The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 108 97 85
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 15 26 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.76% 1.29% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.65% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 15 25 27
Average salary £33,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,900 £26,500 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £46,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1500 1571 1209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 76.18% 77.89% 71.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1306 1383 1065
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Automated Testing
West Midlands

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 24 (77.42%) SQL
2 23 (74.19%) C#
2 23 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (58.06%) Manual Testing
4 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
4 15 (48.39%) OOP
5 14 (45.16%) OO
5 14 (45.16%) TCP/IP
5 14 (45.16%) C++
5 14 (45.16%) Degree
5 14 (45.16%) Agile Testing
5 14 (45.16%) Low Latency
6 10 (32.26%) Test Scripting
7 9 (29.03%) QA
7 9 (29.03%) Selenium
8 7 (22.58%) E-Commerce
8 7 (22.58%) .NET
9 6 (19.35%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (19.35%) Retail
9 6 (19.35%) WebDriver
10 5 (16.13%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (16.13%) Test Management
10 5 (16.13%) Finance
11 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
12 3 (9.68%) ISEB
12 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
12 3 (9.68%) Scrum
12 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
12 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
12 3 (9.68%) User Stories

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Selenium
2 6 (19.35%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (19.35%) WebDriver
3 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
3 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.23%) Ranorex
General
1 6 (19.35%) Retail
2 5 (16.13%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Tester
2 17 (54.84%) Test Analyst
2 17 (54.84%) Analyst
3 14 (45.16%) Software Tester
4 8 (25.81%) QA Engineer
5 6 (19.35%) Selenium Tester
6 5 (16.13%) QA Tester
7 3 (9.68%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Manual Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Automated Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
8 1 (3.23%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.45%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) COM
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.23%) AS400
1 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (58.06%) Manual Testing
3 15 (48.39%) OOP
4 14 (45.16%) OO
4 14 (45.16%) Agile Testing
4 14 (45.16%) Low Latency
5 10 (32.26%) Test Scripting
6 7 (22.58%) E-Commerce
7 5 (16.13%) Test Management
8 3 (9.68%) Scrum
8 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
8 3 (9.68%) User Stories
9 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
9 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Usability Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Security Testing
10 1 (3.23%) Regression Testing
10 1 (3.23%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (77.42%) SQL
2 23 (74.19%) C#
3 14 (45.16%) C++
4 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) ISEB
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Telerik
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