Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 53 37
Rank change year-on-year +15 -16 +81
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 210 207 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.77% 4.72% 5.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.43% 5.22% 6.28%
Number of salaries quoted 196 189 182
Birmingham median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% +12.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £27,125 £29,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +10.39% +2.67%

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 3,266 3,968 3,201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 89.80% 90.49% 86.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2,442 2,919 2,714
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £42,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year -2.38% +1.82% +3.13%

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 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 120 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (50.00%) Selenium
3 89 (42.38%) Java
4 67 (31.90%) QA
5 62 (29.52%) SQL
5 62 (29.52%) Scrum
6 61 (29.05%) C#
7 56 (26.67%) Test Scripting
8 54 (25.71%) JavaScript
9 53 (25.24%) BDD
10 52 (24.76%) Cucumber
11 48 (22.86%) WebDriver
12 45 (21.43%) TDD
12 45 (21.43%) .NET
13 42 (20.00%) JUnit
13 42 (20.00%) Software Testing
14 41 (19.52%) Microsoft Azure
14 41 (19.52%) Analytical Skills
15 40 (19.05%) Git (software)
16 36 (17.14%) Jenkins
17 35 (16.67%) Finance
17 35 (16.67%) Linux
17 35 (16.67%) PowerShell
18 31 (14.76%) Unit Testing
18 31 (14.76%) SQL Server
19 30 (14.29%) Windows
19 30 (14.29%) Project Management
19 30 (14.29%) Puppet
19 30 (14.29%) Node.js
19 30 (14.29%) DevOps

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 10 (4.76%) JBoss
1 10 (4.76%) Umbraco
2 8 (3.81%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.86%) CMS
3 6 (2.86%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (1.90%) IIS
5 3 (1.43%) Confluence
6 2 (0.95%) Apache
7 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 41 (19.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (12.86%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (5.24%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (5.24%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.43%) GitHub
4 3 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.67%) NetScaler
2 7 (3.33%) HTTP
3 1 (0.48%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.76%) SQL Server
2 24 (11.43%) NoSQL
3 17 (8.10%) Relational Database
4 14 (6.67%) MySQL
5 5 (2.38%) DB2
6 3 (1.43%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 105 (50.00%) Selenium
2 52 (24.76%) Cucumber
3 48 (22.86%) WebDriver
4 42 (20.00%) JUnit
5 40 (19.05%) Git (software)
6 36 (17.14%) Jenkins
7 25 (11.90%) TeamCity
8 24 (11.43%) JIRA
9 20 (9.52%) HP UFT
9 20 (9.52%) SoapUI
10 18 (8.57%) JMeter
11 17 (8.10%) NuGet
11 17 (8.10%) Octopus Deploy
12 15 (7.14%) Protractor
13 14 (6.67%) Appium
13 14 (6.67%) PHPUnit
14 12 (5.71%) Maven
14 12 (5.71%) SpecFlow
15 10 (4.76%) Calabash
15 10 (4.76%) git-flow
General
1 35 (16.67%) Finance
2 11 (5.24%) Banking
3 8 (3.81%) Financial Institution
4 7 (3.33%) Retail
5 6 (2.86%) Advertising
5 6 (2.86%) Marketing
6 3 (1.43%) Games
7 2 (0.95%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 55 (26.19%) Tester
2 50 (23.81%) Developer
3 40 (19.05%) Analyst
3 40 (19.05%) Automation Tester
4 38 (18.10%) Test Analyst
5 20 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 19 (9.05%) Software Tester
7 17 (8.10%) Automation Test Analyst
8 16 (7.62%) Software Analyst
8 16 (7.62%) Software Test Analyst
8 16 (7.62%) Web Developer
9 15 (7.14%) Java Developer
9 15 (7.14%) Test Engineer
10 14 (6.67%) Architect
10 14 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
10 14 (6.67%) Full Stack Web Developer
10 14 (6.67%) PHP Developer
10 14 (6.67%) PHP Web Developer
11 13 (6.19%) Development Engineer
11 13 (6.19%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (21.43%) .NET
2 30 (14.29%) Node.js
3 28 (13.33%) XML
4 25 (11.90%) HTML
5 23 (10.95%) CSS
5 23 (10.95%) RESTful
6 19 (9.05%) jQuery
7 18 (8.57%) HTML5
7 18 (8.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 14 (6.67%) Laravel
8 14 (6.67%) Silex
8 14 (6.67%) Symfony
9 12 (5.71%) Gherkin
10 11 (5.24%) REST
10 11 (5.24%) Web Services
11 10 (4.76%) Sass
12 7 (3.33%) XSLT
13 6 (2.86%) .NET Framework
13 6 (2.86%) AngularJS
14 5 (2.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (19.52%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (13.81%) Mobile App
3 22 (10.48%) Computer Science
4 15 (7.14%) Robotics
5 13 (6.19%) Public Cloud
6 11 (5.24%) Data Centre
7 10 (4.76%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.86%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.86%) Social Media
9 5 (2.38%) iSeries
10 1 (0.48%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.48%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.48%) Fintech
10 1 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.48%) Online Games
10 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (16.67%) Linux
2 30 (14.29%) Windows
3 17 (8.10%) Windows Server
4 14 (6.67%) Android
4 14 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.81%) Unix
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (29.52%) Scrum
3 56 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 53 (25.24%) BDD
5 45 (21.43%) TDD
6 42 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 31 (14.76%) Unit Testing
8 30 (14.29%) DevOps
8 30 (14.29%) Project Management
9 27 (12.86%) E-Commerce
9 27 (12.86%) SDLC
9 27 (12.86%) Test Strategy
10 25 (11.90%) Change Management
10 25 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (11.90%) ITIL
11 23 (10.95%) Web Development
12 22 (10.48%) Open Source
13 20 (9.52%) Regression Testing
13 20 (9.52%) Waterfall
14 19 (9.05%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 89 (42.38%) Java
2 62 (29.52%) SQL
3 61 (29.05%) C#
4 54 (25.71%) JavaScript
5 35 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 26 (12.38%) PHP
7 22 (10.48%) Python
8 19 (9.05%) Ruby
9 18 (8.57%) C
9 18 (8.57%) Perl
10 15 (7.14%) Scala
11 13 (6.19%) Groovy
12 11 (5.24%) RPG
12 11 (5.24%) VBScript
13 9 (4.29%) XPath
14 5 (2.38%) Delphi
14 5 (2.38%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.90%) C++
16 3 (1.43%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (12.38%) Degree
2 24 (11.43%) ISTQB
3 23 (10.95%) ISEB
4 13 (6.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (1.90%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.90%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (31.90%) QA
System Software
1 16 (7.62%) Docker
2 11 (5.24%) Virtual Machines
2 11 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 30 (14.29%) Puppet
2 26 (12.38%) Ansible
3 16 (7.62%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (5.24%) Salt
4 11 (5.24%) SCVMM
5 5 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (2.38%) SCCM
5 5 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (13.81%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.24%) BMC
2 11 (5.24%) VMware
3 10 (4.76%) Sitecore
4 7 (3.33%) Citrix
5 5 (2.38%) IBM
5 5 (2.38%) McAfee
5 5 (2.38%) Symantec
6 4 (1.90%) Oracle
6 4 (1.90%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.95%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.95%) FIS
7 2 (0.95%) HP
8 1 (0.48%) Google
8 1 (0.48%) New Relic
8 1 (0.48%) Pega
8 1 (0.48%) Perforce
8 1 (0.48%) Reuters
8 1 (0.48%) SAP