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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 90 124 126
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 35 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.76% 0.32% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 0.40% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 35 6 9
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £30,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
1623 1764 1760
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.80% 80.44% 81.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1363 1513 1568
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 2 September 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 23 (46.94%) TDD
2 22 (44.90%) C#
3 20 (40.82%) JavaScript
3 20 (40.82%) SQL
3 20 (40.82%) .NET
3 20 (40.82%) ASP.NET
3 20 (40.82%) CSS
3 20 (40.82%) Windows
3 20 (40.82%) E-Commerce
3 20 (40.82%) jQuery
4 19 (38.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (38.78%) HTML5
4 19 (38.78%) CSS3
4 19 (38.78%) Windows 8
4 19 (38.78%) Visual Studio
4 19 (38.78%) Microsoft
4 19 (38.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (38.78%) Apple
4 19 (38.78%) T-SQL
4 19 (38.78%) HTML
5 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (32.65%) Unit Testing
7 15 (30.61%) Automation Testing
7 15 (30.61%) ISTQB
8 13 (26.53%) HP UFT
9 12 (24.49%) QA
10 11 (22.45%) ISEB
10 11 (22.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (18.37%) Keyword-Driven Testing
11 9 (18.37%) HP Quality Center

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (38.78%) Visual Studio
1 19 (38.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (26.53%) HP UFT
3 8 (16.33%) Selenium
4 2 (4.08%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.08%) JMeter
4 2 (4.08%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (2.04%) JIRA
5 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.04%) Ranorex
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (40.82%) Developer
2 13 (26.53%) Analyst
2 13 (26.53%) AWS Developer
3 12 (24.49%) Tester
4 9 (18.37%) Automation Tester
5 6 (12.24%) Test Analyst
6 5 (10.20%) QA Analyst
6 5 (10.20%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (8.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (8.16%) .NET Developer
7 4 (8.16%) C# Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Software Tester
8 3 (6.12%) Senior Developer
8 3 (6.12%) QA Manager
8 3 (6.12%) Product Owner
8 3 (6.12%) Mid-Level C# Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Mid-Level C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.82%) .NET
1 20 (40.82%) ASP.NET
1 20 (40.82%) CSS
1 20 (40.82%) jQuery
2 19 (38.78%) HTML5
2 19 (38.78%) CSS3
2 19 (38.78%) HTML
3 3 (6.12%) Web Services
4 2 (4.08%) WCF
4 2 (4.08%) WPF
5 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.04%) XML
5 1 (2.04%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.08%) iPhone
2 2 (4.08%) iPad
3 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.82%) Windows
2 19 (38.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) TDD
2 20 (40.82%) E-Commerce
3 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (32.65%) Unit Testing
5 15 (30.61%) Automation Testing
6 9 (18.37%) Keyword-Driven Testing
7 8 (16.33%) Software Testing
8 7 (14.29%) Automated Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Workflow
9 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
10 4 (8.16%) System Testing
10 4 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (8.16%) Scrum
10 4 (8.16%) Mentoring
11 3 (6.12%) BDD
11 3 (6.12%) Migration
11 3 (6.12%) ETL
11 3 (6.12%) Performance Testing
11 3 (6.12%) Requirements Management
11 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.90%) C#
2 20 (40.82%) JavaScript
2 20 (40.82%) SQL
3 19 (38.78%) T-SQL
4 4 (8.16%) Java
5 1 (2.04%) PHP
5 1 (2.04%) Python
5 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (38.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (30.61%) ISTQB
3 11 (22.45%) ISEB
3 11 (22.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.16%) Degree
5 2 (4.08%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.49%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (38.78%) Microsoft
1 19 (38.78%) Apple
2 9 (18.37%) HP
3 1 (2.04%) Telerik
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Car / Allowance
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago