Period
to 13 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Developer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Automation Test Developer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 102 169 194
Rank change year-on-year +67 +25 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Developer 2 5 1
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.11% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £425 -
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £35.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 1,450 4,160 4,807
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 94.98% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 2,717 2,912
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £213 £213 £247
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 158 214
Median hourly rate £20.56 £16.50 £15.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.62% +6.52% -2.09%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £44.63 £46.58 £35.00
Median hourly rate £27.42 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +37.11% +6.95% +1.08%

Test Automation Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Test Automation Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Developer in the West Midlands

Test Automation Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Automation Developer in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Test Automation Developer in the West Midlands

Test Automation Developer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Developer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 13 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +43 2 - -
Test Automation Developer
England

Test Automation Developer Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, Test Automation Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Test Automation Developer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio Team System
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Azure
1 2 (100.00%) MSTest
1 2 (100.00%) Mocha
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps

Test Automation Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Mocha
1 2 (100.00%) MSTest
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio Team System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#