Period
to 17 August 2018

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

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
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 170 212
Rank change year-on-year -14 +42 -29
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 22 26 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.56% 0.67% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.69% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 22 25 6
Birmingham median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +31.25% -20.00%
10th Percentile £43,750 £37,500 £34,125
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £41,750
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +21.43% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. 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 permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3,783 3,762 4,565
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.85% 96.49% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2,743 3,110 3,388
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £69,750 £63,750 £68,050
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Automation Tester in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, Automation Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 21 (95.45%) Selenium
2 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (77.27%) Scrum
3 17 (77.27%) Java
3 17 (77.27%) WebDriver
4 16 (72.73%) Waterfall
4 16 (72.73%) QA
5 13 (59.09%) Cucumber
6 12 (54.55%) BDD
6 12 (54.55%) SpecFlow
6 12 (54.55%) SDET
6 12 (54.55%) Fintech
6 12 (54.55%) TDD
6 12 (54.55%) Visual Studio
6 12 (54.55%) C#
6 12 (54.55%) Load Testing
7 10 (45.45%) Ruby
7 10 (45.45%) Python
8 7 (31.82%) Finance
9 6 (27.27%) Manual Testing
10 4 (18.18%) V-Model
10 4 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
10 4 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
10 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
10 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
10 4 (18.18%) Security Testing
10 4 (18.18%) Test Management
11 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting

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:

Development Applications
1 21 (95.45%) Selenium
2 17 (77.27%) WebDriver
3 13 (59.09%) Cucumber
4 12 (54.55%) SpecFlow
4 12 (54.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 12 (54.55%) Fintech
2 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (77.27%) Scrum
4 16 (72.73%) Waterfall
5 12 (54.55%) BDD
5 12 (54.55%) Load Testing
5 12 (54.55%) SDET
5 12 (54.55%) TDD
6 6 (27.27%) Manual Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Security Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Test Management
7 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 4 (18.18%) V-Model
8 1 (4.55%) Acceptance Criteria
8 1 (4.55%) Build Automation
8 1 (4.55%) Project Management
8 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) Java
2 12 (54.55%) C#
3 10 (45.45%) Python
3 10 (45.45%) Ruby
4 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (72.73%) QA