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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 106 106 85
Rank change year-on-year
0 -21
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 23 21 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.08% 0.97% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.23% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 23 20 23
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 £30,000 £29,650 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £47,750 £52,000
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
1656 1705 1214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.49% 79.12% 70.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1424 1518 1035
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 2014.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (65.12%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (60.47%) C#
2 26 (60.47%) SQL
3 19 (44.19%) Manual Testing
4 18 (41.86%) OO
5 16 (37.21%) SQL Server
6 15 (34.88%) OOP
6 15 (34.88%) Degree
7 14 (32.56%) TCP/IP
7 14 (32.56%) C++
7 14 (32.56%) Agile Testing
7 14 (32.56%) Low Latency
8 13 (30.23%) Test Scripting
9 12 (27.91%) QA
10 11 (25.58%) Selenium
10 11 (25.58%) .NET
11 10 (23.26%) Finance
12 7 (16.28%) Scrum
12 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
12 7 (16.28%) E-Commerce
12 7 (16.28%) QuickTest Pro
13 6 (13.95%) ISEB
13 6 (13.95%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (13.95%) WebDriver
14 5 (11.63%) Test Management
14 5 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (11.63%) Retail
15 4 (9.30%) WCF
15 4 (9.30%) Silverlight
15 4 (9.30%) VB.NET

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (2.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (32.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (37.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) Selenium
2 7 (16.28%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (13.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (13.95%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.33%) JIRA
5 1 (2.33%) Ranorex
5 1 (2.33%) JUnit
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (53.49%) Tester
2 20 (46.51%) Analyst
2 20 (46.51%) Test Analyst
3 15 (34.88%) Software Tester
4 8 (18.60%) QA Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) QA Tester
5 6 (13.95%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (9.30%) Software Team Leader
6 4 (9.30%) Head of Testing
6 4 (9.30%) Team Leader
6 4 (9.30%) Software Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Manual Tester
9 1 (2.33%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Java Software Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Senior Java Software Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Software Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) .NET
2 4 (9.30%) WCF
2 4 (9.30%) Silverlight
3 3 (6.98%) SOAP
4 2 (4.65%) Web Services
4 2 (4.65%) XML
4 2 (4.65%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.33%) J2EE
5 1 (2.33%) COM
5 1 (2.33%) XSD
5 1 (2.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.33%) AS400
2 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (65.12%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (44.19%) Manual Testing
3 18 (41.86%) OO
4 15 (34.88%) OOP
5 14 (32.56%) Agile Testing
5 14 (32.56%) Low Latency
6 13 (30.23%) Test Scripting
7 7 (16.28%) E-Commerce
7 7 (16.28%) Scrum
8 5 (11.63%) Test Management
9 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
9 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (9.30%) Multithreading
9 4 (9.30%) Unit Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Integration Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Kanban
10 3 (6.98%) User Stories
10 3 (6.98%) Security Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (60.47%) C#
1 26 (60.47%) SQL
2 14 (32.56%) C++
3 4 (9.30%) VB.NET
4 3 (6.98%) Java
5 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.33%) XPath
6 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) Degree
2 6 (13.95%) ISEB
3 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) Telerik
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle