Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 34 60
Rank change year-on-year -24 +26 -21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 157 243 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.43% 6.41% 4.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.87% 6.99% 4.93%
Number of salaries quoted 117 222 190
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,765
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.07% +16.37%
10th Percentile £30,250 £28,875 £29,850
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 3,223 3,477 4,258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.99% 91.79% 91.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2,278 2,716 3,138
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,765
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.23% +0.62%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £67,500 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +2.50%

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 9 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 96 (61.15%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (51.59%) Java
3 77 (49.04%) Selenium
4 51 (32.48%) Scrum
5 43 (27.39%) JavaScript
6 42 (26.75%) WebDriver
7 39 (24.84%) Waterfall
7 39 (24.84%) Test Strategy
8 38 (24.20%) Cucumber
8 38 (24.20%) C#
9 37 (23.57%) QA
10 35 (22.29%) HTML
11 34 (21.66%) SQL
12 32 (20.38%) CSS
13 29 (18.47%) BDD
14 28 (17.83%) TDD
15 27 (17.20%) Web Services
16 26 (16.56%) DevOps
17 25 (15.92%) .NET
17 25 (15.92%) Continuous Integration
18 24 (15.29%) Microsoft Azure
18 24 (15.29%) AngularJS
19 23 (14.65%) Amazon AWS
19 23 (14.65%) JUnit
19 23 (14.65%) Regression Testing
20 22 (14.01%) Git (software)
20 22 (14.01%) NoSQL
21 21 (13.38%) Relational Database
21 21 (13.38%) V-Model
21 21 (13.38%) Software Engineering

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 7 (4.46%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.82%) Apache
2 6 (3.82%) Drupal
3 5 (3.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (3.18%) Apache Solr
4 4 (2.55%) Confluence
5 3 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (5.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.82%) Mingle
3 2 (1.27%) Maya
4 1 (0.64%) ArchiCAD
4 1 (0.64%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.64%) MicroStation
4 1 (0.64%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (14.65%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.18%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.91%) SaaS
5 2 (1.27%) Fastly
5 2 (1.27%) Stackdriver
6 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.64%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.64%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.64%) Boomi
6 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.64%) GitHub
6 1 (0.64%) npm
6 1 (0.64%) Office 365
6 1 (0.64%) Serverless
6 1 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.82%) SSL
2 1 (0.64%) OpenVPN
2 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.01%) NoSQL
2 21 (13.38%) Relational Database
3 14 (8.92%) MongoDB
4 12 (7.64%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.18%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.18%) Redis
6 3 (1.91%) EDMS
6 3 (1.91%) GIS
6 3 (1.91%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.91%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.27%) BigQuery
7 2 (1.27%) Bigtable
8 1 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.64%) Big Data
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 77 (49.04%) Selenium
2 42 (26.75%) WebDriver
3 38 (24.20%) Cucumber
4 23 (14.65%) JUnit
5 22 (14.01%) Git (software)
6 21 (13.38%) Visual Studio
7 20 (12.74%) SpecFlow
8 18 (11.46%) TestNG
9 17 (10.83%) Jenkins
9 17 (10.83%) JIRA
10 15 (9.55%) TeamCity
11 14 (8.92%) JMeter
12 11 (7.01%) Rational Rose
12 11 (7.01%) SoapUI
13 8 (5.10%) Protractor
14 6 (3.82%) FitNesse
14 6 (3.82%) Grunt
14 6 (3.82%) Maven
15 5 (3.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (3.18%) SonarQube
General
1 20 (12.74%) Finance
