Period
to 23 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Worcestershire
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 32 61
Rank change year-on-year -10 +29 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 24 24 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 4.86% 5.18% 2.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.38% 5.96% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 21 23 13
Worcestershire median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% +18.18% -14.06%
10th Percentile £30,000 £24,550 £20,500
90th Percentile £45,625 £68,750 £42,500
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.41% +4.00% -

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 Worcestershire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Worcestershire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 446 403 468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 90.28% 87.04% 88.97%
Number of salaries quoted 399 380 431
Worcestershire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £22,950 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,500 £57,625 £47,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Worcestershire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Worcestershire.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Worcestershire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Worcestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Worcestershire over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Worcestershire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Worcestershire region over the 6 months to 23 October 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
Worcester +8 21 £42,500 +30.77%
Redditch -9 1 £20,000 -33.33%
Test Automation
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 13 (54.17%) Automotive
2 11 (45.83%) Manufacturing
2 11 (45.83%) VB
2 11 (45.83%) PowerShell
3 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (25.00%) Selenium
4 6 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 5 (20.83%) C#
5 5 (20.83%) Java
5 5 (20.83%) Ruby
6 4 (16.67%) .NET
7 3 (12.50%) C
7 3 (12.50%) Change Management
7 3 (12.50%) Electronics
7 3 (12.50%) Scrum
7 3 (12.50%) Military
7 3 (12.50%) VHDL
7 3 (12.50%) C++
7 3 (12.50%) Web Services
7 3 (12.50%) Ethernet
7 3 (12.50%) EMC
7 3 (12.50%) Assembly Language
7 3 (12.50%) Firmware
7 3 (12.50%) ASIC
7 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 3 (12.50%) MATLAB
7 3 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (12.50%) CPLD
7 3 (12.50%) Xilinx

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Worcestershire 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (25.00%) Selenium
1 6 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (8.33%) Appium
4 1 (4.17%) eggPlant
General
1 13 (54.17%) Automotive
2 11 (45.83%) Manufacturing
3 3 (12.50%) Electronics
3 3 (12.50%) Military
4 2 (8.33%) Finance
5 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Software Support Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Test Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) FPGA Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Process Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Software Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Software Support Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
6 2 (8.33%) Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Junior
7 1 (4.17%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Junior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) Velocity
2 3 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Algorithms
1 3 (12.50%) ASIC
1 3 (12.50%) CPLD
1 3 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 3 (12.50%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.50%) Change Management
2 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 3 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
2 3 (12.50%) FPGA Design
2 3 (12.50%) Scrum
2 3 (12.50%) Signal Processing
3 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.17%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (4.17%) Analytics
4 1 (4.17%) Coaching
4 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.17%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) PowerShell
1 11 (45.83%) VB
2 5 (20.83%) C#
2 5 (20.83%) Java
2 5 (20.83%) Ruby
3 3 (12.50%) Assembly Language
3 3 (12.50%) C
3 3 (12.50%) C++
3 3 (12.50%) MATLAB
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
1 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) EMC
1 3 (12.50%) Mentor Graphics
1 3 (12.50%) Xilinx
2 2 (8.33%) Xamarin