Period
to 24 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Automation Engineer was £45,750 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 169 209
Rank change year-on-year -31 +40 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 17 69 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.35% 1.29% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 1.32% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 14 62 52
Leeds median annual salary £45,750 £46,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.54% +31.43% -
10th Percentile £36,750 £38,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £59,500 £52,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £46,000 £45,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.10% +30.00% -

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 4,792 5,227 6,634
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.44% 97.90% 97.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4,075 4,559 5,455
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 17 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (88.24%) TDD
3 14 (82.35%) C#
4 12 (70.59%) Selenium
5 10 (58.82%) Gherkin
6 9 (52.94%) Java
7 8 (47.06%) Open Source
8 7 (41.18%) WebDriver
8 7 (41.18%) BDD
8 7 (41.18%) JIRA
9 6 (35.29%) Cucumber
10 5 (29.41%) AngularJS
10 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
10 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
10 5 (29.41%) SQL
11 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
11 4 (23.53%) Coaching
11 4 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (23.53%) SoapUI
11 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
12 3 (17.65%) QA
12 3 (17.65%) Process Improvement
12 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
12 3 (17.65%) SDET
12 3 (17.65%) SOAP
12 3 (17.65%) XML
12 3 (17.65%) Unix
12 3 (17.65%) Windows
12 3 (17.65%) OO

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 2 (11.76%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 12 (70.59%) Selenium
2 7 (41.18%) JIRA
2 7 (41.18%) WebDriver
3 6 (35.29%) Cucumber
4 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
5 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
5 4 (23.53%) SoapUI
6 3 (17.65%) NUnit
7 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
8 1 (5.88%) Appium
8 1 (5.88%) Calabash
8 1 (5.88%) Gatling
8 1 (5.88%) JBehave
8 1 (5.88%) JMeter
8 1 (5.88%) JUnit
8 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) Gherkin
2 5 (29.41%) AngularJS
3 3 (17.65%) JSON
3 3 (17.65%) SOAP
3 3 (17.65%) XML
4 1 (5.88%) .NET
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Android
1 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (88.24%) TDD
3 8 (47.06%) Open Source
4 7 (41.18%) BDD
5 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
6 4 (23.53%) Coaching
6 4 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
7 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (17.65%) Load Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
7 3 (17.65%) OO
7 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Process Improvement
7 3 (17.65%) SDET
8 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
8 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
9 1 (5.88%) MVC
9 1 (5.88%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) C#
2 9 (52.94%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft