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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 57 62 60
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.27% 0.26% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.38% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£410 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £39.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-19.38% +34.48%
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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
526 522 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 71.37% 67.97% 69.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 301 298
Average daily rate £391 £365 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.19% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% -87.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 September 2015.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (85.71%) TDD
2 18 (85.71%) Scrum
2 18 (85.71%) Python
2 18 (85.71%) BDD
3 17 (80.95%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (76.19%) Git (software)
4 16 (76.19%) Django
4 16 (76.19%) Flask
4 16 (76.19%) Mentoring
4 16 (76.19%) Linux
4 16 (76.19%) SQL Server
4 16 (76.19%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (76.19%) MVC
5 15 (71.43%) Subversion
5 15 (71.43%) .NET
5 15 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (71.43%) RESTful
5 15 (71.43%) Selenium
6 14 (66.67%) Ubuntu
6 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
6 14 (66.67%) Debian
7 13 (61.90%) SOA
7 13 (61.90%) Microservices
7 13 (61.90%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
7 13 (61.90%) Vagrant
8 12 (57.14%) TOGAF
9 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
10 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
10 2 (9.52%) Finance

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (76.19%) SQL Server
1 16 (76.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (76.19%) Git (software)
2 15 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (71.43%) Subversion
2 15 (71.43%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (90.48%) Developer
2 17 (80.95%) Python Developer
3 7 (33.33%) Senior Python Developer
3 7 (33.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Django Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (76.19%) Django
1 16 (76.19%) Flask
2 15 (71.43%) RESTful
2 15 (71.43%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Linux
2 14 (66.67%) Debian
2 14 (66.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (85.71%) TDD
2 18 (85.71%) BDD
2 18 (85.71%) Scrum
3 17 (80.95%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (76.19%) MVC
4 16 (76.19%) Mentoring
5 13 (61.90%) Microservices
5 13 (61.90%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 13 (61.90%) SOA
6 12 (57.14%) TOGAF
7 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
7 1 (4.76%) Project Management
7 1 (4.76%) Change Management
7 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.76%) Computer Security
7 1 (4.76%) Data Architecture
7 1 (4.76%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 18 (85.71%) Python
2 2 (9.52%) C#
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (61.90%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft