The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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

Automation Tester
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 159 177
Rank change year-on-year +40 +18  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 36 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.43% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 0.17% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 36 5 4
Median salary £55,000 £35,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +57.14% +32.07%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -1.31%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Leeds
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2442 2858 3238
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.10% 97.84% 98.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2026 2368 2569
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 22 June 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 76 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 58 (76.32%) Selenium
3 57 (75.00%) Test Scripting
4 50 (65.79%) Java
5 47 (61.84%) C#
6 46 (60.53%) Cucumber
7 44 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (52.63%) SDLC
9 36 (47.37%) BDD
10 34 (44.74%) WebDriver
11 33 (43.42%) TDD
12 31 (40.79%) System Integration Testing
13 29 (38.16%) Jenkins
14 27 (35.53%) Gherkin
14 27 (35.53%) Configuration Management
15 25 (32.89%) GitHub
16 18 (23.68%) Python
17 12 (15.79%) Software Testing
17 12 (15.79%) ISTQB
17 12 (15.79%) Mentoring
18 11 (14.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 11 (14.47%) Team Foundation Server
19 6 (7.89%) SDET
20 5 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
20 5 (6.58%) SQL
20 5 (6.58%) .NET
21 4 (5.26%) Finance
21 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
21 4 (5.26%) Open Source
21 4 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery

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 2 (2.63%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 25 (32.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) HTTP
1 2 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) Big Data
1 2 (2.63%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 58 (76.32%) Selenium
2 46 (60.53%) Cucumber
3 34 (44.74%) WebDriver
4 29 (38.16%) Jenkins
5 11 (14.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.95%) Appium
7 3 (3.95%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.63%) Calabash
8 2 (2.63%) Gatling
8 2 (2.63%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.63%) RSpec
8 2 (2.63%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.32%) JBehave
9 1 (1.32%) NUnit
9 1 (1.32%) Subversion
9 1 (1.32%) TestNG
9 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.26%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Banking
2 2 (2.63%) Games
2 2 (2.63%) Retail
2 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (35.53%) Gherkin
2 5 (6.58%) .NET
3 2 (2.63%) CSS
3 2 (2.63%) HTML
3 2 (2.63%) JRuby
3 2 (2.63%) Kafka
3 2 (2.63%) Node.js
3 2 (2.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
1 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 57 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 44 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (52.63%) SDLC
5 36 (47.37%) BDD
6 33 (43.42%) TDD
7 31 (40.79%) System Integration Testing
8 27 (35.53%) Configuration Management
9 12 (15.79%) Mentoring
9 12 (15.79%) Software Testing
10 6 (7.89%) SDET
11 5 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
12 4 (5.26%) Open Source
13 3 (3.95%) Regression Testing
13 3 (3.95%) Web Testing
14 2 (2.63%) Manual Testing
14 2 (2.63%) Pair Programming
14 2 (2.63%) Performance Testing
14 2 (2.63%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 50 (65.79%) Java
2 47 (61.84%) C#
3 18 (23.68%) Python
4 5 (6.58%) SQL
5 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.95%) PHP
6 2 (2.63%) Scala
7 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 11 (14.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Perks
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago