Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 56 64
Rank change year-on-year +22 +8 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 71 50 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.49% 3.30% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.54% 4.05% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 37 14
Birmingham median daily rate £390 £350 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +14.29% -25.76%
10th Percentile £274 £150 £250
90th Percentile £475 £475 £453
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £368 £325
% change year-on-year +8.84% +13.08% -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 1282 1235 1033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 80.99% 81.57% 75.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 798 643
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.73%
10th Percentile £231 £249 £232
90th Percentile £525 £550 £505
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.83 £10.40
90th Percentile £45.35 £31.21 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 44 (61.97%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (33.80%) Web Services
3 21 (29.58%) Git (software)
4 17 (23.94%) Java
5 16 (22.54%) HTML
5 16 (22.54%) .NET
6 15 (21.13%) Unit Testing
6 15 (21.13%) AngularJS
7 14 (19.72%) JavaScript
8 13 (18.31%) CRM
8 13 (18.31%) Scrum
8 13 (18.31%) Integration Testing
8 13 (18.31%) HTML5
9 12 (16.90%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (16.90%) CSS
10 11 (15.49%) JSON
10 11 (15.49%) MongoDB
10 11 (15.49%) Amazon AWS
10 11 (15.49%) DevOps
11 10 (14.08%) User Stories
11 10 (14.08%) Jenkins
11 10 (14.08%) JIRA
11 10 (14.08%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (14.08%) SQL
12 9 (12.68%) Linux
12 9 (12.68%) Regression Testing
12 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
12 9 (12.68%) Selenium
12 9 (12.68%) Android
12 9 (12.68%) Open Source

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 7 (9.86%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (5.63%) nginx
3 2 (2.82%) Apache
3 2 (2.82%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (2.82%) JBoss
3 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.41%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (8.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.49%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.04%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (7.04%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 5 (7.04%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (7.04%) Amazon S3
2 5 (7.04%) Amazon SQS
2 5 (7.04%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.04%) PaaS
2 5 (7.04%) Route 53
2 5 (7.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (4.23%) IaaS
3 3 (4.23%) SaaS
4 2 (2.82%) GitHub
5 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.86%) HTTP
2 5 (7.04%) SSL
2 5 (7.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.49%) MongoDB
2 10 (14.08%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (9.86%) MySQL
4 5 (7.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (7.04%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
4 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.23%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.82%) MariaDB
6 2 (2.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (29.58%) Git (software)
2 10 (14.08%) Jenkins
2 10 (14.08%) JIRA
3 9 (12.68%) Selenium
4 8 (11.27%) JUnit
5 7 (9.86%) Cucumber
6 5 (7.04%) Subversion
7 4 (5.63%) Visual Studio
8 3 (4.23%) SpecFlow
8 3 (4.23%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.82%) HP UFT
9 2 (2.82%) JHipster
9 2 (2.82%) Liquibase
9 2 (2.82%) Mercurial
9 2 (2.82%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.41%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (1.41%) JMeter
General
1 6 (8.45%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Banking
2 3 (4.23%) Retail
3 2 (2.82%) Electronics
3 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.41%) Back Office
4 1 (1.41%) Games
4 1 (1.41%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (54.93%) Developer
2 8 (11.27%) Tester
3 7 (9.86%) Android Developer
3 7 (9.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 7 (9.86%) Java Developer
4 6 (8.45%) Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (7.04%) Portal Developer
5 5 (7.04%) Test Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) WebOps Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.23%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.23%) Cloud Developer
7 3 (4.23%) DevOps Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Senior WebOps Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Test Leader
8 2 (2.82%) Java Android Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Technical Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (33.80%) Web Services
2 16 (22.54%) .NET
2 16 (22.54%) HTML
3 15 (21.13%) AngularJS
4 13 (18.31%) HTML5
5 12 (16.90%) CSS
6 11 (15.49%) JSON
7 8 (11.27%) CSS3
7 8 (11.27%) RESTful
8 7 (9.86%) Node.js
9 6 (8.45%) jQuery
10 5 (7.04%) Elastic Stack
10 5 (7.04%) Sensu
11 4 (5.63%) Gherkin
11 4 (5.63%) LEMP Stack
11 4 (5.63%) LESS
11 4 (5.63%) REST
11 4 (5.63%) Spring
11 4 (5.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (5.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) User Experience
2 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.23%) EPoS
3 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.41%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.68%) Android
1 9 (12.68%) Linux
2 4 (5.63%) Windows
3 3 (4.23%) Unix
4 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.82%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (61.97%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (21.13%) Unit Testing
3 13 (18.31%) CRM
3 13 (18.31%) Integration Testing
3 13 (18.31%) Scrum
4 12 (16.90%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (15.49%) DevOps
6 10 (14.08%) User Stories
7 9 (12.68%) Android Development
7 9 (12.68%) Open Source
7 9 (12.68%) Regression Testing
8 8 (11.27%) Functional Testing
9 7 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (9.86%) Continuous Deployment
9 7 (9.86%) Manual Testing
9 7 (9.86%) Web Development
10 6 (8.45%) Front End Development
10 6 (8.45%) SDLC
10 6 (8.45%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (7.04%) Data Reconciliation
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.94%) Java
2 14 (19.72%) JavaScript
3 10 (14.08%) SQL
4 8 (11.27%) C#
4 8 (11.27%) Python
5 6 (8.45%) PHP
6 5 (7.04%) Bash Shell
6 5 (7.04%) Ruby
7 2 (2.82%) Apple Swift
7 2 (2.82%) C
7 2 (2.82%) C++
7 2 (2.82%) Kotlin
7 2 (2.82%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.82%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) Degree
1 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.82%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.41%) CCNA
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.41%) MCSE
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) QA
2 3 (4.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (9.86%) Docker
2 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) Ansible
1 5 (7.04%) collectd
1 5 (7.04%) Kibana
1 5 (7.04%) logstash
1 5 (7.04%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (7.04%) Puppet
1 5 (7.04%) Salt
1 5 (7.04%) StatsD
1 5 (7.04%) Terraform
2 2 (2.82%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.04%) HP
2 5 (7.04%) Rackspace
2 5 (7.04%) SaltStack
3 3 (4.23%) Oracle
3 3 (4.23%) SAP
3 3 (4.23%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.82%) 3PAR
4 2 (2.82%) CollabNet
4 2 (2.82%) Hitachi
4 2 (2.82%) NetApp
5 1 (1.41%) F5
5 1 (1.41%) VMware
5 1 (1.41%) Zend