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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 14 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 47 59 51
Rank change year-on-year +12 -8 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 455 288 148
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.25% 4.44% 4.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.47% 4.81% 4.93%
Number of salaries quoted 243 201 118
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £26,750
25th Percentile £38,700 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £59,188
90th Percentile £84,250 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 8,316 5,991 3,001
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 96.02% 92.40% 93.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5,230 4,480 2,476
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £39,750 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

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 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Warwickshire -6 172 £55,000 +46.67% 12
Birmingham -5 131 £55,000 - 12
Coventry -2 58 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Shropshire +11 17 £56,500 +32.94% 1
Staffordshire -27 11 £35,000 -18.13% 2
Worcestershire -7 10 £45,000 -18.18%
West Bromwich - 7 £35,000 - 1
Wolverhampton +4 3 £52,500 +16.67%
Dudley - 3 - -
Halesowen - 3 £33,500 - 3
Solihull +17 2 £41,250 -13.16% 2
Walsall -8 1 £57,500 +6.48% 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, 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.

1 322 (70.77%) Agile
2 166 (36.48%) Python
3 163 (35.82%) Automotive
4 160 (35.16%) Social Skills
5 151 (33.19%) Software Testing
6 131 (28.79%) Java
6 131 (28.79%) Problem-Solving
7 124 (27.25%) Software Engineering
8 121 (26.59%) Validation
9 114 (25.05%) Degree
10 113 (24.84%) Continuous Integration
11 109 (23.96%) C
12 100 (21.98%) Analytical Skills
13 97 (21.32%) SQL
13 97 (21.32%) Regression Testing
14 93 (20.44%) Scrum
14 93 (20.44%) Test Strategy
15 89 (19.56%) DevOps
16 86 (18.90%) CI/CD
17 82 (18.02%) Project Management
18 80 (17.58%) Software Delivery
19 78 (17.14%) AWS
20 75 (16.48%) QA
21 74 (16.26%) JIRA
22 73 (16.04%) Hardware-in-the-Loop
23 72 (15.82%) Selenium
23 72 (15.82%) Mentoring
24 71 (15.60%) JavaScript
25 70 (15.38%) .NET
25 70 (15.38%) Microsoft

