The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £35,750 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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

Automation Tester
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 203 212
Rank change year-on-year +11 +9  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 37 40 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.72% 0.64% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.67% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 36 20 19
Median salary £35,750 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £32,500 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £36,400 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -1.31%  

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 5013 5995 5541
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.91% 96.34% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4244 4715 4618
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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
Coventry +1 11 £34,000 -18.56%
Birmingham +21 10 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Solihull - 6 £45,000 - 1
Shropshire +7 4 £31,000 -4.61%
Warwickshire -9 4 £40,000 - 1
Wolverhampton +5 1 £28,500 -20.83%
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 64 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 42 (65.63%) Selenium
3 36 (56.25%) QA
4 31 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (46.88%) Regression Testing
6 28 (43.75%) C#
7 22 (34.38%) WebDriver
8 19 (29.69%) QA Automation
9 18 (28.13%) SQL
9 18 (28.13%) Test Scripting
10 17 (26.56%) Software Testing
10 17 (26.56%) Scrum
11 16 (25.00%) Finance
11 16 (25.00%) Java
12 15 (23.44%) Manual Testing
12 15 (23.44%) Scenario Testing
13 14 (21.88%) Unit Testing
13 14 (21.88%) .NET
13 14 (21.88%) SQL Server
14 13 (20.31%) Mathematics
14 13 (20.31%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (20.31%) BDD
14 13 (20.31%) Test Strategy
15 12 (18.75%) SpecFlow
15 12 (18.75%) Functional Testing
16 11 (17.19%) .NET Framework
16 11 (17.19%) Visual Studio
16 11 (17.19%) OOP
16 11 (17.19%) OO
17 9 (14.06%) ISTQB

Automation Tester 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 3 (4.69%) Apache
1 3 (4.69%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.13%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) Big Data
2 3 (4.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 42 (65.63%) Selenium
2 22 (34.38%) WebDriver
3 12 (18.75%) SpecFlow
4 11 (17.19%) Visual Studio
5 9 (14.06%) Git (software)
6 6 (9.38%) Cucumber
7 5 (7.81%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.13%) Ant
8 2 (3.13%) Eclipse
8 2 (3.13%) FogBugz
8 2 (3.13%) Maven
8 2 (3.13%) NUnit
8 2 (3.13%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.56%) Calabash
9 1 (1.56%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.56%) JMeter
9 1 (1.56%) JUnit
9 1 (1.56%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.56%) Subversion
9 1 (1.56%) WATIR
General
1 16 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Automotive
3 2 (3.13%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.88%) .NET
2 11 (17.19%) .NET Framework
3 5 (7.81%) SOAP
4 4 (6.25%) AngularJS
5 3 (4.69%) HTML
6 1 (1.56%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.31%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.69%) iPhone
3 3 (4.69%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.13%) Blog
4 2 (3.13%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.38%) Unix
2 3 (4.69%) Android
3 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 31 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (46.88%) Regression Testing
4 19 (29.69%) QA Automation
5 18 (28.13%) Test Scripting
6 17 (26.56%) Scrum
6 17 (26.56%) Software Testing
7 15 (23.44%) Manual Testing
7 15 (23.44%) Scenario Testing
8 14 (21.88%) Unit Testing
9 13 (20.31%) BDD
9 13 (20.31%) Mathematics
9 13 (20.31%) Test Strategy
10 12 (18.75%) Functional Testing
11 11 (17.19%) OO
11 11 (17.19%) OOP
12 8 (12.50%) API Testing
13 6 (9.38%) Data Analysis
13 6 (9.38%) Software Engineering
14 5 (7.81%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 28 (43.75%) C#
2 18 (28.13%) SQL
3 16 (25.00%) Java
4 6 (9.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.56%) Perl
5 1 (1.56%) Scala
5 1 (1.56%) VB
5 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (14.06%) ISTQB
2 8 (12.50%) Degree
2 8 (12.50%) ISEB
2 8 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.56%) GNVQ
4 1 (1.56%) HND
4 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (56.25%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (7.81%) Oracle
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.13%) Twitter
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