Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 37 56 53
Rank change year-on-year +19 -3 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 256 372 418
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.41% 4.75% 4.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.03% 5.15% 4.89%
Number of salaries quoted 237 308 362
Median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,400 £63,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 4,247 7,221 8,546
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.77% 92.23% 91.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3,479 5,484 6,543
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,450
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

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 24 May 2020. 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 +27 93 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Coventry +30 36 £59,500 +48.75% 2
Worcestershire +21 33 £32,500 - 3
Staffordshire -22 24 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Solihull +1 22 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Warwickshire -11 17 £52,900 +24.47% 1
Walsall - 10 £45,000 -
Shropshire +12 4 £55,000 +10.00%
Herefordshire +12 1 £45,000 -7.22%
West Bromwich -4 1 £36,500 +21.67%
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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.

1 123 (48.05%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (30.86%) JavaScript
3 74 (28.91%) C#
4 71 (27.73%) QA
5 64 (25.00%) Java
6 61 (23.83%) DevOps
7 58 (22.66%) CSS
8 54 (21.09%) SQL
9 51 (19.92%) Git (software)
10 50 (19.53%) Azure
10 50 (19.53%) Selenium
11 48 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
11 48 (18.75%) HTML
12 45 (17.58%) Python
13 44 (17.19%) Microsoft
13 44 (17.19%) JIRA
14 41 (16.02%) Scrum
15 38 (14.84%) Linux
15 38 (14.84%) AWS
16 37 (14.45%) .NET
16 37 (14.45%) Software Engineering
17 35 (13.67%) SDLC
18 32 (12.50%) Manual Testing
18 32 (12.50%) Jenkins
19 31 (12.11%) TDD
19 31 (12.11%) Finance
20 30 (11.72%) Regression Testing
20 30 (11.72%) Computer Science
21 29 (11.33%) PHP
21 29 (11.33%) Cucumber

