The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 161 175 157
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -18
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 10 2 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.31% 0.057% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.059% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 29
Average salary £35,750 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,150 £32,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Automation Tester
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3123 3414 3642
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 97.08% 97.77% 97.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2520 2702 2940
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Automation Tester Salary Trend in Leeds

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Leeds region that cited Automation Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automation Tester in their job title.

1 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (73.53%) Selenium
2 18 (52.94%) Java
2 18 (52.94%) Cucumber
3 15 (44.12%) BDD
4 14 (41.18%) QA
4 14 (41.18%) JMeter
4 14 (41.18%) ISEB
4 14 (41.18%) ISTQB
5 13 (38.24%) C#
5 13 (38.24%) SoapUI
6 12 (35.29%) WebDriver
7 11 (32.35%) Finance
8 10 (29.41%) SOAP
8 10 (29.41%) Test Scripting
9 9 (26.47%) TDD
10 8 (23.53%) NeoLoad
10 8 (23.53%) Web Services
10 8 (23.53%) Automated Testing
11 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
11 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
12 6 (17.65%) Degree
12 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
13 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
13 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
13 5 (14.71%) Linux
13 5 (14.71%) Python
13 5 (14.71%) Defect Management
13 5 (14.71%) QA Automation

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Leeds region that cited Automation Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
1 4 (11.76%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (73.53%) Selenium
2 18 (52.94%) Cucumber
3 14 (41.18%) JMeter
4 13 (38.24%) SoapUI
5 12 (35.29%) WebDriver
6 8 (23.53%) NeoLoad
7 4 (11.76%) SilkTest
8 2 (5.88%) JBehave
9 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
2 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) SOAP
2 8 (23.53%) Web Services
3 4 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.82%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (44.12%) BDD
3 10 (29.41%) Test Scripting
4 9 (26.47%) TDD
5 8 (23.53%) Automated Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (14.71%) Defect Management
6 5 (14.71%) QA Automation
6 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
7 4 (11.76%) API Testing
7 4 (11.76%) E-business
7 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
7 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 4 (11.76%) OO
7 4 (11.76%) Performance Testing
7 4 (11.76%) SDLC
7 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Stress Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) Java
2 13 (38.24%) C#
3 5 (14.71%) Python
4 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) ISEB
1 14 (41.18%) ISTQB
2 6 (17.65%) Degree
3 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.94%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (41.18%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) Telerik