The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 109 109 106
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 17 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.96% 0.27% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.34% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 17 4 6
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £39,750 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £51,050 £53,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Test Automation
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
1478 1464 1294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 83.50% 80.35% 76.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1177 1296 1093
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Birmingham

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 38 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (63.04%) ISEB
3 26 (56.52%) Scrum
4 25 (54.35%) System Testing
5 24 (52.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 23 (50.00%) Kanban
6 23 (50.00%) UML
7 13 (28.26%) QA
8 7 (15.22%) Selenium
8 7 (15.22%) ISTQB
8 7 (15.22%) Software Testing
9 6 (13.04%) Windows
9 6 (13.04%) Web Services
9 6 (13.04%) E-Commerce
10 5 (10.87%) TDD
10 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
11 4 (8.70%) Degree
11 4 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
11 4 (8.70%) C#
11 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
11 4 (8.70%) .NET
12 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET
12 3 (6.52%) CSS
12 3 (6.52%) HTML
12 3 (6.52%) ETL
12 3 (6.52%) Migration
12 3 (6.52%) Automated Testing
12 3 (6.52%) Requirements Management
12 3 (6.52%) Manual Testing
12 3 (6.52%) Data Migration

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) HTTP
1 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Selenium
2 4 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.35%) FitNesse
3 2 (4.35%) SilkPerformer
3 2 (4.35%) JMeter
3 2 (4.35%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.17%) NUnit
4 1 (2.17%) JIRA
4 1 (2.17%) Ranorex
General
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
1 2 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (2.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 32 (69.57%) Analyst
2 23 (50.00%) Agile Business Analyst
2 23 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Test Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Automation Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) QA Manager
6 4 (8.70%) Tester
7 3 (6.52%) Developer
7 3 (6.52%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Test Automation Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) QA Test Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Software Tester
8 2 (4.35%) QA Tester
9 1 (2.17%) QA Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) Web Services
2 4 (8.70%) .NET
3 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.52%) CSS
3 3 (6.52%) HTML
3 3 (6.52%) jQuery
4 2 (4.35%) CSS3
4 2 (4.35%) HTML5
4 2 (4.35%) WCF
4 2 (4.35%) WPF
5 1 (2.17%) XML
5 1 (2.17%) XSD
5 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) iPad
1 2 (4.35%) iPhone
2 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (56.52%) Scrum
3 25 (54.35%) System Testing
4 24 (52.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 23 (50.00%) Kanban
5 23 (50.00%) UML
6 7 (15.22%) Software Testing
7 6 (13.04%) E-Commerce
8 5 (10.87%) TDD
8 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
9 3 (6.52%) ETL
9 3 (6.52%) Migration
9 3 (6.52%) Automated Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Requirements Management
9 3 (6.52%) Manual Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Data Migration
9 3 (6.52%) Performance Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Web Development
9 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) C#
1 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.35%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (63.04%) ISEB
2 7 (15.22%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.70%) Degree
4 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.35%) MCP
6 1 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.26%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.17%) COBIT
Vendors
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.35%) Apple
2 1 (2.17%) HP
2 1 (2.17%) Telerik
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