The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 60 67 52
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -15
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 20 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.61% 0.75% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.98% 1.02% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 9 5 6
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% -16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £35,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -
Automated Testing
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
672 488 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 87.73% 73.27% 83.20%
Number of salaries quoted 574 415 358
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Sheffield region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Sheffield

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Sheffield

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Sheffield region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 24 (72.73%) SQL
2 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (45.45%) Java
4 14 (42.42%) TDD
5 12 (36.36%) ISEB
5 12 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 12 (36.36%) HTML
5 12 (36.36%) CSS
5 12 (36.36%) Hibernate
5 12 (36.36%) Spring
6 10 (30.30%) Software Testing
6 10 (30.30%) ISTQB
7 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
7 9 (27.27%) Manual Testing
8 7 (21.21%) Regression Testing
8 7 (21.21%) QA
8 7 (21.21%) Selenium
9 6 (18.18%) Scrum
9 6 (18.18%) Finance
9 6 (18.18%) Functional Testing
10 5 (15.15%) Test Planning
10 5 (15.15%) Windows
10 5 (15.15%) JUnit
11 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
11 4 (12.12%) Web Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (9.09%) Test Management
12 3 (9.09%) Use Case
12 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Sheffield region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Selenium
2 5 (15.15%) JUnit
3 3 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (9.09%) FitNesse
3 3 (9.09%) JIRA
4 2 (6.06%) WATIR
4 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.06%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.06%) Subversion
5 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Developer
2 12 (36.36%) Java Developer
3 11 (33.33%) Analyst
4 9 (27.27%) Test Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Tester
6 4 (12.12%) Software Tester
7 3 (9.09%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (9.09%) Team Leader
7 3 (9.09%) Test Manager
7 3 (9.09%) Web Tester
8 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Graduate
9 1 (3.03%) Junior
9 1 (3.03%) Quality Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) PHP Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Junior Tester
9 1 (3.03%) Senior Quality Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) Hibernate
1 12 (36.36%) Spring
1 12 (36.36%) HTML
1 12 (36.36%) CSS
2 1 (3.03%) LAMP
2 1 (3.03%) Symfony
2 1 (3.03%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (3.03%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (42.42%) TDD
3 10 (30.30%) Software Testing
4 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 9 (27.27%) Manual Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Regression Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Scrum
6 6 (18.18%) Functional Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Test Planning
8 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (12.12%) Web Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Test Management
9 3 (9.09%) ETL
9 3 (9.09%) Use Case
9 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Performance Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Security Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
10 2 (6.06%) Waterfall
10 2 (6.06%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (72.73%) SQL
2 15 (45.45%) Java
3 12 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.06%) Ruby
4 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.03%) PHP
5 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) ISEB
2 10 (30.30%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.09%) Degree
3 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) HP
2 3 (9.09%) Telerik
3 1 (3.03%) Zend