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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 97 101 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 31 24 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.50% 1.33% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.66% -
Number of salaries quoted 18 24 0
Average salary £43,750 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1757 1450 1216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 84.96% 80.15% 81.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1441 1284 1041
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 11 February 2016.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 39 (73.58%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (52.83%) Selenium
3 22 (41.51%) .NET
4 20 (37.74%) Java
4 20 (37.74%) ISTQB
4 20 (37.74%) QA
5 19 (35.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (35.85%) Software Testing
6 17 (32.08%) BDD
7 16 (30.19%) C#
8 15 (28.30%) E-Commerce
8 15 (28.30%) Automation Testing
9 14 (26.42%) WebDriver
9 14 (26.42%) Scrum
10 13 (24.53%) SpecFlow
10 13 (24.53%) SDLC
11 12 (22.64%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (22.64%) SQL
12 11 (20.75%) Defect Management
13 10 (18.87%) FogBugz
13 10 (18.87%) TeamCity
13 10 (18.87%) Web Development
13 10 (18.87%) OOP
13 10 (18.87%) HP
14 9 (16.98%) ISEB
14 9 (16.98%) HP UFT
14 9 (16.98%) Python
14 9 (16.98%) Open Source
14 9 (16.98%) Test Management
14 9 (16.98%) Keyword-Driven Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 28 (52.83%) Selenium
2 14 (26.42%) WebDriver
3 13 (24.53%) SpecFlow
4 10 (18.87%) FogBugz
4 10 (18.87%) TeamCity
5 9 (16.98%) HP UFT
6 8 (15.09%) JUnit
6 8 (15.09%) Ranorex
6 8 (15.09%) SoapUI
7 7 (13.21%) Cucumber
8 6 (11.32%) Subversion
8 6 (11.32%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (15.09%) Games
2 6 (11.32%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Automotive
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (37.74%) Tester
2 17 (32.08%) Analyst
3 14 (26.42%) Test Analyst
4 13 (24.53%) Automation Tester
5 12 (22.64%) Agile Test Analyst
5 12 (22.64%) Automation Analyst
5 12 (22.64%) Automation Test Analyst
5 12 (22.64%) QA Analyst
5 12 (22.64%) QA Test Analyst
6 11 (20.75%) Software Analyst
6 11 (20.75%) Software Test Analyst
7 10 (18.87%) Software Tester
8 8 (15.09%) Consultant
8 8 (15.09%) Test Automation Consultant
8 8 (15.09%) Test Consultant
8 8 (15.09%) Test Manager
9 7 (13.21%) Development Analyst
9 7 (13.21%) Software Development Analyst
10 6 (11.32%) Senior Penetration Tester
10 6 (11.32%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (41.51%) .NET
2 8 (15.09%) .NET Framework
3 7 (13.21%) Gherkin
3 7 (13.21%) Web Services
3 7 (13.21%) XML
4 1 (1.89%) ODBC
4 1 (1.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.77%) Life Science
3 1 (1.89%) CAN bus
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (73.58%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (35.85%) Software Testing
3 17 (32.08%) BDD
4 15 (28.30%) Automation Testing
4 15 (28.30%) E-Commerce
5 14 (26.42%) Scrum
6 13 (24.53%) SDLC
7 11 (20.75%) Defect Management
8 10 (18.87%) OOP
8 10 (18.87%) Web Development
9 9 (16.98%) Keyword-Driven Testing
9 9 (16.98%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (16.98%) Open Source
9 9 (16.98%) Test Management
10 8 (15.09%) OO
10 8 (15.09%) Software Engineering
11 7 (13.21%) Security Testing
11 7 (13.21%) TDD
11 7 (13.21%) Test Strategy
12 6 (11.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.74%) Java
2 16 (30.19%) C#
3 12 (22.64%) SQL
4 9 (16.98%) Python
5 8 (15.09%) Scala
6 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.89%) C
7 1 (1.89%) C++
7 1 (1.89%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.89%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (37.74%) ISTQB
2 19 (35.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (16.98%) ISEB
4 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (37.74%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 12 (22.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) HP
2 1 (1.89%) IBM
2 1 (1.89%) Remedy
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
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Salary: £25,000
Posted: 23 days ago