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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 108 115 108
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 21 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.16% 0.11% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 0.14% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 21 1 4
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £58,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1506 1432 1339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 83.43% 79.25% 76.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1217 1248 1115
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 £28,150 £30,000 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 40 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (64.44%) Scrum
2 29 (64.44%) ISEB
3 27 (60.00%) System Testing
4 25 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (53.33%) Kanban
5 24 (53.33%) UML
6 9 (20.00%) QA
7 8 (17.78%) Windows
7 8 (17.78%) E-Commerce
8 7 (15.56%) Selenium
9 6 (13.33%) ISTQB
9 6 (13.33%) HTML
9 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
9 6 (13.33%) Software Testing
10 5 (11.11%) TDD
10 5 (11.11%) C#
10 5 (11.11%) .NET
10 5 (11.11%) Unit Testing
11 4 (8.89%) CSS3
11 4 (8.89%) Windows 8
11 4 (8.89%) Test Scripting
11 4 (8.89%) iPhone
11 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (8.89%) HTML5
11 4 (8.89%) iPad
11 4 (8.89%) WCF
11 4 (8.89%) WPF
11 4 (8.89%) jQuery
11 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) HTTP
1 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Selenium
2 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.89%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.44%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.44%) JMeter
3 2 (4.44%) FitNesse
3 2 (4.44%) SilkPerformer
4 1 (2.22%) JIRA
4 1 (2.22%) NUnit
4 1 (2.22%) Ranorex
General
1 2 (4.44%) Finance
1 2 (4.44%) Automotive
1 2 (4.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (73.33%) Analyst
2 24 (53.33%) Business Analyst
2 24 (53.33%) Agile Business Analyst
3 9 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Test Automation Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Tester
6 3 (6.67%) Test Manager
6 3 (6.67%) QA Manager
6 3 (6.67%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Lead Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Lead .NET Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) HTML
2 5 (11.11%) .NET
3 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.89%) CSS
3 4 (8.89%) Web Services
3 4 (8.89%) WCF
3 4 (8.89%) WPF
3 4 (8.89%) jQuery
3 4 (8.89%) HTML5
3 4 (8.89%) CSS3
4 1 (2.22%) XML
4 1 (2.22%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) iPhone
1 4 (8.89%) iPad
2 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (64.44%) Scrum
3 27 (60.00%) System Testing
4 25 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (53.33%) Kanban
5 24 (53.33%) UML
6 8 (17.78%) E-Commerce
7 6 (13.33%) Software Testing
8 5 (11.11%) TDD
8 5 (11.11%) Unit Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Test Scripting
9 4 (8.89%) CRM
9 4 (8.89%) B2B
10 3 (6.67%) Manual Testing
10 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
10 3 (6.67%) Performance Testing
10 3 (6.67%) Web Development
11 2 (4.44%) Resource Management
11 2 (4.44%) Web Testing
11 2 (4.44%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (11.11%) C#
3 4 (8.89%) SQL
3 4 (8.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (64.44%) ISEB
2 6 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (8.89%) MCP
4 3 (6.67%) Degree
4 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.22%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.22%) COBIT
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
1 4 (8.89%) Apple
2 1 (2.22%) Telerik
2 1 (2.22%) HP