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 7 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 63 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.57% 0.30% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £290 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.76% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +49.12%
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
572 506 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.25% 76.78% 71.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 322 307
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 £537 £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 21 11
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
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%

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 7 December 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 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) Selenium
3 9 (47.37%) HTML
3 9 (47.37%) Java
3 9 (47.37%) CSS
4 7 (36.84%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (31.58%) Cucumber
6 5 (26.32%) WebDriver
6 5 (26.32%) Scrum
6 5 (26.32%) OOP
6 5 (26.32%) OO
6 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 5 (26.32%) SQL
7 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
7 4 (21.05%) QA
7 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
7 4 (21.05%) Software Delivery
7 4 (21.05%) Case Management
7 4 (21.05%) WebLogic
7 4 (21.05%) Unix
7 4 (21.05%) UML
7 4 (21.05%) Documentum
7 4 (21.05%) EMC
7 4 (21.05%) ISEB
7 4 (21.05%) Finance
7 4 (21.05%) VMware
7 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
7 4 (21.05%) Requirements Engineering
7 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (21.05%) BDD

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 (21.05%) Documentum
1 4 (21.05%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
1 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (5.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) Data Lake
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Selenium
2 6 (31.58%) Cucumber
3 5 (26.32%) WebDriver
4 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
5 3 (15.79%) Hudson
5 3 (15.79%) PhantomJS
6 2 (10.53%) JIRA
7 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
7 1 (5.26%) JMeter
7 1 (5.26%) JUnit
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (5.26%) TestComplete
7 1 (5.26%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Automation Tester
2 5 (26.32%) Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Business Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Business IT Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) IT Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) IT Business Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Java Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Test Automation Developer
4 3 (15.79%) QA Automation Tester
4 3 (15.79%) QA Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) CSS
1 9 (47.37%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) Gherkin
2 3 (15.79%) Node.js
3 2 (10.53%) REST
4 1 (5.26%) .NET
4 1 (5.26%) JSON
4 1 (5.26%) SOAP
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) WireMock
4 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (26.32%) OO
3 5 (26.32%) OOP
3 5 (26.32%) Scrum
4 4 (21.05%) BDD
4 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) Case Management
4 4 (21.05%) Kanban
4 4 (21.05%) Requirements Engineering
4 4 (21.05%) Software Delivery
4 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (21.05%) UML
4 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (15.79%) QA Automation
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) Ruby
4 1 (5.26%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) EMC
1 4 (21.05%) Pega
1 4 (21.05%) VMware