Period
to 19 October 2017

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Tester
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 219 246
Rank change year-on-year +75 +27 +8
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 77 11 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.63% 0.20% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 0.21% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 77 10 22
Leeds median annual salary £50,000 £35,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.85% -21.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £34,950 £27,225 £25,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,500 £52,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £50,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +42.86% -12.50% +14.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Permanent vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 4587 5334 6827
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.98% 98.05% 97.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3892 4534 5402
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £61,225
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester 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 in Leeds.

Salary trend for Automation Tester in Leeds

Automation Tester
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in Leeds over the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Tester in Leeds

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 October 2017, Automation Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leeds region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 77 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 63 (81.82%) Java
2 63 (81.82%) Selenium
3 56 (72.73%) C#
3 56 (72.73%) Cucumber
4 55 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (62.34%) Test Scripting
6 40 (51.95%) BDD
7 39 (50.65%) WebDriver
8 37 (48.05%) TDD
9 32 (41.56%) SDLC
10 31 (40.26%) Jenkins
11 29 (37.66%) Gherkin
11 29 (37.66%) GitHub
11 29 (37.66%) Configuration Management
12 26 (33.77%) System Integration Testing
13 18 (23.38%) Mentoring
14 17 (22.08%) Python
15 16 (20.78%) SpecFlow
16 12 (15.58%) Open Source
17 11 (14.29%) Big Data
18 10 (12.99%) SDET
18 10 (12.99%) SQL
19 9 (11.69%) Test Strategy
20 8 (10.39%) Continuous Delivery
21 7 (9.09%) Coaching
22 6 (7.79%) Kafka
22 6 (7.79%) Scala
22 6 (7.79%) Hadoop
22 6 (7.79%) JBehave

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.79%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 29 (37.66%) GitHub
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) HTTP
1 2 (2.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) Big Data
2 6 (7.79%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 63 (81.82%) Selenium
2 56 (72.73%) Cucumber
3 39 (50.65%) WebDriver
4 31 (40.26%) Jenkins
5 16 (20.78%) SpecFlow
6 6 (7.79%) JBehave
7 3 (3.90%) FitNesse
8 2 (2.60%) Appium
8 2 (2.60%) Calabash
8 2 (2.60%) Gatling
8 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.60%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.60%) RSpec
8 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.30%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (1.30%) Finance
1 1 (1.30%) Games
1 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (37.66%) Gherkin
2 6 (7.79%) .NET
2 6 (7.79%) JRuby
2 6 (7.79%) Kafka
3 4 (5.19%) XML
4 3 (3.90%) HTML
4 3 (3.90%) SOAP
4 3 (3.90%) Web Services
4 3 (3.90%) WSDL
4 3 (3.90%) XSD
5 2 (2.60%) CSS
5 2 (2.60%) Node.js
5 2 (2.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.30%) Android
1 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 55 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (62.34%) Test Scripting
4 40 (51.95%) BDD
5 37 (48.05%) TDD
6 32 (41.56%) SDLC
7 29 (37.66%) Configuration Management
8 26 (33.77%) System Integration Testing
9 18 (23.38%) Mentoring
10 12 (15.58%) Open Source
11 10 (12.99%) SDET
12 9 (11.69%) Test Strategy
13 8 (10.39%) Continuous Delivery
14 7 (9.09%) Coaching
15 6 (7.79%) Security Testing
16 5 (6.49%) Artificial Intelligence
17 4 (5.19%) API Testing
17 4 (5.19%) Manual Testing
17 4 (5.19%) Software Engineering
17 4 (5.19%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (81.82%) Java
2 56 (72.73%) C#
3 17 (22.08%) Python
4 10 (12.99%) SQL
5 6 (7.79%) Scala
6 5 (6.49%) Ruby
7 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.60%) PHP
8 1 (1.30%) C
8 1 (1.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (5.19%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.60%) ISEB
4 1 (1.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) Puppet
2 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.30%) HP
2 1 (1.30%) Telerik