Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 6 months to 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 34 58
Rank change year-on-year -28 +24 -17
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 150 264 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.12% 6.94% 4.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.55% 7.53% 5.12%
Number of salaries quoted 115 241 182
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £42,765
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +9.90% +14.04%
10th Percentile £30,250 £30,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £69,500 £65,000 £62,375
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +6.67%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,295 3,508 4,357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.52% 92.27% 90.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2,357 2,773 3,198
Birmingham median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £25,855
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.25% - -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation 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 in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Birmingham

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 106 (70.67%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (50.67%) Java
2 76 (50.67%) Selenium
3 63 (42.00%) Scrum
4 53 (35.33%) WebDriver
5 44 (29.33%) Test Strategy
6 43 (28.67%) Waterfall
7 40 (26.67%) C#
8 37 (24.67%) JavaScript
9 35 (23.33%) QA
10 32 (21.33%) Cucumber
11 27 (18.00%) TDD
11 27 (18.00%) BDD
12 25 (16.67%) SQL
12 25 (16.67%) Visual Studio
12 25 (16.67%) CSS
13 24 (16.00%) Web Services
13 24 (16.00%) JUnit
13 24 (16.00%) Python
13 24 (16.00%) TestNG
13 24 (16.00%) SpecFlow
14 23 (15.33%) Software Testing
14 23 (15.33%) HTML
15 21 (14.00%) .NET
15 21 (14.00%) V-Model
15 21 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
15 21 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
15 21 (14.00%) AngularJS
16 20 (13.33%) DevOps
16 20 (13.33%) Continuous Integration

Test Automation
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 8 (5.33%) Confluence
2 5 (3.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 5 (3.33%) Apache
2 5 (3.33%) Apache Solr
2 5 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.33%) Drupal
4 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.33%) Mingle
3 2 (1.33%) Maya
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
1 21 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (2.67%) BrowserStack
3 4 (2.67%) GitHub
3 4 (2.67%) SaaS
4 2 (1.33%) Fastly
4 2 (1.33%) Stackdriver
5 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.67%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.67%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.67%) Boomi
5 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.67%) Serverless
5 1 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.33%) SSL
2 1 (0.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.67%) FlexRay
2 1 (0.67%) SMS
2 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.67%) NoSQL
2 14 (9.33%) Relational Database
3 12 (8.00%) MongoDB
4 11 (7.33%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.33%) MySQL
6 4 (2.67%) Redis
7 3 (2.00%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.33%) BigQuery
8 2 (1.33%) Bigtable
9 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.67%) Big Data
9 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.67%) DB2
9 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 76 (50.67%) Selenium
2 53 (35.33%) WebDriver
3 32 (21.33%) Cucumber
4 25 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 24 (16.00%) JUnit
5 24 (16.00%) SpecFlow
5 24 (16.00%) TestNG
6 19 (12.67%) Jenkins
7 17 (11.33%) JIRA
8 14 (9.33%) Git (software)
9 13 (8.67%) TeamCity
10 9 (6.00%) Maven
11 7 (4.67%) Rational Rose
12 6 (4.00%) SoapUI
13 5 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (3.33%) FitNesse
13 5 (3.33%) Grunt
13 5 (3.33%) SonarQube
14 4 (2.67%) JMeter
14 4 (2.67%) Subversion
General
1 19 (12.67%) Finance
2 8 (5.33%) Marketing
2 8 (5.33%) Retail
3 5 (3.33%) Publishing
4 4 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.67%) Automotive
5 1 (0.67%) Electronics
5 1 (0.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 35 (23.33%) Developer
2 29 (19.33%) Analyst
2 29 (19.33%) Test Analyst
3 27 (18.00%) Test Engineer
4 21 (14.00%) Tester
5 13 (8.67%) Senior Developer
6 12 (8.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 12 (8.00%) Software Tester
7 10 (6.67%) Automation Tester
7 10 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
7 10 (6.67%) Test Manager
8 9 (6.00%) QA Tester
8 9 (6.00%) Test Automation Manager
9 8 (5.33%) Java Developer
9 8 (5.33%) Senior Tester
9 8 (5.33%) Software Engineer
10 7 (4.67%) QA Analyst
10 7 (4.67%) QA Test Analyst
10 7 (4.67%) Software QA Tester
10 7 (4.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.67%) CSS
2 24 (16.00%) Web Services
3 23 (15.33%) HTML
4 21 (14.00%) .NET
4 21 (14.00%) AngularJS
5 17 (11.33%) jQuery
6 15 (10.00%) React
7 11 (7.33%) CSS3
7 11 (7.33%) HTML5
7 11 (7.33%) Node.js
8 9 (6.00%) JSON
8 9 (6.00%) RESTful
8 9 (6.00%) Spring
9 7 (4.67%) .NET Framework
9 7 (4.67%) XML
10 6 (4.00%) Dropwizard
10 6 (4.00%) Entity Framework
10 6 (4.00%) KnockoutJS
10 6 (4.00%) SOAP
11 5 (3.33%) Handlebars
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.00%) Fintech
2 11 (7.33%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (6.00%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.33%) Device Driver
4 5 (3.33%) PDA
4 5 (3.33%) Replication
4 5 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.33%) Social Media
4 5 (3.33%) Taxonomies
5 4 (2.67%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.67%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.67%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.33%) NHS
7 1 (0.67%) Blog
7 1 (0.67%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.67%) Windows
2 3 (2.00%) Android
2 3 (2.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.00%) Unix
3 1 (0.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (70.67%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (42.00%) Scrum
3 44 (29.33%) Test Strategy
4 43 (28.67%) Waterfall
5 27 (18.00%) BDD
5 27 (18.00%) TDD
6 23 (15.33%) Software Testing
7 21 (14.00%) V-Model
8 20 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (13.33%) DevOps
8 20 (13.33%) Manual Testing
9 19 (12.67%) Defect Tracking
9 19 (12.67%) SDET
10 18 (12.00%) OO
11 17 (11.33%) Software Engineering
12 16 (10.67%) Load Testing
12 16 (10.67%) Open Source
12 16 (10.67%) Regression Testing
13 15 (10.00%) Workflow
14 13 (8.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (50.67%) Java
2 40 (26.67%) C#
3 37 (24.67%) JavaScript
4 25 (16.67%) SQL
5 24 (16.00%) Python
6 16 (10.67%) Ruby
7 9 (6.00%) Java 8
7 9 (6.00%) PHP
8 6 (4.00%) Go
9 5 (3.33%) XPath
10 3 (2.00%) C
10 3 (2.00%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.33%) PHP 5
12 1 (0.67%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.67%) Perl
12 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (8.67%) ISTQB
2 12 (8.00%) ISEB
3 9 (6.00%) Degree
4 8 (5.33%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (23.33%) QA
2 4 (2.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (5.33%) Docker
2 5 (3.33%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (4.67%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.33%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.33%) Terraform
4 1 (0.67%) Ansible
4 1 (0.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.67%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.67%) Kibana
4 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.00%) Google
2 6 (4.00%) ServiceNow
3 5 (3.33%) Adobe
3 5 (3.33%) hybris
4 4 (2.67%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.00%) Apple
5 3 (2.00%) Oracle
6 2 (1.33%) HP
6 2 (1.33%) IBM
7 1 (0.67%) Aderant
7 1 (0.67%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.67%) Cognos
7 1 (0.67%) Dell
7 1 (0.67%) Intapp
7 1 (0.67%) OutSystems
7 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.67%) SAP
7 1 (0.67%) Splunk
7 1 (0.67%) UiPath