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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 113 104 95
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 23 23 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.99% 1.09% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.33% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 22 22 14
Average salary £40,000 £46,750 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.43% +34.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £26,650 £22,550
10% offered a salary of more than £79,500 £50,000 £49,750
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
1873 1727 1220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.63% 81.50% 70.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1633 1559 1016
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 1 October 2014.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 30 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (57.78%) C#
3 24 (53.33%) SQL
3 24 (53.33%) Manual Testing
4 20 (44.44%) OO
5 16 (35.56%) SQL Server
6 15 (33.33%) OOP
6 15 (33.33%) Degree
7 14 (31.11%) TCP/IP
7 14 (31.11%) C++
7 14 (31.11%) Agile Testing
7 14 (31.11%) Low Latency
8 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
8 11 (24.44%) QA
8 11 (24.44%) .NET
8 11 (24.44%) Finance
9 10 (22.22%) Selenium
10 9 (20.00%) Scrum
10 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 8 (17.78%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
12 7 (15.56%) ISEB
12 7 (15.56%) QuickTest Pro
13 6 (13.33%) VB.NET
13 6 (13.33%) Coaching
13 6 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (13.33%) Test Management
13 6 (13.33%) Kanban
13 6 (13.33%) WCF
13 6 (13.33%) Silverlight

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (35.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Selenium
2 8 (17.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (15.56%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (8.89%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.67%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.44%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.22%) Ranorex
7 1 (2.22%) JIRA
7 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.22%) JUnit
General
1 11 (24.44%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Advertising
3 1 (2.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (48.89%) Tester
2 21 (46.67%) Test Analyst
2 21 (46.67%) Analyst
3 15 (33.33%) Software Tester
4 6 (13.33%) Software Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Team Leader
4 6 (13.33%) QA Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Software Team Leader
5 5 (11.11%) QA Tester
6 4 (8.89%) Test Manager
6 4 (8.89%) Head of Testing
6 4 (8.89%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (4.44%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Automated Tester
8 1 (2.22%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.22%) Manual Tester
8 1 (2.22%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) .NET
2 6 (13.33%) WCF
2 6 (13.33%) Silverlight
3 3 (6.67%) SOAP
4 2 (4.44%) Web Services
4 2 (4.44%) XML
4 2 (4.44%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.22%) COM
5 1 (2.22%) XSD
5 1 (2.22%) XSLT
5 1 (2.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Open Source
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) AS400
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (53.33%) Manual Testing
3 20 (44.44%) OO
4 15 (33.33%) OOP
5 14 (31.11%) Agile Testing
5 14 (31.11%) Low Latency
6 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
7 9 (20.00%) Scrum
8 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
9 6 (13.33%) Coaching
9 6 (13.33%) Test Management
9 6 (13.33%) Kanban
9 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.33%) Multithreading
10 5 (11.11%) E-Commerce
11 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
11 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing
11 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
11 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (8.89%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (57.78%) C#
2 24 (53.33%) SQL
3 14 (31.11%) C++
4 6 (13.33%) VB.NET
5 4 (8.89%) Java
6 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.22%) XPath
7 1 (2.22%) C
7 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (33.33%) Degree
2 7 (15.56%) ISEB
3 4 (8.89%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (24.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) Telerik
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle