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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 91 - 101
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 30 0 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.66% - 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% - 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 30 0 9
Average salary £37,500 - £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
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
1444 1138 1225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.09% 77.89% 73.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1248 966 1018
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 February 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 34 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (72.97%) Scrum
3 25 (67.57%) System Testing
4 22 (59.46%) Kanban
4 22 (59.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (59.46%) ISEB
4 22 (59.46%) UML
5 7 (18.92%) E-Commerce
5 7 (18.92%) Windows
5 7 (18.92%) HTML
5 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
5 7 (18.92%) QA
6 5 (13.51%) Selenium
6 5 (13.51%) TDD
6 5 (13.51%) .NET
6 5 (13.51%) C#
7 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (10.81%) Apple
7 4 (10.81%) B2B
7 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
7 4 (10.81%) MCP
7 4 (10.81%) CRM
7 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
7 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
7 4 (10.81%) CSS
7 4 (10.81%) SQL
7 4 (10.81%) T-SQL
7 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
7 4 (10.81%) WCF
7 4 (10.81%) WPF

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) HTTP
1 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Selenium
2 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.41%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.70%) NUnit
General
1 2 (5.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 27 (72.97%) Analyst
2 22 (59.46%) Business Analyst
2 22 (59.46%) Agile Business Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Test Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Tester
4 4 (10.81%) Developer
5 3 (8.11%) .NET Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Test Automation Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Automation Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Lead .NET Developer
6 2 (5.41%) QA Test Manager
6 2 (5.41%) QA Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Lead Developer
6 2 (5.41%) QA Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (2.70%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) HTML
2 5 (13.51%) .NET
3 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.81%) CSS
3 4 (10.81%) WCF
3 4 (10.81%) WPF
3 4 (10.81%) jQuery
3 4 (10.81%) HTML5
3 4 (10.81%) CSS3
4 3 (8.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) iPhone
1 4 (10.81%) iPad
2 2 (5.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (72.97%) Scrum
3 25 (67.57%) System Testing
4 22 (59.46%) Kanban
4 22 (59.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (59.46%) UML
5 7 (18.92%) E-Commerce
6 5 (13.51%) TDD
7 4 (10.81%) B2B
7 4 (10.81%) CRM
7 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Web Development
9 2 (5.41%) Resource Management
9 2 (5.41%) Web Testing
9 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
10 1 (2.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
2 5 (13.51%) C#
3 4 (10.81%) SQL
3 4 (10.81%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (59.46%) ISEB
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.81%) MCP
3 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 2 (5.41%) VCP4
3 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
1 4 (10.81%) Apple