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 8 December 2016 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 57 53 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.99% 0.30% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 0.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Median daily rate £379 £368 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £44.25 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-0.56% -23.04%
Automated Testing
West Midlands

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
573 508 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.28% 76.74% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 321 306
Median daily rate £425 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 11
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +57.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.18 £49.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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
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 8 December 2016, 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 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) QA
1 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
1 5 (71.43%) Manual Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Waterfall
1 5 (71.43%) Functional Testing
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 4 (57.14%) Test Planning
2 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (42.86%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 2 (28.57%) Node.js
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) PhantomJS
5 1 (14.29%) REST
5 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
5 1 (14.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (14.29%) Hudson
5 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) GitHub
5 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
5 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Zenoss
5 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (14.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) PhantomJS
3 1 (14.29%) Hudson
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Node.js
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) JSON
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Functional Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Manual Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
1 5 (71.43%) Waterfall
2 4 (57.14%) SDLC
2 4 (57.14%) Test Planning
3 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
5 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Zenoss