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 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Automation
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 87 106
Rank change year-on-year -24 +19  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 17 59 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.88% 2.39% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 2.73% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 15 16 22
Median salary £42,500 £41,250 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.03% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1720 2161 1583
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 89.44% 87.63% 86.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1397 1599 1267
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 26 (83.87%) Selenium
2 20 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (61.29%) QA
4 18 (58.06%) BDD
5 16 (51.61%) Java
6 15 (48.39%) SQL
7 13 (41.94%) WebDriver
7 13 (41.94%) Software Testing
8 12 (38.71%) Unit Testing
9 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
10 10 (32.26%) Automated Testing
10 10 (32.26%) SDLC
11 9 (29.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (29.03%) ISTQB
11 9 (29.03%) ISEB
11 9 (29.03%) Scrum
11 9 (29.03%) .NET
12 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
12 8 (25.81%) HP UFT
12 8 (25.81%) Integration Testing
13 7 (22.58%) System Testing
13 7 (22.58%) Scala
13 7 (22.58%) Process Improvement
13 7 (22.58%) VBScript
13 7 (22.58%) VB
13 7 (22.58%) C#
13 7 (22.58%) Automation Testing
14 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
14 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (19.35%) Web Services

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 3 (9.68%) Apache
1 3 (9.68%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.68%) Big Data
3 3 (9.68%) Hadoop
4 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (83.87%) Selenium
2 13 (41.94%) WebDriver
3 8 (25.81%) HP UFT
4 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.45%) JIRA
5 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
5 2 (6.45%) TestComplete
6 1 (3.23%) Ant
6 1 (3.23%) JUnit
6 1 (3.23%) Mocha
6 1 (3.23%) NUnit
6 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
1 4 (12.90%) Legal
2 2 (6.45%) Games
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Tester
2 13 (41.94%) Analyst
2 13 (41.94%) Test Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Automation Test Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Automation Tester
4 5 (16.13%) Developer
4 5 (16.13%) QA Tester
4 5 (16.13%) Software Tester
4 5 (16.13%) Test Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Agile Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Agile Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Tester
5 4 (12.90%) Software Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Software Test Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Team Leader
5 4 (12.90%) WCF Developer
6 3 (9.68%) QA Automation Tester
6 3 (9.68%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 3 (9.68%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) .NET
2 6 (19.35%) Web Services
3 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
3 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
4 4 (12.90%) HTML
4 4 (12.90%) REST
4 4 (12.90%) WCF
5 2 (6.45%) XML
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.23%) CSS
6 1 (3.23%) CSS3
6 1 (3.23%) Entity Framework
6 1 (3.23%) J2EE
6 1 (3.23%) JDBC
6 1 (3.23%) JSP
6 1 (3.23%) Kendo UI
6 1 (3.23%) Node.js
6 1 (3.23%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (6.45%) Driving Licence
3 2 (6.45%) iPad
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (58.06%) BDD
3 13 (41.94%) Software Testing
4 12 (38.71%) Unit Testing
5 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
6 10 (32.26%) Automated Testing
6 10 (32.26%) SDLC
7 9 (29.03%) Scrum
8 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
8 8 (25.81%) Integration Testing
9 7 (22.58%) Automation Testing
9 7 (22.58%) Process Improvement
9 7 (22.58%) System Testing
10 6 (19.35%) TDD
11 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
11 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (12.90%) Migration
12 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
12 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) Java
2 15 (48.39%) SQL
3 7 (22.58%) C#
3 7 (22.58%) Scala
3 7 (22.58%) VB
3 7 (22.58%) VBScript
4 5 (16.13%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.45%) C
5 2 (6.45%) C++
5 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.45%) Perl
5 2 (6.45%) Python
5 2 (6.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) ISEB
1 9 (29.03%) ISTQB
1 9 (29.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (61.29%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) SDET
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Xamarin
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