Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £49,750 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 213 170
Rank change year-on-year +65 -43 +22
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 46 11 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.20% 0.23% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.24% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 46 10 20
Birmingham median annual salary £49,750 £48,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.05% -2.50% +122.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £37,000 £29,975
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £47,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +34.29% - +7.69%

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 3703 4588 3833
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.39% 97.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2957 3420 3210
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 46 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 37 (80.43%) Selenium
3 36 (78.26%) Test Scripting
4 33 (71.74%) Scrum
5 29 (63.04%) Software Testing
6 26 (56.52%) WebDriver
7 23 (50.00%) Test Strategy
7 23 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (47.83%) Java
9 19 (41.30%) Cucumber
9 19 (41.30%) QA
10 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (26.09%) E-Commerce
12 11 (23.91%) SQL
12 11 (23.91%) XML
13 9 (19.57%) Migration
13 9 (19.57%) BDD
13 9 (19.57%) Appium
13 9 (19.57%) Calabash
14 7 (15.22%) Linux
14 7 (15.22%) Project Management
14 7 (15.22%) PowerShell
14 7 (15.22%) Mobile App
14 7 (15.22%) Acceptance Criteria
15 4 (8.70%) QA Automation
15 4 (8.70%) C#
15 4 (8.70%) Regression Testing
16 3 (6.52%) Data Analysis
16 3 (6.52%) API Testing
16 3 (6.52%) Functional Testing

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 37 (80.43%) Selenium
2 26 (56.52%) WebDriver
3 19 (41.30%) Cucumber
4 9 (19.57%) Appium
4 9 (19.57%) Calabash
5 2 (4.35%) Eclipse
5 2 (4.35%) HP UFT
5 2 (4.35%) IntelliJ
5 2 (4.35%) JBehave
5 2 (4.35%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.35%) WATIR
6 1 (2.17%) JIRA
6 1 (2.17%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
1 2 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.91%) XML
2 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 23 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 36 (78.26%) Test Scripting
3 33 (71.74%) Scrum
4 29 (63.04%) Software Testing
5 23 (50.00%) Test Strategy
6 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (26.09%) E-Commerce
8 9 (19.57%) BDD
8 9 (19.57%) Migration
9 7 (15.22%) Acceptance Criteria
9 7 (15.22%) Project Management
10 4 (8.70%) QA Automation
10 4 (8.70%) Regression Testing
11 3 (6.52%) API Testing
11 3 (6.52%) Data Analysis
11 3 (6.52%) Functional Testing
12 2 (4.35%) Manual Testing
12 2 (4.35%) Non-Functional Testing
12 2 (4.35%) Open Source
12 2 (4.35%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 22 (47.83%) Java
2 11 (23.91%) SQL
3 7 (15.22%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.70%) C#
5 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) ISEB
1 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (41.30%) QA