Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 35 43
Rank change year-on-year -22 +8 +30
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 380 592 613
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.20% 5.94% 5.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.65% 6.50% 5.69%
Number of salaries quoted 326 546 451
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,250 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.80% +3.21% +4.00%
10th Percentile £27,875 £26,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 8,170 9,112 10,779
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.22% 91.42% 90.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6,256 7,534 8,459
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 August 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 20 August 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 -31 157 £52,000 +15.56% 26
Staffordshire +27 80 £40,000 +23.08% 16
Coventry -29 44 £45,000 +32.35% 6
Herefordshire - 20 £50,000 - 5
Sutton Coldfield -9 18 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Solihull -13 17 £43,750 +2.94% 5
Worcestershire +9 13 £35,500 -12.35% 14
Warwickshire -9 13 £30,000 -16.08% 9
Shropshire -25 7 £27,500 -50.00% 6
Wolverhampton -14 4 £66,250 +47.22% 2
Halesowen - 2 £35,500 - 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 199 (52.37%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (36.84%) Selenium
3 122 (32.11%) Java
4 120 (31.58%) SQL
5 115 (30.26%) C#
5 115 (30.26%) Scrum
6 93 (24.47%) QA
7 85 (22.37%) JavaScript
8 75 (19.74%) .NET
9 73 (19.21%) WebDriver
10 72 (18.95%) Software Testing
11 70 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
12 68 (17.89%) Finance
13 67 (17.63%) TDD
14 66 (17.37%) Test Strategy
15 65 (17.11%) Git (software)
16 63 (16.58%) BDD
17 56 (14.74%) Waterfall
17 56 (14.74%) Manual Testing
18 54 (14.21%) Visual Studio
19 53 (13.95%) Regression Testing
20 52 (13.68%) Test Scripting
20 52 (13.68%) Microservices
21 50 (13.16%) SQL Server
22 49 (12.89%) HTML
22 49 (12.89%) Python
22 49 (12.89%) Microsoft Azure
23 48 (12.63%) RESTful
23 48 (12.63%) Linux
23 48 (12.63%) Docker

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 (4.74%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (2.89%) IIS
3 9 (2.37%) Confluence
3 9 (2.37%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.84%) Apache
4 7 (1.84%) JBoss
5 5 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (1.32%) Anypoint
5 5 (1.32%) Apache Solr
5 5 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.53%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.53%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.26%) Appian
7 1 (0.26%) CMS
7 1 (0.26%) Mendix
7 1 (0.26%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 9 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.79%) Simulink
4 2 (0.53%) Maya
4 2 (0.53%) Mingle
5 1 (0.26%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 49 (12.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.68%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (3.42%) SaaS
5 6 (1.58%) Fastly
5 6 (1.58%) Stackdriver
6 5 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.32%) Azure Functions
6 5 (1.32%) Serverless
7 4 (1.05%) BrowserStack
7 4 (1.05%) GitHub
8 3 (0.79%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.53%) IaaS
9 2 (0.53%) npm
10 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.26%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.63%) Internet
2 8 (2.11%) SMS
2 8 (2.11%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.32%) RS-485
3 5 (1.32%) SNMP
4 4 (1.05%) HTTP
5 3 (0.79%) Broadband
5 3 (0.79%) Extranet
5 3 (0.79%) Intranet
6 2 (0.53%) DHCP
6 2 (0.53%) DNS
6 2 (0.53%) FTP
6 2 (0.53%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.53%) IPsec
7 1 (0.26%) ADSL
7 1 (0.26%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.26%) Modbus
7 1 (0.26%) SSH
7 1 (0.26%) VDSL
7 1 (0.26%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 43 (11.32%) NoSQL
3 42 (11.05%) MongoDB
4 36 (9.47%) Relational Database
5 22 (5.79%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (5.26%) Redis
7 19 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (3.16%) MySQL
8 12 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (2.37%) BigQuery
10 9 (2.37%) Bigtable
11 7 (1.84%) Cosmos DB
12 5 (1.32%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.32%) DB2
12 5 (1.32%) DTS
12 5 (1.32%) EDRMS
12 5 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 140 (36.84%) Selenium
2 73 (19.21%) WebDriver
3 65 (17.11%) Git (software)
4 54 (14.21%) Visual Studio
5 47 (12.37%) SpecFlow
6 44 (11.58%) Cucumber
6 44 (11.58%) Jenkins
7 38 (10.00%) JIRA
8 34 (8.95%) JUnit
9 21 (5.53%) SoapUI
10 20 (5.26%) TestNG
11 19 (5.00%) Maven
11 19 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (4.47%) TeamCity
13 13 (3.42%) Ranorex
14 12 (3.16%) JBehave
15 9 (2.37%) Subversion
15 9 (2.37%) Visual Studio Team System
16 8 (2.11%) Grunt
17 7 (1.84%) NUnit
General
1 68 (17.89%) Finance
2 36 (9.47%) Retail
3 10 (2.63%) Marketing
4 6 (1.58%) Games
4 6 (1.58%) Publishing
5 5 (1.32%) Back Office
5 5 (1.32%) Banking
5 5 (1.32%) Billing
5 5 (1.32%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.05%) Automotive
7 3 (0.79%) Advertising
7 3 (0.79%) Electronics
8 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 82 (21.58%) Analyst
2 81 (21.32%) Developer
3 72 (18.95%) Test Analyst
4 64 (16.84%) Tester
5 58 (15.26%) Test Engineer
6 40 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
7 35 (9.21%) Automation Tester
8 28 (7.37%) Software Tester
9 24 (6.32%) Automation Test Analyst
10 21 (5.53%) Senior Tester
10 21 (5.53%) Software Developer
11 20 (5.26%) Senior Developer
11 20 (5.26%) Software Engineer
12 19 (5.00%) QA Analyst
13 18 (4.74%) Test Leader
14 17 (4.47%) Senior Automation Tester
15 16 (4.21%) Architect
16 15 (3.95%) Software Test Engineer
17 14 (3.68%) Software Analyst
17 14 (3.68%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (19.74%) .NET
2 49 (12.89%) HTML
3 48 (12.63%) RESTful
4 46 (12.11%) CSS
5 42 (11.05%) Web Services
6 32 (8.42%) Node.js
7 28 (7.37%) AngularJS
8 27 (7.11%) Spring
9 26 (6.84%) React
9 26 (6.84%) SOAP
10 25 (6.58%) XML
11 24 (6.32%) JSON
12 23 (6.05%) HTML5
13 22 (5.79%) .NET Framework
14 21 (5.53%) jQuery
15 19 (5.00%) ASP.NET
16 17 (4.47%) JMS
17 15 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web API
18 13 (3.42%) Hibernate
18 13 (3.42%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.79%) Fintech
2 20 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 18 (4.74%) User Experience
4 17 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (3.95%) Management Information System
7 14 (3.68%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.63%) Smart Meter
9 7 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.84%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.58%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.58%) Device Driver
10 6 (1.58%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (1.32%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 5 (1.32%) Replication
11 5 (1.32%) Social Media
11 5 (1.32%) Verilog
11 5 (1.32%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 48 (12.63%) Linux
2 38 (10.00%) Windows
3 17 (4.47%) Unix
4 6 (1.58%) Android
5 5 (1.32%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.53%) VMS
7 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (52.37%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (30.26%) Scrum
3 72 (18.95%) Software Testing
4 70 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
5 67 (17.63%) TDD
6 66 (17.37%) Test Strategy
7 63 (16.58%) BDD
8 56 (14.74%) Manual Testing
8 56 (14.74%) Waterfall
9 53 (13.95%) Regression Testing
10 52 (13.68%) Microservices
10 52 (13.68%) Test Scripting
11 47 (12.37%) Software Engineering
12 43 (11.32%) Continuous Delivery
12 43 (11.32%) Mentoring
13 40 (10.53%) SDLC
14 39 (10.26%) Load Testing
14 39 (10.26%) Unit Testing
15 38 (10.00%) DevOps
16 37 (9.74%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 122 (32.11%) Java
2 120 (31.58%) SQL
3 115 (30.26%) C#
4 85 (22.37%) JavaScript
5 49 (12.89%) Python
6 29 (7.63%) Ruby
7 26 (6.84%) Java 8
8 23 (6.05%) PHP
9 17 (4.47%) T-SQL
10 15 (3.95%) Go
11 11 (2.89%) C
11 11 (2.89%) Groovy
11 11 (2.89%) PHP 5
11 11 (2.89%) PowerShell
11 11 (2.89%) Scala
11 11 (2.89%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.32%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.32%) C++
12 5 (1.32%) Embedded C
12 5 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (10.26%) ISEB
2 37 (9.74%) ISTQB
3 33 (8.68%) Degree
4 16 (4.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (3.68%) Security Cleared
6 11 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (2.11%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.32%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.53%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.26%) HNC
11 1 (0.26%) HND
11 1 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (24.47%) QA
2 4 (1.05%) GDPR
3 1 (0.26%) GCP
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (12.63%) Docker
2 5 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.32%) Varnish
3 2 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (5.79%) Puppet
2 17 (4.47%) Marathon
3 15 (3.95%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.84%) Terraform
5 6 (1.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.79%) Kibana
9 2 (0.53%) Ambari
9 2 (0.53%) Cacti
9 2 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.53%) logstash
9 2 (0.53%) Nagios
10 1 (0.26%) Ansible
10 1 (0.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.26%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.26%) Packer
Vendors
1 39 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.05%) Google
3 17 (4.47%) Oracle
4 8 (2.11%) webMethods
5 7 (1.84%) VMware
6 6 (1.58%) ServiceNow
6 6 (1.58%) Tableau
7 5 (1.32%) Adobe
7 5 (1.32%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.32%) Cognos
7 5 (1.32%) hybris
8 4 (1.05%) Alteryx
9 3 (0.79%) Facebook
9 3 (0.79%) HP
9 3 (0.79%) OutSystems
9 3 (0.79%) Splunk
10 2 (0.53%) DevExpress
10 2 (0.53%) IBM
10 2 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.53%) Xamarin