Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 56 40
Rank change year-on-year +6 -16 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 394 407 557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.01% 4.34% 5.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.44% 4.76% 6.03%
Number of salaries quoted 314 350 503
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £66,250 £61,450
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 7,242 8,549 9,235
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.07% 91.10% 91.91%
Number of salaries quoted 5,601 6,585 7,661
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.04%

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019. 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 +11 120 £45,000 -10.00% 28
Staffordshire -6 59 £40,000 -3.03% 21
Warwickshire +24 53 £44,000 +46.67% 6
Coventry +7 45 £40,000 - 8
Worcestershire +11 33 £31,250 +13.64% 20
Shropshire +16 32 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Solihull 0 29 £40,000 -8.57% 2
Wolverhampton +27 3 £19,000 -
Herefordshire -39 2 £34,750 -22.78% 6
Smethwick - 2 £22,500 - 1
Walsall - 2 £46,000 -
Sutton Coldfield -16 1 £27,500 -21.43%
West Bromwich - 1 £30,000 -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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.

1 245 (62.18%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (33.76%) SQL
3 130 (32.99%) C#
4 124 (31.47%) Scrum
5 102 (25.89%) Git (software)
6 99 (25.13%) Selenium
7 97 (24.62%) DevOps
8 96 (24.37%) QA
9 90 (22.84%) Java
10 88 (22.34%) Microsoft Azure
11 83 (21.07%) JavaScript
12 80 (20.30%) Amazon AWS
13 79 (20.05%) SDLC
14 77 (19.54%) .NET
15 67 (17.01%) Python
16 60 (15.23%) ISTQB
17 59 (14.97%) Continuous Integration
18 55 (13.96%) TDD
19 47 (11.93%) Microsoft
19 47 (11.93%) Test Scripting
20 46 (11.68%) Team Foundation Server
20 46 (11.68%) ASP.NET
21 45 (11.42%) Regression Testing
22 44 (11.17%) Web Development
23 43 (10.91%) HTML
24 42 (10.66%) User Experience
25 41 (10.41%) AngularJS
25 41 (10.41%) Manual Testing
25 41 (10.41%) SQL Server
26 40 (10.15%) Software 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 14 (3.55%) Confluence
2 12 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.27%) ColdFusion
4 4 (1.02%) CMS
4 4 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (1.02%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.02%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.76%) Apache
5 3 (0.76%) Sitefinity
6 2 (0.51%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.51%) IIS
6 2 (0.51%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.51%) ArchiCAD
2 2 (0.51%) AutoCAD
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.51%) MicroStation
2 2 (0.51%) Revit
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.02%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (0.25%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 88 (22.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (20.30%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.05%) GitHub
4 8 (2.03%) npm
5 6 (1.52%) SaaS
6 5 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.02%) PaaS
8 3 (0.76%) IaaS
9 2 (0.51%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.30%) HTTP
2 11 (2.79%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.28%) HTTPS
3 9 (2.28%) SSH
4 7 (1.78%) Internet
5 3 (0.76%) SSL
6 2 (0.51%) SMTP
7 1 (0.25%) ADSL
7 1 (0.25%) Broadband
7 1 (0.25%) Firewall
7 1 (0.25%) RS-232
7 1 (0.25%) RS-485
7 1 (0.25%) RTP
7 1 (0.25%) SNMP
7 1 (0.25%) VDSL
7 1 (0.25%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (10.41%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.57%) MySQL
3 16 (4.06%) Relational Database
4 15 (3.81%) NoSQL
5 13 (3.30%) MongoDB
6 10 (2.54%) SQLite
7 6 (1.52%) GIS
7 6 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.02%) DB2
9 4 (1.02%) EDMS
9 4 (1.02%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.02%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.76%) BigQuery
10 3 (0.76%) Bigtable
11 2 (0.51%) NewSQL
12 1 (0.25%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 102 (25.89%) Git (software)
2 99 (25.13%) Selenium
3 46 (11.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 39 (9.90%) Visual Studio
5 38 (9.64%) Jenkins
6 36 (9.14%) JIRA
7 34 (8.63%) Cucumber
8 26 (6.60%) SpecFlow
9 19 (4.82%) Mercurial
9 19 (4.82%) Ranorex
10 18 (4.57%) Protractor
11 17 (4.31%) HP UFT
11 17 (4.31%) WebDriver
12 15 (3.81%) JMeter
13 14 (3.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (3.05%) Grunt
15 10 (2.54%) Bitbucket
15 10 (2.54%) Subversion
15 10 (2.54%) Zephyr
16 9 (2.28%) gulp
General
1 32 (8.12%) Finance
2 30 (7.61%) Retail
3 17 (4.31%) Games
4 16 (4.06%) Electronics
5 7 (1.78%) Marketing
6 5 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.51%) Advertising
8 2 (0.51%) Law
9 1 (0.25%) Automotive
9 1 (0.25%) Billing
9 1 (0.25%) Military
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 131 (33.25%) Developer
