Period
to 21 January 2018

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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 53 46
Rank change year-on-year +16 -7 +45
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 577 504 513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.95% 4.83% 4.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.74% 5.38% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 482 438 487
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +10.39% +2.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £28,750 £23,450
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,150 £53,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 8,567 9,370 9,149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.41% 89.88% 87.63%
Number of salaries quoted 6,742 7,330 7,617
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £41,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.20% - +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,425 £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 January 2018.

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 January 2018. 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 +16 202 £47,000 +4.44% 22
Coventry +25 107 £40,000 +3.23% 10
Staffordshire +24 67 £32,500 -25.29% 15
Warwickshire -15 55 £30,000 -25.00% 10
Shropshire +3 28 £50,000 -4.56% 5
Herefordshire +28 27 £38,750 -3.13%
Worcestershire +2 26 £35,000 +3.70% 5
Solihull -13 19 £40,000 +23.08% 6
Wolverhampton -12 13 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Walsall +4 5 £45,000 -37.93% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £28,250 - 3
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 337 (58.41%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (33.97%) Selenium
3 187 (32.41%) Java
4 183 (31.72%) SQL
5 180 (31.20%) QA
6 158 (27.38%) Scrum
7 152 (26.34%) JavaScript
8 134 (23.22%) C#
9 114 (19.76%) .NET
10 110 (19.06%) Test Scripting
11 106 (18.37%) Unit Testing
12 101 (17.50%) Jenkins
13 100 (17.33%) Git (software)
14 99 (17.16%) Software Testing
15 91 (15.77%) Cucumber
16 87 (15.08%) TDD
17 85 (14.73%) Mentoring
18 84 (14.56%) SDLC
18 84 (14.56%) Finance
19 83 (14.38%) BDD
20 79 (13.69%) Manual Testing
20 79 (13.69%) HTML
21 78 (13.52%) ISTQB
22 77 (13.34%) Microsoft Azure
22 77 (13.34%) ISEB
23 74 (12.82%) Microsoft
24 73 (12.65%) SQL Server
24 73 (12.65%) Software Engineering
24 73 (12.65%) Degree
25 71 (12.31%) Web Services

