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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 101 121 84
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -37
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 30 4 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.47% 0.22% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 0.27% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 29 4 16
Average salary £37,500 £28,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.74% -29.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £21,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £35,000 £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
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
1728 1457 1219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 84.96% 80.32% 81.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1425 1289 1043
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 9 February 2016.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 29 (48.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 25 (41.67%) QA
3 24 (40.00%) Automation Testing
4 23 (38.33%) Selenium
5 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (31.67%) Manual Testing
6 19 (31.67%) C#
7 17 (28.33%) Java
8 14 (23.33%) ISEB
8 14 (23.33%) Test Scripting
9 13 (21.67%) Waterfall
10 12 (20.00%) Degree
10 12 (20.00%) .NET
10 12 (20.00%) Web Services
11 10 (16.67%) ISTQB
11 10 (16.67%) Computer Science
12 9 (15.00%) Software Testing
12 9 (15.00%) Windows
12 9 (15.00%) SQL
13 8 (13.33%) PHP
13 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
13 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
13 8 (13.33%) Workflow
13 8 (13.33%) Scrum
13 8 (13.33%) Marketing
13 8 (13.33%) Security Testing
13 8 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (11.67%) Functional Testing
14 7 (11.67%) WebDriver

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.33%) Apache Solr
1 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Heroku
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.33%) DigitalOcean
3 2 (3.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (38.33%) Selenium
2 7 (11.67%) WebDriver
3 6 (10.00%) Appium
3 6 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (10.00%) JBehave
3 6 (10.00%) SpecFlow
3 6 (10.00%) TestNG
4 5 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (6.67%) Visual Studio
6 3 (5.00%) JIRA
6 3 (5.00%) NeoLoad
7 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.33%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.67%) NUnit
General
1 8 (13.33%) Marketing
2 5 (8.33%) Games
3 4 (6.67%) Local Government
4 3 (5.00%) Finance
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (45.00%) Analyst
2 25 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 10 (16.67%) Developer
4 9 (15.00%) Tester
5 6 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) QA Leader
5 6 (10.00%) Test Leader
6 5 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Software Tester
7 4 (6.67%) CRM Developer
7 4 (6.67%) QA Tester
7 4 (6.67%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) .NET Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Automation Test Lead
8 3 (5.00%) Junior
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.00%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) .NET
1 12 (20.00%) Web Services
2 7 (11.67%) CSS
2 7 (11.67%) HTML
3 5 (8.33%) CSS3
3 5 (8.33%) HTML5
4 4 (6.67%) Visualforce
5 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (5.00%) Entity Framework
5 3 (5.00%) jQuery
5 3 (5.00%) LINQ
6 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.33%) JDBC
6 2 (3.33%) Lucene
6 2 (3.33%) MEAN Stack
6 2 (3.33%) RESTful
6 2 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) Linked Data
3 2 (3.33%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.00%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Linux
2 3 (5.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (5.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.33%) Solaris
4 1 (1.67%) Android
4 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (48.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 24 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (31.67%) Manual Testing
5 14 (23.33%) Test Scripting
6 13 (21.67%) Waterfall
7 9 (15.00%) Software Testing
8 8 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (13.33%) Scrum
8 8 (13.33%) Security Testing
8 8 (13.33%) Workflow
9 7 (11.67%) Functional Testing
10 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
10 6 (10.00%) Defect Management
10 6 (10.00%) E-Commerce
10 6 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (10.00%) OO
10 6 (10.00%) Test Management
10 6 (10.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.67%) C#
2 17 (28.33%) Java
3 9 (15.00%) SQL
4 8 (13.33%) PHP
5 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.33%) C++
7 4 (6.67%) Apex Code
7 4 (6.67%) C
7 4 (6.67%) Ruby
8 3 (5.00%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.33%) Perl
9 2 (3.33%) SPARQL
10 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (23.33%) ISEB
2 12 (20.00%) Degree
3 10 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 6 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (41.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (5.00%) HP
4 2 (3.33%) Fujitsu
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle
4 2 (3.33%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.67%) Dynatrace
5 1 (1.67%) New Relic
5 1 (1.67%) SAP
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