Period
to 17 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 48 55
Rank change year-on-year -13 +7 -14
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 147 179 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.58% 4.91% 4.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.98% 5.32% 5.02%
Number of salaries quoted 117 170 176
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,700 £29,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%

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 2,954 3,362 3,862
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 92.00% 92.16% 92.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2,059 2,478 2,893
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -3.57%

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 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 83 (56.46%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (40.82%) Selenium
3 58 (39.46%) Java
4 54 (36.73%) JavaScript
4 54 (36.73%) SQL
5 49 (33.33%) C#
6 42 (28.57%) QA
7 38 (25.85%) Git (software)
8 35 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
9 33 (22.45%) Cucumber
9 33 (22.45%) Visual Studio
10 32 (21.77%) Scrum
10 32 (21.77%) AngularJS
11 30 (20.41%) TDD
12 29 (19.73%) CSS
12 29 (19.73%) HTML
12 29 (19.73%) .NET
13 28 (19.05%) DevOps
14 23 (15.65%) Web Services
14 23 (15.65%) SOA
14 23 (15.65%) BDD
15 22 (14.97%) Amazon AWS
16 21 (14.29%) Software Engineering
16 21 (14.29%) JIRA
17 20 (13.61%) TeamCity
17 20 (13.61%) Jenkins
18 19 (12.93%) Waterfall
18 19 (12.93%) WebDriver
19 18 (12.24%) NoSQL
19 18 (12.24%) Microsoft

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 16 (10.88%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (4.08%) Confluence
2 6 (4.08%) Drupal
2 6 (4.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.04%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.36%) Apache
4 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.68%) CMS
5 1 (0.68%) IIS
5 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.72%) Mingle
3 1 (0.68%) ArchiCAD
3 1 (0.68%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.68%) MicroStation
3 1 (0.68%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (14.97%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.44%) GitHub
4 6 (4.08%) npm
5 4 (2.72%) SaaS
6 2 (1.36%) Office 365
6 2 (1.36%) PaaS
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.68%) Boomi
7 1 (0.68%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.68%) Serverless
7 1 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.76%) Internet
2 6 (4.08%) SSL
3 5 (3.40%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.36%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.24%) NoSQL
2 16 (10.88%) Relational Database
2 16 (10.88%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.44%) RDBMS
4 7 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (4.08%) EDMS
5 6 (4.08%) GIS
5 6 (4.08%) MongoDB
5 6 (4.08%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.08%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.04%) Redis
7 2 (1.36%) MySQL
7 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.68%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.68%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.68%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.68%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 60 (40.82%) Selenium
2 38 (25.85%) Git (software)
3 33 (22.45%) Cucumber
3 33 (22.45%) Visual Studio
4 21 (14.29%) JIRA
5 20 (13.61%) Jenkins
5 20 (13.61%) TeamCity
6 19 (12.93%) WebDriver
7 18 (12.24%) JMeter
8 16 (10.88%) JUnit
9 13 (8.84%) Bower
9 13 (8.84%) Grunt
9 13 (8.84%) gulp
9 13 (8.84%) Octopus Deploy
9 13 (8.84%) SoapUI
10 12 (8.16%) TestNG
11 9 (6.12%) SpecFlow
12 8 (5.44%) Protractor
12 8 (5.44%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (4.08%) Gatling
General
1 14 (9.52%) Finance
2 3 (2.04%) Law
3 2 (1.36%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.36%) Retail
4 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (30.61%) Developer
2 21 (14.29%) Architect
3 18 (12.24%) Analyst
3 18 (12.24%) Test Analyst
3 18 (12.24%) Tester
4 14 (9.52%) Technical Architect
5 13 (8.84%) .NET Developer
5 13 (8.84%) Test Engineer
6 10 (6.80%) Java Developer
7 9 (6.12%) QA Engineer
8 8 (5.44%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.44%) Test Automation Manager
8 8 (5.44%) Test Manager
9 7 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (4.76%) Designer
9 7 (4.76%) UI Designer
9 7 (4.76%) UI/UX Designer
9 7 (4.76%) UX Designer
10 6 (4.08%) Java Developer in Test
10 6 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (21.77%) AngularJS
2 29 (19.73%) .NET
2 29 (19.73%) CSS
2 29 (19.73%) HTML
3 23 (15.65%) Web Services
4 17 (11.56%) React
5 15 (10.20%) ASP.NET
6 11 (7.48%) REST
6 11 (7.48%) Spring
7 10 (6.80%) jQuery
7 10 (6.80%) Node.js
8 9 (6.12%) .NET Framework
8 9 (6.12%) LAMP
9 8 (5.44%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (5.44%) Gherkin
9 8 (5.44%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (4.76%) HTML5
10 7 (4.76%) XML
11 6 (4.08%) Dropwizard
11 6 (4.08%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.24%) Mobile App
2 17 (11.56%) User Experience
3 10 (6.80%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (5.44%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.76%) Internet of Things
6 6 (4.08%) NHS
7 5 (3.40%) Fintech
8 4 (2.72%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.68%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.68%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.76%) Android
1 7 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 4 (2.72%) Windows
3 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (56.46%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (21.77%) Scrum
3 30 (20.41%) TDD
4 28 (19.05%) DevOps
5 23 (15.65%) BDD
5 23 (15.65%) SOA
6 21 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 19 (12.93%) Waterfall
8 18 (12.24%) Non-Functional Testing
8 18 (12.24%) Software Delivery
8 18 (12.24%) Test Strategy
9 17 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (11.56%) Functional Testing
9 17 (11.56%) Microservices
10 16 (10.88%) OO
10 16 (10.88%) Regression Testing
11 15 (10.20%) Integration Testing
12 14 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (8.84%) IT Strategy
13 13 (8.84%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (39.46%) Java
2 54 (36.73%) JavaScript
2 54 (36.73%) SQL
3 49 (33.33%) C#
4 17 (11.56%) Python
5 13 (8.84%) PHP
6 11 (7.48%) PL/SQL
7 8 (5.44%) Ruby
8 5 (3.40%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.72%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.72%) C
9 4 (2.72%) VB
9 4 (2.72%) XPath
10 3 (2.04%) Go
10 3 (2.04%) Java 8
11 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.36%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (9.52%) Degree
2 9 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.08%) ISEB
5 4 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.68%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.44%) Docker
2 2 (1.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.36%) Squid
Systems Management
1 7 (4.76%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.40%) Puppet
3 4 (2.72%) HP ALM
3 4 (2.72%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.72%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (1.36%) Ansible
4 2 (1.36%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.76%) Adobe
2 7 (4.76%) Oracle
3 5 (3.40%) Xamarin
4 4 (2.72%) Apple
4 4 (2.72%) HP
5 3 (2.04%) Blue Prism
5 3 (2.04%) UiPath
6 2 (1.36%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.36%) Splunk
7 1 (0.68%) Dell
7 1 (0.68%) Google
7 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.68%) Sitecore