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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 36 52
Rank change year-on-year +2 +16  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 115 131 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.84% 5.57% 4.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.53% 6.36% 4.89%
Number of salaries quoted 92 79 71
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 1760 2060 1740
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 89.34% 87.59% 86.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1431 1506 1416
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £70,000
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 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 139 (63.47%) Selenium
2 124 (56.62%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (48.40%) QA
4 85 (38.81%) Java
5 76 (34.70%) Test Scripting
6 63 (28.77%) C#
7 60 (27.40%) BDD
8 58 (26.48%) SQL
9 53 (24.20%) Scrum
10 51 (23.29%) Unit Testing
10 51 (23.29%) Software Testing
11 49 (22.37%) .NET
12 47 (21.46%) Finance
13 43 (19.63%) JMeter
13 43 (19.63%) SQL Server
14 40 (18.26%) E-Commerce
14 40 (18.26%) Analytical Skills
15 38 (17.35%) Cucumber
15 38 (17.35%) JavaScript
16 36 (16.44%) HTML
16 36 (16.44%) TDD
17 35 (15.98%) ISTQB
17 35 (15.98%) JIRA
17 35 (15.98%) Test Strategy
18 34 (15.53%) WebDriver
19 32 (14.61%) Visual Studio
19 32 (14.61%) ISEB
20 28 (12.79%) JUnit
20 28 (12.79%) Web Services
20 28 (12.79%) Degree

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 11 (5.02%) Tomcat
2 6 (2.74%) Apache
2 6 (2.74%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.83%) JBoss
3 4 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.37%) IIS
5 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.46%) CMS
5 1 (0.46%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.83%) Office 365
4 3 (1.37%) Amazon CloudSearch
4 3 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (1.37%) Slack
5 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.65%) HTTP
2 7 (3.20%) Skype
3 4 (1.83%) Firewall
3 4 (1.83%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.91%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (19.63%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.59%) NoSQL
3 17 (7.76%) Relational Database
4 14 (6.39%) Big Data
5 10 (4.57%) MarkLogic
6 9 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (3.65%) Triplestore
8 7 (3.20%) MongoDB
8 7 (3.20%) Power BI
9 6 (2.74%) Hadoop
10 5 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.83%) MySQL
11 4 (1.83%) ZAP BI
12 3 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (1.37%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
14 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 139 (63.47%) Selenium
2 43 (19.63%) JMeter
3 38 (17.35%) Cucumber
4 35 (15.98%) JIRA
5 34 (15.53%) WebDriver
6 32 (14.61%) Visual Studio
7 28 (12.79%) JUnit
7 28 (12.79%) SpecFlow
8 22 (10.05%) Jenkins
9 19 (8.68%) HP UFT
10 17 (7.76%) NUnit
11 13 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (5.94%) WATIR
12 11 (5.02%) eggPlant
12 11 (5.02%) JBehave
12 11 (5.02%) Ranorex
12 11 (5.02%) SoapUI
13 10 (4.57%) Jasmine
13 10 (4.57%) Karma Test Runner
13 10 (4.57%) Protractor
General
1 47 (21.46%) Finance
2 19 (8.68%) Retail
3 10 (4.57%) Banking
4 9 (4.11%) Legal
5 7 (3.20%) Games
6 5 (2.28%) Automotive
7 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.46%) Advertising
8 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (27.85%) Analyst
2 56 (25.57%) Tester
3 54 (24.66%) Developer
4 53 (24.20%) Test Analyst
5 31 (14.16%) Senior Developer
6 27 (12.33%) Software Tester
7 25 (11.42%) Test Engineer
8 20 (9.13%) Automation Tester
8 20 (9.13%) C# Developer
8 20 (9.13%) QA Tester
9 19 (8.68%) Software Analyst
9 19 (8.68%) Software Test Analyst
10 18 (8.22%) Test Leader
11 17 (7.76%) QA Engineer
12 16 (7.31%) Test Manager
13 15 (6.85%) Developer in Test
14 14 (6.39%) .NET Developer
14 14 (6.39%) Senior C# Developer
14 14 (6.39%) Senior Test Engineer
14 14 (6.39%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (22.37%) .NET
2 36 (16.44%) HTML
3 28 (12.79%) Web Services
4 27 (12.33%) .NET Framework
4 27 (12.33%) XML
5 25 (11.42%) REST
5 25 (11.42%) SOAP
6 24 (10.96%) Gherkin
7 19 (8.68%) AngularJS
7 19 (8.68%) CSS
8 17 (7.76%) HTML5
9 16 (7.31%) ASP.NET Web API
10 14 (6.39%) ASP.NET
11 13 (5.94%) JSON
12 10 (4.57%) Apache Flex
13 9 (4.11%) RESTful
13 9 (4.11%) WCF
14 8 (3.65%) J2EE
14 8 (3.65%) Node.js
15 7 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (18.26%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.31%) Fintech
3 15 (6.85%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.20%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.28%) User Experience
7 4 (1.83%) EPoS
7 4 (1.83%) iPhone
7 4 (1.83%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.91%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.91%) iPad
8 2 (0.91%) NHS
9 1 (0.46%) BYOD
9 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.46%) Social Media
9 1 (0.46%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.02%) Windows
2 10 (4.57%) Linux
3 7 (3.20%) Android
4 5 (2.28%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (56.62%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (34.70%) Test Scripting
3 60 (27.40%) BDD
4 53 (24.20%) Scrum
5 51 (23.29%) Software Testing
5 51 (23.29%) Unit Testing
6 40 (18.26%) E-Commerce
7 36 (16.44%) TDD
8 35 (15.98%) Test Strategy
9 28 (12.79%) Manual Testing
9 28 (12.79%) SDLC
10 25 (11.42%) Integration Testing
11 21 (9.59%) Mentoring
12 20 (9.13%) Software Engineering
13 19 (8.68%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (8.22%) Migration
14 18 (8.22%) Open Source
14 18 (8.22%) Test Management
15 17 (7.76%) Non-Functional Testing
16 15 (6.85%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (38.81%) Java
2 63 (28.77%) C#
3 58 (26.48%) SQL
4 38 (17.35%) JavaScript
5 17 (7.76%) T-SQL
6 16 (7.31%) C++
6 16 (7.31%) Scala
6 16 (7.31%) VBScript
7 10 (4.57%) Python
7 10 (4.57%) VB
7 10 (4.57%) XQuery
8 8 (3.65%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.28%) XPath
10 4 (1.83%) C
11 3 (1.37%) Perl
11 3 (1.37%) PHP
11 3 (1.37%) Ruby
12 2 (0.91%) VC++
13 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (15.98%) ISTQB
2 32 (14.61%) ISEB
3 28 (12.79%) Degree
4 16 (7.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (6.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.83%) CEH
6 4 (1.83%) CISM
6 4 (1.83%) CISSP
6 4 (1.83%) GIAC
6 4 (1.83%) OSCP
7 2 (0.91%) GNVQ
7 2 (0.91%) HND
7 2 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.91%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (48.40%) QA
2 4 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (10.50%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.85%) Oracle
3 9 (4.11%) CA Agile Central
4 7 (3.20%) Tableau
5 4 (1.83%) SAP
6 3 (1.37%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.91%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.91%) Cognizant
7 2 (0.91%) HP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + 25 days hols, excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mane Contract Services Limited
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mane Contract Services Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascend Consulting
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Home working
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FIS Global
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Networkers
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
I3
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 26 days ago