The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 118 114 95
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -19
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 9 14 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.45% 0.68% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.88% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 8 13 18
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £25,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,450 £42,500 £59,050
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1519 1595 1194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 76.33% 77.84% 71.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1327 1404 1050
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Automation
West Midlands

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 30 July 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (45.45%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 4 (36.36%) QA
2 4 (36.36%) Selenium
3 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) JMeter
3 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Retail
3 3 (27.27%) JUnit
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
4 2 (18.18%) REST
4 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) LoadUI
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) XML
4 2 (18.18%) SOAP
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 2 (18.18%) JMS
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) ISEB
4 2 (18.18%) Middleware
4 2 (18.18%) TDD

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) JMeter
2 3 (27.27%) JUnit
3 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
3 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 2 (18.18%) LoadUI
3 2 (18.18%) jMock
3 2 (18.18%) JIRA
4 1 (9.09%) Checkstyle
4 1 (9.09%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (9.09%) TestPartner
4 1 (9.09%) Rational Robot
4 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 1 (9.09%) FindBugs
4 1 (9.09%) Ranorex
4 1 (9.09%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) QA Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) QA Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Coordinator
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Quality Manager
4 1 (9.09%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) REST
1 2 (18.18%) XML
1 2 (18.18%) SOAP
1 2 (18.18%) JMS
1 2 (18.18%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) Java EE
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) JAXB
2 1 (9.09%) SAX
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) XSD
2 1 (9.09%) DOM
2 1 (9.09%) XSLT
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
2 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (18.18%) BDD
2 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
2 2 (18.18%) TDD
2 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
3 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Management
3 1 (9.09%) V-Model
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) XPath
3 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
3 1 (9.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) ISEB
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Telerik
2 1 (9.09%) Compuware
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) SAP
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