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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 119 120 91
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -29
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 8 11 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.37% 0.51% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.65% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 17
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £22,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £44,000 £59,900
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
1680 1693 1195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.38% 79.00% 71.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1446 1508 1029
Average salary £49,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.88% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
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%

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 August 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 6 (46.15%) Java
1 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
1 6 (46.15%) QA
2 5 (38.46%) Selenium
3 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
3 4 (30.77%) JUnit
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) ISEB
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (23.08%) JIRA
4 3 (23.08%) JMeter
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Retail
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 2 (15.38%) jMock
5 2 (15.38%) XML
5 2 (15.38%) SOAP
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 2 (15.38%) JMS
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) Middleware
5 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
5 2 (15.38%) V-Model

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) JUnit
3 3 (23.08%) JIRA
3 3 (23.08%) JMeter
4 2 (15.38%) jMock
4 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
4 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
4 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
4 2 (15.38%) LoadUI
5 1 (7.69%) FindBugs
5 1 (7.69%) Ranorex
5 1 (7.69%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (7.69%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Rational Robot
5 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
5 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
5 1 (7.69%) TestPartner
5 1 (7.69%) Checkstyle
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Tester
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) QA Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) QA Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Automated Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Head of Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Coordinator
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Quality Manager
4 1 (7.69%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) XML
1 2 (15.38%) SOAP
1 2 (15.38%) JMS
1 2 (15.38%) Middleware
1 2 (15.38%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) JAXB
2 1 (7.69%) SAX
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) XSD
2 1 (7.69%) DOM
2 1 (7.69%) XSLT
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) COM
2 1 (7.69%) Spring
2 1 (7.69%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
1 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
1 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
3 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 2 (15.38%) V-Model
3 2 (15.38%) BDD
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Management
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.69%) XPath
3 1 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) ISEB
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Compuware
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Telerik