The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 109 129 133
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +4
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 20 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.02% 0.046% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.056% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 20 1 2
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -31.57%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Automation 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
1599 1772 1741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.66% 80.77% 81.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1345 1521 1560
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,050 £30,000 £29,850
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Birmingham region.

Automation Testing Salary Trend in Birmingham

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 15 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (48.00%) HP UFT
2 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (44.00%) ISTQB
4 9 (36.00%) HP
4 9 (36.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 9 (36.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (36.00%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
6 6 (24.00%) QA
6 6 (24.00%) ISEB
7 5 (20.00%) Finance
7 5 (20.00%) Selenium
7 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 5 (20.00%) BDD
8 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
8 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (12.00%) Degree
8 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (12.00%) TDD
8 3 (12.00%) Workflow
8 3 (12.00%) C#
9 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
9 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
9 2 (8.00%) Ranorex
10 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
10 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
10 1 (4.00%) SDLC
10 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (48.00%) HP UFT
2 5 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.00%) Ranorex
4 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Analyst
2 10 (40.00%) Tester
2 10 (40.00%) Automation Tester
3 6 (24.00%) Test Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) QA Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Manager
7 2 (8.00%) Test Manager
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Manager
8 1 (4.00%) Test Consultant
8 1 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Consultant
8 1 (4.00%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (4.00%) Consultant
8 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) XML
1 1 (4.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (20.00%) BDD
6 3 (12.00%) Workflow
6 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.00%) TDD
7 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
8 1 (4.00%) Regression Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
8 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
8 1 (4.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) ISTQB
2 9 (36.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (24.00%) ISEB
4 3 (12.00%) Degree
5 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) Citrix
2 1 (4.00%) VMware
2 1 (4.00%) Telerik