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 38 (8.35%) Confluence
2 15 (3.30%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.76%) CMS
3 8 (1.76%) JBoss
4 7 (1.54%) IIS
5 6 (1.32%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.32%) GlassFish
5 6 (1.32%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.44%) SAS
6 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.22%) Apache
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 30 (6.59%) Simulink
2 15 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.22%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 78 (17.14%) AWS
2 68 (14.95%) Azure
3 34 (7.47%) GitHub
4 33 (7.25%) SaaS
5 24 (5.27%) Azure DevOps
6 17 (3.74%) GCP
7 10 (2.20%) GitHub Actions
8 9 (1.98%) CloudBees
9 8 (1.76%) Cloudflare
9 8 (1.76%) Firebase
10 7 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.54%) Power Platform
11 6 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (1.32%) Cloud Functions
11 6 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (1.32%) OpenShift
11 6 (1.32%) Serverless
12 5 (1.10%) Microsoft 365
13 4 (0.88%) PaaS
13 4 (0.88%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.30%) FlexRay
2 7 (1.54%) Firewall
2 7 (1.54%) Internet
3 5 (1.10%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.44%) Broadband
4 2 (0.44%) FTP
4 2 (0.44%) RTP
5 1 (0.22%) DHCP
5 1 (0.22%) DNS
5 1 (0.22%) HTTP
5 1 (0.22%) IPsec
5 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.25%) NoSQL
3 20 (4.40%) MySQL
4 19 (4.18%) MongoDB
5 18 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.76%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (1.32%) Flink
8 5 (1.10%) Big Data
8 5 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.10%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.88%) Power BI
9 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.66%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.66%) Pentaho
10 3 (0.66%) Redis
11 2 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.44%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.44%) Impala
Development Applications
1 74 (16.26%) JIRA
2 72 (15.82%) Selenium
3 67 (14.73%) Git (software)
4 66 (14.51%) Polyspace
5 53 (11.65%) Jenkins
6 47 (10.33%) Rational DOORS
6 47 (10.33%) Rational Rhapsody
7 34 (7.47%) GitLab
8 31 (6.81%) Cucumber
9 30 (6.59%) Artifactory
10 20 (4.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 20 (4.40%) Gerrit
10 20 (4.40%) Visual Studio
11 17 (3.74%) Postman
12 16 (3.52%) Subversion
13 15 (3.30%) Bitbucket
13 15 (3.30%) Maven
14 14 (3.08%) SoapUI
15 12 (2.64%) JUnit
16 10 (2.20%) JMeter
General
1 163 (35.82%) Automotive
2 160 (35.16%) Social Skills
3 100 (21.98%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (10.11%) Finance
5 23 (5.05%) Public Sector
6 17 (3.74%) Electronics
6 17 (3.74%) Manufacturing
7 15 (3.30%) Law
7 15 (3.30%) Telecoms
8 13 (2.86%) Influencing Skills
9 8 (1.76%) Advertising
10 7 (1.54%) Retail
11 6 (1.32%) Banking
11 6 (1.32%) Legal
12 3 (0.66%) Documentation Skills
12 3 (0.66%) Games
12 3 (0.66%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 3 (0.66%) Marketing
13 2 (0.44%) Presentation Skills
13 2 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (13.41%) Developer
2 56 (12.31%) Integration Engineer
3 45 (9.89%) Software Integration Engineer
4 35 (7.69%) Analyst
5 34 (7.47%) Test Leader
6 33 (7.25%) Software Engineer
7 31 (6.81%) Test Analyst
7 31 (6.81%) Test Engineer
8 29 (6.37%) Systems Engineer
9 28 (6.15%) Tester
10 18 (3.96%) Lead Software Engineer
11 17 (3.74%) Automation Test Lead
12 16 (3.52%) Software Tester
13 15 (3.30%) Automation Engineer
13 15 (3.30%) Java Engineer
14 14 (3.08%) Product Owner
14 14 (3.08%) Software Developer
15 12 (2.64%) QA Engineer
16 11 (2.42%) Java Developer
16 11 (2.42%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (15.38%) .NET
2 35 (7.69%) Node.js
3 34 (7.47%) RESTful
4 30 (6.59%) Web Services
5 25 (5.49%) HTML
6 24 (5.27%) React
7 18 (3.96%) REST
8 16 (3.52%) .NET Core
9 15 (3.30%) AngularJS
9 15 (3.30%) ASP.NET
10 14 (3.08%) CSS
10 14 (3.08%) Spring
11 11 (2.42%) Java EE
12 10 (2.20%) .NET Framework
12 10 (2.20%) Gherkin
13 8 (1.76%) Spring Boot
14 7 (1.54%) SOAP
14 7 (1.54%) Vue.js
14 7 (1.54%) XML
15 6 (1.32%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.91%) Driving Licence
2 16 (3.52%) Mobile App
3 15 (3.30%) User Experience
4 14 (3.08%) Cloud Native
5 13 (2.86%) Data Structures
6 12 (2.64%) Life Science
7 11 (2.42%) Public Cloud
7 11 (2.42%) Tandem
8 10 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.76%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (1.54%) Derivative
11 6 (1.32%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.10%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.88%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.88%) Hackathon
13 4 (0.88%) Smartphone
14 3 (0.66%) Client/Server
15 2 (0.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.69%) Linux
2 22 (4.84%) Unix
3 18 (3.96%) Android
3 18 (3.96%) Apple iOS
4 15 (3.30%) Windows
5 11 (2.42%) AIX
6 7 (1.54%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.10%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (70.77%) Agile
2 151 (33.19%) Software Testing
3 131 (28.79%) Problem-Solving
4 124 (27.25%) Software Engineering
5 121 (26.59%) Validation
6 113 (24.84%) Continuous Integration
7 97 (21.32%) Regression Testing
8 93 (20.44%) Scrum
8 93 (20.44%) Test Strategy
9 89 (19.56%) DevOps
10 86 (18.90%) CI/CD
11 82 (18.02%) Project Management
12 80 (17.58%) Software Delivery
13 73 (16.04%) Hardware-in-the-Loop
14 72 (15.82%) Mentoring
15 69 (15.16%) Release Management
16 67 (14.73%) Model Validation
16 67 (14.73%) System Testing
17 66 (14.51%) FMEA
17 66 (14.51%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 166 (36.48%) Python
2 131 (28.79%) Java
3 109 (23.96%) C
4 97 (21.32%) SQL
5 71 (15.60%) JavaScript
6 68 (14.95%) C#
7 51 (11.21%) C++
8 45 (9.89%) MATLAB
9 22 (4.84%) PowerShell
10 20 (4.40%) TypeScript
11 17 (3.74%) PL/SQL
12 12 (2.64%) Go
13 11 (2.42%) PHP
14 10 (2.20%) Ruby
15 8 (1.76%) Bash
15 8 (1.76%) Rust
15 8 (1.76%) VBA
16 6 (1.32%) Perl
16 6 (1.32%) VB.NET
17 5 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 114 (25.05%) Degree
2 66 (14.51%) ISTQB
3 37 (8.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 25 (5.49%) Security Cleared
5 20 (4.40%) SC Cleared
6 17 (3.74%) ISEB
7 9 (1.98%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 9 (1.98%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 7 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (1.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (16.48%) QA
2 66 (14.51%) Automotive SPICE
2 66 (14.51%) MISRA
3 19 (4.18%) AUTOSAR
4 14 (3.08%) Accessibility
5 12 (2.64%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (7.69%) Docker
2 4 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.44%) HDFS
3 2 (0.44%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (7.03%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.54%) Ansible
4 5 (1.10%) Terraform
5 4 (0.88%) Puppet
6 1 (0.22%) Grafana
6 1 (0.22%) Nagios
6 1 (0.22%) Packer
6 1 (0.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 70 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 58 (12.75%) IBM
3 31 (6.81%) Oracle
4 23 (5.05%) Google
5 14 (3.08%) Blue Prism
6 11 (2.42%) Atlassian
7 9 (1.98%) New Relic
7 9 (1.98%) UiPath
8 8 (1.76%) Automation Anywhere
9 4 (0.88%) PagerDuty
9 4 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.66%) Denodo
10 3 (0.66%) SAP
10 3 (0.66%) Splunk
11 2 (0.44%) BT
11 2 (0.44%) Databricks
11 2 (0.44%) Guidewire
11 2 (0.44%) Informatica
11 2 (0.44%) Talend
11 2 (0.44%) VMware