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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 48 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 19 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.41% 0.16% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 0.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
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
587 457 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 74.40% 70.96% 73.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 276 173
Average daily rate £375 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £31.00 £133.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 18 (94.74%) Python
1 18 (94.74%) Scrum
1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (94.74%) TDD
1 18 (94.74%) BDD
2 17 (89.47%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (84.21%) Django
3 16 (84.21%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (84.21%) SQL Server
3 16 (84.21%) Linux
3 16 (84.21%) MVC
3 16 (84.21%) Git (software)
3 16 (84.21%) Flask
4 15 (78.95%) Mentoring
4 15 (78.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (78.95%) RESTful
4 15 (78.95%) Subversion
4 15 (78.95%) Selenium
5 14 (73.68%) Ubuntu
5 14 (73.68%) Debian
5 14 (73.68%) .NET
6 13 (68.42%) SOA
6 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
6 13 (68.42%) Microservices
6 13 (68.42%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 13 (68.42%) Vagrant
7 12 (63.16%) TOGAF
8 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
9 2 (10.53%) SQL
9 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (84.21%) PostgreSQL
1 16 (84.21%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (84.21%) Git (software)
2 15 (78.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (78.95%) Subversion
2 15 (78.95%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
2 17 (89.47%) Python Developer
3 7 (36.84%) Senior Python Developer
3 7 (36.84%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Django Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Python/Django Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (84.21%) Django
1 16 (84.21%) Flask
2 15 (78.95%) RESTful
3 14 (73.68%) .NET
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Linux
2 14 (73.68%) Ubuntu
2 14 (73.68%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Scrum
1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (94.74%) TDD
1 18 (94.74%) BDD
2 17 (89.47%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (84.21%) MVC
4 15 (78.95%) Mentoring
5 13 (68.42%) SOA
5 13 (68.42%) Microservices
5 13 (68.42%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 12 (63.16%) TOGAF
7 1 (5.26%) Open Source
7 1 (5.26%) Data Architecture
7 1 (5.26%) Computer Security
7 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (68.42%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
Birmingham
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago