Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 43 56
Rank change year-on-year +7 +13 +71
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 228 256 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.90% 5.33% 4.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.57% 6.10% 4.95%
Number of salaries quoted 212 169 165
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,500 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -6.25%

Test Automation 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 3468 4198 3356
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 89.75% 87.35% 86.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2810 3095 2733
Birmingham median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% -2.30% -3.33%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% -

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 25 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, 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.

1 146 (64.04%) Selenium
2 130 (57.02%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (46.49%) QA
4 105 (46.05%) Java
5 77 (33.77%) Test Scripting
6 66 (28.95%) C#
7 65 (28.51%) BDD
8 63 (27.63%) SQL
9 58 (25.44%) Scrum
10 56 (24.56%) Software Testing
11 53 (23.25%) Unit Testing
12 51 (22.37%) Finance
13 50 (21.93%) Analytical Skills
14 47 (20.61%) JMeter
14 47 (20.61%) .NET
15 45 (19.74%) Cucumber
16 43 (18.86%) WebDriver
16 43 (18.86%) JIRA
17 42 (18.42%) SQL Server
18 38 (16.67%) TDD
18 38 (16.67%) SDLC
19 37 (16.23%) ISTQB
20 36 (15.79%) ISEB
20 36 (15.79%) Test Strategy
21 35 (15.35%) HTML
22 34 (14.91%) E-Commerce
23 33 (14.47%) JavaScript
23 33 (14.47%) SpecFlow
24 31 (13.60%) Web Services
24 31 (13.60%) Microsoft

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 11 (4.82%) Tomcat
2 8 (3.51%) JBoss
3 4 (1.75%) Apache
3 4 (1.75%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.32%) IIS
5 2 (0.88%) CMS
5 2 (0.88%) Confluence
5 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.44%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.63%) SaaS
4 3 (1.32%) Amazon CloudSearch
4 3 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (1.32%) Slack
5 2 (0.88%) Office 365
6 1 (0.44%) GitHub
6 1 (0.44%) IaaS
6 1 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.39%) HTTP
2 7 (3.07%) NetScaler
3 5 (2.19%) Intranet
3 5 (2.19%) Skype
4 2 (0.88%) Firewall
4 2 (0.88%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.44%) FTP
5 1 (0.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.96%) NoSQL
3 21 (9.21%) Relational Database
4 12 (5.26%) Big Data
5 10 (4.39%) MarkLogic
6 9 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (3.95%) MongoDB
7 8 (3.51%) Triplestore
8 7 (3.07%) Power BI
9 5 (2.19%) MySQL
9 5 (2.19%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.75%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.75%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.88%) ZAP BI
13 1 (0.44%) Hazelcast
13 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 146 (64.04%) Selenium
2 47 (20.61%) JMeter
3 45 (19.74%) Cucumber
4 43 (18.86%) JIRA
4 43 (18.86%) WebDriver
5 33 (14.47%) SpecFlow
6 30 (13.16%) JUnit
7 29 (12.72%) Jenkins
7 29 (12.72%) Visual Studio
8 19 (8.33%) WATIR
9 18 (7.89%) HP UFT
9 18 (7.89%) NUnit
10 15 (6.58%) JBehave
10 15 (6.58%) SoapUI
11 13 (5.70%) eggPlant
11 13 (5.70%) Ranorex
12 12 (5.26%) Jasmine
12 12 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
12 12 (5.26%) Protractor
12 12 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (22.37%) Finance
2 18 (7.89%) Retail
3 12 (5.26%) Games
4 9 (3.95%) Legal
5 7 (3.07%) Banking
6 3 (1.32%) Automotive
6 3 (1.32%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.44%) Advertising
7 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (27.63%) Analyst
2 61 (26.75%) Developer
2 61 (26.75%) Tester
3 58 (25.44%) Test Analyst
4 29 (12.72%) Senior Developer
5 28 (12.28%) Software Tester
5 28 (12.28%) Test Engineer
6 24 (10.53%) QA Tester
7 21 (9.21%) Automation Tester
8 20 (8.77%) C# Developer
8 20 (8.77%) Software Analyst
8 20 (8.77%) Software Test Analyst
9 18 (7.89%) Java Developer
9 18 (7.89%) QA Engineer
10 17 (7.46%) Team Leader
11 16 (7.02%) Developer in Test
11 16 (7.02%) Senior Test Engineer
12 15 (6.58%) Automation Test Analyst
13 14 (6.14%) Senior C# Developer
13 14 (6.14%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (20.61%) .NET
2 35 (15.35%) HTML
3 31 (13.60%) Web Services
4 29 (12.72%) Gherkin
4 29 (12.72%) REST
5 28 (12.28%) .NET Framework
5 28 (12.28%) XML
6 25 (10.96%) SOAP
7 20 (8.77%) AngularJS
8 18 (7.89%) CSS
8 18 (7.89%) HTML5
9 12 (5.26%) Apache Flex
9 12 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (4.82%) ASP.NET
10 11 (4.82%) JSON
10 11 (4.82%) Node.js
11 9 (3.95%) RESTful
11 9 (3.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (3.95%) WCF
12 7 (3.07%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 50 (21.93%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 14 (6.14%) Fintech
4 8 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (3.07%) User Experience
6 6 (2.63%) Robotics
7 5 (2.19%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.75%) EPoS
9 3 (1.32%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.88%) iPad
10 2 (0.88%) iPhone
10 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.88%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.44%) BYOD
11 1 (0.44%) Social Media
11 1 (0.44%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.46%) Windows
2 11 (4.82%) Linux
3 8 (3.51%) Unix
4 6 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.32%) Android
6 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (57.02%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (33.77%) Test Scripting
3 65 (28.51%) BDD
4 58 (25.44%) Scrum
5 56 (24.56%) Software Testing
6 53 (23.25%) Unit Testing
7 38 (16.67%) SDLC
7 38 (16.67%) TDD
8 36 (15.79%) Test Strategy
9 34 (14.91%) E-Commerce
10 28 (12.28%) Integration Testing
11 25 (10.96%) Manual Testing
12 24 (10.53%) Open Source
13 21 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (8.77%) Migration
15 19 (8.33%) Mentoring
15 19 (8.33%) Test Management
16 18 (7.89%) Software Engineering
17 17 (7.46%) System Testing
18 16 (7.02%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 105 (46.05%) Java
2 66 (28.95%) C#
3 63 (27.63%) SQL
4 33 (14.47%) JavaScript
5 15 (6.58%) Scala
5 15 (6.58%) VBScript
6 13 (5.70%) T-SQL
7 10 (4.39%) C++
7 10 (4.39%) XQuery
8 9 (3.95%) VB
9 8 (3.51%) VB.NET
10 7 (3.07%) PowerShell
10 7 (3.07%) Ruby
10 7 (3.07%) XPath
11 5 (2.19%) C
12 4 (1.75%) Perl
12 4 (1.75%) Python
13 2 (0.88%) PHP
13 2 (0.88%) VC++
14 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (16.23%) ISTQB
2 36 (15.79%) ISEB
3 29 (12.72%) Degree
4 18 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.32%) SAP Certification
6 2 (0.88%) CEH
6 2 (0.88%) CISM
6 2 (0.88%) CISSP
6 2 (0.88%) GIAC
6 2 (0.88%) GNVQ
6 2 (0.88%) HND
6 2 (0.88%) OSCP
7 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.44%) PhD
7 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (46.49%) QA
2 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (3.07%) Ansible
1 7 (3.07%) Puppet
2 3 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (13.60%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.77%) Oracle
3 11 (4.82%) CA Agile Central
4 7 (3.07%) Tableau
5 5 (2.19%) SAP
6 4 (1.75%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.32%) HP
7 3 (1.32%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.44%) Citrix
8 1 (0.44%) FIS
8 1 (0.44%) New Relic
8 1 (0.44%) ServiceNow
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Bonus
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