Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 41 49
Rank change year-on-year -7 +8 +44
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 422 548 593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.50% 5.62% 4.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.01% 6.21% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 340 478 464
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £27,200 £27,425 £27,150
90th Percentile £63,000 £57,500 £54,813
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 8,416 8,830 10,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.66% 90.51% 89.54%
Number of salaries quoted 6,431 7,214 8,630
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -37 131 £50,000 +11.11% 21
Coventry +5 96 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Staffordshire +22 67 £39,000 +6.85% 22
Herefordshire +38 32 £45,000 - 3
Warwickshire -28 28 £30,000 -33.33% 11
Solihull -10 24 £42,000 -1.18% 7
Worcestershire +11 11 £27,500 -37.14% 8
Sutton Coldfield +2 11 £31,000 -31.11%
Shropshire -15 7 £40,000 +9.59% 3
Wolverhampton -18 6 - -
Halesowen - 1 £45,000 -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 242 (57.35%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (37.68%) SQL
3 146 (34.60%) Selenium
4 117 (27.73%) C#
5 115 (27.25%) QA
6 114 (27.01%) JavaScript
6 114 (27.01%) Scrum
7 113 (26.78%) Java
8 96 (22.75%) .NET
8 96 (22.75%) Finance
8 96 (22.75%) Manual Testing
9 94 (22.27%) Software Testing
10 81 (19.19%) Continuous Integration
10 81 (19.19%) Git (software)
11 80 (18.96%) Test Scripting
12 75 (17.77%) Unit Testing
12 75 (17.77%) TDD
13 70 (16.59%) ISEB
14 69 (16.35%) BDD
15 67 (15.88%) Docker
16 66 (15.64%) Jenkins
17 65 (15.40%) ISTQB
18 63 (14.93%) Python
19 61 (14.45%) Mentoring
20 60 (14.22%) SDLC
20 60 (14.22%) Software Engineering
21 59 (13.98%) Linux
21 59 (13.98%) RESTful
22 58 (13.74%) Regression Testing
23 57 (13.51%) SOAP

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 21 (4.98%) JBoss
2 19 (4.50%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (3.55%) IIS
4 9 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.42%) Anypoint
7 5 (1.18%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.95%) Confluence
9 3 (0.71%) Apache
9 3 (0.71%) CMS
10 2 (0.47%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.47%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.24%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.24%) nginx
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (2.13%) Chatbot
2 8 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.71%) Simulink
4 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.47%) Stateflow
4 2 (0.47%) TargetLink
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 54 (12.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.32%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (2.13%) SaaS
5 5 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.18%) npm
6 4 (0.95%) Fastly
6 4 (0.95%) Stackdriver
7 3 (0.71%) Serverless
8 2 (0.47%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.47%) GitHub
8 2 (0.47%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.47%) IaaS
8 2 (0.47%) NuGet
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.24%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.08%) Internet
2 7 (1.66%) SMS
3 5 (1.18%) HTTP
4 3 (0.71%) Extranet
4 3 (0.71%) Intranet
5 2 (0.47%) DHCP
5 2 (0.47%) DNS
5 2 (0.47%) FlexRay
5 2 (0.47%) FTP
5 2 (0.47%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.47%) IPsec
5 2 (0.47%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.24%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (13.03%) MongoDB
2 50 (11.85%) NoSQL
2 50 (11.85%) SQL Server
3 31 (7.35%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (6.64%) Relational Database
5 19 (4.50%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (4.03%) Data Mining
7 15 (3.55%) Redis
8 12 (2.84%) MySQL
9 11 (2.61%) BigQuery
9 11 (2.61%) Bigtable
10 9 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (1.42%) DTS
13 6 (1.42%) EDRMS
14 5 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 4 (0.95%) Big Data
15 4 (0.95%) DB2
Development Applications
1 146 (34.60%) Selenium
2 81 (19.19%) Git (software)
3 66 (15.64%) Jenkins
4 56 (13.27%) Cucumber
5 51 (12.09%) WebDriver
6 40 (9.48%) SpecFlow
6 40 (9.48%) Visual Studio
7 39 (9.24%) SoapUI
8 34 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 31 (7.35%) JIRA
10 30 (7.11%) JUnit
11 20 (4.74%) Subversion
12 17 (4.03%) Ranorex
13 14 (3.32%) TeamCity
14 12 (2.84%) Maven
15 11 (2.61%) JBehave
15 11 (2.61%) Robot Framework
15 11 (2.61%) TestNG
16 9 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
17 8 (1.90%) NUnit
General
1 96 (22.75%) Finance
2 56 (13.27%) Retail
3 19 (4.50%) Back Office
4 10 (2.37%) Banking
5 7 (1.66%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.66%) Games
6 5 (1.18%) Billing
6 5 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.18%) Marketing
7 3 (0.71%) Automotive
8 2 (0.47%) Advertising
8 2 (0.47%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 113 (26.78%) Analyst
2 95 (22.51%) Test Analyst
3 83 (19.67%) Developer
4 57 (13.51%) Tester
5 53 (12.56%) Test Engineer
6 36 (8.53%) Test Automation Engineer
7 34 (8.06%) Automation Test Analyst
8 29 (6.87%) Automation Tester
9 28 (6.64%) Java Developer
10 27 (6.40%) Software Engineer
11 23 (5.45%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 23 (5.45%) Senior Developer
11 23 (5.45%) Test Leader
12 21 (4.98%) QA Analyst
13 20 (4.74%) QA Leader
14 19 (4.50%) Software Developer
15 18 (4.27%) Senior Test Engineer
16 17 (4.03%) Software Tester
17 16 (3.79%) QA Manager
17 16 (3.79%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (22.75%) .NET
2 59 (13.98%) RESTful
3 57 (13.51%) SOAP
4 55 (13.03%) HTML
5 48 (11.37%) CSS
6 46 (10.90%) Web Services
7 41 (9.72%) Node.js
8 35 (8.29%) React
9 33 (7.82%) HTML5
10 30 (7.11%) XML
11 29 (6.87%) JSON
11 29 (6.87%) Spring
12 25 (5.92%) REST
13 23 (5.45%) .NET Framework
14 22 (5.21%) AngularJS
14 22 (5.21%) Hibernate
15 21 (4.98%) jQuery
16 16 (3.79%) Django
16 16 (3.79%) Flask
16 16 (3.79%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.77%) Mobile App
2 33 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (7.58%) User Experience
4 18 (4.27%) Computer Science
4 18 (4.27%) Linux Command Line
5 13 (3.08%) Fintech
6 12 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.13%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.90%) Smart Meter
9 6 (1.42%) Minimum Viable Product
10 4 (0.95%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.95%) RIA
10 4 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.71%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.71%) Infotainment
11 3 (0.71%) Online Games
11 3 (0.71%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.47%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 59 (13.98%) Linux
2 33 (7.82%) Windows
3 21 (4.98%) Unix
4 8 (1.90%) Android
5 6 (1.42%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.71%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (57.35%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (27.01%) Scrum
3 96 (22.75%) Manual Testing
4 94 (22.27%) Software Testing
5 81 (19.19%) Continuous Integration
6 80 (18.96%) Test Scripting
7 75 (17.77%) TDD
7 75 (17.77%) Unit Testing
8 69 (16.35%) BDD
9 61 (14.45%) Mentoring
10 60 (14.22%) SDLC
10 60 (14.22%) Software Engineering
11 58 (13.74%) Regression Testing
12 55 (13.03%) Microservices
12 55 (13.03%) Waterfall
13 53 (12.56%) Test Strategy
14 42 (9.95%) User Acceptance Testing
15 39 (9.24%) MVC
16 36 (8.53%) Functional Testing
16 36 (8.53%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 159 (37.68%) SQL
2 117 (27.73%) C#
3 114 (27.01%) JavaScript
4 113 (26.78%) Java
5 63 (14.93%) Python
6 31 (7.35%) PHP
7 24 (5.69%) C++
7 24 (5.69%) Java 8
8 23 (5.45%) Ruby
9 21 (4.98%) PowerShell
10 16 (3.79%) Go
11 14 (3.32%) PHP 5
12 13 (3.08%) T-SQL
13 10 (2.37%) Shell Script
14 9 (2.13%) Scala
14 9 (2.13%) VB
14 9 (2.13%) VB.NET
15 8 (1.90%) Groovy
16 7 (1.66%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.66%) C
Qualifications
1 70 (16.59%) ISEB
2 65 (15.40%) ISTQB
3 44 (10.43%) Degree
4 19 (4.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (2.37%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.90%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.18%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.95%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.71%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (27.25%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 67 (15.88%) Docker
2 7 (1.66%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 33 (7.82%) Puppet
2 24 (5.69%) Marathon
3 16 (3.79%) Kubernetes
3 16 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.42%) Terraform
5 3 (0.71%) Kibana
5 3 (0.71%) logstash
6 2 (0.47%) Ambari
6 2 (0.47%) Cacti
6 2 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.47%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.47%) Nagios
7 1 (0.24%) Ansible
7 1 (0.24%) collectd
7 1 (0.24%) Packer
7 1 (0.24%) StatsD
7 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 51 (12.09%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.82%) Oracle
3 24 (5.69%) Google
4 12 (2.84%) webMethods
5 8 (1.90%) VMware
6 6 (1.42%) HP
7 4 (0.95%) Tableau
8 3 (0.71%) Apple
8 3 (0.71%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.71%) CheckPoint
8 3 (0.71%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.71%) Twitter
8 3 (0.71%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.47%) Cognos
9 2 (0.47%) Facebook
9 2 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.47%) SAP
9 2 (0.47%) Splunk
10 1 (0.24%) Pega
10 1 (0.24%) Sitecore