The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Tester
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 139 132
Rank change year-on-year +17 -7  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 10 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.51% 0.043% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.045% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 6
Median salary £55,000 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1903 2244 1982
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.60% 96.06% 97.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1595 1666 1632
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £24,948 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Birmingham

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Automation Tester in Birmingham

Automation Tester
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in Birmingham over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Tester in Birmingham

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Automation Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (85.00%) Selenium
3 12 (60.00%) QA
4 10 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 10 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 10 (50.00%) Java
4 10 (50.00%) C#
4 10 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (45.00%) Scrum
6 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (40.00%) Software Testing
7 7 (35.00%) QA Automation
8 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
9 5 (25.00%) Data Analysis
9 5 (25.00%) .NET
10 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
10 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
10 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
10 4 (20.00%) BDD
10 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
10 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
10 4 (20.00%) API Testing
11 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (15.00%) Apache Spark
11 3 (15.00%) Software Delivery
11 3 (15.00%) SDLC
11 3 (15.00%) Android Development
11 3 (15.00%) iOS Development
11 3 (15.00%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (15.00%) Computer Science Degree

Automation Tester Skill Set
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 (15.00%) Apache
1 3 (15.00%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Big Data
1 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (85.00%) Selenium
2 10 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (15.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (10.00%) NUnit
4 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.00%) eggPlant
5 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.00%) JBehave
5 1 (5.00%) JMeter
5 1 (5.00%) JUnit
5 1 (5.00%) Ranorex
5 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.00%) Subversion
5 1 (5.00%) TestNG
5 1 (5.00%) WATIR
General
1 3 (15.00%) Automotive
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (15.00%) HTML
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.00%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (15.00%) iPhone
2 3 (15.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (10.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 9 (45.00%) Scrum
4 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (40.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (35.00%) QA Automation
6 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (25.00%) Data Analysis
8 4 (20.00%) API Testing
8 4 (20.00%) BDD
8 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
8 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Android Development
9 3 (15.00%) iOS Development
9 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
9 3 (15.00%) SDLC
9 3 (15.00%) Software Delivery
9 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) C#
1 10 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) Perl
2 1 (5.00%) Scala
2 1 (5.00%) VB
2 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.00%) GNVQ
3 1 (5.00%) HND
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + 25 days hols, excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago