Period
to 15 August 2018

The median annual salary for an Automation Test Lead was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

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

Test Automation Leader
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 285 326 350
Rank change year-on-year +41 +24 -24
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Test Lead 13 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.050% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.052% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 5
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.40% -35.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £43,750 £43,600 £59,000
90th Percentile £67,250 £51,250 £77,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%

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

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 8,736 9,662 11,601
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.59% 96.15%
Number of salaries quoted 6,810 8,119 9,181
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Automation Test Lead
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Test Lead in the West Midlands

Automation Test Lead
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Test Lead in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Automation Test Lead in the West Midlands

Automation Test Lead
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Test Lead in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Automation Test Lead in the West Midlands

Automation Test Lead
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Test Lead within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +8 5 £63,750 +40.11% 3
Sutton Coldfield - 5 £47,500 -
Staffordshire - 2 £47,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 £45,000 -
Automation Test Lead
England

Automation Test Lead Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, Automation Test Lead 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 West Midlands region featuring Automation Test Lead in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (69.23%) Load Testing
3 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 8 (61.54%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (53.85%) RESTful
4 7 (53.85%) Test Strategy
4 7 (53.85%) Scenario Testing
5 6 (46.15%) BDD
6 4 (30.77%) SpecFlow
6 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
6 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (30.77%) TDD
6 4 (30.77%) Selenium
6 4 (30.77%) C#
6 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
7 3 (23.08%) Java
7 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
7 3 (23.08%) Python
7 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) Scrum
7 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
8 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
8 2 (15.38%) QA
8 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
8 2 (15.38%) SDLC
8 2 (15.38%) SDET
8 2 (15.38%) Fintech
8 2 (15.38%) .NET
8 2 (15.38%) Ruby
9 1 (7.69%) Software Testing

Automation Test Lead 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) JBoss
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium
1 4 (30.77%) SpecFlow
2 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
3 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.69%) IntelliJ
3 1 (7.69%) JBehave
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) JMeter
3 1 (7.69%) Maven
3 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) Subversion
3 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
3 1 (7.69%) WATIR
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) RESTful
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Fintech
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (69.23%) Load Testing
3 8 (61.54%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (53.85%) Scenario Testing
4 7 (53.85%) Test Strategy
5 6 (46.15%) BDD
6 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (30.77%) TDD
6 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
7 3 (23.08%) Scrum
8 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
8 2 (15.38%) SDET
8 2 (15.38%) SDLC
9 1 (7.69%) Change Management
9 1 (7.69%) Collateral Management
9 1 (7.69%) QA Automation
9 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
9 1 (7.69%) RUP
9 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
9 1 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) Python
4 2 (15.38%) Ruby
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) Perl
5 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA