Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 54 35
Rank change year-on-year +22 -19 +97
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 263 215 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.79% 4.52% 5.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.53% 5.07% 6.32%
Number of salaries quoted 237 193 195
Birmingham median annual salary £47,000 £42,765 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.90% +22.18% -4.76%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,250 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -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 3494 4238 3403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.21% 89.03% 86.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2737 3097 2850
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,625 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 142 (53.99%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (52.09%) Selenium
3 131 (49.81%) Java
4 97 (36.88%) QA
5 80 (30.42%) Scrum
6 78 (29.66%) Test Scripting
7 75 (28.52%) C#
8 73 (27.76%) SQL
9 72 (27.38%) BDD
10 62 (23.57%) Analytical Skills
11 61 (23.19%) WebDriver
11 61 (23.19%) Cucumber
12 59 (22.43%) Software Testing
13 55 (20.91%) JavaScript
13 55 (20.91%) Microsoft Azure
14 54 (20.53%) .NET
15 53 (20.15%) Jenkins
16 49 (18.63%) Finance
16 49 (18.63%) JUnit
17 48 (18.25%) TDD
17 48 (18.25%) JIRA
18 45 (17.11%) Unit Testing
19 42 (15.97%) DevOps
20 41 (15.59%) Git (software)
21 40 (15.21%) Linux
22 39 (14.83%) SQL Server
22 39 (14.83%) PowerShell
23 38 (14.45%) JMeter
24 37 (14.07%) Windows
24 37 (14.07%) Test Strategy

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 13 (4.94%) JBoss
2 9 (3.42%) Tomcat
2 9 (3.42%) Umbraco
3 7 (2.66%) CMS
4 6 (2.28%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (1.90%) Confluence
6 3 (1.14%) IIS
7 2 (0.76%) Apache
8 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 55 (20.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (12.93%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.56%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (4.18%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (3.04%) SaaS
6 4 (1.52%) GitHub
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon CloudSearch
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.38%) IaaS
7 1 (0.38%) npm
7 1 (0.38%) PaaS
7 1 (0.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.60%) NetScaler
2 11 (4.18%) HTTP
3 5 (1.90%) Intranet
4 1 (0.38%) FTP
4 1 (0.38%) Skype
4 1 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.83%) SQL Server
2 27 (10.27%) NoSQL
3 19 (7.22%) Relational Database
4 14 (5.32%) MySQL
5 5 (1.90%) DB2
6 4 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.52%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.14%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.76%) MarkLogic
8 2 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.38%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 137 (52.09%) Selenium
2 61 (23.19%) Cucumber
2 61 (23.19%) WebDriver
3 53 (20.15%) Jenkins
4 49 (18.63%) JUnit
5 48 (18.25%) JIRA
6 41 (15.59%) Git (software)
7 38 (14.45%) JMeter
8 31 (11.79%) TeamCity
9 27 (10.27%) SoapUI
9 27 (10.27%) SpecFlow
10 23 (8.75%) Octopus Deploy
11 22 (8.37%) NuGet
11 22 (8.37%) WATIR
12 19 (7.22%) HP UFT
13 18 (6.84%) JBehave
13 18 (6.84%) Protractor
14 17 (6.46%) Ranorex
15 15 (5.70%) Appium
16 14 (5.32%) Maven
General
1 49 (18.63%) Finance
2 14 (5.32%) Banking
3 13 (4.94%) Retail
4 10 (3.80%) Financial Institution
5 9 (3.42%) Games
6 6 (2.28%) Advertising
6 6 (2.28%) Marketing
7 3 (1.14%) Legal
8 1 (0.38%) Automotive
8 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (27.38%) Tester
2 63 (23.95%) Developer
3 50 (19.01%) Analyst
4 47 (17.87%) Test Analyst
5 46 (17.49%) Automation Tester
6 26 (9.89%) DevOps Engineer
7 24 (9.13%) Software Tester
7 24 (9.13%) Test Engineer
8 23 (8.75%) Java Developer
8 23 (8.75%) QA Engineer
9 21 (7.98%) QA Tester
