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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands / Worcestershire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 26 43
Rank change year-on-year -10 +17  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 14 21 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 5.19% 6.25% 3.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.86% 6.93% 3.95%
Number of salaries quoted 13 20 10
Median salary £43,750 £36,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.68% -9.37%  
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 Worcestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Worcestershire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 239 303 253
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 88.52% 90.18% 86.05%
Number of salaries quoted 220 280 223
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Worcestershire 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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
Worcester +16 12 £43,750 +2.94%
Malvern -4 1 - -
Redditch -8 1 £20,000 -33.33%
Test Automation
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) HTML
2 13 (44.83%) CSS
3 12 (41.38%) Automotive
4 11 (37.93%) HTML5
4 11 (37.93%) CSS3
5 10 (34.48%) PHP
6 9 (31.03%) VB
6 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
6 9 (31.03%) Manufacturing
6 9 (31.03%) PowerShell
7 8 (27.59%) SEO
7 8 (27.59%) Marketing
8 7 (24.14%) Pay per click
8 7 (24.14%) Animation
8 7 (24.14%) TDD
8 7 (24.14%) Subversion
8 7 (24.14%) Mocha
8 7 (24.14%) BDD
8 7 (24.14%) Backbone.js
8 7 (24.14%) KnockoutJS
8 7 (24.14%) Jasmine
8 7 (24.14%) Unit Testing
8 7 (24.14%) JSUnit
8 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
8 7 (24.14%) Node.js
8 7 (24.14%) Sass
8 7 (24.14%) Mobile App
8 7 (24.14%) Grunt
8 7 (24.14%) gulp

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 4 (13.79%) MongoDB
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
1 7 (24.14%) Grunt
1 7 (24.14%) gulp
1 7 (24.14%) Jasmine
1 7 (24.14%) JSUnit
1 7 (24.14%) Mocha
1 7 (24.14%) Subversion
2 6 (20.69%) Selenium
3 5 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (13.79%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (6.90%) Bugzilla
5 2 (6.90%) JIRA
6 1 (3.45%) eggPlant
6 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (41.38%) Automotive
2 9 (31.03%) Manufacturing
3 8 (27.59%) Marketing
4 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Developer
2 8 (27.59%) Support Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 7 (24.14%) HTML CSS Developer
3 7 (24.14%) HTML Developer
3 7 (24.14%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (20.69%) Analyst
4 6 (20.69%) Test Engineer
5 5 (17.24%) Software Support Engineer
5 5 (17.24%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (13.79%) Senior Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Software Analyst
7 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
7 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
7 3 (10.34%) QA Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (10.34%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (10.34%) Software Support Analyst
7 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
7 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) CSS
1 13 (44.83%) HTML
2 11 (37.93%) CSS3
2 11 (37.93%) HTML5
3 7 (24.14%) Backbone.js
3 7 (24.14%) Chai
3 7 (24.14%) KnockoutJS
3 7 (24.14%) Node.js
3 7 (24.14%) Sass
4 4 (13.79%) .NET
4 4 (13.79%) .NET Framework
4 4 (13.79%) Angular 2
4 4 (13.79%) AngularJS
4 4 (13.79%) Entity Framework
5 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Animation
1 7 (24.14%) Mobile App
1 7 (24.14%) User Experience
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (27.59%) SEO
3 7 (24.14%) BDD
3 7 (24.14%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 7 (24.14%) Pay per click
3 7 (24.14%) TDD
3 7 (24.14%) Unit Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Web Development
5 4 (13.79%) Kanban
5 4 (13.79%) MVC
5 4 (13.79%) SDLC
5 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.34%) Manual Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.45%) Analytics
7 1 (3.45%) Functional Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Online Marketing
7 1 (3.45%) OpenUP
7 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) PHP
2 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
2 9 (31.03%) PowerShell
2 9 (31.03%) VB
3 5 (17.24%) C#
4 4 (13.79%) TypeScript
5 1 (3.45%) Java
5 1 (3.45%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) ISEB
1 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft