Period
to 18 December 2018

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 267 251 289
Rank change year-on-year -16 +38 -23
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 17 64 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.64% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.66% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 17 59 32
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £47,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.89% +30.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £32,000 £26,250 £31,300
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £46,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -8.00% +11.11% -

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 7,784 9,706 10,636
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 96.67% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5,996 7,891 8,467
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,650
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 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
Staffordshire +27 7 £40,000 +45.45% 3
Birmingham -31 6 £50,000 +6.38% 3
Warwickshire +36 1 £35,000 -44.88% 4
Coventry +9 1 £40,000 +21.21% 1
Halesowen - 1 £26,000 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £38,500 - 2
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, Automation Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (70.59%) Selenium
4 9 (52.94%) QA
5 8 (47.06%) SpecFlow
5 8 (47.06%) BDD
6 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 6 (35.29%) Degree
6 6 (35.29%) JMeter
6 6 (35.29%) Scrum
6 6 (35.29%) Java
7 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
7 5 (29.41%) Acceptance Criteria
8 4 (23.53%) C#
9 3 (17.65%) Finance
9 3 (17.65%) SQL
9 3 (17.65%) Python
9 3 (17.65%) Load Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
10 2 (11.76%) SDET
10 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
10 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
10 2 (11.76%) Ruby
10 2 (11.76%) Fintech
10 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
10 2 (11.76%) TDD
11 1 (5.88%) Pair Programming
11 1 (5.88%) Ethical Hacking

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) npm
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 12 (70.59%) Selenium
2 8 (47.06%) SpecFlow
3 6 (35.29%) JMeter
3 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio Coded UI
4 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
5 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
5 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
6 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
6 1 (5.88%) Gradle
6 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.88%) JIRA
6 1 (5.88%) JUnit
6 1 (5.88%) Ranorex
6 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.88%) TestNG
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) REST
1 1 (5.88%) Spring
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Fintech
2 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) BDD
4 6 (35.29%) Scrum
5 5 (29.41%) Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (17.65%) Load Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) SDET
7 2 (11.76%) TDD
7 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.88%) Analytics
8 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.88%) Creative Thinking
8 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (5.88%) Data Analytics
8 1 (5.88%) Exploratory Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (5.88%) QA Automation
8 1 (5.88%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) Python
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) Ruby
5 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft