The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 110 105 93
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 24 22 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.03% 1.02% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.27% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 23 21 15
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £50,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Automated Testing
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1859 1739 1192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.09% 80.92% 69.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1611 1566 997
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £29,998
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Birmingham region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Birmingham

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Automated Testing 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 32 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (59.57%) C#
3 26 (55.32%) SQL
4 24 (51.06%) Manual Testing
5 20 (42.55%) OO
6 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
7 15 (31.91%) OOP
7 15 (31.91%) Degree
8 14 (29.79%) TCP/IP
8 14 (29.79%) C++
8 14 (29.79%) Agile Testing
8 14 (29.79%) Low Latency
9 13 (27.66%) Test Scripting
9 13 (27.66%) QA
9 13 (27.66%) .NET
10 12 (25.53%) Selenium
11 11 (23.40%) Finance
12 9 (19.15%) Scrum
12 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
13 8 (17.02%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (14.89%) Mentoring
14 7 (14.89%) ISEB
14 7 (14.89%) QuickTest Pro
14 7 (14.89%) E-Commerce
15 6 (12.77%) VB.NET
15 6 (12.77%) Coaching
15 6 (12.77%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (12.77%) WebDriver
15 6 (12.77%) Test Management
15 6 (12.77%) Kanban

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.79%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (25.53%) Selenium
2 8 (17.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (14.89%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (12.77%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.38%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.26%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.13%) JIRA
7 1 (2.13%) Ranorex
7 1 (2.13%) JUnit
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Advertising
3 1 (2.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Tester
2 21 (44.68%) Analyst
2 21 (44.68%) Test Analyst
3 15 (31.91%) Software Tester
4 8 (17.02%) QA Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) QA Tester
6 6 (12.77%) Team Leader
6 6 (12.77%) Software Developer
6 6 (12.77%) Developer
6 6 (12.77%) Software Team Leader
6 6 (12.77%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (8.51%) Head of Testing
7 4 (8.51%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Software Test Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Manual Test Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Test Leader
9 1 (2.13%) Automation Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) .NET
2 6 (12.77%) WCF
2 6 (12.77%) Silverlight
3 3 (6.38%) SOAP
4 2 (4.26%) Web Services
4 2 (4.26%) XML
4 2 (4.26%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.13%) J2EE
5 1 (2.13%) COM
5 1 (2.13%) XSD
5 1 (2.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) AS400
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (51.06%) Manual Testing
3 20 (42.55%) OO
4 15 (31.91%) OOP
5 14 (29.79%) Agile Testing
5 14 (29.79%) Low Latency
6 13 (27.66%) Test Scripting
7 9 (19.15%) Scrum
8 7 (14.89%) E-Commerce
8 7 (14.89%) Mentoring
9 6 (12.77%) Coaching
9 6 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (12.77%) Multithreading
9 6 (12.77%) Test Management
9 6 (12.77%) Kanban
10 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
10 4 (8.51%) Unit Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Integration Testing
10 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (8.51%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (59.57%) C#
2 26 (55.32%) SQL
3 14 (29.79%) C++
4 6 (12.77%) VB.NET
5 4 (8.51%) Java
6 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.13%) XPath
7 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Degree
2 7 (14.89%) ISEB
3 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.66%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.13%) Telerik
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle