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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 36 80
Rank change year-on-year 0 +44  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 306 351 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.92% 5.64% 3.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.70% 6.36% 3.88%
Number of salaries quoted 261 242 166
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 4568 5517 4995
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 88.30% 88.65% 87.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3790 4286 4129
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 £60,000 £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 23 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 23 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 +5 117 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Coventry +8 56 £34,000 -26.88% 5
Staffordshire +9 28 £34,500 +6.15% 3
Shropshire +18 24 £50,000 +53.84% 4
Warwickshire -29 21 £34,125 -11.93% 7
Solihull +1 19 £45,000 +47.54% 1
Worcestershire -6 14 £43,750 +45.83%
Sutton Coldfield - 12 £45,000 -
Wolverhampton -3 6 £30,750 -14.58%
Walsall +8 2 £43,250 -
Willenhall - 1 £45,000 - 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 303 (54.89%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (42.75%) Selenium
3 204 (36.96%) QA
4 176 (31.88%) Java
5 143 (25.91%) C#
6 138 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 131 (23.73%) Unit Testing
8 122 (22.10%) SQL
9 111 (20.11%) Scrum
10 107 (19.38%) .NET
11 100 (18.12%) JavaScript
12 97 (17.57%) Finance
13 89 (16.12%) Software Testing
13 89 (16.12%) Manual Testing
14 88 (15.94%) BDD
15 87 (15.76%) HTML
16 79 (14.31%) SQL Server
17 77 (13.95%) Web Services
18 74 (13.41%) TDD
19 71 (12.86%) Regression Testing
20 70 (12.68%) ISTQB
21 69 (12.50%) Software Engineering
21 69 (12.50%) Git (software)
22 68 (12.32%) JIRA
23 66 (11.96%) E-Commerce
23 66 (11.96%) ISEB
24 64 (11.59%) Microsoft
24 64 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
25 63 (11.41%) Cucumber
26 61 (11.05%) 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 (4.17%) Tomcat
2 14 (2.54%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.36%) Apache
3 13 (2.36%) Documentum
4 9 (1.63%) Confluence
5 6 (1.09%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.91%) IIS
6 5 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.72%) JBoss
8 3 (0.54%) CMS
8 3 (0.54%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.36%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.36%) OpenEdge
10 1 (0.18%) Drupal
10 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.81%) Photoshop
3 8 (1.45%) Simulink
4 3 (0.54%) 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 28 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.36%) Office 365
4 12 (2.17%) SaaS
5 9 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (1.63%) GitHub
6 4 (0.72%) Slack
7 3 (0.54%) Amazon CloudSearch
7 3 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.54%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.36%) IaaS
8 2 (0.36%) PaaS
9 1 (0.18%) G Suite
9 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.17%) Firewall
1 12 (2.17%) HTTP
2 9 (1.63%) Wireshark
3 8 (1.45%) Skype
4 6 (1.09%) Bluetooth
4 6 (1.09%) Wireless
5 3 (0.54%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.54%) Internet
5 3 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.54%) ZigBee
6 2 (0.36%) Intranet
6 2 (0.36%) Profibus
7 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.18%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (14.31%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.34%) NoSQL
3 24 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 20 (3.62%) MongoDB
5 15 (2.72%) Big Data
6 14 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (2.17%) MarkLogic
7 12 (2.17%) MySQL
8 10 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.45%) Triplestore
11 7 (1.27%) Power BI
12 6 (1.09%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.91%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (0.72%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 236 (42.75%) Selenium
2 69 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 68 (12.32%) JIRA
4 63 (11.41%) Cucumber
5 58 (10.51%) JMeter
6 55 (9.96%) WebDriver
7 50 (9.06%) Jenkins
8 47 (8.51%) Visual Studio
9 45 (8.15%) JUnit
10 43 (7.79%) SoapUI
11 38 (6.88%) SpecFlow
12 36 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
13 22 (3.99%) Jasmine
14 21 (3.80%) HP UFT
14 21 (3.80%) Subversion
15 18 (3.26%) NUnit
16 17 (3.08%) Grunt
16 17 (3.08%) gulp
17 15 (2.72%) Ranorex
18 13 (2.36%) Mocha
General
1 97 (17.57%) Finance
2 33 (5.98%) Retail
3 29 (5.25%) Automotive
4 15 (2.72%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.36%) Banking
5 13 (2.36%) Games
6 11 (1.99%) Electronics
7 10 (1.81%) Billing
8 9 (1.63%) Legal
8 9 (1.63%) Marketing
9 5 (0.91%) Back Office
10 3 (0.54%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 142 (25.72%) Tester
2 130 (23.55%) Analyst
3 116 (21.01%) Developer
4 104 (18.84%) Test Analyst
5 69 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 64 (11.59%) Automation Tester
7 57 (10.33%) Software Tester
8 45 (8.15%) QA Engineer
9 40 (7.25%) Senior Developer
10 37 (6.70%) Software Analyst
11 33 (5.98%) Selenium Tester
12 31 (5.62%) Software Test Analyst
13 30 (5.43%) C# Developer
13 30 (5.43%) Selenium Automation Tester
13 30 (5.43%) Test Automation Engineer
14 29 (5.25%) QA Test Engineer
14 29 (5.25%) QA Tester
15 26 (4.71%) Software Engineer
16 25 (4.53%) Java Developer
16 25 (4.53%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (19.38%) .NET
2 87 (15.76%) HTML
3 77 (13.95%) Web Services
4 60 (10.87%) SOAP
5 58 (10.51%) .NET Framework
6 56 (10.14%) CSS
7 45 (8.15%) HTML5
8 42 (7.61%) REST
9 38 (6.88%) Node.js
10 37 (6.70%) ASP.NET
10 37 (6.70%) JSON
11 35 (6.34%) XML
12 34 (6.16%) Middleware
13 29 (5.25%) Gherkin
14 28 (5.07%) AngularJS
15 27 (4.89%) ASP.NET Web API
16 23 (4.17%) RESTful
17 21 (3.80%) CSS3
18 19 (3.44%) ASP.NET MVC
19 18 (3.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 61 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.80%) User Experience
3 30 (5.43%) Computer Science
3 30 (5.43%) Mobile App
4 17 (3.08%) Fintech
5 10 (1.81%) N-Tier
6 8 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (1.27%) Animation
8 6 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (0.91%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.91%) EPoS
10 4 (0.72%) iPhone
10 4 (0.72%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.72%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.54%) Blog
11 3 (0.54%) BYOD
11 3 (0.54%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (6.70%) Android
2 32 (5.80%) Linux
3 29 (5.25%) Windows
4 24 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 22 (3.99%) Unix
6 9 (1.63%) CentOS
6 9 (1.63%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.36%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (54.89%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 131 (23.73%) Unit Testing
4 111 (20.11%) Scrum
5 89 (16.12%) Manual Testing
5 89 (16.12%) Software Testing
6 88 (15.94%) BDD
7 74 (13.41%) TDD
8 71 (12.86%) Regression Testing
9 69 (12.50%) Software Engineering
10 66 (11.96%) E-Commerce
11 64 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
12 61 (11.05%) Functional Testing
13 58 (10.51%) SDLC
14 56 (10.14%) Mentoring
15 51 (9.24%) MVC
16 50 (9.06%) Test Strategy
17 46 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
18 38 (6.88%) Integration Testing
19 37 (6.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 176 (31.88%) Java
2 143 (25.91%) C#
3 122 (22.10%) SQL
4 100 (18.12%) JavaScript
5 38 (6.88%) Python
6 28 (5.07%) C++
6 28 (5.07%) Scala
7 24 (4.35%) PHP
7 24 (4.35%) VB
8 20 (3.62%) C
8 20 (3.62%) T-SQL
9 16 (2.90%) Ruby
9 16 (2.90%) VBScript
10 12 (2.17%) PowerShell
11 11 (1.99%) TypeScript
12 10 (1.81%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.81%) ES6
12 10 (1.81%) Groovy
12 10 (1.81%) VB.NET
12 10 (1.81%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 70 (12.68%) ISTQB
2 66 (11.96%) ISEB
3 59 (10.69%) Degree
4 32 (5.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (3.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (2.17%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.09%) CEH
7 6 (1.09%) CISM
7 6 (1.09%) CISSP
7 6 (1.09%) GIAC
7 6 (1.09%) 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
1 204 (36.96%) QA
2 12 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (1.81%) 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 20 (3.62%) Docker
2 11 (1.99%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.63%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 22 (3.99%) Puppet
2 11 (1.99%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.63%) Consul
3 9 (1.63%) Docker Swarm
3 9 (1.63%) Mesos
3 9 (1.63%) Nagios
3 9 (1.63%) StatsD
3 9 (1.63%) Terraform
4 4 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 64 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 32 (5.80%) Oracle
3 13 (2.36%) Pega
4 12 (2.17%) Google
5 11 (1.99%) Xamarin
6 10 (1.81%) Adobe
6 10 (1.81%) EMC
6 10 (1.81%) VMware
7 9 (1.63%) CA Agile Central
7 9 (1.63%) New Relic
8 8 (1.45%) Twitter
9 7 (1.27%) Tableau
10 6 (1.09%) Cognizant
11 5 (0.91%) Appcelerator
11 5 (0.91%) Facebook
11 5 (0.91%) Zend
12 4 (0.72%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.72%) HP
12 4 (0.72%) SAP
13 3 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Home working
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 hours ago
Staffordshire
Modis International
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 - £67000 per annum + excellent benefits, bonus etc
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Bintelgroup - EAPT SOLUTIONS
Salary: Market Rate
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 80,000 plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Networkers
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Axica Recruitment
Salary: benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coded People
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Performance related Annual Bonus a
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mane Contract Services Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + 25 days hols, excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Willenhall, West Midlands (County)
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum basic + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
I3
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Huxley
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascend Consulting
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
CloudThing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum , good benefits inc. share scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago