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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 110 95 125
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +30
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 37 34 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.58% 1.73% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 2.03% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 24 34 6
Median salary £33,750 £38,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £30,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
2026 1675 1832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 86.36% 85.11% 84.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1461 1405 1576
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 28 August 2016.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 67 (59.82%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (39.29%) ServiceNow
3 43 (38.39%) HTML
3 43 (38.39%) JavaScript
4 36 (32.14%) Selenium
5 34 (30.36%) ITIL
6 32 (28.57%) Java
6 32 (28.57%) ITIL V3
7 30 (26.79%) REST
7 30 (26.79%) SQL
7 30 (26.79%) Ant
7 30 (26.79%) CSS
7 30 (26.79%) SOAP
7 30 (26.79%) OO
7 30 (26.79%) XML
7 30 (26.79%) JSON
7 30 (26.79%) Maven
7 30 (26.79%) Ajax
7 30 (26.79%) Git (software)
8 26 (23.21%) Non-Functional Testing
9 25 (22.32%) Test Management
9 25 (22.32%) ISEB
10 24 (21.43%) Security Testing
11 23 (20.54%) Test Strategy
12 21 (18.75%) Web Services
13 20 (17.86%) Exploratory Testing
14 19 (16.96%) Jenkins
15 18 (16.07%) Unix
15 18 (16.07%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (16.07%) Functional Programming

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 2 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (10.71%) Eloqua
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.93%) HTTP
1 10 (8.93%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.89%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.50%) MySQL
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (32.14%) Selenium
2 30 (26.79%) Ant
2 30 (26.79%) Git (software)
2 30 (26.79%) Maven
3 19 (16.96%) Jenkins
4 12 (10.71%) Eclipse
5 9 (8.04%) HP UFT
6 7 (6.25%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.57%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.68%) JIRA
8 3 (2.68%) JUnit
9 2 (1.79%) Appium
9 2 (1.79%) Ranorex
9 2 (1.79%) SilkTest
9 2 (1.79%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.89%) Gatling
10 1 (0.89%) Mocha
10 1 (0.89%) NeoLoad
10 1 (0.89%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.89%) Subversion
General
1 13 (11.61%) Finance
2 12 (10.71%) Marketing
3 10 (8.93%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.46%) Games
5 2 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (34.82%) Developer
2 32 (28.57%) ServiceNow Developer
3 23 (20.54%) Test Manager
4 21 (18.75%) Analyst
5 20 (17.86%) Test Analyst
6 19 (16.96%) Senior Developer
7 17 (15.18%) Tester
8 14 (12.50%) Software Tester
9 12 (10.71%) Development Manager
10 9 (8.04%) Service Manager
10 9 (8.04%) Test Validation Manager
11 7 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 7 (6.25%) Software Analyst
11 7 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
12 6 (5.36%) Developer in Test
13 5 (4.46%) Automation Test Analyst
13 5 (4.46%) Web Tester
14 4 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
14 4 (3.57%) Selenium Tester
14 4 (3.57%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (38.39%) HTML
2 30 (26.79%) Ajax
2 30 (26.79%) CSS
2 30 (26.79%) JSON
2 30 (26.79%) REST
2 30 (26.79%) SOAP
2 30 (26.79%) XML
3 21 (18.75%) Web Services
4 13 (11.61%) jQuery
5 12 (10.71%) J2EE
6 7 (6.25%) .NET
7 1 (0.89%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.07%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (8.93%) Life Science
2 10 (8.93%) User Experience
3 9 (8.04%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.46%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.79%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.07%) Unix
2 3 (2.68%) Android
2 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.68%) Windows
3 1 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (59.82%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (30.36%) ITIL
3 32 (28.57%) ITIL V3
4 30 (26.79%) OO
5 26 (23.21%) Non-Functional Testing
6 25 (22.32%) Test Management
7 24 (21.43%) Security Testing
8 23 (20.54%) Test Strategy
9 20 (17.86%) Exploratory Testing
10 18 (16.07%) Functional Programming
11 15 (13.39%) Scrum
12 14 (12.50%) Automation Testing
12 14 (12.50%) Software Testing
13 13 (11.61%) BDD
13 13 (11.61%) Coaching
13 13 (11.61%) System Testing
14 12 (10.71%) CRM
14 12 (10.71%) E-Commerce
14 12 (10.71%) Mentoring
14 12 (10.71%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (38.39%) JavaScript
2 32 (28.57%) Java
3 30 (26.79%) SQL
4 7 (6.25%) C#
5 5 (4.46%) C
6 2 (1.79%) Python
6 2 (1.79%) Ruby
6 2 (1.79%) Scala
7 1 (0.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (22.32%) ISEB
2 7 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (39.29%) ServiceNow
2 12 (10.71%) SAP
3 4 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.89%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (0.89%) Zend