Power BI
12 6 (1.08%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.90%) Neo4j
13 5 (0.90%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (0.72%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.72%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 239 (42.99%) Selenium
2 70 (12.59%) Git (software)
2 70 (12.59%) JIRA
3 63 (11.33%) Cucumber
4 59 (10.61%) JMeter
5 57 (10.25%) WebDriver
6 51 (9.17%) Jenkins
7 48 (8.63%) Visual Studio
8 47 (8.45%) JUnit
9 43 (7.73%) SoapUI
10 39 (7.01%) SpecFlow
11 36 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (3.78%) HP UFT
12 21 (3.78%) Jasmine
13 20 (3.60%) Subversion
14 18 (3.24%) NUnit
15 16 (2.88%) Grunt
15 16 (2.88%) gulp
16 15 (2.70%) Ranorex
17 13 (2.34%) WATIR
General
1 96 (17.27%) Finance
2 33 (5.94%) Retail
3 29 (5.22%) Automotive
4 14 (2.52%) Banking
4 14 (2.52%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.34%) Games
6 11 (1.98%) Electronics
7 10 (1.80%) Billing
8 9 (1.62%) Legal
9 8 (1.44%) Marketing
10 4 (0.72%) Back Office
11 3 (0.54%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.18%) Advertising
13 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 143 (25.72%) Tester
2 128 (23.02%) Analyst
3 119 (21.40%) Developer
4 103 (18.53%) Test Analyst
5 71 (12.77%) Test Engineer
6 65 (11.69%) Automation Tester
7 57 (10.25%) Software Tester
8 46 (8.27%) QA Engineer
9 40 (7.19%) Senior Developer
10 37 (6.65%) Software Analyst
11 34 (6.12%) Selenium Tester
12 31 (5.58%) C# Developer
12 31 (5.58%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 31 (5.58%) Software Test Analyst
12 31 (5.58%) Test Automation Engineer
13 29 (5.22%) QA Test Engineer
13 29 (5.22%) QA Tester
14 26 (4.68%) Java Developer
14 26 (4.68%) Software Engineer
15 25 (4.50%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (19.60%) .NET
2 87 (15.65%) HTML
3 78 (14.03%) Web Services
4 60 (10.79%) .NET Framework
4 60 (10.79%) SOAP
5 56 (10.07%) CSS
6 44 (7.91%) HTML5
7 42 (7.55%) REST
8 38 (6.83%) JSON
9 37 (6.65%) ASP.NET
9 37 (6.65%) Node.js
10 35 (6.29%) XML
11 34 (6.12%) Middleware
12 30 (5.40%) AngularJS
13 29 (5.22%) Gherkin
14 28 (5.04%) ASP.NET Web API
15 23 (4.14%) RESTful
16 20 (3.60%) CSS3
17 19 (3.42%) ASP.NET MVC
18 18 (3.24%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.40%) Computer Science
2 30 (5.40%) Mobile App
2 30 (5.40%) User Experience
3 17 (3.06%) Fintech
4 10 (1.80%) N-Tier
5 8 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (1.08%) Animation
6 6 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (0.90%) Client/Server
7 5 (0.90%) EPoS
8 4 (0.72%) iPhone
8 4 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.72%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.54%) Blog
9 3 (0.54%) BYOD
9 3 (0.54%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.54%) Internet of Things
9 3 (0.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 38 (6.83%) Android
2 33 (5.94%) Linux
3 28 (5.04%) Windows
4 24 (4.32%) Apple iOS
5 23 (4.14%) Unix
6 9 (1.62%) CentOS
6 9 (1.62%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.36%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (54.32%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 131 (23.56%) Unit Testing
4 111 (19.96%) Scrum
5 90 (16.19%) Software Testing
6 88 (15.83%) Manual Testing
7 87 (15.65%) BDD
8 72 (12.95%) TDD
9 71 (12.77%) Regression Testing
10 69 (12.41%) Software Engineering
11 66 (11.87%) E-Commerce
12 64 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
13 61 (10.97%) Functional Testing
14 60 (10.79%) SDLC
15 55 (9.89%) Mentoring
16 52 (9.35%) MVC
17 50 (8.99%) Test Strategy
18 47 (8.45%) Non-Functional Testing
19 38 (6.83%) Integration Testing
20 37 (6.65%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 179 (32.19%) Java
2 145 (26.08%) C#
3 122 (21.94%) SQL
4 99 (17.81%) JavaScript
5 40 (7.19%) Python
6 29 (5.22%) C++
7 28 (5.04%) Scala
8 24 (4.32%) VB
9 23 (4.14%) PHP
10 21 (3.78%) C
11 20 (3.60%) T-SQL
12 16 (2.88%) Ruby
12 16 (2.88%) VBScript
13 12 (2.16%) PowerShell
14 11 (1.98%) TypeScript
15 10 (1.80%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.80%) ES6
15 10 (1.80%) Groovy
15 10 (1.80%) VB.NET
15 10 (1.80%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 70 (12.59%) ISTQB
2 65 (11.69%) ISEB
3 59 (10.61%) Degree
4 32 (5.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (2.16%) Security Cleared
7 5 (0.90%) CEH
7 5 (0.90%) CISM
7 5 (0.90%) CISSP
7 5 (0.90%) GIAC
7 5 (0.90%) OSCP
8 3 (0.54%) CITP
9 2 (0.36%) GNVQ
9 2 (0.36%) HND
9 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.36%) SAP Certification
9 2 (0.36%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.36%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.18%) CSQA
10 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (36.87%) QA
2 11 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (1.98%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (1.80%) SLA
4 2 (0.36%) COBIT
4 2 (0.36%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.36%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (3.42%) Docker
2 10 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.62%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 22 (3.96%) Puppet
2 11 (1.98%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.62%) Consul
3 9 (1.62%) Docker Swarm
3 9 (1.62%) Mesos
3 9 (1.62%) Nagios
3 9 (1.62%) StatsD
3 9 (1.62%) Terraform
4 4 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.54%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 66 (11.87%) Microsoft
2 32 (5.76%) Oracle
3 13 (2.34%) Google
3 13 (2.34%) Pega
4 11 (1.98%) Xamarin
5 10 (1.80%) Adobe
5 10 (1.80%) EMC
5 10 (1.80%) VMware
6 9 (1.62%) CA Agile Central
6 9 (1.62%) New Relic
7 8 (1.44%) Twitter
8 7 (1.26%) Tableau
9 6 (1.08%) Cognizant
10 5 (0.90%) Appcelerator
10 5 (0.90%) Facebook
10 5 (0.90%) Zend
11 4 (0.72%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.72%) HP
11 4 (0.72%) SAP
12 3 (0.54%) QNX
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Recann
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + 25 days hols, excellent benefits
Posted: 58 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mane Contract Services Limited
Posted: 5 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Coded People Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mane Contract Services Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascend Consulting
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Home working
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FIS Global
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 - £67000 per annum + excellent benefits, bonus etc
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Modis International
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Networkers
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Willenhall, West Midlands (County)
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum basic + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Huxley
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 18 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
I3
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £50,242 per year + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago