Period
to 15 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

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

Automation Test Engineer
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 195 214
Rank change year-on-year +13 +19 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 24 42 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.53% 0.85% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.87% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22 30 31
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £36,250 £29,000 £33,250
90th Percentile £56,000 £53,750 £52,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +12.50%

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 4,359 4,819 5,697
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.87% 97.08% 97.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3,655 4,073 4,723
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £44,471 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +11.18% -2.44%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,240
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in Leeds

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for Test Automation Engineer in Leeds

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in Leeds over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation Engineer in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, Test Automation Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Leeds region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (100.00%) Selenium
1 24 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 21 (87.50%) API Testing
3 20 (83.33%) Gherkin
4 19 (79.17%) Cucumber
4 19 (79.17%) C#
5 18 (75.00%) Java
6 13 (54.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (54.17%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (54.17%) Mobile Development
7 12 (50.00%) Open Source
8 10 (41.67%) NUnit
9 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (25.00%) Test Strategy
10 5 (20.83%) Functional Testing
10 5 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (20.83%) Coaching
10 5 (20.83%) BDD
10 5 (20.83%) Ruby
10 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
10 5 (20.83%) Marketing
10 5 (20.83%) Python
11 4 (16.67%) OO
11 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
12 3 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
12 3 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
12 3 (12.50%) SDET
12 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
12 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering

Test Automation Engineer 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:

Cloud Services
1 13 (54.17%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 24 (100.00%) Selenium
2 19 (79.17%) Cucumber
3 10 (41.67%) NUnit
4 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 2 (8.33%) JIRA
5 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (20.83%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (83.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Unix
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 21 (87.50%) API Testing
3 13 (54.17%) Mobile Development
4 12 (50.00%) Open Source
5 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 5 (20.83%) BDD
6 5 (20.83%) Coaching
6 5 (20.83%) Functional Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
7 4 (16.67%) OO
7 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 3 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Load Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 3 (12.50%) SDET
8 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 2 (8.33%) TDD
10 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) C#
2 18 (75.00%) Java
3 5 (20.83%) Python
3 5 (20.83%) Ruby
4 3 (12.50%) PHP
4 3 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA