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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 183 144 159
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +15
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 3 14 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.079% 0.53% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.55% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 3 14 0
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
3690 2539 2737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 96.88% 96.03% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2826 2000 2269
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 19 September 2014, 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 17 (80.95%) Java
2 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (66.67%) Selenium
4 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
5 11 (52.38%) WebDriver
6 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
6 10 (47.62%) QA
7 9 (42.86%) BDD
7 9 (42.86%) User Stories
7 9 (42.86%) Automation Testing
8 7 (33.33%) TDD
8 7 (33.33%) Degree
8 7 (33.33%) ISEB
8 7 (33.33%) SQL
8 7 (33.33%) .NET
9 6 (28.57%) C#
9 6 (28.57%) SoapUI
10 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
10 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
10 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
10 3 (14.29%) JBehave
10 3 (14.29%) Maven
10 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
10 3 (14.29%) Ant
11 2 (9.52%) Web Services
11 2 (9.52%) XML
11 2 (9.52%) RAD
11 2 (9.52%) FTP
11 2 (9.52%) Games
11 2 (9.52%) Waterfall

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) FTP
Development Applications
1 14 (66.67%) Selenium
2 11 (52.38%) WebDriver
3 6 (28.57%) SoapUI
4 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 3 (14.29%) JBehave
4 3 (14.29%) Ant
4 3 (14.29%) Maven
General
1 2 (9.52%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
3 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
4 9 (42.86%) BDD
4 9 (42.86%) User Stories
4 9 (42.86%) Automation Testing
5 7 (33.33%) TDD
6 2 (9.52%) RAD
6 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) SQL
3 6 (28.57%) C#
4 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) ISEB
1 7 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (47.62%) QA