The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 86 110 121
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 60 21 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.44% 1.14% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 1.34% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 16 21 1
Median salary £41,250 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.66%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Test Automation
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2131 1573 1516
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 86.52% 85.54% 84.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1567 1258 1323
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Birmingham

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 53 (61.63%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (40.70%) Selenium
3 28 (32.56%) Java
3 28 (32.56%) Non-Functional Testing
4 27 (31.40%) Test Management
5 26 (30.23%) Security Testing
5 26 (30.23%) ISEB
6 24 (27.91%) Test Strategy
7 18 (20.93%) SQL
7 18 (20.93%) ServiceNow
8 17 (19.77%) JavaScript
8 17 (19.77%) OO
8 17 (19.77%) Validation
8 17 (19.77%) Scrum
8 17 (19.77%) BDD
9 16 (18.60%) XML
9 16 (18.60%) SOAP
9 16 (18.60%) .NET
9 16 (18.60%) HTML
9 16 (18.60%) Functional Testing
9 16 (18.60%) Data Centre
10 15 (17.44%) Ant
10 15 (17.44%) CSS
10 15 (17.44%) Maven
10 15 (17.44%) Ajax
10 15 (17.44%) Software Testing
10 15 (17.44%) QA
10 15 (17.44%) JSON
10 15 (17.44%) REST
10 15 (17.44%) Git (software)

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (1.16%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Eloqua
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) FlexRay
1 1 (1.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.14%) MySQL
2 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 35 (40.70%) Selenium
2 15 (17.44%) Ant
2 15 (17.44%) Git (software)
2 15 (17.44%) Maven
3 13 (15.12%) WebDriver
4 10 (11.63%) JUnit
5 8 (9.30%) HP UFT
5 8 (9.30%) Ranorex
5 8 (9.30%) SoapUI
5 8 (9.30%) SpecFlow
6 7 (8.14%) Eclipse
6 7 (8.14%) Jenkins
6 7 (8.14%) Subversion
6 7 (8.14%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.49%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.16%) FogBugz
8 1 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (11.63%) Games
2 8 (9.30%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Manufacturing
3 7 (8.14%) Marketing
4 1 (1.16%) Automotive
4 1 (1.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (30.23%) Test Manager
2 23 (26.74%) Tester
3 16 (18.60%) Analyst
3 16 (18.60%) Service Manager
3 16 (18.60%) Software Tester
3 16 (18.60%) Test Validation Manager
4 15 (17.44%) Test Analyst
5 13 (15.12%) Automation Tester
6 12 (13.95%) Developer
7 11 (12.79%) ServiceNow Developer
8 10 (11.63%) Software Analyst
8 10 (11.63%) Software Test Analyst
9 9 (10.47%) Senior Developer
10 8 (9.30%) Agile Test Analyst
10 8 (9.30%) Consultant
10 8 (9.30%) Test Automation Consultant
10 8 (9.30%) Test Consultant
11 7 (8.14%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (8.14%) Development Manager
11 7 (8.14%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.60%) .NET
1 16 (18.60%) HTML
1 16 (18.60%) SOAP
1 16 (18.60%) XML
2 15 (17.44%) Ajax
2 15 (17.44%) CSS
2 15 (17.44%) JSON
2 15 (17.44%) REST
3 9 (10.47%) Web Services
4 8 (9.30%) .NET Framework
5 7 (8.14%) J2EE
5 7 (8.14%) jQuery
6 1 (1.16%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.16%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.60%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.30%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (9.30%) Life Science
3 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.16%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.30%) Unix
2 1 (1.16%) Android
2 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (61.63%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (32.56%) Non-Functional Testing
3 27 (31.40%) Test Management
4 26 (30.23%) Security Testing
5 24 (27.91%) Test Strategy
6 17 (19.77%) BDD
6 17 (19.77%) OO
6 17 (19.77%) Scrum
6 17 (19.77%) Validation
7 16 (18.60%) Functional Testing
8 15 (17.44%) Software Testing
9 14 (16.28%) Automation Testing
10 13 (15.12%) ITIL
11 11 (12.79%) E-Commerce
11 11 (12.79%) ITIL V3
12 9 (10.47%) Migration
12 9 (10.47%) Open Source
13 8 (9.30%) Functional Programming
13 8 (9.30%) Software Engineering
14 7 (8.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.56%) Java
2 18 (20.93%) SQL
3 17 (19.77%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.47%) C#
4 9 (10.47%) Python
5 8 (9.30%) Scala
6 1 (1.16%) C
6 1 (1.16%) C++
6 1 (1.16%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.16%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (30.23%) ISEB
2 5 (5.81%) ISTQB
2 5 (5.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.44%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (20.93%) ServiceNow
2 7 (8.14%) SAP
3 6 (6.98%) HP
4 1 (1.16%) IBM
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.16%) Remedy
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £42000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Great benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago