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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 95 - 105
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 25 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.38% - 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% - 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 25 0 8
Average salary £37,500 - £65,000
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
1447 1182 1203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 79.99% 78.02% 71.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1295 1017 1012
Average salary £42,500 £44,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.49% -1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 30 January 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (64.29%) System Testing
3 16 (57.14%) Scrum
4 15 (53.57%) ISEB
5 14 (50.00%) UML
5 14 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (50.00%) Kanban
6 9 (32.14%) QA
7 6 (21.43%) Selenium
7 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
8 5 (17.86%) HTML
8 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
8 5 (17.86%) Windows
9 4 (14.29%) Manual Testing
9 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
10 3 (10.71%) Web Development
10 3 (10.71%) Degree
10 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing
10 3 (10.71%) HTTP
10 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
10 3 (10.71%) Web Services
10 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (7.14%) CSS3
11 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
11 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
11 2 (7.14%) User Experience
11 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
11 2 (7.14%) HTML5
11 2 (7.14%) iPad
11 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) HTTP
1 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Selenium
2 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.14%) FitNesse
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) JUnit
3 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Analyst
2 14 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 14 (50.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Tester
5 3 (10.71%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Test Automation Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
6 2 (7.14%) QA Manager
6 2 (7.14%) QA Test Manager
6 2 (7.14%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Applications Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (3.57%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) HTML
2 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 2 (7.14%) CSS3
3 2 (7.14%) HTML5
3 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.14%) CSS
3 2 (7.14%) .NET
3 2 (7.14%) WCF
3 2 (7.14%) WPF
3 2 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) User Experience
1 2 (7.14%) iPad
1 2 (7.14%) iPhone
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (64.29%) System Testing
3 16 (57.14%) Scrum
4 14 (50.00%) UML
4 14 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (50.00%) Kanban
5 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
6 4 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Web Development
7 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.14%) CRM
8 2 (7.14%) B2B
8 2 (7.14%) Web Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Resource Management
8 2 (7.14%) TDD
8 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.57%) Software Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.14%) C#
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.57%) C
3 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (53.57%) ISEB
2 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.71%) Degree
3 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.14%) MCP
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (32.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.14%) Apple