Period
to 20 June 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 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 42 39
Rank change year-on-year -32 -3 +38
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 143 218 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.77% 5.80% 5.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.13% 6.39% 6.17%
Number of salaries quoted 128 201 175
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +10.39%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £27,700
90th Percentile £71,500 £57,500 £63,750
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +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 3,463 3,412 4,180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 91.28% 90.72% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2,451 2,721 3,172
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,333
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.23% +3.33%

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 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 85 (59.44%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (44.76%) Selenium
3 50 (34.97%) C#
4 42 (29.37%) Java
5 41 (28.67%) .NET
6 40 (27.97%) Scrum
7 38 (26.57%) QA
8 37 (25.87%) SQL
8 37 (25.87%) BDD
9 35 (24.48%) Cucumber
10 34 (23.78%) WebDriver
11 33 (23.08%) Finance
12 32 (22.38%) ISEB
13 30 (20.98%) SQL Server
14 29 (20.28%) SpecFlow
15 27 (18.88%) DevOps
15 27 (18.88%) Software Testing
15 27 (18.88%) TDD
16 25 (17.48%) Continuous Integration
16 25 (17.48%) Python
17 24 (16.78%) Visual Studio
17 24 (16.78%) Test Strategy
17 24 (16.78%) Jenkins
17 24 (16.78%) Waterfall
18 23 (16.08%) Problem-Solving
18 23 (16.08%) Windows
18 23 (16.08%) JavaScript
19 22 (15.38%) Linux
19 22 (15.38%) Microsoft
19 22 (15.38%) ISTQB

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 (5.59%) IIS
1 8 (5.59%) JBoss
2 6 (4.20%) Anypoint
2 6 (4.20%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (4.20%) Confluence
3 5 (3.50%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.10%) Apache
5 2 (1.40%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.40%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.70%) nginx
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.70%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (3.50%) SaaS
4 4 (2.80%) BrowserStack
4 4 (2.80%) GitHub
5 2 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.40%) IaaS
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.70%) Fastly
6 1 (0.70%) Route 53
6 1 (0.70%) Stackdriver
6 1 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.20%) Internet
2 2 (1.40%) DHCP
2 2 (1.40%) DNS
2 2 (1.40%) FTP
2 2 (1.40%) HTTP
2 2 (1.40%) IPsec
2 2 (1.40%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.70%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.70%) FlexRay
3 1 (0.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.98%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.89%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.99%) MongoDB
4 9 (6.29%) NoSQL
5 7 (4.90%) MySQL
5 7 (4.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (4.20%) DTS
6 6 (4.20%) EDRMS
6 6 (4.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.80%) Big Data
8 4 (2.80%) Power BI
9 2 (1.40%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.40%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.40%) Redis
10 1 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.70%) Bigtable
10 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 64 (44.76%) Selenium
2 35 (24.48%) Cucumber
3 34 (23.78%) WebDriver
4 29 (20.28%) SpecFlow
5 24 (16.78%) Jenkins
5 24 (16.78%) Visual Studio
6 13 (9.09%) TestNG
7 12 (8.39%) JUnit
7 12 (8.39%) TeamCity
8 11 (7.69%) Git (software)
8 11 (7.69%) JIRA
9 7 (4.90%) Maven
10 6 (4.20%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (4.20%) SoapUI
11 5 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (2.80%) Appium
12 4 (2.80%) Robot Framework
12 4 (2.80%) Robotium
12 4 (2.80%) Subversion
13 3 (2.10%) WATIR
General
1 33 (23.08%) Finance
2 10 (6.99%) Retail
3 6 (4.20%) Banking
3 6 (4.20%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.40%) Automotive
4 2 (1.40%) Games
4 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.40%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.70%) Electronics
5 1 (0.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (23.78%) Analyst
2 33 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 30 (20.98%) Tester
4 23 (16.08%) Automation Tester
4 23 (16.08%) Developer
5 20 (13.99%) Test Engineer
6 15 (10.49%) Senior Tester
7 14 (9.79%) Senior Automation Tester
8 13 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
9 10 (6.99%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 9 (6.29%) Architect
10 9 (6.29%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (6.29%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (5.59%) Consultant
11 8 (5.59%) Test Automation Engineer
12 7 (4.90%) QA Leader
12 7 (4.90%) Senior Test Engineer
13 6 (4.20%) QA Tester
13 6 (4.20%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (4.20%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (28.67%) .NET
2 19 (13.29%) Web Services
3 13 (9.09%) CSS
4 11 (7.69%) RESTful
5 10 (6.99%) .NET Framework
5 10 (6.99%) JSON
6 8 (5.59%) AngularJS
6 8 (5.59%) jQuery
6 8 (5.59%) SOAP
7 7 (4.90%) Entity Framework
7 7 (4.90%) HTML
7 7 (4.90%) React
8 6 (4.20%) REST
9 5 (3.50%) Spring
10 4 (2.80%) Gherkin
10 4 (2.80%) HTML5
10 4 (2.80%) Node.js
11 3 (2.10%) Elastic Stack
12 2 (1.40%) Silex
12 2 (1.40%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.99%) Mobile App
2 19 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (11.19%) Fintech
4 10 (6.99%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.59%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (4.20%) Minimum Viable Product
7 4 (2.80%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.80%) Data Structures
8 3 (2.10%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.40%) Online Games
9 2 (1.40%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.70%) Blog
10 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.70%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.08%) Windows
2 22 (15.38%) Linux
3 6 (4.20%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.50%) Unix
5 2 (1.40%) Android
5 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (59.44%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (27.97%) Scrum
3 37 (25.87%) BDD
4 27 (18.88%) DevOps
4 27 (18.88%) Software Testing
4 27 (18.88%) TDD
5 25 (17.48%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (16.78%) Test Strategy
6 24 (16.78%) Waterfall
7 23 (16.08%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (13.99%) Coaching
9 19 (13.29%) Manual Testing
10 18 (12.59%) SDLC
11 17 (11.89%) Project Management
11 17 (11.89%) Test Scripting
12 15 (10.49%) Configuration Management
12 15 (10.49%) Functional Testing
12 15 (10.49%) SDET
13 14 (9.79%) Mentoring
13 14 (9.79%) OO
Programming Languages
1 50 (34.97%) C#
2 42 (29.37%) Java
3 37 (25.87%) SQL
4 25 (17.48%) Python
5 23 (16.08%) JavaScript
6 20 (13.99%) PowerShell
7 19 (13.29%) Ruby
8 9 (6.29%) VB
9 7 (4.90%) Bash Shell
9 7 (4.90%) PHP
9 7 (4.90%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.80%) Go
11 3 (2.10%) C
12 2 (1.40%) Perl
12 2 (1.40%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.40%) XPath
13 1 (0.70%) C++
13 1 (0.70%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.70%) PHP 5
13 1 (0.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (22.38%) ISEB
2 22 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 18 (12.59%) Degree
4 8 (5.59%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.20%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (3.50%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (26.57%) QA
2 3 (2.10%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (3.50%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.50%) Docker
2 2 (1.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (7.69%) Puppet
2 4 (2.80%) Kibana
2 4 (2.80%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.10%) logstash
4 2 (1.40%) Ambari
4 2 (1.40%) Cacti
4 2 (1.40%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (1.40%) Nagios
4 2 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.40%) Terraform
5 1 (0.70%) Ansible
5 1 (0.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.70%) collectd
5 1 (0.70%) StatsD
Vendors
1 22 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.59%) VMware
3 7 (4.90%) webMethods
4 6 (4.20%) Oracle
4 6 (4.20%) ServiceNow
5 5 (3.50%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.80%) Tableau
7 3 (2.10%) Splunk
8 2 (1.40%) Cognos
8 2 (1.40%) Google
8 2 (1.40%) HP
8 2 (1.40%) SAP
9 1 (0.70%) Aderant
9 1 (0.70%) Intapp
9 1 (0.70%) Pega
9 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.70%) SaltStack