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 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 67 49 66
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +17
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 8 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.08% 0.23% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 0.28% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 4
Average salary £34,500 £42,500 £26,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.82% +58.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £42,500 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £37,950 £42,500 £29,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
604 360 548
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 81.62% 82.76% 83.28%
Number of salaries quoted 500 302 464
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 2 October 2014, 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 6 (54.55%) QA
1 6 (54.55%) System Testing
2 5 (45.45%) JIRA
2 5 (45.45%) Functional Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Workflow
2 5 (45.45%) PHP
2 5 (45.45%) MySQL
2 5 (45.45%) Apache
3 4 (36.36%) Client/Server
3 4 (36.36%) IIS
3 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
3 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
3 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 2 (18.18%) Selenium
4 2 (18.18%) JUnit
4 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) JBoss
5 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
5 1 (9.09%) MS Office
5 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
5 1 (9.09%) ISEB
5 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 1 (9.09%) Code Coverage

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 5 (45.45%) Apache
2 4 (36.36%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
1 1 (9.09%) PaaS
1 1 (9.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) VLAN
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) JUnit
2 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
3 1 (9.09%) MSI
3 1 (9.09%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) Maven
3 1 (9.09%) TestNG
3 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Tester
2 5 (45.45%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Manual Tester
2 5 (45.45%) Systems Tester
2 5 (45.45%) Test Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Systems Test Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Functional Test Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) QA Leader
3 4 (36.36%) QA Tester
3 4 (36.36%) Lead Tester
3 4 (36.36%) Automated Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Build Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Client/Server
1 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) System Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Functional Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Workflow
3 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Coaching
5 1 (9.09%) Release Management
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Code Coverage
5 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) PHP
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) JBoss
1 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
1 1 (9.09%) Atlassian