2 61 (15.48%) Tester
3 59 (14.97%) Test Engineer
4 49 (12.44%) Analyst
5 43 (10.91%) Test Analyst
6 36 (9.14%) Senior Developer
6 36 (9.14%) Test Automation Engineer
7 32 (8.12%) Cloud Developer
8 31 (7.87%) DevOps Engineer
9 29 (7.36%) .NET Developer
10 24 (6.09%) Automation Tester
11 22 (5.58%) Java Developer
12 16 (4.06%) Automation Test Analyst
12 16 (4.06%) Junior
12 16 (4.06%) Software Test Engineer
13 15 (3.81%) Software Developer
13 15 (3.81%) Web Developer
14 14 (3.55%) Architect
15 13 (3.30%) Senior Tester
15 13 (3.30%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (19.54%) .NET
2 46 (11.68%) ASP.NET
3 43 (10.91%) HTML
4 41 (10.41%) AngularJS
5 37 (9.39%) CSS
6 36 (9.14%) XML
7 28 (7.11%) Node.js
8 27 (6.85%) .NET Framework
9 23 (5.84%) RESTful
10 22 (5.58%) React
10 22 (5.58%) REST
11 21 (5.33%) HTML5
12 17 (4.31%) JSON
13 16 (4.06%) Web Services
14 15 (3.81%) Spring
15 14 (3.55%) Gherkin
16 13 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC
17 9 (2.28%) CSS3
17 9 (2.28%) Entity Framework
17 9 (2.28%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.66%) User Experience
2 27 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.31%) Mobile App
3 17 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (4.06%) Infotainment
5 13 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.54%) Public Cloud
8 9 (2.28%) Cloud Native
9 8 (2.03%) Graphic Design
9 8 (2.03%) Life Science
9 8 (2.03%) Web 2.0
10 7 (1.78%) Robotics
11 6 (1.52%) Internet of Things
12 5 (1.27%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.27%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.76%) Analytical Mindset
13 3 (0.76%) Mobile Games
14 2 (0.51%) Driving Licence
14 2 (0.51%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.85%) Windows
2 17 (4.31%) Linux
3 14 (3.55%) Android
4 8 (2.03%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.52%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.02%) Unix
7 3 (0.76%) Solaris
8 2 (0.51%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (62.18%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (31.47%) Scrum
3 97 (24.62%) DevOps
4 79 (20.05%) SDLC
5 59 (14.97%) Continuous Integration
6 55 (13.96%) TDD
7 47 (11.93%) Test Scripting
8 45 (11.42%) Regression Testing
9 44 (11.17%) Web Development
10 41 (10.41%) Manual Testing
11 40 (10.15%) Software Testing
12 38 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
13 34 (8.63%) Acceptance Criteria
14 33 (8.38%) BDD
14 33 (8.38%) Test Strategy
15 27 (6.85%) Defect Management
15 27 (6.85%) Performance Testing
16 26 (6.60%) Microservices
16 26 (6.60%) System Testing
17 25 (6.35%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 133 (33.76%) SQL
2 130 (32.99%) C#
3 90 (22.84%) Java
4 83 (21.07%) JavaScript
5 67 (17.01%) Python
6 28 (7.11%) Bash Shell
7 17 (4.31%) Perl
8 15 (3.81%) PHP
9 13 (3.30%) C
10 11 (2.79%) C++
10 11 (2.79%) Shell Script
11 10 (2.54%) VBScript
12 9 (2.28%) TypeScript
13 8 (2.03%) Apple Swift
13 8 (2.03%) ES6
13 8 (2.03%) Objective-C
14 6 (1.52%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.52%) Ruby
15 5 (1.27%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (15.23%) ISTQB
2 33 (8.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 26 (6.60%) ISEB
4 17 (4.31%) Degree
5 14 (3.55%) Security Cleared
6 12 (3.05%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.76%) CCENT
7 3 (0.76%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
8 2 (0.51%) CHECK Team Leader
8 2 (0.51%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (0.51%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.51%) OSCP
8 2 (0.51%) Tigerscheme
9 1 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.25%) HNC
9 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.25%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (24.37%) QA
2 6 (1.52%) GDPR
3 4 (1.02%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.51%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 39 (9.90%) Docker
2 5 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (0.76%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (6.35%) Terraform
2 21 (5.33%) Ansible
3 13 (3.30%) Puppet
4 12 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (2.79%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (2.79%) Kubernetes
6 8 (2.03%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 6 (1.52%) HP ALM
8 4 (1.02%) Packer
Vendors
1 47 (11.93%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.05%) Atlassian
2 12 (3.05%) HP
3 10 (2.54%) Oracle
4 6 (1.52%) Adobe
4 6 (1.52%) Google
5 5 (1.27%) Blue Prism
5 5 (1.27%) SAP
5 5 (1.27%) UiPath
5 5 (1.27%) VMware
6 4 (1.02%) OutSystems
7 3 (0.76%) Automation Anywhere
7 3 (0.76%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.25%) CA
8 1 (0.25%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.25%) Facebook
8 1 (0.25%) IBM
8 1 (0.25%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com