The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automated Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 39 35
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 18 33 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.92% 4.05% 4.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.58% 4.87% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 31 27
Median daily rate £300 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £150 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £490 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year -1.31% +8.88%  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 503 677 577
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.66% 83.07% 77.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 475 382
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.43 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Birmingham

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Birmingham

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Birmingham over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Birmingham

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 18 (47.37%) HTML
4 17 (44.74%) CSS
5 14 (36.84%) Git (software)
6 13 (34.21%) SQL
7 10 (26.32%) Scrum
7 10 (26.32%) JIRA
7 10 (26.32%) Selenium
8 9 (23.68%) CSS3
8 9 (23.68%) gulp
9 8 (21.05%) HTML5
9 8 (21.05%) Linux
10 7 (18.42%) .NET
10 7 (18.42%) PHP
10 7 (18.42%) Java
11 6 (15.79%) OO
11 6 (15.79%) Unix
11 6 (15.79%) ISEB
11 6 (15.79%) QA
11 6 (15.79%) Workflow
11 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (15.79%) Defect Management
11 6 (15.79%) AngularJS
12 5 (13.16%) Grunt
12 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (13.16%) Mocha
12 5 (13.16%) BDD
12 5 (13.16%) TDD

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.89%) Confluence
1 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.63%) BrowserStack
3 1 (2.63%) GitHub
3 1 (2.63%) Route 53
3 1 (2.63%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (2.63%) Slack
3 1 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) SSL
2 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) MySQL
3 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Git (software)
2 10 (26.32%) JIRA
2 10 (26.32%) Selenium
3 9 (23.68%) gulp
4 5 (13.16%) Grunt
4 5 (13.16%) Mocha
4 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
5 4 (10.53%) JSHint
5 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
6 3 (7.89%) Bitbucket
6 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
6 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
6 3 (7.89%) YouTrack
7 2 (5.26%) IntelliJ
7 2 (5.26%) JMeter
7 2 (5.26%) JUnit
7 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
7 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (2.63%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (5.26%) Banking
1 2 (5.26%) Electronics
1 2 (5.26%) Retail
1 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Back Office
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Developer
2 8 (21.05%) Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Test Manager
5 4 (10.53%) .NET Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Automation Test Lead
6 3 (7.89%) PHP Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.26%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Full Stack Web Developer
7 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL Developer
7 2 (5.26%) ServiceNow Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Storage Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (47.37%) HTML
2 17 (44.74%) CSS
3 9 (23.68%) CSS3
4 8 (21.05%) HTML5
5 7 (18.42%) .NET
6 6 (15.79%) AngularJS
7 4 (10.53%) Doctrine
7 4 (10.53%) Express
7 4 (10.53%) Mustache
7 4 (10.53%) Node.js
7 4 (10.53%) Web Services
8 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
8 3 (7.89%) LESS
9 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (5.26%) Entity Framework
9 2 (5.26%) Gherkin
9 2 (5.26%) React
9 2 (5.26%) Sass
9 2 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (5.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) CMDB
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) User Experience
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.63%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Linux
2 6 (15.79%) Unix
3 3 (7.89%) Mac OS X
4 2 (5.26%) Windows
5 1 (2.63%) Android
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (26.32%) Scrum
3 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (15.79%) Defect Management
3 6 (15.79%) OO
3 6 (15.79%) Workflow
4 5 (13.16%) BDD
4 5 (13.16%) Regression Testing
4 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
4 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
4 5 (13.16%) TDD
4 5 (13.16%) Web Development
5 4 (10.53%) Asynchronous Programming
5 4 (10.53%) Functional Testing
5 4 (10.53%) Microservices
5 4 (10.53%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (10.53%) User Stories
6 3 (7.89%) Case Management
6 3 (7.89%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 13 (34.21%) SQL
3 7 (18.42%) Java
3 7 (18.42%) PHP
4 4 (10.53%) ECMAScript
5 3 (7.89%) C#
6 2 (5.26%) Python
6 2 (5.26%) Ruby
7 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.63%) C++
7 1 (2.63%) Groovy
7 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) ISEB
2 5 (13.16%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.89%) Degree
5 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) WAI
3 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.26%) Puppet
3 1 (2.63%) Ansible
3 1 (2.63%) collectd
3 1 (2.63%) Kibana
3 1 (2.63%) logstash
3 1 (2.63%) Salt
3 1 (2.63%) StatsD
3 1 (2.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) HP
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Remedy
2 3 (7.89%) Zend
3 2 (5.26%) 3PAR
3 2 (5.26%) Hitachi
3 2 (5.26%) NetApp
3 2 (5.26%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.63%) CollabNet
4 1 (2.63%) F5
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.63%) SaltStack
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