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

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 34 46
Rank change year-on-year -33 +12 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 159 253 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.07% 6.49% 5.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.47% 7.07% 5.84%
Number of salaries quoted 133 235 171
Birmingham median annual salary £51,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.44% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £31,450 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £61,250 £62,500
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +1.27% +5.33%

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 3,559 3,578 4,267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 91.12% 91.77% 89.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2,540 2,893 3,135
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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.

1 103 (64.78%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (49.06%) Selenium
3 69 (43.40%) Java
4 60 (37.74%) Scrum
5 54 (33.96%) WebDriver
6 51 (32.08%) C#
7 42 (26.42%) .NET
8 41 (25.79%) Waterfall
9 40 (25.16%) QA
10 37 (23.27%) SQL
10 37 (23.27%) Test Strategy
11 36 (22.64%) BDD
12 34 (21.38%) Finance
13 32 (20.13%) JavaScript
14 31 (19.50%) TDD
14 31 (19.50%) DevOps
15 30 (18.87%) Cucumber
15 30 (18.87%) SpecFlow
15 30 (18.87%) SQL Server
15 30 (18.87%) Visual Studio
16 28 (17.61%) Python
17 27 (16.98%) Web Services
17 27 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
18 26 (16.35%) Software Testing
19 25 (15.72%) Microsoft Azure
19 25 (15.72%) Jenkins
20 23 (14.47%) ISEB
21 21 (13.21%) SDET
21 21 (13.21%) Fintech
21 21 (13.21%) CSS

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 8 (5.03%) IIS
1 8 (5.03%) JBoss
2 7 (4.40%) Apache
2 7 (4.40%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (3.77%) Anypoint
3 6 (3.77%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (3.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (3.14%) Apache Solr
4 5 (3.14%) Confluence
5 2 (1.26%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.26%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.26%) Maya
3 2 (1.26%) Mingle
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.63%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 25 (15.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.14%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (3.14%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (3.14%) SaaS
4 4 (2.52%) BrowserStack
4 4 (2.52%) GitHub
5 2 (1.26%) Fastly
5 2 (1.26%) IaaS
5 2 (1.26%) Stackdriver
6 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.89%) Internet
2 2 (1.26%) DHCP
2 2 (1.26%) DNS
2 2 (1.26%) FTP
2 2 (1.26%) HTTP
2 2 (1.26%) IPsec
2 2 (1.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.63%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.63%) FlexRay
3 1 (0.63%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.95%) Relational Database
3 16 (10.06%) MongoDB
4 15 (9.43%) NoSQL
5 7 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (3.77%) DTS
6 6 (3.77%) EDRMS
6 6 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.14%) MySQL
8 4 (2.52%) Redis
9 3 (1.89%) Big Data
9 3 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.26%) BigQuery
10 2 (1.26%) Bigtable
10 2 (1.26%) Cosmos DB
10 2 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.26%) Power BI
10 2 (1.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 78 (49.06%) Selenium
2 54 (33.96%) WebDriver
3 30 (18.87%) Cucumber
3 30 (18.87%) SpecFlow
3 30 (18.87%) Visual Studio
4 25 (15.72%) Jenkins
5 20 (12.58%) TestNG
6 17 (10.69%) JUnit
7 16 (10.06%) TeamCity
8 12 (7.55%) JIRA
8 12 (7.55%) Maven
9 11 (6.92%) Git (software)
10 7 (4.40%) Rational Rose
11 6 (3.77%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (3.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (3.14%) Grunt
12 5 (3.14%) SoapUI
12 5 (3.14%) SonarQube
13 4 (2.52%) Robotium
13 4 (2.52%) Subversion
General
1 34 (21.38%) Finance
2 10 (6.29%) Retail
3 7 (4.40%) Marketing
4 5 (3.14%) Banking
4 5 (3.14%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.14%) Publishing
5 3 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.63%) Automotive
6 1 (0.63%) Electronics
6 1 (0.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 38 (23.90%) Developer
2 32 (20.13%) Analyst
2 32 (20.13%) Test Analyst
3 30 (18.87%) Tester
4 23 (14.47%) Test Engineer
5 22 (13.84%) Automation Tester
6 17 (10.69%) Senior Tester
7 16 (10.06%) Senior Automation Tester
8 15 (9.43%) Automation Test Analyst
9 11 (6.92%) Software Tester
10 10 (6.29%) Architect
10 10 (6.29%) Senior Developer
10 10 (6.29%) Senior Test Engineer
10 10 (6.29%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (5.66%) QA Tester
12 8 (5.03%) Consultant
12 8 (5.03%) Software Developer
13 7 (4.40%) QA Analyst
13 7 (4.40%) QA Test Analyst
13 7 (4.40%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (26.42%) .NET
2 27 (16.98%) Web Services
3 21 (13.21%) CSS
4 17 (10.69%) AngularJS
5 16 (10.06%) React
6 15 (9.43%) jQuery
6 15 (9.43%) JSON
7 14 (8.81%) HTML
8 11 (6.92%) RESTful
9 10 (6.29%) .NET Framework
9 10 (6.29%) Spring
10 9 (5.66%) SOAP
11 7 (4.40%) CSS3
11 7 (4.40%) Entity Framework
11 7 (4.40%) HTML5
11 7 (4.40%) Node.js
11 7 (4.40%) XML
12 6 (3.77%) REST
13 5 (3.14%) Apache Sling
13 5 (3.14%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.21%) Fintech
2 11 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.92%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.29%) Mobile App
4 8 (5.03%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.14%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.14%) Device Driver
6 5 (3.14%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (3.14%) PDA
6 5 (3.14%) Replication
6 5 (3.14%) Social Media
6 5 (3.14%) Taxonomies
7 4 (2.52%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.52%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.52%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.89%) Minimum Viable Product
9 2 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.26%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.58%) Windows
2 13 (8.18%) Linux
3 7 (4.40%) Unix
4 6 (3.77%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (64.78%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (37.74%) Scrum
3 41 (25.79%) Waterfall
4 37 (23.27%) Test Strategy
5 36 (22.64%) BDD
6 31 (19.50%) DevOps
6 31 (19.50%) TDD
7 27 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (16.35%) Software Testing
9 21 (13.21%) SDET
10 20 (12.58%) Manual Testing
11 18 (11.32%) Defect Tracking
11 18 (11.32%) Load Testing
11 18 (11.32%) OO
11 18 (11.32%) Open Source
11 18 (11.32%) V-Model
12 17 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (10.06%) Coaching
14 15 (9.43%) Continuous Delivery
14 15 (9.43%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 69 (43.40%) Java
2 51 (32.08%) C#
3 37 (23.27%) SQL
4 32 (20.13%) JavaScript
5 28 (17.61%) Python
6 19 (11.95%) Ruby
7 12 (7.55%) PowerShell
8 7 (4.40%) Java 8
8 7 (4.40%) T-SQL
9 6 (3.77%) Go
9 6 (3.77%) PHP
10 5 (3.14%) VB
11 3 (1.89%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.89%) Perl
12 2 (1.26%) C
12 2 (1.26%) PHP 5
12 2 (1.26%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.26%) XPath
13 1 (0.63%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (14.47%) ISEB
2 17 (10.69%) Degree
3 16 (10.06%) ISTQB
4 12 (7.55%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.77%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.89%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (25.16%) QA
2 4 (2.52%) GDPR
3 1 (0.63%) GCP
System Software
1 7 (4.40%) Docker
2 5 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.14%) Varnish
3 2 (1.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (7.55%) Puppet
2 6 (3.77%) Kubernetes
3 5 (3.14%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.89%) Kibana
4 3 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.26%) Ambari
5 2 (1.26%) Cacti
5 2 (1.26%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (1.26%) logstash
5 2 (1.26%) Nagios
5 2 (1.26%) Terraform
6 1 (0.63%) Ansible
6 1 (0.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 19 (11.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.03%) VMware
3 7 (4.40%) webMethods
4 6 (3.77%) Google
4 6 (3.77%) ServiceNow
5 5 (3.14%) Adobe
5 5 (3.14%) hybris
5 5 (3.14%) Oracle
6 4 (2.52%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.89%) Splunk
8 2 (1.26%) HP
8 2 (1.26%) IBM
8 2 (1.26%) Tableau
9 1 (0.63%) Aderant
9 1 (0.63%) Blue Prism
9 1 (0.63%) Capita
9 1 (0.63%) Cognos
9 1 (0.63%) Intapp
9 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.63%) SAP