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 37 (6.41%) JBoss
2 16 (2.77%) Confluence
3 12 (2.08%) Tomcat
4 11 (1.91%) Umbraco
5 7 (1.21%) Apache
6 6 (1.04%) CMS
6 6 (1.04%) Documentum
6 6 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (1.04%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.87%) IIS
8 3 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.17%) nginx
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 18 (3.12%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.08%) Chatbot
3 9 (1.56%) Simulink
4 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.17%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.17%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 9 (1.56%) Magento
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 77 (13.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (6.24%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.43%) SaaS
4 12 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (2.08%) npm
5 10 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.87%) GitHub
7 3 (0.52%) PaaS
8 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.35%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.17%) Route 53
9 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.25%) NetScaler
2 8 (1.39%) HTTP
3 6 (1.04%) ATM
3 6 (1.04%) Internet
4 5 (0.87%) SMS
5 3 (0.52%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.52%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.17%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.17%) FlexRay
6 1 (0.17%) Intranet
6 1 (0.17%) Skype
6 1 (0.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (12.65%) SQL Server
2 53 (9.19%) NoSQL
3 26 (4.51%) MySQL
4 24 (4.16%) Relational Database
5 22 (3.81%) MongoDB
6 13 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (1.39%) Data Mining
8 7 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.87%) DB2
10 5 (0.87%) QlikView
11 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.35%) BigQuery
12 2 (0.35%) Bigtable
12 2 (0.35%) IBM InfoSphere
12 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 196 (33.97%) Selenium
2 101 (17.50%) Jenkins
3 100 (17.33%) Git (software)
4 91 (15.77%) Cucumber
5 69 (11.96%) WebDriver
6 60 (10.40%) JUnit
7 53 (9.19%) JIRA
7 53 (9.19%) SoapUI
8 29 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (4.51%) HP UFT
10 25 (4.33%) SpecFlow
10 25 (4.33%) TeamCity
11 24 (4.16%) JMeter
12 21 (3.64%) Subversion
13 20 (3.47%) Appium
14 18 (3.12%) Maven
14 18 (3.12%) Octopus Deploy
14 18 (3.12%) Visual Studio
15 16 (2.77%) NuGet
15 16 (2.77%) Protractor
General
1 84 (14.56%) Finance
2 45 (7.80%) Retail
3 22 (3.81%) Banking
4 16 (2.77%) Electronics
5 10 (1.73%) Back Office
5 10 (1.73%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.39%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.39%) Marketing
8 6 (1.04%) Advertising
8 6 (1.04%) Games
9 4 (0.69%) Automotive
10 3 (0.52%) Legal
10 3 (0.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 141 (24.44%) Developer
2 122 (21.14%) Analyst
3 111 (19.24%) Tester
4 106 (18.37%) Test Analyst
5 70 (12.13%) Test Engineer
6 59 (10.23%) Java Developer
7 55 (9.53%) Automation Tester
8 35 (6.07%) Software Tester
9 33 (5.72%) QA Engineer
9 33 (5.72%) Software Engineer
10 32 (5.55%) Automation Test Analyst
10 32 (5.55%) QA Tester
11 29 (5.03%) Test Automation Engineer
12 28 (4.85%) Software Developer
13 25 (4.33%) Full Stack Developer
13 25 (4.33%) PHP Developer
13 25 (4.33%) Software Analyst
13 25 (4.33%) Software Test Analyst
13 25 (4.33%) Test Leader
14 24 (4.16%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (19.76%) .NET
2 79 (13.69%) HTML
3 71 (12.31%) Web Services
4 69 (11.96%) CSS
5 65 (11.27%) SOAP
6 61 (10.57%) Node.js
7 56 (9.71%) HTML5
8 55 (9.53%) RESTful
9 54 (9.36%) XML
10 49 (8.49%) REST
11 38 (6.59%) Spring
12 37 (6.41%) Hibernate
13 36 (6.24%) jQuery
14 31 (5.37%) Sass
15 29 (5.03%) Middleware
15 29 (5.03%) React
16 28 (4.85%) J2EE
16 28 (4.85%) Spring MVC
17 27 (4.68%) JSON
18 25 (4.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
1 52 (9.01%) Mobile App
2 35 (6.07%) Computer Science
3 22 (3.81%) User Experience
4 14 (2.43%) Client/Server
4 14 (2.43%) Robotics
5 13 (2.25%) Public Cloud
6 12 (2.08%) Algorithms
7 11 (1.91%) Data Centre
7 11 (1.91%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.04%) Social Media
10 5 (0.87%) iSeries
10 5 (0.87%) Smart Meter
11 4 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.52%) CPLD
12 3 (0.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 3 (0.52%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.52%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 53 (9.19%) Linux
2 43 (7.45%) Windows
3 33 (5.72%) Android
4 20 (3.47%) Apple iOS
5 18 (3.12%) Unix
6 16 (2.77%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (58.41%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (27.38%) Scrum
3 110 (19.06%) Test Scripting
4 106 (18.37%) Unit Testing
5 99 (17.16%) Software Testing
6 87 (15.08%) TDD
7 85 (14.73%) Mentoring
8 84 (14.56%) SDLC
9 83 (14.38%) BDD
10 79 (13.69%) Manual Testing
11 73 (12.65%) Software Engineering
12 70 (12.13%) Regression Testing
13 67 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
14 65 (11.27%) MVC
15 59 (10.23%) Test Strategy
16 56 (9.71%) DevOps
17 52 (9.01%) Functional Testing
18 48 (8.32%) Web Development
19 47 (8.15%) Microservices
19 47 (8.15%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 187 (32.41%) Java
2 183 (31.72%) SQL
3 152 (26.34%) JavaScript
4 134 (23.22%) C#
5 52 (9.01%) Python
6 44 (7.63%) PHP
7 37 (6.41%) PowerShell
8 32 (5.55%) Ruby
9 31 (5.37%) C++
10 21 (3.64%) C
10 21 (3.64%) Scala
11 20 (3.47%) Perl
12 19 (3.29%) Groovy
13 15 (2.60%) MATLAB
14 13 (2.25%) VB.NET
15 12 (2.08%) ES6
15 12 (2.08%) VBScript
16 11 (1.91%) RPG
17 10 (1.73%) Shell Script
18 9 (1.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 78 (13.52%) ISTQB
2 77 (13.34%) ISEB
3 73 (12.65%) Degree
4 22 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (2.77%) Security Cleared
6 14 (2.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (2.08%) SC Cleared
8 8 (1.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.35%) CITP
10 2 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (31.20%) QA
2 8 (1.39%) IEC 61508
2 8 (1.39%) IEC 62304
3 6 (1.04%) SLA
4 4 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 71 (12.31%) Docker
2 11 (1.91%) Firmware
2 11 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
2 11 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.87%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 70 (12.13%) Puppet
2 45 (7.80%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (4.68%) Ansible
4 12 (2.08%) Marathon
5 11 (1.91%) Salt
5 11 (1.91%) SCVMM
6 7 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.87%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (0.87%) SCCM
7 5 (0.87%) SCOM
8 4 (0.69%) Terraform
9 2 (0.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.17%) collectd
10 1 (0.17%) Kibana
10 1 (0.17%) logstash
10 1 (0.17%) Nessus
10 1 (0.17%) Nmap
10 1 (0.17%) StatsD
10 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 74 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 48 (8.32%) Oracle
3 28 (4.85%) Google
4 11 (1.91%) BMC
4 11 (1.91%) Sitecore
4 11 (1.91%) VMware
4 11 (1.91%) Xamarin
5 9 (1.56%) Pega
6 8 (1.39%) HP
6 8 (1.39%) webMethods
7 7 (1.21%) Citrix
7 7 (1.21%) EMC
7 7 (1.21%) IBM
8 5 (0.87%) McAfee
8 5 (0.87%) Symantec
8 5 (0.87%) Zoomdata
9 3 (0.52%) Mentor Graphics
9 3 (0.52%) Reuters
9 3 (0.52%) Xilinx
10 2 (0.35%) Netezza