Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 55 51
Rank change year-on-year +23 -4 +47
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 640 530 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.28% 4.65% 4.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.07% 5.22% 5.40%
Number of salaries quoted 572 437 486
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £28,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £64,063 £60,800 £54,375
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 9052 10159 9516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.76% 89.15% 87.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7329 7943 7843
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +27 262 £47,000 +9.90% 12
Coventry +32 94 £35,000 -6.67% 8
Staffordshire +22 80 £32,750 -24.71% 4
Warwickshire -22 59 £27,500 -16.67% 4
Shropshire +16 43 £71,500 +36.48% 6
Worcestershire -12 23 £39,750 +22.31% 2
Solihull -4 17 £42,500 +77.08% 1
Herefordshire +9 12 £37,500 +15.38%
Wolverhampton -4 10 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Walsall +11 8 £45,000 -37.93%
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £45,000 -
Willenhall - 3 £45,000 -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 338 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (39.38%) Selenium
3 229 (35.78%) Java
4 196 (30.63%) QA
5 163 (25.47%) SQL
6 162 (25.31%) C#
7 161 (25.16%) Scrum
8 127 (19.84%) .NET
8 127 (19.84%) Jenkins
9 124 (19.38%) JavaScript
10 121 (18.91%) Unit Testing
11 120 (18.75%) Test Scripting
12 110 (17.19%) Git (software)
13 101 (15.78%) BDD
14 96 (15.00%) Software Testing
15 95 (14.84%) Cucumber
15 95 (14.84%) Microsoft
15 95 (14.84%) SQL Server
16 93 (14.53%) Mentoring
17 92 (14.38%) WebDriver
18 91 (14.22%) JIRA
19 90 (14.06%) TDD
20 85 (13.28%) SDLC
21 84 (13.13%) Finance
21 84 (13.13%) Puppet
22 83 (12.97%) Continuous Integration
22 83 (12.97%) Web Services
23 82 (12.81%) Degree
23 82 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
23 82 (12.81%) DevOps

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 29 (4.53%) JBoss
2 27 (4.22%) Tomcat
3 26 (4.06%) Documentum
4 18 (2.81%) Confluence
5 12 (1.88%) Apache
6 10 (1.56%) Umbraco
6 10 (1.56%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (1.09%) CMS
9 6 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.63%) IIS
12 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.41%) Simulink
3 5 (0.78%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.41%) Magento
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 76 (11.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (7.03%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (3.59%) SaaS
4 20 (3.13%) GitHub
5 12 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.94%) npm
9 5 (0.78%) PaaS
10 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.31%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.31%) IaaS
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudSearch
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.16%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.13%) NetScaler
2 12 (1.88%) HTTP
2 12 (1.88%) Internet
3 6 (0.94%) ATM
3 6 (0.94%) SMS
4 5 (0.78%) Intranet
5 4 (0.63%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.47%) Skype
6 3 (0.47%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.31%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.31%) Wireless
8 1 (0.16%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.16%) FTP
8 1 (0.16%) SSL
8 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.16%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (14.84%) SQL Server
2 51 (7.97%) NoSQL
3 29 (4.53%) MySQL
4 27 (4.22%) Relational Database
5 16 (2.50%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.78%) DB2
7 5 (0.78%) Neo4j
7 5 (0.78%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.78%) QlikView
7 5 (0.78%) RavenDB
7 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.63%) MarkLogic
8 4 (0.63%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 252 (39.38%) Selenium
2 127 (19.84%) Jenkins
3 110 (17.19%) Git (software)
4 95 (14.84%) Cucumber
5 92 (14.38%) WebDriver
6 91 (14.22%) JIRA
7 71 (11.09%) JUnit
8 52 (8.13%) SoapUI
9 48 (7.50%) JMeter
9 48 (7.50%) SpecFlow
10 37 (5.78%) TeamCity
11 32 (5.00%) Appium
12 28 (4.38%) Octopus Deploy
13 27 (4.22%) Maven
13 27 (4.22%) Visual Studio
14 25 (3.91%) HP UFT
15 24 (3.75%) JBehave
16 22 (3.44%) NuGet
16 22 (3.44%) WATIR
17 20 (3.13%) Ranorex
General
1 84 (13.13%) Finance
2 38 (5.94%) Retail
3 28 (4.38%) Banking
4 17 (2.66%) Electronics
5 12 (1.88%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.72%) Games
7 10 (1.56%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.41%) Automotive
9 8 (1.25%) Marketing
10 6 (0.94%) Advertising
11 5 (0.78%) Legal
12 3 (0.47%) Military
13 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.16%) Back Office
13 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 157 (24.53%) Developer
2 147 (22.97%) Tester
3 129 (20.16%) Analyst
4 108 (16.88%) Test Analyst
5 78 (12.19%) Test Engineer
6 74 (11.56%) Automation Tester
7 58 (9.06%) Java Developer
8 43 (6.72%) QA Engineer
9 39 (6.09%) Software Tester
10 38 (5.94%) Automation Test Analyst
10 38 (5.94%) QA Tester
11 32 (5.00%) Architect
11 32 (5.00%) Graduate
12 31 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
12 31 (4.84%) Software Developer
13 29 (4.53%) C# Developer
14 28 (4.38%) Test Automation Engineer
15 27 (4.22%) Full Stack Developer
15 27 (4.22%) QA Test Engineer
16 25 (3.91%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (19.84%) .NET
2 83 (12.97%) Web Services
3 70 (10.94%) HTML
4 67 (10.47%) SOAP
5 61 (9.53%) CSS
6 58 (9.06%) REST
7 49 (7.66%) XML
8 44 (6.88%) Node.js
9 43 (6.72%) HTML5
10 42 (6.56%) Middleware
11 41 (6.41%) .NET Framework
12 40 (6.25%) RESTful
13 30 (4.69%) jQuery
14 29 (4.53%) AngularJS
14 29 (4.53%) ASP.NET
15 28 (4.38%) Gherkin
15 28 (4.38%) Spring
15 28 (4.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 26 (4.06%) Hibernate
17 25 (3.91%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 82 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (6.72%) Computer Science
3 39 (6.09%) Mobile App
4 20 (3.13%) Robotics
5 17 (2.66%) Data Centre
5 17 (2.66%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.50%) Client/Server
7 13 (2.03%) Public Cloud
7 13 (2.03%) User Experience
8 11 (1.72%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.41%) Fintech
10 6 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (0.94%) Social Media
11 5 (0.78%) iSeries
11 5 (0.78%) Smart Home
11 5 (0.78%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.63%) Internet of Things
13 3 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 53 (8.28%) Linux
2 49 (7.66%) Windows
3 34 (5.31%) Android
4 22 (3.44%) Windows Server
5 19 (2.97%) Apple iOS
6 16 (2.50%) Unix
7 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (25.16%) Scrum
3 121 (18.91%) Unit Testing
4 120 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 101 (15.78%) BDD
6 96 (15.00%) Software Testing
7 93 (14.53%) Mentoring
8 90 (14.06%) TDD
9 85 (13.28%) SDLC
10 83 (12.97%) Continuous Integration
11 82 (12.81%) DevOps
12 71 (11.09%) Regression Testing
12 71 (11.09%) Software Engineering
13 67 (10.47%) Manual Testing
14 63 (9.84%) Configuration Management
15 58 (9.06%) MVC
16 56 (8.75%) Test Strategy
17 52 (8.13%) Web Development
18 50 (7.81%) OO
19 48 (7.50%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 229 (35.78%) Java
2 163 (25.47%) SQL
3 162 (25.31%) C#
4 124 (19.38%) JavaScript
5 47 (7.34%) Python
6 46 (7.19%) PowerShell
7 38 (5.94%) Ruby
8 34 (5.31%) PHP
9 26 (4.06%) C++
10 24 (3.75%) C
11 21 (3.28%) Scala
12 20 (3.13%) Groovy
12 20 (3.13%) Perl
13 18 (2.81%) MATLAB
14 12 (1.88%) VBScript
15 11 (1.72%) RPG
16 10 (1.56%) Shell Script
16 10 (1.56%) XPath
17 8 (1.25%) VB.NET
18 7 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (12.81%) Degree
2 69 (10.78%) ISTQB
3 68 (10.63%) ISEB
4 31 (4.84%) Security Cleared
5 30 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (2.03%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.47%) CITP
10 3 (0.47%) SAP Certification
11 2 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.31%) PhD
12 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (30.63%) QA
2 20 (3.13%) SLA
3 18 (2.81%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (1.25%) IEC 61508
4 8 (1.25%) IEC 62304
5 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (7.03%) Docker
2 11 (1.72%) Firmware
2 11 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
2 11 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.78%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 84 (13.13%) Puppet
2 40 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (5.16%) Ansible
4 11 (1.72%) Salt
4 11 (1.72%) SCVMM
5 10 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (1.25%) ZABBIX
7 5 (0.78%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 5 (0.78%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.78%) Marathon
7 5 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (0.78%) SCCM
7 5 (0.78%) SCOM
8 3 (0.47%) Terraform
9 1 (0.16%) Nessus
9 1 (0.16%) Nmap
Vendors
1 95 (14.84%) Microsoft
2 45 (7.03%) Oracle
3 28 (4.38%) Google
3 28 (4.38%) Pega
4 21 (3.28%) EMC
5 14 (2.19%) Xamarin
6 12 (1.88%) BMC
7 11 (1.72%) VMware
8 10 (1.56%) HP
8 10 (1.56%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.25%) CA Agile Central
9 8 (1.25%) Citrix
9 8 (1.25%) Cognizant
9 8 (1.25%) IBM
10 5 (0.78%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.78%) McAfee
10 5 (0.78%) Symantec
10 5 (0.78%) webMethods
10 5 (0.78%) Zoomdata
11 3 (0.47%) Xilinx