The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 62 - 57
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% - 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% - 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 £170.00
% change year-on-year
- -81.76%
Automation Tester
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
681 622 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 91.66% 92.15% 96.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 392 348
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 25
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.98 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.40 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £26.00 £32.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Tester in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Automation Tester
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title.

1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) JBehave
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) JBehave
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (50.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) VB.NET