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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 55 56 61
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 16 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.09% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 0.37% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 1
Median daily rate £330 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.51% +2.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+16.88% -18.33%
Test Automation
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
600 535 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 78.33% 73.79% 73.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 341 324
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 20
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.64 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% -11.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.35 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.53 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.26% +26.36%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, 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 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (57.58%) HTML
3 17 (51.52%) Java
3 17 (51.52%) Selenium
4 15 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 15 (45.45%) CSS
4 15 (45.45%) Scrum
5 13 (39.39%) BDD
6 12 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (36.36%) MS Excel
7 10 (30.30%) UML
7 10 (30.30%) ISEB
7 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (30.30%) Kanban
7 10 (30.30%) Requirements Engineering
7 10 (30.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 10 (30.30%) Business Analysis
7 10 (30.30%) Finance
8 9 (27.27%) WebDriver
8 9 (27.27%) QA
9 8 (24.24%) MS Office
9 8 (24.24%) Cucumber
9 8 (24.24%) MS PowerPoint
9 8 (24.24%) Functional Testing
9 8 (24.24%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (24.24%) Mobile App
9 8 (24.24%) QA Automation
10 7 (21.21%) OOP
10 7 (21.21%) OO
11 6 (18.18%) Unix

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.12%) Documentum
1 4 (12.12%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.06%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 8 (24.24%) MS Office
2 8 (24.24%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.06%) MySQL
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (51.52%) Selenium
2 9 (27.27%) WebDriver
3 8 (24.24%) Cucumber
4 4 (12.12%) SpecFlow
4 4 (12.12%) Subversion
4 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.06%) JMeter
6 1 (3.03%) TestComplete
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Analyst
1 10 (30.30%) Business Analyst
1 10 (30.30%) Business IT Analyst
1 10 (30.30%) Developer
1 10 (30.30%) IT Analyst
1 10 (30.30%) IT Business Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Automation Tester
2 9 (27.27%) Tester
3 8 (24.24%) QA Automation Tester
3 8 (24.24%) QA Tester
4 4 (12.12%) Developer in Test
4 4 (12.12%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (57.58%) HTML
2 15 (45.45%) CSS
3 5 (15.15%) .NET
4 4 (12.12%) Web Services
5 2 (6.06%) Ajax
5 2 (6.06%) JSON
5 2 (6.06%) REST
5 2 (6.06%) RESTful
5 2 (6.06%) SOAP
5 2 (6.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.06%) Cryptography
2 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Unix
2 2 (6.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (45.45%) Scrum
3 13 (39.39%) BDD
4 12 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (30.30%) Business Analysis
5 10 (30.30%) Kanban
5 10 (30.30%) Requirements Engineering
5 10 (30.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 10 (30.30%) UML
5 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (24.24%) Functional Testing
6 8 (24.24%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (24.24%) QA Automation
7 7 (21.21%) OO
7 7 (21.21%) OOP
8 4 (12.12%) Case Management
8 4 (12.12%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Re-Platforming
8 4 (12.12%) Software Delivery
8 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) Java
2 15 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 6 (18.18%) C#
4 4 (12.12%) SQL
5 2 (6.06%) VBA
6 1 (3.03%) Python
6 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) EMC
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
1 4 (12.12%) Pega
1 4 (12.12%) VMware
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow