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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / West Midlands
Rank 185 166 154
Rank change year-on-year -19 -12  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 28 77 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.60% 1.27% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.44% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 26 47 54
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £27,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £65,000 £45,000
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 4187 5362 4198
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 89.89% 88.10% 83.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3396 4320 3502
Median salary £42,500 £43,974 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.35% +3.46%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £62,500 £62,898
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 22 March 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 22 March 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 -25 9 £42,500 - 1
Worcestershire -6 7 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Warwickshire +30 5 £38,750 +4.02%
Coventry +22 4 £57,500 +30.68% 2
Solihull -6 2 £38,750 -26.88%
Staffordshire +3 1 £40,000 +45.45%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 51 (66.23%) Agile Software Development
1 51 (66.23%) Selenium
2 33 (42.86%) QA
3 27 (35.06%) C#
3 27 (35.06%) .NET
4 24 (31.17%) Java
4 24 (31.17%) SQL
5 23 (29.87%) HTML
6 21 (27.27%) Software Engineering
6 21 (27.27%) WebDriver
7 20 (25.97%) Finance
7 20 (25.97%) SDLC
8 18 (23.38%) CSS
8 18 (23.38%) BDD
8 18 (23.38%) AngularJS
9 17 (22.08%) MVC
10 16 (20.78%) Scrum
10 16 (20.78%) Software Testing
10 16 (20.78%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (18.18%) TDD
11 14 (18.18%) JavaScript
11 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
11 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
12 13 (16.88%) Test Scripting
13 12 (15.58%) Kanban
13 12 (15.58%) Unit Testing
13 12 (15.58%) Cucumber
13 12 (15.58%) E-Commerce
13 12 (15.58%) Automation Testing
14 11 (14.29%) HTTP

Test Automation
Top Related 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 4 (5.19%) Confluence
1 4 (5.19%) Documentum
2 3 (3.90%) Apache
2 3 (3.90%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.60%) OpenEdge
3 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.30%) CMS
4 1 (1.30%) IIS
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.90%) Simulink
2 2 (2.60%) MS Office
2 2 (2.60%) MS Project
3 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.30%) Stateflow
3 1 (1.30%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.30%) GitHub
2 1 (1.30%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.30%) IaaS
2 1 (1.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 7 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 7 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.90%) Big Data
4 3 (3.90%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.60%) MySQL
5 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 51 (66.23%) Selenium
2 21 (27.27%) WebDriver
3 12 (15.58%) Cucumber
4 10 (12.99%) JIRA
5 8 (10.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (7.79%) HP UFT
7 6 (7.79%) Jenkins
8 5 (6.49%) Maven
8 5 (6.49%) SpecFlow
9 4 (5.19%) Git (software)
9 4 (5.19%) SoapUI
9 4 (5.19%) Subversion
9 4 (5.19%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.90%) CANoe
10 3 (3.90%) Mercurial
11 2 (2.60%) Ant
11 2 (2.60%) Bugzilla
11 2 (2.60%) Ranorex
11 2 (2.60%) TestComplete
General
1 20 (25.97%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Back Office
3 3 (3.90%) Automotive
4 2 (2.60%) Games
4 2 (2.60%) Retail
5 1 (1.30%) Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (32.47%) Developer
2 20 (25.97%) Tester
3 16 (20.78%) Test Engineer
4 13 (16.88%) Analyst
4 13 (16.88%) Test Analyst
5 12 (15.58%) .NET Developer
5 12 (15.58%) Test Automation Engineer
6 11 (14.29%) Automation Tester
7 10 (12.99%) Senior Developer
8 8 (10.39%) Senior .NET Developer
8 8 (10.39%) Software Developer
9 7 (9.09%) C# Developer
9 7 (9.09%) Junior
9 7 (9.09%) Software Analyst
9 7 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
10 6 (7.79%) QA Tester
10 6 (7.79%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 6 (7.79%) Senior C# Developer
10 6 (7.79%) Senior Tester
10 6 (7.79%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (35.06%) .NET
2 23 (29.87%) HTML
3 18 (23.38%) AngularJS
3 18 (23.38%) CSS
4 9 (11.69%) .NET Framework
5 8 (10.39%) ASP.NET
5 8 (10.39%) CSS3
5 8 (10.39%) Entity Framework
5 8 (10.39%) HTML5
6 7 (9.09%) Angular 2
6 7 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (9.09%) jQuery
6 7 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
6 7 (9.09%) REST
6 7 (9.09%) SOAP
6 7 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (7.79%) XML
8 4 (5.19%) Web Services
8 4 (5.19%) XML Messaging
9 2 (2.60%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.60%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.60%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.60%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.60%) iPad
3 2 (2.60%) User Experience
4 1 (1.30%) Blog
4 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.30%) DataPower
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.79%) Windows
2 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (66.23%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 20 (25.97%) SDLC
4 18 (23.38%) BDD
5 17 (22.08%) MVC
6 16 (20.78%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (20.78%) Scrum
6 16 (20.78%) Software Testing
7 14 (18.18%) TDD
8 13 (16.88%) Test Scripting
9 12 (15.58%) Automation Testing
9 12 (15.58%) E-Commerce
9 12 (15.58%) Kanban
9 12 (15.58%) Unit Testing
10 10 (12.99%) Web Development
11 9 (11.69%) Functional Testing
12 8 (10.39%) Regression Testing
13 7 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
13 7 (9.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 27 (35.06%) C#
2 24 (31.17%) Java
2 24 (31.17%) SQL
3 14 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.09%) TypeScript
5 5 (6.49%) Python
5 5 (6.49%) Ruby
6 4 (5.19%) C
6 4 (5.19%) C++
6 4 (5.19%) Scala
7 3 (3.90%) Perl
7 3 (3.90%) PHP
8 2 (2.60%) VB
8 2 (2.60%) VBScript
9 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.30%) Lua
9 1 (1.30%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) ISEB
2 7 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.90%) BC Cleared
4 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.30%) Degree
5 1 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (42.86%) QA
2 4 (5.19%) SDET
3 2 (2.60%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) Puppet
2 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.19%) Atlassian
2 4 (5.19%) EMC
2 4 (5.19%) OpenText
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle
2 4 (5.19%) Pega
3 3 (3.90%) Google
4 1 (1.30%) HP
4 1 (1.30%) IBM
4 1 (1.30%) MathWorks
4 1 (1.30%) Twitter
4 1 (1.30%) Xamarin
Telford, Shropshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £55,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £36k - 42k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment Midlands Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Leidos
Posted: 13 days ago
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago