Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 53 73
Rank change year-on-year +9 +20 -31
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 68 131 153
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.82% 4.38% 3.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.09% 4.69% 4.17%
Number of salaries quoted 75 120 158
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,800 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £58,350 £68,750 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +8.11%

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 1,337 2,792 3,666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 94.76% 93.28% 93.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,170 2,203 2,633
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.69%
10th Percentile £30,750 £27,800 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Birmingham

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Birmingham

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Birmingham over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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 27 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (38.24%) JavaScript
3 24 (35.29%) C#
4 23 (33.82%) Java
5 22 (32.35%) QA
6 20 (29.41%) Selenium
7 17 (25.00%) SQL
7 17 (25.00%) .NET
8 16 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (22.06%) Degree
9 15 (22.06%) Software Engineering
10 14 (20.59%) TDD
10 14 (20.59%) PHP
10 14 (20.59%) Git (software)
10 14 (20.59%) Azure
11 13 (19.12%) BDD
11 13 (19.12%) SpecFlow
11 13 (19.12%) Software Testing
11 13 (19.12%) Mathematics
12 12 (17.65%) Web Development
12 12 (17.65%) AWS
12 12 (17.65%) JIRA
12 12 (17.65%) Requirements Gathering
13 11 (16.18%) DevOps
13 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
14 10 (14.71%) Configuration Management
14 10 (14.71%) HTML
14 10 (14.71%) Visual Studio
14 10 (14.71%) CSS
14 10 (14.71%) Python

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 5 (7.35%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.94%) Appian
2 2 (2.94%) FileNet
2 2 (2.94%) JBoss
2 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Chatbot
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.59%) Azure
2 12 (17.65%) AWS
3 8 (11.76%) Serverless
4 6 (8.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (8.82%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (8.82%) Amazon ECS
4 6 (8.82%) Amazon S3
4 6 (8.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 6 (8.82%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (7.35%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (4.41%) Heroku
7 2 (2.94%) GitHub
8 1 (1.47%) IaaS
8 1 (1.47%) Office 365
8 1 (1.47%) PaaS
8 1 (1.47%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) Internet
2 2 (2.94%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) MySQL
2 6 (8.82%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (8.82%) Redis
3 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.41%) Big Data
5 1 (1.47%) Power BI
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (29.41%) Selenium
2 14 (20.59%) Git (software)
3 13 (19.12%) SpecFlow
4 12 (17.65%) JIRA
5 10 (14.71%) Cucumber
5 10 (14.71%) Visual Studio
6 8 (11.76%) Jenkins
6 8 (11.76%) SoapUI
6 8 (11.76%) WebDriver
7 7 (10.29%) GitLab
7 7 (10.29%) Postman
8 5 (7.35%) HP UFT
8 5 (7.35%) JMeter
8 5 (7.35%) Maven
9 4 (5.88%) LoadRunner
10 3 (4.41%) Cypress.io
10 3 (4.41%) Zephyr
11 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (2.94%) TestComplete
11 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (11.76%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.94%) Advertising
3 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.47%) Law
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (45.59%) Developer
2 13 (19.12%) QA Engineer
3 10 (14.71%) Web Developer
4 8 (11.76%) Applications Developer
4 8 (11.76%) C++ Developer
5 7 (10.29%) PHP Developer
5 7 (10.29%) Test Automation Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Test Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 6 (8.82%) Mobile Developer
6 6 (8.82%) Mobile UI Developer
6 6 (8.82%) PHP Web Developer
6 6 (8.82%) UI Developer
7 5 (7.35%) CRM Developer
7 5 (7.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 5 (7.35%) Quality Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Software Developer
7 5 (7.35%) Testing Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.00%) .NET
2 10 (14.71%) CSS
2 10 (14.71%) HTML
3 9 (13.24%) SOAP
4 6 (8.82%) ActiveMQ
4 6 (8.82%) Flutter
4 6 (8.82%) OpenCV
4 6 (8.82%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (8.82%) REST
4 6 (8.82%) Spring
4 6 (8.82%) Web Services
5 5 (7.35%) jQuery
6 3 (4.41%) .NET Core
6 3 (4.41%) JSON
6 3 (4.41%) Node.js
6 3 (4.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (2.94%) Ajax
7 2 (2.94%) Akka
7 2 (2.94%) Django
7 2 (2.94%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.29%) Mobile App
3 6 (8.82%) Augmented Reality
3 6 (8.82%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (8.82%) Internet of Things
4 5 (7.35%) AS400
4 5 (7.35%) User Experience
5 2 (2.94%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.47%) Life Science
6 1 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.24%) Linux
2 7 (10.29%) Unix
3 6 (8.82%) Android
3 6 (8.82%) Apple iOS
4 5 (7.35%) Windows
5 2 (2.94%) CentOS
5 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (22.06%) Software Engineering
4 14 (20.59%) TDD
5 13 (19.12%) BDD
5 13 (19.12%) Mathematics
5 13 (19.12%) Software Testing
6 12 (17.65%) Requirements Gathering
6 12 (17.65%) Web Development
7 11 (16.18%) DevOps
8 10 (14.71%) Configuration Management
8 10 (14.71%) Fintech
8 10 (14.71%) SDLC
9 9 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (13.24%) SDET
10 8 (11.76%) Analytical Thinking
10 8 (11.76%) Computer Science
10 8 (11.76%) Test Scripting
11 7 (10.29%) OO
12 6 (8.82%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.24%) JavaScript
2 24 (35.29%) C#
3 23 (33.82%) Java
4 17 (25.00%) SQL
5 14 (20.59%) PHP
6 10 (14.71%) Python
7 9 (13.24%) C++
8 7 (10.29%) C
8 7 (10.29%) Ruby
9 6 (8.82%) Dart
9 6 (8.82%) Embedded C
9 6 (8.82%) Objective-C
10 2 (2.94%) Scala
11 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.47%) Perl
11 1 (1.47%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) Degree
2 7 (10.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (8.82%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.82%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (7.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.41%) ISEB
6 2 (2.94%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (32.35%) QA
System Software
1 10 (14.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.29%) HP
3 2 (2.94%) Pega
3 2 (2.94%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.47%) Xamarin