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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 117 103 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 3 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.16% 0.19% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.24% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 0
Average salary £37,000 £32,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.62% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
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
1466 1236 1191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.24% 78.68% 71.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1318 1066 1009
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,980 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Telerik
3 1 (25.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Telerik