The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 61 70 60
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 7 8 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.14% 1.12% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.22% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 2
Average salary £40,000 £33,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% +17.85%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Test Automation
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
517 655 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 84.34% 91.35% 87.50%
Number of salaries quoted 424 557 490
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Sheffield

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Sheffield

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Sheffield region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 16 (100.00%) Selenium
2 13 (81.25%) Java
3 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (62.50%) WebDriver
5 8 (50.00%) JUnit
6 7 (43.75%) HP UFT
6 7 (43.75%) TDD
6 7 (43.75%) TestNG
7 6 (37.50%) HP
7 6 (37.50%) SQL
7 6 (37.50%) CSS
7 6 (37.50%) HTML
8 5 (31.25%) ISEB
8 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
8 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
8 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
8 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
9 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
9 4 (25.00%) BDD
9 4 (25.00%) IntelliJ
9 4 (25.00%) Games
9 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
9 4 (25.00%) JMeter
9 4 (25.00%) C#
9 4 (25.00%) SDLC
10 3 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
10 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
10 3 (18.75%) Scrum
10 3 (18.75%) ISTQB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Sheffield region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (100.00%) Selenium
2 10 (62.50%) WebDriver
3 8 (50.00%) JUnit
4 7 (43.75%) HP UFT
4 7 (43.75%) TestNG
5 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
5 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
6 4 (25.00%) IntelliJ
6 4 (25.00%) JMeter
7 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
8 1 (6.25%) Ant
8 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
8 1 (6.25%) Gradle
8 1 (6.25%) Hudson
8 1 (6.25%) JIRA
8 1 (6.25%) Maven
General
1 4 (25.00%) Games
2 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
1 7 (43.75%) Automation Analyst
1 7 (43.75%) Automation Test Analyst
1 7 (43.75%) Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Developer in Test
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) CSS
1 6 (37.50%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) JSP
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) TDD
3 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
4 4 (25.00%) BDD
4 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (25.00%) SDLC
5 3 (18.75%) Compatibility Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) System Testing
5 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) Line Management
6 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) ISEB
2 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) HP
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