The median annual salary for a Automation Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
England / West Midlands
Rank 178 224 200
Rank change year-on-year +46 -24  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 28 19 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.60% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.32% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 27 19 16
Median salary £37,500 £35,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% -21.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £29,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £41,500 £46,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £35,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +19.71% -11.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4522 5924 4891
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.85% 96.37% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3730 4820 4179
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in the West Midlands

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Automation Tester in the West Midlands

Automation Tester
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Tester in the West Midlands

Automation Tester
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 Tester within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +19 10 £40,000 -
Solihull -3 6 £41,250 -13.15%
Warwickshire - 6 £31,250 - 1
Shropshire +6 4 £35,750 +11.71% 1
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 West Midlands region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 35 (74.47%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (72.34%) QA
3 33 (70.21%) Selenium
4 20 (42.55%) Automation Testing
5 19 (40.43%) C#
6 17 (36.17%) Finance
7 16 (34.04%) WebDriver
8 14 (29.79%) Test Scripting
8 14 (29.79%) Regression Testing
8 14 (29.79%) SQL
8 14 (29.79%) .NET
9 13 (27.66%) Java
9 13 (27.66%) BDD
10 12 (25.53%) QA Automation
11 11 (23.40%) Test Automation
11 11 (23.40%) E-Commerce
11 11 (23.40%) Software Testing
12 10 (21.28%) ISTQB
12 10 (21.28%) Automated Testing
13 9 (19.15%) Scrum
13 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
13 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
13 9 (19.15%) Functional Testing
14 8 (17.02%) SpecFlow
15 7 (14.89%) SoapUI
15 7 (14.89%) Git (software)
15 7 (14.89%) SOAP
16 6 (12.77%) Subversion
16 6 (12.77%) HTTP
16 6 (12.77%) Unix

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (6.38%) Apache
1 3 (6.38%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) Big Data
2 3 (6.38%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 33 (70.21%) Selenium
2 16 (34.04%) WebDriver
3 8 (17.02%) SpecFlow
4 7 (14.89%) Git (software)
4 7 (14.89%) SoapUI
5 6 (12.77%) Cucumber
5 6 (12.77%) Subversion
6 5 (10.64%) JIRA
6 5 (10.64%) JMeter
7 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
8 3 (6.38%) eggPlant
8 3 (6.38%) JBehave
8 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
8 3 (6.38%) JUnit
8 3 (6.38%) Ranorex
8 3 (6.38%) TestNG
8 3 (6.38%) WATIR
9 2 (4.26%) HP UFT
9 2 (4.26%) Hudson
9 2 (4.26%) Mercurial
General
1 17 (36.17%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Automotive
3 2 (4.26%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.79%) .NET
2 7 (14.89%) SOAP
3 6 (12.77%) AngularJS
4 4 (8.51%) .NET Framework
4 4 (8.51%) Web Services
5 3 (6.38%) Gherkin
5 3 (6.38%) HTML
6 2 (4.26%) X-Windows
7 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.51%) Fintech
3 3 (6.38%) iPhone
3 3 (6.38%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.13%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Unix
2 5 (10.64%) Windows
3 4 (8.51%) Android
4 2 (4.26%) Linux
4 2 (4.26%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (74.47%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) Automation Testing
3 14 (29.79%) Regression Testing
3 14 (29.79%) Test Scripting
4 13 (27.66%) BDD
5 12 (25.53%) QA Automation
6 11 (23.40%) E-Commerce
6 11 (23.40%) Software Testing
6 11 (23.40%) Test Automation
7 10 (21.28%) Automated Testing
8 9 (19.15%) Functional Testing
8 9 (19.15%) Scrum
9 6 (12.77%) Manual Testing
9 6 (12.77%) OOP
9 6 (12.77%) Performance Testing
10 5 (10.64%) API Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Data Protection
10 5 (10.64%) OO
10 5 (10.64%) Software Engineering
10 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (40.43%) C#
2 14 (29.79%) SQL
3 13 (27.66%) Java
4 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.64%) Perl
5 5 (10.64%) Python
6 4 (8.51%) C++
7 2 (4.26%) C
7 2 (4.26%) Ruby
8 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.13%) Scala
8 1 (2.13%) VB
8 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) ISTQB
2 6 (12.77%) ISEB
2 6 (12.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (10.64%) Degree
4 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.13%) GNVQ
5 1 (2.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (72.34%) QA
2 4 (8.51%) SDET
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) Twitter
3 1 (2.13%) Xamarin
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