The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 128 120
Rank change year-on-year +23 -8  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 20 16 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.07% 0.67% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.77% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 19 16 1
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50%  

Automation 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 1681 2082 1441
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 89.94% 87.15% 82.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1341 1583 1189
Median salary £45,000 £43,974 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.33% -0.05%  
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%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Birmingham

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Automation Testing in Birmingham

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Testing in Birmingham over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 53 (89.83%) Selenium
2 45 (76.27%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (49.15%) Java
4 27 (45.76%) JavaScript
4 27 (45.76%) JIRA
5 25 (42.37%) QA
6 24 (40.68%) Test Scripting
7 23 (38.98%) C++
7 23 (38.98%) Python
8 21 (35.59%) Automated Testing
8 21 (35.59%) Linux
9 19 (32.20%) Finance
10 18 (30.51%) E-Commerce
11 15 (25.42%) Performance Testing
11 15 (25.42%) BDD
12 13 (22.03%) Unit Testing
12 13 (22.03%) JMeter
13 12 (20.34%) Scrum
13 12 (20.34%) ISTQB
13 12 (20.34%) Fintech
14 11 (18.64%) WebDriver
15 10 (16.95%) Open Source
15 10 (16.95%) Manual Testing
15 10 (16.95%) Regression Testing
16 9 (15.25%) C
17 8 (13.56%) C#
17 8 (13.56%) Software Testing
17 8 (13.56%) TDD
17 8 (13.56%) Test Automation
18 7 (11.86%) API Testing

Automation 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:

Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 53 (89.83%) Selenium
2 27 (45.76%) JIRA
3 13 (22.03%) JMeter
4 11 (18.64%) WebDriver
5 7 (11.86%) Robot Framework
6 6 (10.17%) HP UFT
6 6 (10.17%) SoapUI
7 5 (8.47%) SpecFlow
8 4 (6.78%) Cucumber
8 4 (6.78%) eggPlant
8 4 (6.78%) JBehave
8 4 (6.78%) JUnit
8 4 (6.78%) Ranorex
8 4 (6.78%) Subversion
8 4 (6.78%) TestNG
8 4 (6.78%) WATIR
9 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
9 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.69%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.69%) Mocha
General
1 19 (32.20%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (37.29%) Analyst
2 19 (32.20%) Test Analyst
3 16 (27.12%) Tester
4 14 (23.73%) Test Leader
5 10 (16.95%) Automation Tester
5 10 (16.95%) Software Analyst
5 10 (16.95%) Software Test Analyst
5 10 (16.95%) Test Engineer
6 8 (13.56%) Automation Test Lead
7 7 (11.86%) Software Tester
8 5 (8.47%) Software Test Engineer
9 4 (6.78%) Development Engineer
9 4 (6.78%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 4 (6.78%) Selenium Tester
9 4 (6.78%) Software Development Engineer
9 4 (6.78%) Software Engineer
9 4 (6.78%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (6.78%) Test Development Engineer
9 4 (6.78%) Test Manager
10 3 (5.08%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) .NET
2 6 (10.17%) SOAP
3 5 (8.47%) HTML
4 4 (6.78%) Gherkin
4 4 (6.78%) Web Services
5 3 (5.08%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.69%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.69%) Lambda Expressions
6 1 (1.69%) LINQ
6 1 (1.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Fintech
2 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.59%) Linux
2 4 (6.78%) Unix
2 4 (6.78%) Windows
3 3 (5.08%) Android
3 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (76.27%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (40.68%) Test Scripting
3 21 (35.59%) Automated Testing
4 18 (30.51%) E-Commerce
5 15 (25.42%) BDD
5 15 (25.42%) Performance Testing
6 13 (22.03%) Unit Testing
7 12 (20.34%) Scrum
8 10 (16.95%) Manual Testing
8 10 (16.95%) Open Source
8 10 (16.95%) Regression Testing
9 8 (13.56%) Software Testing
9 8 (13.56%) TDD
9 8 (13.56%) Test Automation
10 7 (11.86%) API Testing
10 7 (11.86%) Test Strategy
11 6 (10.17%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (10.17%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (10.17%) Waterfall
12 5 (8.47%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 29 (49.15%) Java
2 27 (45.76%) JavaScript
3 23 (38.98%) C++
3 23 (38.98%) Python
4 9 (15.25%) C
5 8 (13.56%) C#
6 6 (10.17%) Perl
6 6 (10.17%) SQL
7 2 (3.39%) Ruby
7 2 (3.39%) Scala
7 2 (3.39%) VB
7 2 (3.39%) VBScript
8 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (20.34%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.69%) Degree
3 1 (1.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (42.37%) QA
2 4 (6.78%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (6.78%) Cognizant
2 1 (1.69%) HP
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle
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Nigel Frank International
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Posted: 23 days ago