Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 49 51
Rank change year-on-year +9 +2 +35
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 47 53 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.56% 3.45% 2.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.32% 4.19% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 43 37
Birmingham median daily rate £363 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.85% -5.71% -9.68%
10th Percentile £273 £150 £297
90th Percentile £500 £523 £425
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £35.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £51.25 £35.00 £33.22
% change year-on-year +46.43% +5.36% -

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 1089 1264 1188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 82.56% 82.18% 75.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 855 780
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £225
90th Percentile £534 £538 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 29
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £15.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.79% -32.22% +63.64%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.73 £9.80
90th Percentile £36.20 £40.75 £60.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -29.17% +33.33%

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 26 July 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 July 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 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (38.30%) Git (software)
3 17 (36.17%) JavaScript
4 16 (34.04%) HTML
5 15 (31.91%) CSS
6 14 (29.79%) SQL
6 14 (29.79%) Linux
7 13 (27.66%) Web Services
8 11 (23.40%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (23.40%) Selenium
8 11 (23.40%) JIRA
9 10 (21.28%) Scrum
9 10 (21.28%) PHP
9 10 (21.28%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (19.15%) Java
11 8 (17.02%) .NET
11 8 (17.02%) Regression Testing
11 8 (17.02%) Cucumber
11 8 (17.02%) MongoDB
11 8 (17.02%) CSS3
11 8 (17.02%) AngularJS
11 8 (17.02%) gulp
12 7 (14.89%) DevOps
12 7 (14.89%) Express
12 7 (14.89%) Node.js
12 7 (14.89%) HTML5
12 7 (14.89%) Unix
12 7 (14.89%) Python
12 7 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (12.77%) QA

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 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.38%) Confluence
2 3 (6.38%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (4.26%) nginx
4 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.13%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.28%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon S3
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (6.38%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.38%) Route 53
2 3 (6.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (4.26%) IaaS
3 2 (4.26%) PaaS
3 2 (4.26%) SaaS
4 1 (2.13%) BrowserStack
4 1 (2.13%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) HTTP
2 3 (6.38%) SSL
2 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.40%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (17.02%) MongoDB
3 5 (10.64%) MySQL
4 3 (6.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (6.38%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (38.30%) Git (software)
2 11 (23.40%) JIRA
2 11 (23.40%) Selenium
3 8 (17.02%) Cucumber
3 8 (17.02%) gulp
4 5 (10.64%) Mocha
5 4 (8.51%) Grunt
5 4 (8.51%) Jenkins
5 4 (8.51%) JSHint
5 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
5 4 (8.51%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.38%) SoapUI
6 3 (6.38%) Subversion
6 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.26%) Bitbucket
7 2 (4.26%) HP UFT
7 2 (4.26%) JMeter
7 2 (4.26%) JUnit
7 2 (4.26%) SpecFlow
7 2 (4.26%) YouTrack
General
1 3 (6.38%) Banking
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Back Office
2 2 (4.26%) Electronics
2 2 (4.26%) Retail
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (42.55%) Developer
2 10 (21.28%) Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Test Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Test Manager
4 5 (10.64%) Tester
5 4 (8.51%) Cloud Developer
5 4 (8.51%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (8.51%) PHP Developer
6 3 (6.38%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Automation Tester
6 3 (6.38%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) WebOps Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Automation Test Lead
7 2 (4.26%) DevOps Developer
7 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior WebOps Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.04%) HTML
2 15 (31.91%) CSS
3 13 (27.66%) Web Services
4 8 (17.02%) .NET
4 8 (17.02%) AngularJS
4 8 (17.02%) CSS3
5 7 (14.89%) Express
5 7 (14.89%) HTML5
5 7 (14.89%) Node.js
6 5 (10.64%) Doctrine
7 4 (8.51%) Mustache
8 3 (6.38%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (6.38%) Gherkin
8 3 (6.38%) Kafka
8 3 (6.38%) LESS
8 3 (6.38%) MEAN Stack
8 3 (6.38%) RESTful
8 3 (6.38%) Sensu
9 2 (4.26%) .NET Core
9 2 (4.26%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
1 4 (8.51%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) CMDB
2 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.79%) Linux
2 7 (14.89%) Unix
3 3 (6.38%) Mac OS X
3 3 (6.38%) Windows
4 2 (4.26%) Android
4 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (21.28%) Scrum
3 8 (17.02%) Regression Testing
4 7 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (14.89%) DevOps
5 6 (12.77%) Defect Management
5 6 (12.77%) OO
5 6 (12.77%) Workflow
6 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
6 5 (10.64%) Functional Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Microservices
6 5 (10.64%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.51%) Asynchronous Programming
7 4 (8.51%) BDD
7 4 (8.51%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (8.51%) SDLC
7 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
7 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.38%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) JavaScript
2 14 (29.79%) SQL
3 10 (21.28%) PHP
4 9 (19.15%) Java
5 7 (14.89%) Python
6 4 (8.51%) ECMAScript
6 4 (8.51%) Ruby
7 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
7 3 (6.38%) C#
8 2 (4.26%) C++
9 1 (2.13%) C
9 1 (2.13%) Groovy
9 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) Degree
2 4 (8.51%) ISEB
2 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) WAI
3 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (8.51%) Puppet
2 3 (6.38%) Ansible
2 3 (6.38%) collectd
2 3 (6.38%) Kibana
2 3 (6.38%) logstash
2 3 (6.38%) Salt
2 3 (6.38%) StatsD
2 3 (6.38%) Terraform
3 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) HP
2 4 (8.51%) Zend
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.38%) Rackspace
3 3 (6.38%) SaltStack
3 3 (6.38%) Sitecore
4 2 (4.26%) 3PAR
4 2 (4.26%) CollabNet
4 2 (4.26%) Hitachi
4 2 (4.26%) NetApp
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) Remedy
4 2 (4.26%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.13%) F5
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago