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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 114 - 106
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 15 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.72% - 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% - 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15 0 4
Average salary £35,000 - £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +5.62%
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
1719 1512 1223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 83.00% 79.92% 73.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1551 1341 1060
Average salary £44,000 £43,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.14% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 18 December 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) System Testing
3 9 (40.91%) Scrum
4 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 8 (36.36%) ISEB
5 7 (31.82%) QA
5 7 (31.82%) Selenium
5 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (27.27%) Kanban
6 6 (27.27%) UML
7 5 (22.73%) Windows
7 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
7 5 (22.73%) HTML
7 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
8 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Web Services
8 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
9 3 (13.64%) Java
9 3 (13.64%) HTTP
9 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
9 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
9 3 (13.64%) Web Development
10 2 (9.09%) Degree
10 2 (9.09%) WCF
10 2 (9.09%) WPF
10 2 (9.09%) jQuery
10 2 (9.09%) TDD
10 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) HTTP
1 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Selenium
2 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
3 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.09%) JUnit
4 1 (4.55%) FitNesse
4 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.55%) FindBugs
4 1 (4.55%) Ranorex
4 1 (4.55%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.55%) JMeter
4 1 (4.55%) Checkstyle
4 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Automotive
1 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Test Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Tester
3 6 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Test Automation Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Lead .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Head of Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Automated Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) HTML
2 4 (18.18%) Web Services
3 2 (9.09%) CSS
3 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.09%) WCF
3 2 (9.09%) WPF
3 2 (9.09%) jQuery
3 2 (9.09%) HTML5
3 2 (9.09%) CSS3
4 1 (4.55%) COM
4 1 (4.55%) XML
4 1 (4.55%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) iPhone
1 2 (9.09%) iPad
1 2 (9.09%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) System Testing
3 9 (40.91%) Scrum
4 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (27.27%) UML
5 6 (27.27%) Kanban
6 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
7 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Web Development
8 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Test Planning
9 2 (9.09%) Web Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
9 2 (9.09%) TDD
9 2 (9.09%) B2B
9 2 (9.09%) CRM
9 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
10 1 (4.55%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.64%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.55%) C++
4 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ISEB
2 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.09%) MCP
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Apple
3 1 (4.55%) Telerik
3 1 (4.55%) HP
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