Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for an Automation Test Lead was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 261 296 310
Rank change year-on-year +35 +14 +3
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Test Lead 16 14 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 18
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% -7.14% +23.53%
10th Percentile £43,000 £37,500 £45,175
90th Percentile £66,250 £75,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +10.00%

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 7,330 9,432 10,172
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.57% 96.69% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5,582 7,512 8,078
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £25,250 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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
Herefordshire - 8 £50,000 -
Birmingham -2 4 £62,500 -16.67%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £47,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £37,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
Worcestershire - 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 20 January 2019, 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 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (87.50%) Selenium
3 11 (68.75%) Test Strategy
4 10 (62.50%) QA
5 9 (56.25%) API Testing
6 8 (50.00%) Manual Testing
6 8 (50.00%) E-Commerce
7 5 (31.25%) Load Testing
8 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
8 4 (25.00%) Java
8 4 (25.00%) Scrum
8 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (18.75%) TDD
9 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
9 3 (18.75%) Python
9 3 (18.75%) C#
9 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
9 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
9 3 (18.75%) BDD
9 3 (18.75%) Ruby
9 3 (18.75%) SDET
9 3 (18.75%) Fintech
9 3 (18.75%) SpecFlow
10 2 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
10 2 (12.50%) SQL
11 1 (6.25%) PHP
11 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
11 1 (6.25%) Dell
11 1 (6.25%) JMeter

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Boomi
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
3 3 (18.75%) SpecFlow
3 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
4 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (6.25%) Appium
5 1 (6.25%) JMeter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Fintech
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (68.75%) Test Strategy
3 9 (56.25%) API Testing
4 8 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 8 (50.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Load Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (25.00%) Scrum
7 3 (18.75%) BDD
7 3 (18.75%) SDET
7 3 (18.75%) TDD
7 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
8 2 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
9 1 (6.25%) Acceptance Criteria
9 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Scenario Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
9 1 (6.25%) System Testing
9 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) C#
2 3 (18.75%) Python
2 3 (18.75%) Ruby
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Dell
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft