Period
to 24 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 54 52
Rank change year-on-year +21 -2 +40
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 644 532 509
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.36% 4.65% 4.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.15% 5.22% 5.32%
Number of salaries quoted 577 443 492
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £28,500 £22,050
90th Percentile £64,063 £61,250 £53,750
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 9001 10197 9565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.87% 89.21% 87.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7279 7971 7907
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 £64,700
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 24 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 24 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 +20 262 £47,000 +9.90% 10
Coventry +31 96 £36,000 -4.00% 10
Staffordshire +28 80 £33,000 -24.14% 2
Warwickshire -19 62 £29,000 -12.12% 4
Shropshire +17 43 £71,500 +36.48% 6
Worcestershire -7 23 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Solihull -6 15 £42,500 +77.08% 2
Herefordshire +8 12 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Wolverhampton -2 12 £45,000 +28.57%
Walsall +11 9 £45,000 -37.93% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £45,000 -
Willenhall - 3 £45,000 -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 343 (53.26%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (39.44%) Selenium
3 229 (35.56%) Java
4 198 (30.75%) QA
5 163 (25.31%) SQL
6 161 (25.00%) C#
7 160 (24.84%) Scrum
8 126 (19.57%) Jenkins
9 125 (19.41%) JavaScript
9 125 (19.41%) .NET
10 123 (19.10%) Test Scripting
11 121 (18.79%) Unit Testing
12 111 (17.24%) Git (software)
13 100 (15.53%) BDD
14 99 (15.37%) Cucumber
14 99 (15.37%) Software Testing
15 97 (15.06%) Microsoft
16 96 (14.91%) SQL Server
17 93 (14.44%) WebDriver
17 93 (14.44%) Mentoring
18 92 (14.29%) TDD
19 90 (13.98%) JIRA
20 87 (13.51%) SDLC
21 85 (13.20%) Puppet
22 84 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
23 83 (12.89%) Finance
23 83 (12.89%) Web Services
24 82 (12.73%) Degree
24 82 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
25 81 (12.58%) 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 28 (4.35%) JBoss
2 27 (4.19%) Tomcat
3 26 (4.04%) Documentum
4 18 (2.80%) Confluence
5 13 (2.02%) Apache
6 11 (1.71%) Umbraco
7 10 (1.55%) WebLogic
8 9 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (1.09%) CMS
10 6 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.78%) IIS
12 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (3.73%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.40%) Simulink
3 7 (1.09%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.40%) Magento
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 76 (11.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (6.99%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (3.57%) SaaS
4 20 (3.11%) GitHub
5 12 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.93%) npm
8 5 (0.78%) PaaS
9 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.31%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.31%) IaaS
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudSearch
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.16%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.11%) NetScaler
2 12 (1.86%) HTTP
2 12 (1.86%) Internet
3 7 (1.09%) SMS
4 6 (0.93%) ATM
5 5 (0.78%) Intranet
6 4 (0.62%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.62%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.47%) Skype
8 2 (0.31%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.31%) Wireless
9 1 (0.16%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.16%) FTP
9 1 (0.16%) SSL
9 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.16%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (14.91%) SQL Server
2 53 (8.23%) NoSQL
3 29 (4.50%) MySQL
4 27 (4.19%) Relational Database
5 18 (2.80%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.78%) DB2
8 5 (0.78%) Neo4j
8 5 (0.78%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.78%) QlikView
8 5 (0.78%) RavenDB
8 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.62%) MarkLogic
9 4 (0.62%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 254 (39.44%) Selenium
2 126 (19.57%) Jenkins
3 111 (17.24%) Git (software)
4 99 (15.37%) Cucumber
5 93 (14.44%) WebDriver
6 90 (13.98%) JIRA
7 69 (10.71%) JUnit
8 52 (8.07%) SoapUI
9 47 (7.30%) JMeter
10 45 (6.99%) SpecFlow
11 37 (5.75%) TeamCity
12 32 (4.97%) Appium
13 28 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
14 27 (4.19%) Maven
15 26 (4.04%) HP UFT
15 26 (4.04%) Visual Studio
16 22 (3.42%) JBehave
16 22 (3.42%) NuGet
17 21 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
18 20 (3.11%) WATIR
General
1 83 (12.89%) Finance
2 41 (6.37%) Retail
3 28 (4.35%) Banking
4 17 (2.64%) Electronics
5 11 (1.71%) Games
5 11 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.55%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.24%) Automotive
7 8 (1.24%) Marketing
8 6 (0.93%) Advertising
9 5 (0.78%) Legal
10 3 (0.47%) Military
11 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.16%) Back Office
11 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 157 (24.38%) Developer
2 145 (22.52%) Tester
3 127 (19.72%) Analyst
4 107 (16.61%) Test Analyst
5 81 (12.58%) Test Engineer
6 73 (11.34%) Automation Tester
7 57 (8.85%) Java Developer
8 42 (6.52%) QA Engineer
9 41 (6.37%) Software Tester
10 37 (5.75%) Automation Test Analyst
11 36 (5.59%) QA Tester
12 32 (4.97%) Architect
12 32 (4.97%) Software Developer
13 31 (4.81%) DevOps Engineer
13 31 (4.81%) Graduate
13 31 (4.81%) Test Automation Engineer
14 27 (4.19%) C# Developer
14 27 (4.19%) Full Stack Developer
15 26 (4.04%) QA Test Engineer
15 26 (4.04%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (19.41%) .NET
2 83 (12.89%) Web Services
3 72 (11.18%) HTML
4 67 (10.40%) SOAP
5 63 (9.78%) CSS
6 59 (9.16%) REST
7 50 (7.76%) XML
8 45 (6.99%) Node.js
9 44 (6.83%) HTML5
10 43 (6.68%) Middleware
11 40 (6.21%) RESTful
12 38 (5.90%) .NET Framework
13 30 (4.66%) AngularJS
13 30 (4.66%) jQuery
14 28 (4.35%) ASP.NET
14 28 (4.35%) Spring
14 28 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 26 (4.04%) Gherkin
15 26 (4.04%) Hibernate
16 25 (3.88%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 82 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (6.68%) Computer Science
3 40 (6.21%) Mobile App
4 20 (3.11%) Robotics
5 18 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.64%) Data Centre
7 15 (2.33%) Client/Server
8 13 (2.02%) Public Cloud
8 13 (2.02%) User Experience
9 11 (1.71%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.24%) Fintech
11 6 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (0.93%) Smart Home
11 6 (0.93%) Social Media
12 5 (0.78%) iSeries
12 5 (0.78%) Smart Meter
13 4 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.62%) Internet of Things
14 3 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 54 (8.39%) Linux
2 49 (7.61%) Windows
3 33 (5.12%) Android
4 22 (3.42%) Windows Server
5 19 (2.95%) Apple iOS
6 16 (2.48%) Unix
7 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (53.26%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (24.84%) Scrum
3 123 (19.10%) Test Scripting
4 121 (18.79%) Unit Testing
5 100 (15.53%) BDD
6 99 (15.37%) Software Testing
7 93 (14.44%) Mentoring
8 92 (14.29%) TDD
9 87 (13.51%) SDLC
10 84 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
11 81 (12.58%) DevOps
12 73 (11.34%) Software Engineering
13 71 (11.02%) Regression Testing
14 70 (10.87%) Manual Testing
15 63 (9.78%) Configuration Management
16 59 (9.16%) MVC
17 55 (8.54%) Test Strategy
18 52 (8.07%) Web Development
19 49 (7.61%) OO
20 48 (7.45%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 229 (35.56%) Java
2 163 (25.31%) SQL
3 161 (25.00%) C#
4 125 (19.41%) JavaScript
5 50 (7.76%) Python
6 45 (6.99%) PowerShell
7 38 (5.90%) Ruby
8 35 (5.43%) PHP
9 27 (4.19%) C++
10 24 (3.73%) C
11 21 (3.26%) Scala
12 20 (3.11%) Groovy
12 20 (3.11%) Perl
13 18 (2.80%) MATLAB
14 12 (1.86%) VBScript
15 11 (1.71%) RPG
16 10 (1.55%) Shell Script
16 10 (1.55%) XPath
17 9 (1.40%) VB.NET
18 7 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (12.73%) Degree
2 71 (11.02%) ISTQB
3 70 (10.87%) ISEB
4 31 (4.81%) Security Cleared
5 30 (4.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (2.02%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.93%) 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
1 198 (30.75%) QA
2 20 (3.11%) SLA
3 18 (2.80%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (1.24%) IEC 61508
4 8 (1.24%) IEC 62304
5 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (7.30%) Docker
2 11 (1.71%) Firmware
2 11 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
2 11 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.78%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 85 (13.20%) Puppet
2 41 (6.37%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (5.12%) Ansible
4 11 (1.71%) Salt
4 11 (1.71%) SCVMM
5 10 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (1.24%) ZABBIX
7 6 (0.93%) Kubernetes
8 5 (0.78%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 5 (0.78%) Marathon
8 5 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.78%) SCCM
8 5 (0.78%) SCOM
9 3 (0.47%) Terraform
10 1 (0.16%) Nessus
10 1 (0.16%) Nmap
Vendors
1 97 (15.06%) Microsoft
2 45 (6.99%) Oracle
3 29 (4.50%) Google
4 28 (4.35%) Pega
5 21 (3.26%) EMC
6 15 (2.33%) Xamarin
7 12 (1.86%) BMC
8 11 (1.71%) Sitecore
8 11 (1.71%) VMware
9 10 (1.55%) HP
10 8 (1.24%) Citrix
10 8 (1.24%) Cognizant
10 8 (1.24%) IBM
11 6 (0.93%) CA Agile Central
12 5 (0.78%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.78%) McAfee
12 5 (0.78%) Symantec
12 5 (0.78%) webMethods
12 5 (0.78%) Zoomdata
13 3 (0.47%) Xilinx