The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 50 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 9 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.50% 0.63% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 0.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Median daily rate £348 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.23% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.68% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +75.43%

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
472 492 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 78.67% 78.10% 73.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 309 266
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 13
Median hourly rate £18.39 £16.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.16% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.83 £49.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) HTML
2 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 7 (53.85%) CSS
3 6 (46.15%) Node.js
4 5 (38.46%) REST
4 5 (38.46%) JSON
4 5 (38.46%) XML
4 5 (38.46%) OO
4 5 (38.46%) Scrum
4 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Selenium
5 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
5 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Kanban
5 4 (30.77%) CSS3
5 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
5 4 (30.77%) Open Source
5 4 (30.77%) HTML5
5 4 (30.77%) GitHub
5 4 (30.77%) AngularJS
5 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
5 4 (30.77%) Front End Development
6 3 (23.08%) Protractor
6 3 (23.08%) JHipster
6 3 (23.08%) Angular 2
6 3 (23.08%) PhantomJS
6 3 (23.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (23.08%) Hudson

Test Automation
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 4 (30.77%) GitHub
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Lake
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
1 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
2 3 (23.08%) gulp
2 3 (23.08%) Hudson
2 3 (23.08%) JHipster
2 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 3 (23.08%) PhantomJS
2 3 (23.08%) Protractor
3 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.69%) JMeter
4 1 (7.69%) JUnit
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.69%) TestComplete
4 1 (7.69%) YouTrack
4 1 (7.69%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (23.08%) Angular Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Test Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Automation Tester
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (7.69%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) CSS
1 7 (53.85%) HTML
2 6 (46.15%) Node.js
3 5 (38.46%) JSON
3 5 (38.46%) REST
3 5 (38.46%) XML
4 4 (30.77%) AngularJS
4 4 (30.77%) CSS3
4 4 (30.77%) HTML5
5 3 (23.08%) Angular 2
5 3 (23.08%) Gherkin
5 3 (23.08%) jQuery
5 3 (23.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (15.38%) .NET
7 1 (7.69%) SOAP
7 1 (7.69%) Web Services
7 1 (7.69%) WireMock
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) OO
2 5 (38.46%) Scrum
2 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Front End Development
3 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Kanban
3 4 (30.77%) Open Source
3 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
3 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
5 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Process Improvement
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.69%) BDD
6 1 (7.69%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 1 (7.69%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 1 (7.69%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) Ruby
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (7.69%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Remedy