Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £47,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 249 283 271
Rank change year-on-year +34 -12 +31
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 74 56 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.73% 0.49% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.51% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 69 36 50
West Midlands median annual salary £47,000 £35,000 £34,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.29% +2.19% +5.38%
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +14.94% -3.33% +12.50%

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 9835 10959 10486
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 96.17% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 8084 8687 8712
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +67 46 £49,750 -5.24% 3
Coventry +23 9 £34,000 +1.49%
Solihull - 8 £42,500 -
Staffordshire -1 3 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Shropshire - 3 £37,500 -
Warwickshire -22 2 £59,750 +65.97%
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 West Midlands region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 74 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 49 (66.22%) Selenium
3 40 (54.05%) Test Scripting
4 35 (47.30%) WebDriver
5 34 (45.95%) Scrum
6 33 (44.59%) Software Testing
7 28 (37.84%) Java
8 27 (36.49%) QA
9 24 (32.43%) Test Strategy
9 24 (32.43%) Analytical Skills
10 22 (29.73%) Cucumber
11 21 (28.38%) SQL
12 18 (24.32%) Regression Testing
12 18 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (22.97%) C#
14 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
14 13 (17.57%) E-Commerce
15 12 (16.22%) BDD
15 12 (16.22%) .NET
16 11 (14.86%) XML
16 11 (14.86%) Manual Testing
16 11 (14.86%) Scenario Testing
17 10 (13.51%) Appium
17 10 (13.51%) Calabash
17 10 (13.51%) OO
18 9 (12.16%) OOP
18 9 (12.16%) Migration
18 9 (12.16%) Acceptance Criteria
19 8 (10.81%) Mathematics
19 8 (10.81%) Unit Testing

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:

Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) SMS
2 1 (1.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 49 (66.22%) Selenium
2 35 (47.30%) WebDriver
3 22 (29.73%) Cucumber
4 10 (13.51%) Appium
4 10 (13.51%) Calabash
5 8 (10.81%) Git (software)
5 8 (10.81%) SpecFlow
5 8 (10.81%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.05%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.70%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.70%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.70%) IntelliJ
7 2 (2.70%) JBehave
7 2 (2.70%) WATIR
8 1 (1.35%) JIRA
8 1 (1.35%) JUnit
8 1 (1.35%) TestNG
8 1 (1.35%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (10.81%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Retail
3 2 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.22%) .NET
2 11 (14.86%) XML
3 8 (10.81%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.05%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.70%) GWT
6 1 (1.35%) SOAP
6 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (32.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.46%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.46%) Linux
2 2 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 40 (54.05%) Test Scripting
3 34 (45.95%) Scrum
4 33 (44.59%) Software Testing
5 24 (32.43%) Test Strategy
6 18 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (24.32%) Regression Testing
7 13 (17.57%) E-Commerce
8 12 (16.22%) BDD
9 11 (14.86%) Manual Testing
9 11 (14.86%) Scenario Testing
10 10 (13.51%) OO
11 9 (12.16%) Acceptance Criteria
11 9 (12.16%) Migration
11 9 (12.16%) OOP
12 8 (10.81%) Mathematics
12 8 (10.81%) Unit Testing
13 7 (9.46%) Project Management
13 7 (9.46%) QA Automation
14 5 (6.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (37.84%) Java
2 21 (28.38%) SQL
3 17 (22.97%) C#
4 7 (9.46%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.35%) PHP
6 1 (1.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) ISEB
2 3 (4.05%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.70%) Degree
3 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (36.49%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.70%) Google
3 1 (1.35%) MKS
3 1 (1.35%) Xamarin