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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 172 167 133
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -34
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 6 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.18% 0.39% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.40% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 11
Average salary £26,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.46% -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
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
3222 3519 2437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 96.15% 97.21% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2526 2796 1903
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 7 July 2015, 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 6 (66.67%) Java
1 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) User Experience
4 3 (33.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Build Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (33.33%) CSS
4 3 (33.33%) XML
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) OO
4 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) QA
5 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 2 (22.22%) SaaS
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
6 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) CSS
2 3 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Build Automation
3 3 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle