Period
to 17 January 2018

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 6 months to 17 January 2018 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
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 56 67
Rank change year-on-year +29 +11 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 93 40 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.87% 2.85% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.31% 3.55% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 26 13
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £366 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.22% +17.20% -21.88%
10th Percentile £307 £270 £235
90th Percentile £535 £475 £465
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £370 £325
% change year-on-year +8.11% +13.85% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 £32.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year +33.85% +3.37% -11.44%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,273 1,126 988
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 80.42% 80.31% 77.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 709 625
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.42%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £225
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 42
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.50 £17.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.14% -1.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £9.31 £10.81 £10.64
90th Percentile £45.35 £32.10 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.99 £20.06 £20.00
% change year-on-year +19.62% +0.28% -10.81%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018, 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 48 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (36.56%) Git (software)
3 31 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (27.96%) DevOps
5 24 (25.81%) Java
5 24 (25.81%) Selenium
6 23 (24.73%) JSON
7 22 (23.66%) JavaScript
8 21 (22.58%) Linux
8 21 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
9 19 (20.43%) Jenkins
9 19 (20.43%) Web Services
10 17 (18.28%) HTML
10 17 (18.28%) Ansible
11 16 (17.20%) logstash
11 16 (17.20%) Open Source
11 16 (17.20%) Unit Testing
11 16 (17.20%) .NET
11 16 (17.20%) TDD
11 16 (17.20%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (16.13%) Subversion
12 15 (16.13%) Unix
12 15 (16.13%) Security Cleared
12 15 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
12 15 (16.13%) HTML5
13 14 (15.05%) SC Cleared
13 14 (15.05%) Integration Testing
13 14 (15.05%) AngularJS
13 14 (15.05%) CSS
13 14 (15.05%) CRM

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 8 (8.60%) Apache
1 8 (8.60%) Elasticsearch
1 8 (8.60%) Tomcat
2 7 (7.53%) JBoss
3 6 (6.45%) IIS
4 5 (5.38%) nginx
5 3 (3.23%) Confluence
6 2 (2.15%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 9 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (6.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 21 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (17.20%) AWS CloudFormation
3 15 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (6.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 6 (6.45%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (6.45%) Amazon S3
4 6 (6.45%) Amazon SQS
4 6 (6.45%) Route 53
4 6 (6.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (3.23%) PaaS
6 2 (2.15%) GitHub
7 1 (1.08%) IaaS
7 1 (1.08%) Office 365
7 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.53%) HTTP
2 5 (5.38%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.30%) Skype
3 4 (4.30%) SSL
4 1 (1.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.53%) MongoDB
2 7 (7.53%) MySQL
2 7 (7.53%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (7.53%) RDBMS
2 7 (7.53%) Relational Database
2 7 (7.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (6.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 6 (6.45%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (6.45%) Hadoop
3 6 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.15%) Big Data
5 2 (2.15%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (36.56%) Git (software)
2 24 (25.81%) Selenium
3 19 (20.43%) Jenkins
4 15 (16.13%) Subversion
5 12 (12.90%) JMeter
6 10 (10.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (10.75%) GitLab
6 10 (10.75%) TeamCity
7 9 (9.68%) JUnit
8 8 (8.60%) JIRA
9 5 (5.38%) WebDriver
10 4 (4.30%) Cucumber
10 4 (4.30%) Visual Studio
11 3 (3.23%) SoapUI
12 2 (2.15%) JHipster
12 2 (2.15%) Liquibase
12 2 (2.15%) Mercurial
12 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (1.08%) gulp
13 1 (1.08%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (4.30%) Finance
2 3 (3.23%) Games
2 3 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (44.09%) Developer
2 10 (10.75%) Java Developer
3 9 (9.68%) Architect
3 9 (9.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 9 (9.68%) Tester
4 7 (7.53%) Analyst
4 7 (7.53%) Android Developer
4 7 (7.53%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (6.45%) Test Leader
6 5 (5.38%) Developer in Test
6 5 (5.38%) Portal Developer
6 5 (5.38%) Test Automation Developer
7 4 (4.30%) Automation Tester
7 4 (4.30%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (4.30%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.30%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (4.30%) Java Developer in Test
7 4 (4.30%) Technical Architect
7 4 (4.30%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (24.73%) JSON
2 19 (20.43%) Web Services
3 17 (18.28%) HTML
4 16 (17.20%) .NET
5 15 (16.13%) HTML5
6 14 (15.05%) AngularJS
6 14 (15.05%) CSS
7 12 (12.90%) RESTful
8 8 (8.60%) CSS3
9 7 (7.53%) jQuery
9 7 (7.53%) XML
10 6 (6.45%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (6.45%) Middleware
10 6 (6.45%) Sensu
11 5 (5.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (4.30%) LEMP Stack
12 4 (4.30%) LESS
12 4 (4.30%) Node.js
12 4 (4.30%) REST
12 4 (4.30%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.75%) PKI
2 8 (8.60%) User Experience
3 6 (6.45%) DataPower
4 4 (4.30%) Enterprise Cloud
4 4 (4.30%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (4.30%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.23%) EPoS
6 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.08%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.08%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.58%) Linux
2 15 (16.13%) Unix
3 12 (12.90%) Windows
4 9 (9.68%) Android
5 5 (5.38%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.08%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.08%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (27.96%) DevOps
4 16 (17.20%) Open Source
4 16 (17.20%) TDD
4 16 (17.20%) Unit Testing
5 14 (15.05%) Continuous Deployment
5 14 (15.05%) CRM
5 14 (15.05%) Integration Testing
6 13 (13.98%) User Stories
7 12 (12.90%) Scrum
8 10 (10.75%) Infrastructure Management
8 10 (10.75%) ITIL
8 10 (10.75%) Load Balancing
8 10 (10.75%) Release Automation
9 9 (9.68%) Android Development
9 9 (9.68%) Regression Testing
10 8 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (8.60%) Front End Development
11 7 (7.53%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.81%) Java
2 22 (23.66%) JavaScript
3 13 (13.98%) SQL
4 11 (11.83%) Python
5 10 (10.75%) C#
5 10 (10.75%) Shell Script
6 9 (9.68%) Ruby
7 6 (6.45%) Bash Shell
7 6 (6.45%) PHP
8 3 (3.23%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.23%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.15%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.15%) C
9 2 (2.15%) C++
9 2 (2.15%) Kotlin
9 2 (2.15%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.08%) Go
10 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 14 (15.05%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.23%) Degree
4 2 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.15%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.08%) CCNA
5 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.08%) MCSE
5 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 9 (9.68%) Docker
2 1 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (18.28%) Ansible
2 16 (17.20%) logstash
3 11 (11.83%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (11.83%) Puppet
4 10 (10.75%) Graylog
4 10 (10.75%) Nagios
4 10 (10.75%) Rundeck
4 10 (10.75%) Tivoli
5 6 (6.45%) collectd
5 6 (6.45%) Kibana
5 6 (6.45%) StatsD
5 6 (6.45%) Terraform
6 5 (5.38%) Salt
7 2 (2.15%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 12 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.75%) CA
2 10 (10.75%) Micro Focus
2 10 (10.75%) Serena
2 10 (10.75%) Splunk
3 8 (8.60%) Oracle
4 6 (6.45%) IBM
4 6 (6.45%) SaltStack
4 6 (6.45%) Teradata
5 4 (4.30%) Rackspace
5 4 (4.30%) SAP
6 2 (2.15%) Google
7 1 (1.08%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.08%) VMware