Period
to 31 July 2021

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 31 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 55 40 63
Rank change year-on-year -15 +23 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 124 63 112
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.41% 5.09% 3.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.68% 5.34% 4.24%
Number of salaries quoted 109 59 102
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £38,500 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.84% +5.56% -10.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £52,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £65,400 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £51,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.42% +11.76% -5.56%

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 2,650 1,179 2,644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 94.17% 95.31% 92.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2,162 1,038 2,193
10th Percentile £31,764 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,500 £36,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £70,000 £62,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £72,500 £72,500
West Midlands median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +4.65%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Birmingham

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Birmingham

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Birmingham over the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 July 2021, 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 74 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (47.58%) JavaScript
3 47 (37.90%) Selenium
4 41 (33.06%) Java
5 39 (31.45%) Python
6 33 (26.61%) AWS
6 33 (26.61%) Social Skills
7 31 (25.00%) C#
8 30 (24.19%) DevOps
9 28 (22.58%) QA
10 27 (21.77%) Jenkins
10 27 (21.77%) TDD
11 26 (20.97%) Microservices
12 25 (20.16%) SQL
13 23 (18.55%) CSS
13 23 (18.55%) Software Testing
13 23 (18.55%) Finance
14 22 (17.74%) Mentoring
15 20 (16.13%) Fintech
15 20 (16.13%) Serverless
15 20 (16.13%) Scrum
15 20 (16.13%) .NET
15 20 (16.13%) Cucumber
15 20 (16.13%) BDD
16 19 (15.32%) HTML
16 19 (15.32%) AWS Lambda
17 17 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (13.71%) TypeScript
18 16 (12.90%) Information Security
19 15 (12.10%) Incident Management

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 6 (4.84%) Confluence
2 5 (4.03%) Apache
3 1 (0.81%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 33 (26.61%) AWS
2 20 (16.13%) Serverless
3 19 (15.32%) AWS Lambda
4 13 (10.48%) Azure
4 13 (10.48%) GitHub
5 9 (7.26%) GCP
5 9 (7.26%) SaaS
6 2 (1.61%) Azure Service Bus
6 2 (1.61%) Azure Service Fabric
6 2 (1.61%) PaaS
7 1 (0.81%) Amazon Cognito
7 1 (0.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.81%) AWS Fargate
7 1 (0.81%) Azure Pipelines
7 1 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.81%) IaaS
7 1 (0.81%) NuGet
7 1 (0.81%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.81%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.81%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.84%) HTTP
2 1 (0.81%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.87%) MongoDB
3 7 (5.65%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (5.65%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.03%) Apache Ignite
4 5 (4.03%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.23%) MySQL
5 4 (3.23%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.23%) Redis
6 3 (2.42%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 47 (37.90%) Selenium
2 27 (21.77%) Jenkins
3 20 (16.13%) Cucumber
4 15 (12.10%) Git (software)
5 14 (11.29%) JIRA
6 9 (7.26%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (6.45%) SpecFlow
8 7 (5.65%) Cypress.io
8 7 (5.65%) SoapUI
9 5 (4.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (3.23%) JMeter
10 4 (3.23%) WebDriver
11 3 (2.42%) Appium
11 3 (2.42%) Postman
11 3 (2.42%) REST Assured
12 2 (1.61%) GitLab
12 2 (1.61%) Subversion
12 2 (1.61%) TestRail
12 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (26.61%) Social Skills
2 23 (18.55%) Finance
3 17 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.65%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.84%) Organisational Skills
6 5 (4.03%) Back Office
6 5 (4.03%) Games
7 3 (2.42%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.61%) Banking
8 2 (1.61%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.81%) Billing
9 1 (0.81%) Electronics
9 1 (0.81%) Law
9 1 (0.81%) Legal
9 1 (0.81%) Marketing
9 1 (0.81%) Retail
9 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (28.23%) Developer
2 15 (12.10%) Site Engineer
2 15 (12.10%) Site Reliability Engineer
3 14 (11.29%) Software Developer
4 11 (8.87%) Java Developer
5 10 (8.06%) Test Engineer
6 9 (7.26%) QA Engineer
6 9 (7.26%) Test Leader
7 8 (6.45%) Analyst
7 8 (6.45%) Python Engineer
7 8 (6.45%) Senior Developer
7 8 (6.45%) Test Analyst
8 7 (5.65%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.84%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.84%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (4.03%) C# Developer
10 5 (4.03%) QA Automation Engineer
10 5 (4.03%) Tester
11 4 (3.23%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.55%) CSS
2 20 (16.13%) .NET
3 19 (15.32%) HTML
4 15 (12.10%) React
5 14 (11.29%) .NET Framework
5 14 (11.29%) AngularJS
5 14 (11.29%) REST
6 12 (9.68%) Kafka
7 10 (8.06%) Entity Framework
7 10 (8.06%) Flask
7 10 (8.06%) jQuery
8 8 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (6.45%) Django
8 8 (6.45%) Spring
9 7 (5.65%) Gherkin
9 7 (5.65%) Node.js
9 7 (5.65%) Web Services
10 6 (4.84%) RESTful
10 6 (4.84%) Swagger
11 5 (4.03%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.06%) Mobile App
2 7 (5.65%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (4.03%) Analytical Mindset
4 5 (4.03%) Augmented Reality
4 5 (4.03%) N-Tier
4 5 (4.03%) Replication
5 3 (2.42%) User Experience
6 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.81%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.81%) Mobile Games
6 1 (0.81%) NHS
6 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.81%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.65%) Android
1 7 (5.65%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.42%) Linux
3 2 (1.61%) Windows
4 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.81%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (24.19%) DevOps
3 27 (21.77%) TDD
4 26 (20.97%) Microservices
5 23 (18.55%) Software Testing
6 22 (17.74%) Mentoring
7 20 (16.13%) BDD
7 20 (16.13%) Fintech
7 20 (16.13%) Scrum
8 16 (12.90%) Information Security
9 15 (12.10%) Incident Management
9 15 (12.10%) Insurtech
9 15 (12.10%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 14 (11.29%) Manual Testing
11 13 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (8.87%) Computer Science
12 11 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (8.87%) Test Scripting
12 11 (8.87%) Unit Testing
13 10 (8.06%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 59 (47.58%) JavaScript
2 41 (33.06%) Java
3 39 (31.45%) Python
4 31 (25.00%) C#
5 25 (20.16%) SQL
6 17 (13.71%) TypeScript
7 5 (4.03%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.42%) C++
8 3 (2.42%) Go
9 2 (1.61%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.61%) C
9 2 (1.61%) Kotlin
9 2 (1.61%) PHP
9 2 (1.61%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.61%) Scala
10 1 (0.81%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.81%) COBOL
10 1 (0.81%) ES6
Qualifications
1 15 (12.10%) Degree
2 7 (5.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (4.03%) Sun Certification
4 3 (2.42%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (22.58%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) DICOM
2 1 (0.81%) HL7
2 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.65%) Docker
2 2 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.23%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.42%) Terraform
3 2 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.61%) Puppet
4 1 (0.81%) Ansible
4 1 (0.81%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 15 (12.10%) Microsoft
1 15 (12.10%) New Relic
1 15 (12.10%) Oracle
2 7 (5.65%) Atlassian
3 6 (4.84%) JD Edwards
4 3 (2.42%) Dynatrace
5 2 (1.61%) Google
6 1 (0.81%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.81%) DocuSign
6 1 (0.81%) IBM
6 1 (0.81%) Jaspersoft
6 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.81%) SAP
6 1 (0.81%) UiPath
6 1 (0.81%) Veracode