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 18 (7.03%) Confluence
2 5 (1.95%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.56%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.17%) Anypoint
4 3 (1.17%) SAS
5 2 (0.78%) Appian
5 2 (0.78%) CMS
5 2 (0.78%) Drupal
5 2 (0.78%) FileNet
5 2 (0.78%) JBoss
5 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (2.34%) Chatbot
2 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.78%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (5.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (4.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 50 (19.53%) Azure
2 38 (14.84%) AWS
3 15 (5.86%) Serverless
4 13 (5.08%) GCP
5 10 (3.91%) GitHub
6 9 (3.52%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (3.13%) SaaS
8 7 (2.73%) PaaS
9 6 (2.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (2.34%) Amazon ECS
9 6 (2.34%) Amazon S3
9 6 (2.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 5 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (1.95%) Heroku
11 4 (1.56%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 4 (1.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 3 (1.17%) AWS CloudTrail
12 3 (1.17%) Azure Functions
13 1 (0.39%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.13%) Internet
2 6 (2.34%) Broadband
3 4 (1.56%) 802.11
3 4 (1.56%) Extranet
3 4 (1.56%) HTTP
3 4 (1.56%) Intranet
3 4 (1.56%) SNMP
3 4 (1.56%) VPN
4 3 (1.17%) Network Security
4 3 (1.17%) PuTTY
4 3 (1.17%) SMS
5 2 (0.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.25%) MySQL
2 16 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (2.34%) Hadoop
4 6 (2.34%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (2.34%) Redis
5 4 (1.56%) Big Data
5 4 (1.56%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.17%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (1.17%) Cognos Query Studio
6 3 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.17%) IBM InfoSphere
6 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.17%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 51 (19.92%) Git (software)
2 50 (19.53%) Selenium
3 44 (17.19%) JIRA
4 32 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 29 (11.33%) Cucumber
6 23 (8.98%) SoapUI
7 22 (8.59%) Postman
8 20 (7.81%) Visual Studio
9 18 (7.03%) JMeter
10 15 (5.86%) JUnit
11 14 (5.47%) GitLab
11 14 (5.47%) SpecFlow
11 14 (5.47%) WebDriver
12 11 (4.30%) Cypress.io
13 8 (3.13%) Artifactory
13 8 (3.13%) HP UFT
13 8 (3.13%) Liquibase
13 8 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
13 8 (3.13%) SonarQube
14 7 (2.73%) REST Assured
General
1 31 (12.11%) Finance
2 9 (3.52%) Electronics
3 7 (2.73%) Retail
4 6 (2.34%) Digital Economy
4 6 (2.34%) Games
5 5 (1.95%) Advertising
5 5 (1.95%) Military
5 5 (1.95%) Public Sector
5 5 (1.95%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.56%) Automotive
7 1 (0.39%) Marketing
7 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 61 (23.83%) Developer
2 37 (14.45%) Tester
3 28 (10.94%) Test Engineer
4 23 (8.98%) Analyst
4 23 (8.98%) QA Engineer
5 16 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 15 (5.86%) Test Automation Engineer
7 14 (5.47%) Penetration Tester
7 14 (5.47%) Test Analyst
8 12 (4.69%) Software Developer
9 11 (4.30%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.30%) Test Leader
10 10 (3.91%) PHP Developer
10 10 (3.91%) Senior Developer
10 10 (3.91%) Web Developer
11 9 (3.52%) Architect
11 9 (3.52%) Automation Engineer
11 9 (3.52%) QA Automation Engineer
11 9 (3.52%) QA Tester
11 9 (3.52%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (22.66%) CSS
2 48 (18.75%) HTML
3 37 (14.45%) .NET
4 23 (8.98%) REST
4 23 (8.98%) SOAP
5 16 (6.25%) jQuery
5 16 (6.25%) RESTful
6 14 (5.47%) XML
7 13 (5.08%) Web Services
8 10 (3.91%) CSS3
8 10 (3.91%) JSON
8 10 (3.91%) Kafka
8 10 (3.91%) React
9 9 (3.52%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (3.52%) Spring
10 8 (3.13%) .NET Framework
10 8 (3.13%) ASP.NET
10 8 (3.13%) Sass
10 8 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (3.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.20%) User Experience
3 16 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 13 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (4.69%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.73%) Infotainment
7 6 (2.34%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.34%) Augmented Reality
7 6 (2.34%) Internet of Things
8 5 (1.95%) AS400
8 5 (1.95%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.95%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.95%) Life Science
8 5 (1.95%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.95%) Robotics
8 5 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.56%) Over-the-Top Content
9 4 (1.56%) SCADA
10 3 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 38 (14.84%) Linux
2 17 (6.64%) Windows
3 14 (5.47%) Kali Linux
3 14 (5.47%) Unix
4 7 (2.73%) Android
4 7 (2.73%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.17%) CentOS
5 3 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (48.05%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (23.83%) DevOps
3 48 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (16.02%) Scrum
5 37 (14.45%) Software Engineering
6 35 (13.67%) SDLC
7 32 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 31 (12.11%) TDD
9 30 (11.72%) Computer Science
9 30 (11.72%) Regression Testing
10 29 (11.33%) Problem-Solving
11 28 (10.94%) Software Testing
12 25 (9.77%) Test Scripting
12 25 (9.77%) Web Development
13 24 (9.38%) BDD
14 21 (8.20%) Continuous Delivery
15 20 (7.81%) Continuous Improvement
15 20 (7.81%) Mentoring
16 19 (7.42%) Mathematics
16 19 (7.42%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 79 (30.86%) JavaScript
2 74 (28.91%) C#
3 64 (25.00%) Java
4 54 (21.09%) SQL
5 45 (17.58%) Python
6 29 (11.33%) PHP
7 18 (7.03%) C
8 16 (6.25%) Ruby
9 15 (5.86%) C++
10 12 (4.69%) Bash Shell
11 9 (3.52%) ES6
11 9 (3.52%) PL/SQL
12 8 (3.13%) MATLAB
12 8 (3.13%) Perl
12 8 (3.13%) Scala
12 8 (3.13%) T-SQL
13 7 (2.73%) Java 8
14 6 (2.34%) Dart
14 6 (2.34%) Embedded C
14 6 (2.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (10.16%) Degree
1 26 (10.16%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.81%) ISTQB
3 18 (7.03%) ISEB
4 14 (5.47%) CHECK Team Leader
4 14 (5.47%) CHECK Team Member
4 14 (5.47%) CREST Certified
4 14 (5.47%) OSCP
4 14 (5.47%) Tigerscheme
5 13 (5.08%) SC Cleared
6 11 (4.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (2.34%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (1.95%) HND
10 4 (1.56%) Cyber Scheme
10 4 (1.56%) GPEN
10 4 (1.56%) GWAPT
10 4 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (1.56%) OSCE
10 4 (1.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (27.73%) QA
2 10 (3.91%) GDPR
3 4 (1.56%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.78%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.78%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.78%) ISO 26262
5 2 (0.78%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.78%) MISRA
5 2 (0.78%) MISRA C
System Software
1 24 (9.38%) Docker
2 10 (3.91%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (5.86%) Ansible
1 15 (5.86%) Terraform
2 11 (4.30%) Kubernetes
3 8 (3.13%) Packer
4 5 (1.95%) HP ALM
5 4 (1.56%) Nessus
5 4 (1.56%) Nmap
6 3 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.08%) Google
3 9 (3.52%) Cognos
4 7 (2.73%) HP
5 6 (2.34%) Tableau
6 5 (1.95%) Ab Initio
6 5 (1.95%) Automation Anywhere
6 5 (1.95%) Blue Prism
6 5 (1.95%) Informatica
6 5 (1.95%) MuleSoft
6 5 (1.95%) Oracle
6 5 (1.95%) UiPath
7 4 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.17%) Alteryx
8 3 (1.17%) IBM
8 3 (1.17%) Netezza
8 3 (1.17%) Splunk
9 2 (0.78%) Dell
9 2 (0.78%) Pega
9 2 (0.78%) TIBCO