The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 103 112
Rank change year-on-year +8 +9  
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 29 34 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.57% 1.43% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.64% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 25 33 10
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £30,200 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,100 £65,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Automated Testing 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 Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1657 2069 1444
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 89.86% 87.23% 82.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1317 1580 1196
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,622 £28,550
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Birmingham

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Automated Testing in Birmingham

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automated Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 32 (50.00%) Selenium
2 29 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (40.63%) QA
3 26 (40.63%) Test Scripting
4 23 (35.94%) JavaScript
5 21 (32.81%) SDLC
6 20 (31.25%) C#
7 19 (29.69%) .NET
7 19 (29.69%) ISTQB
7 19 (29.69%) Automation Testing
8 18 (28.13%) E-Commerce
8 18 (28.13%) Java
9 17 (26.56%) ISEB
9 17 (26.56%) HP UFT
10 15 (23.44%) SQL Server
10 15 (23.44%) HTML
11 14 (21.88%) CSS
11 14 (21.88%) Finance
11 14 (21.88%) TDD
12 13 (20.31%) Performance Testing
12 13 (20.31%) Microsoft Azure
12 13 (20.31%) BDD
12 13 (20.31%) SQL
13 12 (18.75%) Visual Studio
13 12 (18.75%) Unit Testing
13 12 (18.75%) Test Strategy
13 12 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (17.19%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (17.19%) JIRA
14 11 (17.19%) Linux

Automated Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.13%) CMS
2 1 (1.56%) Drupal
2 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.56%) MySQL
2 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (50.00%) Selenium
2 17 (26.56%) HP UFT
3 12 (18.75%) Visual Studio
4 11 (17.19%) JIRA
5 8 (12.50%) MSBuild
6 7 (10.94%) Cucumber
7 6 (9.38%) JMeter
7 6 (9.38%) WebDriver
8 4 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (4.69%) Robot Framework
10 2 (3.13%) SoapUI
10 2 (3.13%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.56%) Appium
General
1 14 (21.88%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Automotive
3 2 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Analyst
2 16 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 14 (21.88%) Developer
4 10 (15.63%) Automation Test Analyst
4 10 (15.63%) Senior Developer
5 8 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 8 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
5 8 (12.50%) Test Automation Manager
5 8 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 8 (12.50%) Tester
6 6 (9.38%) Automation Tester
6 6 (9.38%) Test Leader
7 5 (7.81%) Software Tester
8 4 (6.25%) Manual Tester
8 4 (6.25%) QA Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Test Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) C# Developer
9 3 (4.69%) QA Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) QA Tester
10 2 (3.13%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (29.69%) .NET
2 15 (23.44%) HTML
3 14 (21.88%) CSS
4 11 (17.19%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (15.63%) ASP.NET
5 10 (15.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (6.25%) AngularJS
6 4 (6.25%) SOAP
7 3 (4.69%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.69%) HTML5
7 3 (4.69%) jQuery
8 2 (3.13%) CSS3
8 2 (3.13%) JSON
8 2 (3.13%) REST
8 2 (3.13%) WCF
9 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (1.56%) Backbone.js
9 1 (1.56%) Entity Framework
9 1 (1.56%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (1.56%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (15.63%) Fintech
3 5 (7.81%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.25%) iPhone
4 4 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.25%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.19%) Linux
2 8 (12.50%) Android
3 4 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (40.63%) Test Scripting
3 21 (32.81%) SDLC
4 19 (29.69%) Automation Testing
5 18 (28.13%) E-Commerce
6 14 (21.88%) TDD
7 13 (20.31%) BDD
7 13 (20.31%) Performance Testing
8 12 (18.75%) Test Strategy
8 12 (18.75%) Unit Testing
9 11 (17.19%) MVC
10 10 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (15.63%) Mentoring
10 10 (15.63%) Software Engineering
10 10 (15.63%) Software Testing
11 9 (14.06%) Manual Testing
11 9 (14.06%) Re-Platforming
11 9 (14.06%) System Testing
11 9 (14.06%) Technical Analysis
12 8 (12.50%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.94%) JavaScript
2 20 (31.25%) C#
3 18 (28.13%) Java
4 13 (20.31%) SQL
5 11 (17.19%) Python
6 10 (15.63%) C++
7 9 (14.06%) T-SQL
8 7 (10.94%) Scala
8 7 (10.94%) VBScript
9 5 (7.81%) VB
10 4 (6.25%) C
11 2 (3.13%) PHP
12 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (29.69%) ISTQB
2 17 (26.56%) ISEB
3 7 (10.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (6.25%) Degree
5 2 (3.13%) GNVQ
5 2 (3.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (40.63%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
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