Period
to 18 October 2018

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £43,750 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 273 257 293
Rank change year-on-year -16 +36 -13
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 24 73 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.74% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.76% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 22 70 33
West Midlands median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% +28.57% +2.19%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £42,200
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% -5.56%

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 8,313 9,565 11,362
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.51% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 6,461 7,961 8,989
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 October 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 October 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
Birmingham -22 10 £50,000 -3.38% 3
Staffordshire +18 4 £36,250 -19.44% 7
Coventry -7 3 £43,750 +28.68% 1
Worcestershire - 3 £39,250 - 1
Solihull -8 2 £38,750 -8.82% 1
Warwickshire +43 1 £35,000 -41.42% 2
Halesowen - 1 £26,000 - 1
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 24 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (75.00%) Selenium
3 16 (66.67%) Java
4 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (58.33%) QA
6 13 (54.17%) WebDriver
7 11 (45.83%) C#
8 10 (41.67%) Scrum
9 8 (33.33%) BDD
10 7 (29.17%) Cucumber
10 7 (29.17%) Python
11 6 (25.00%) Finance
11 6 (25.00%) TDD
11 6 (25.00%) SpecFlow
12 5 (20.83%) Fintech
12 5 (20.83%) SDET
12 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
12 5 (20.83%) Load Testing
12 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
12 5 (20.83%) Ruby
12 5 (20.83%) Visual Studio
13 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
13 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
14 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
14 2 (8.33%) AccuRev
14 2 (8.33%) Product Management
14 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
14 2 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
14 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
14 2 (8.33%) Degree

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 2 (8.33%) SaaS
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) SMS
Development Applications
1 18 (75.00%) Selenium
2 13 (54.17%) WebDriver
3 7 (29.17%) Cucumber
4 6 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 5 (20.83%) Visual Studio
6 2 (8.33%) AccuRev
6 2 (8.33%) JIRA
6 2 (8.33%) JMeter
7 1 (4.17%) Grunt
7 1 (4.17%) gulp
7 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
7 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
7 1 (4.17%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (4.17%) Mocha
7 1 (4.17%) Ranorex
7 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
7 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) Chai
2 1 (4.17%) Jest
2 1 (4.17%) Node.js
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Fintech
2 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (41.67%) Scrum
4 8 (33.33%) BDD
5 6 (25.00%) TDD
6 5 (20.83%) Load Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
6 5 (20.83%) SDET
6 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
7 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.33%) Analytics
8 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (8.33%) Open Source
8 2 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Product Management
8 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
8 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) Java
2 11 (45.83%) C#
3 7 (29.17%) Python
4 5 (20.83%) Ruby
5 2 (8.33%) SQL
6 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.17%) C
6 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (58.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft