Period
to 11 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £41,250 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 162 251
Rank change year-on-year -28 +89 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 23 68 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.47% 1.27% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 1.30% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 12 63 26
Leeds median annual salary £41,250 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +12.50% +40.35%
10th Percentile £29,725 £36,600 £31,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £60,000 £52,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +40.35%

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 4784 5238 6800
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.18% 98.00% 97.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4059 4515 5513
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +2.53%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017, Test Automation Engineer 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 Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (82.61%) TDD
4 13 (56.52%) Java
5 12 (52.17%) Selenium
6 11 (47.83%) SQL
7 9 (39.13%) E-Commerce
7 9 (39.13%) Scrum
8 8 (34.78%) C#
8 8 (34.78%) BDD
9 7 (30.43%) High Availability
9 7 (30.43%) Kanban
10 6 (26.09%) Functional Testing
11 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
11 5 (21.74%) ISEB
12 4 (17.39%) Finance
12 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (17.39%) JIRA
12 4 (17.39%) Security Testing
12 4 (17.39%) Test Management
12 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
12 4 (17.39%) API Testing
12 4 (17.39%) SDET
13 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
13 3 (13.04%) Acceptance Criteria
13 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
13 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
13 3 (13.04%) Web Testing
13 3 (13.04%) Android

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Selenium
2 4 (17.39%) JIRA
3 3 (13.04%) Cucumber
3 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 3 (13.04%) SpecFlow
4 2 (8.70%) Appium
4 2 (8.70%) Calabash
4 2 (8.70%) Gatling
4 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.70%) JBehave
4 2 (8.70%) JMeter
4 2 (8.70%) JUnit
4 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.35%) NUnit
5 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) SOAP
2 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.35%) JSON
3 1 (4.35%) XML
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Android
1 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
1 3 (13.04%) Unix
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (82.61%) TDD
4 9 (39.13%) E-Commerce
4 9 (39.13%) Scrum
5 8 (34.78%) BDD
6 7 (30.43%) High Availability
6 7 (30.43%) Kanban
7 6 (26.09%) Functional Testing
8 4 (17.39%) API Testing
8 4 (17.39%) SDET
8 4 (17.39%) Security Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (17.39%) Test Management
9 3 (13.04%) Acceptance Criteria
9 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
9 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
9 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
9 3 (13.04%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) Java
2 11 (47.83%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) C#
4 3 (13.04%) Python
5 2 (8.70%) PHP
5 2 (8.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) ISEB
1 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft