The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 49 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 9 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.47% 0.32% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 0.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Median daily rate £341 £368 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £358
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £46.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +54.16%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
483 483 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 79.05% 77.90% 72.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 305 270
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 12
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.48 £49.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Birmingham region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Birmingham region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
2 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Functional Testing
2 5 (55.56%) QA
3 4 (44.44%) ISEB
3 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 4 (44.44%) Test Planning
4 3 (33.33%) Selenium
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (33.33%) CSS
4 3 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (22.22%) Node.js
5 2 (22.22%) GitHub
5 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
5 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Web Development
5 2 (22.22%) PhantomJS
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (11.11%) User Experience
6 1 (11.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (11.11%) React
6 1 (11.11%) webpack
6 1 (11.11%) gulp
6 1 (11.11%) Mobile First

Automated Testing
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) GitHub
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (11.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
1 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 2 (22.22%) PhantomJS
3 1 (11.11%) Grunt
3 1 (11.11%) gulp
3 1 (11.11%) Hudson
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 1 (11.11%) webpack
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Test Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) Node.js
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (11.11%) CSS3
3 1 (11.11%) Entity Framework
3 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) JSON
3 1 (11.11%) React
3 1 (11.11%) REST
3 1 (11.11%) Sass
3 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (11.11%) WCF
3 1 (11.11%) Web Components
3 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
1 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Functional Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 4 (44.44%) Test Planning
4 3 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Web Development
6 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
6 1 (11.11%) MVC
6 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Release Management
6 1 (11.11%) TDD
6 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft