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

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 125 123 98
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -25
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 7 7 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.31% 0.32% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.40% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 13
Average salary £37,500 £38,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £48,750 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
1823 1746 1207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.10% 80.98% 69.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1572 1573 1015
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 17 September 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 6 (46.15%) QA
3 5 (38.46%) Selenium
4 4 (30.77%) JUnit
4 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 3 (23.08%) ISEB
5 3 (23.08%) JMeter
5 3 (23.08%) Retail
5 3 (23.08%) JIRA
5 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
6 2 (15.38%) SOAP
6 2 (15.38%) XML
6 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
6 2 (15.38%) JMS
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) Middleware
6 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) TDD
6 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Degree
6 2 (15.38%) Computer Science

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) JUnit
3 3 (23.08%) JMeter
3 3 (23.08%) JIRA
4 2 (15.38%) LoadUI
4 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
4 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
4 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
4 2 (15.38%) jMock
5 1 (7.69%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (7.69%) TestPartner
5 1 (7.69%) Checkstyle
5 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
5 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
5 1 (7.69%) Rational Robot
5 1 (7.69%) FindBugs
5 1 (7.69%) Ranorex
5 1 (7.69%) Facilita Forecast
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%) Coordinator
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%) Automated Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) SOAP
1 2 (15.38%) XML
1 2 (15.38%) JMS
1 2 (15.38%) Middleware
1 2 (15.38%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) Spring
2 1 (7.69%) Java EE
2 1 (7.69%) JAXB
2 1 (7.69%) SAX
2 1 (7.69%) XSD
2 1 (7.69%) DOM
2 1 (7.69%) XSLT
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
4 2 (15.38%) V-Model
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Six Sigma
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%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
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%) Telerik
2 1 (7.69%) SAP