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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 109 95 80
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -15
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 9 26 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.49% 1.47% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.95% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 9 26 10
Average salary £40,000 £31,250 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.00% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £21,500 £25,850
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £48,750 £32,600
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1392 1330 1033
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 76.23% 75.40% 71.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1220 1101 907
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,900 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
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
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 16 April 2014.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 28 (66.67%) C#
2 27 (64.29%) SQL
2 27 (64.29%) Test Scripting
3 18 (42.86%) Selenium
4 17 (40.48%) .NET
5 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
5 16 (38.10%) SOAP
6 15 (35.71%) TCP/IP
7 13 (30.95%) Windows
7 13 (30.95%) QA
7 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (28.57%) Linux
8 12 (28.57%) UNIX
9 11 (26.19%) Finance
10 10 (23.81%) Java
10 10 (23.81%) Performance Testing
10 10 (23.81%) Unit Testing
10 10 (23.81%) Manual Testing
11 9 (21.43%) Oracle
11 9 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
12 8 (19.05%) Hudson
13 7 (16.67%) Games
13 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
13 7 (16.67%) ISEB
13 7 (16.67%) OO
13 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
13 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio
13 7 (16.67%) T-SQL
14 6 (14.29%) Scrum
14 6 (14.29%) SoapUI

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 5 (11.90%) HTTP
2 5 (11.90%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (9.52%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 18 (42.86%) Selenium
2 9 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (19.05%) Hudson
4 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 6 (14.29%) SoapUI
5 6 (14.29%) SpecFlow
5 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 6 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (9.52%) Eclipse
6 4 (9.52%) WebDriver
6 4 (9.52%) FitNesse
6 4 (9.52%) Maven
6 4 (9.52%) Subversion
6 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.38%) JMeter
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Games
3 5 (11.90%) Retail
4 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Analyst
1 15 (35.71%) Test Analyst
2 13 (30.95%) Test Engineer
3 10 (23.81%) Tester
3 10 (23.81%) QA Engineer
4 9 (21.43%) Developer
5 6 (14.29%) Software Tester
5 6 (14.29%) QA Tester
6 4 (9.52%) Test Manager
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Java Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (7.14%) Business Manager
7 3 (7.14%) Junior Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Automated Test Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Automated Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (40.48%) .NET
2 16 (38.10%) SOAP
3 6 (14.29%) Gherkin
4 4 (9.52%) JMX
4 4 (9.52%) JMS
4 4 (9.52%) J2EE
4 4 (9.52%) Hibernate
4 4 (9.52%) Spring MVC
4 4 (9.52%) Ajax
4 4 (9.52%) Spring
4 4 (9.52%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.38%) Symfony
5 1 (2.38%) jQuery
5 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.38%) REST
5 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.95%) Windows
2 12 (28.57%) Linux
2 12 (28.57%) UNIX
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (64.29%) Test Scripting
2 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.81%) Performance Testing
3 10 (23.81%) Unit Testing
3 10 (23.81%) Manual Testing
4 7 (16.67%) OO
5 6 (14.29%) Scrum
5 6 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 6 (14.29%) Security Testing
5 6 (14.29%) Usability Testing
5 6 (14.29%) User Stories
6 5 (11.90%) TDD
6 5 (11.90%) Software Engineering
6 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce
6 5 (11.90%) DNA
6 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (9.52%) OOP
7 4 (9.52%) MVC
7 4 (9.52%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 28 (66.67%) C#
2 27 (64.29%) SQL
3 10 (23.81%) Java
4 7 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 5 (11.90%) Bourne shell
5 5 (11.90%) Bash Shell
6 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 4 (9.52%) C++
7 1 (2.38%) PHP
7 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) ISEB
2 4 (9.52%) Degree
3 3 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.95%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Oracle
2 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.52%) JBoss
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