10 19 (7.22%) Automation Test Analyst
11 18 (6.84%) Software Analyst
11 18 (6.84%) Software Test Analyst
12 17 (6.46%) Architect
12 17 (6.46%) Development Engineer
12 17 (6.46%) Operations Engineer
12 17 (6.46%) Senior Developer
13 16 (6.08%) Senior Analyst
13 16 (6.08%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (20.53%) .NET
2 32 (12.17%) XML
3 30 (11.41%) Node.js
4 27 (10.27%) HTML
5 26 (9.89%) RESTful
6 24 (9.13%) Gherkin
7 23 (8.75%) CSS
8 22 (8.37%) REST
9 19 (7.22%) Web Services
10 17 (6.46%) HTML5
10 17 (6.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 15 (5.70%) jQuery
11 15 (5.70%) SOAP
12 13 (4.94%) .NET Framework
13 11 (4.18%) AngularJS
13 11 (4.18%) Laravel
13 11 (4.18%) Silex
13 11 (4.18%) Symfony
14 10 (3.80%) Sass
14 10 (3.80%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 62 (23.57%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (10.65%) Computer Science
3 23 (8.75%) Mobile App
4 20 (7.60%) Robotics
5 13 (4.94%) Public Cloud
6 11 (4.18%) Data Centre
7 10 (3.80%) Management Information System
8 8 (3.04%) Fintech
9 6 (2.28%) Client/Server
9 6 (2.28%) Social Media
10 5 (1.90%) iSeries
11 4 (1.52%) User Experience
12 3 (1.14%) Driving Licence
12 3 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
13 1 (0.38%) Analytical Mindset
13 1 (0.38%) BYOD
13 1 (0.38%) e-Learning
13 1 (0.38%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 40 (15.21%) Linux
2 37 (14.07%) Windows
3 22 (8.37%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.18%) Android
4 11 (4.18%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.42%) Unix
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (53.99%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (30.42%) Scrum
3 78 (29.66%) Test Scripting
4 72 (27.38%) BDD
5 59 (22.43%) Software Testing
6 48 (18.25%) TDD
7 45 (17.11%) Unit Testing
8 42 (15.97%) DevOps
9 37 (14.07%) Test Strategy
10 35 (13.31%) Project Management
10 35 (13.31%) SDLC
11 34 (12.93%) Open Source
12 31 (11.79%) E-Commerce
12 31 (11.79%) ITIL
13 30 (11.41%) Change Management
14 29 (11.03%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (9.89%) Continuous Delivery
15 26 (9.89%) Mentoring
16 24 (9.13%) Functional Testing
17 22 (8.37%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 131 (49.81%) Java
2 75 (28.52%) C#
3 73 (27.76%) SQL
4 55 (20.91%) JavaScript
5 39 (14.83%) PowerShell
6 25 (9.51%) Python
7 22 (8.37%) PHP
7 22 (8.37%) Ruby
8 18 (6.84%) Perl
9 16 (6.08%) C
10 15 (5.70%) Scala
11 13 (4.94%) Groovy
12 11 (4.18%) RPG
12 11 (4.18%) VBScript
13 10 (3.80%) XPath
14 7 (2.66%) C++
15 5 (1.90%) Delphi
15 5 (1.90%) Shell Script
16 4 (1.52%) VB.NET
17 3 (1.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (13.69%) ISTQB
2 35 (13.31%) Degree
3 27 (10.27%) ISEB
4 19 (7.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.52%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.52%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.14%) SAP Certification
9 2 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.38%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (36.88%) QA
System Software
1 16 (6.08%) Docker
2 11 (4.18%) Virtual Machines
2 11 (4.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 35 (13.31%) Puppet
2 32 (12.17%) Ansible
3 16 (6.08%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (4.18%) Salt
4 11 (4.18%) SCVMM
5 5 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.90%) SCCM
5 5 (1.90%) SCOM
6 3 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (13.69%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.18%) BMC
2 11 (4.18%) VMware
3 9 (3.42%) Sitecore
4 8 (3.04%) CA Agile Central
4 8 (3.04%) Citrix
4 8 (3.04%) Oracle
5 5 (1.90%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.90%) HP
5 5 (1.90%) IBM
5 5 (1.90%) McAfee
5 5 (1.90%) Symantec
6 3 (1.14%) SAP
6 3 (1.14%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.76%) FIS
7 2 (0.76%) New Relic
8 1 (0.38%) Google
8 1 (0.38%) Perforce
8 1 (0.38%) Reuters
8 1 (0.38%) ServiceNow