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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 69 64 60
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.69% 0.63% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.92% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 3
Average salary £40,625 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
603 436 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 83.63% 68.23% 87.11%
Number of salaries quoted 536 380 448
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 7 July 2015, 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 (50.00%) ISEB
1 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) SDLC
2 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) J2EE
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) QA
4 2 (16.67%) SaaS
4 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 1 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) IaaS
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) PaaS

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
2 1 (8.33%) PaaS
2 1 (8.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Selenium
2 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) TestComplete
3 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Tester
2 4 (33.33%) Automation Tester
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Software Tester
4 2 (16.67%) QA Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) OAT Tester
4 2 (16.67%) OAT Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Build Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 2 (16.67%) J2EE
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) XML Schema
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
2 5 (41.67%) SDLC
3 4 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) Release Management
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) XQuery
3 1 (8.33%) XPath
3 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISEB
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) VMware