2 6 (3.82%) Marketing
2 6 (3.82%) Retail
3 5 (3.18%) Publishing
4 2 (1.27%) Law
4 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 45 (28.66%) Developer
2 30 (19.11%) Analyst
2 30 (19.11%) Test Analyst
3 22 (14.01%) Test Engineer
4 17 (10.83%) Tester
5 12 (7.64%) Senior Developer
6 11 (7.01%) Software Tester
7 10 (6.37%) QA Engineer
7 10 (6.37%) Test Manager
8 9 (5.73%) Automation Test Analyst
8 9 (5.73%) Java Developer
8 9 (5.73%) Test Automation Manager
9 7 (4.46%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (3.82%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.82%) Automation Test Lead
10 6 (3.82%) Automation Tester
10 6 (3.82%) QA Tester
10 6 (3.82%) Senior Test Analyst
10 6 (3.82%) Senior Test Engineer
10 6 (3.82%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (22.29%) HTML
2 32 (20.38%) CSS
3 27 (17.20%) Web Services
4 25 (15.92%) .NET
5 24 (15.29%) AngularJS
6 20 (12.74%) jQuery
7 17 (10.83%) React
8 14 (8.92%) Node.js
9 12 (7.64%) Spring
9 12 (7.64%) XML
10 11 (7.01%) HTML5
10 11 (7.01%) JSON
11 10 (6.37%) CSS3
12 7 (4.46%) Dropwizard
12 7 (4.46%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (4.46%) REST
13 6 (3.82%) .NET Framework
13 6 (3.82%) ASP.NET
13 6 (3.82%) LAMP
13 6 (3.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.64%) Greenfield Project
1 12 (7.64%) Mobile App
2 11 (7.01%) Fintech
3 6 (3.82%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.82%) NHS
4 5 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.18%) Device Driver
4 5 (3.18%) PDA
4 5 (3.18%) Replication
4 5 (3.18%) Social Media
4 5 (3.18%) Taxonomies
5 4 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.27%) User Experience
7 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.82%) Windows
2 4 (2.55%) Android
2 4 (2.55%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.91%) Unix
4 1 (0.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (61.15%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (32.48%) Scrum
3 39 (24.84%) Test Strategy
3 39 (24.84%) Waterfall
4 29 (18.47%) BDD
5 28 (17.83%) TDD
6 26 (16.56%) DevOps
7 25 (15.92%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (14.65%) Regression Testing
9 21 (13.38%) OO
9 21 (13.38%) Software Engineering
9 21 (13.38%) V-Model
10 20 (12.74%) Functional Testing
10 20 (12.74%) Integration Testing
10 20 (12.74%) Manual Testing
11 18 (11.46%) Non-Functional Testing
12 17 (10.83%) Open Source
13 16 (10.19%) Test Management
14 15 (9.55%) Continuous Delivery
14 15 (9.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 81 (51.59%) Java
2 43 (27.39%) JavaScript
3 38 (24.20%) C#
4 34 (21.66%) SQL
5 20 (12.74%) Python
6 12 (7.64%) Ruby
7 10 (6.37%) PHP
8 9 (5.73%) Java 8
9 7 (4.46%) PL/SQL
10 6 (3.82%) Go
10 6 (3.82%) XPath
11 5 (3.18%) C
12 4 (2.55%) TypeScript
12 4 (2.55%) VB
13 2 (1.27%) PHP 5
13 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.64%) Perl
14 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (7.64%) Degree
1 12 (7.64%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.73%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.82%) ISEB
4 4 (2.55%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (23.57%) QA
2 4 (2.55%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (5.73%) Docker
2 5 (3.18%) Varnish
3 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.64%) Squid
Systems Management
1 8 (5.10%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.18%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (2.55%) HP ALM
3 4 (2.55%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.91%) Terraform
5 2 (1.27%) Ansible
6 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (8.28%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.82%) Google
2 6 (3.82%) Oracle
3 5 (3.18%) Adobe
3 5 (3.18%) hybris
4 4 (2.55%) Apple
4 4 (2.55%) HP
5 3 (1.91%) Blue Prism
5 3 (1.91%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.91%) UiPath
6 2 (1.27%) IBM
7 1 (0.64%) Dell
7 1 (0.64%) OutSystems
7 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.64%) SAP
7 1 (0.64%) Splunk