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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 60 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.55% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.28% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +18.46%
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
547 486 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 75.34% 72.65% 70.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 308 200
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 6
Average hourly rate £26.50 £11.85 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+123.62% -93.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) NUnit
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) Hudson
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) WPF
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 3 (50.00%) NUnit
2 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (16.67%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft