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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 54 56 53
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.77% 0.62% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.78% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £335 £346 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.32% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.40% +36.36%

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
524 513 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.25% 79.78% 73.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 329 280
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 16
Median hourly rate £29.00 £15.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.33% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £8.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 5 (41.67%) QA
3 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
3 5 (41.67%) Functional Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 4 (33.33%) SDLC
4 4 (33.33%) Selenium
4 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (33.33%) HTML
4 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (33.33%) CSS
4 4 (33.33%) ISEB
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) Web Development
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (16.67%) Planning Poker
6 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
6 2 (16.67%) Entity Framework
6 2 (16.67%) Node.js
6 2 (16.67%) REST
6 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
6 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (16.67%) User Stories
6 2 (16.67%) Jenkins

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) GitHub
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (8.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (8.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (16.67%) JIRA
3 2 (16.67%) PhantomJS
3 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (8.33%) eggPlant
4 1 (8.33%) Grunt
4 1 (8.33%) gulp
4 1 (8.33%) Hudson
4 1 (8.33%) webpack
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Manager
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer in Test
4 1 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) CSS
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (16.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
2 2 (16.67%) JSON
2 2 (16.67%) Node.js
2 2 (16.67%) REST
2 2 (16.67%) WCF
2 2 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (8.33%) CSS3
3 1 (8.33%) React
3 1 (8.33%) Sass
3 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (8.33%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (8.33%) User Experience
1 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Functional Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (33.33%) SDLC
4 4 (33.33%) Test Planning
5 3 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) Web Development
6 2 (16.67%) Kanban
6 2 (16.67%) MVC
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Planning Poker
6 2 (16.67%) Scrum
6 2 (16.67%) SOLID
6 2 (16.67%) User Stories
7 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) Groovy
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft