The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 69 74 76
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 9 14 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 1.21% 1.62% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.79% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 2
Average salary £40,000 £35,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.67% +26.78%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Test Automation
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 South Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
636 780 834
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 85.83% 90.38% 87.79%
Number of salaries quoted 520 665 668
Average salary £40,000 £36,800 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £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 South Yorkshire

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +8 7 £40,000 +21.21% 2
Doncaster -5 2 £35,000 -17.64%
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 18 (100.00%) Selenium
2 15 (83.33%) Java
3 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (55.56%) WebDriver
4 10 (55.56%) JUnit
5 9 (50.00%) TestNG
6 8 (44.44%) CSS
6 8 (44.44%) HTML
7 7 (38.89%) HP UFT
7 7 (38.89%) TDD
7 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
7 7 (38.89%) Cucumber
8 6 (33.33%) HP
8 6 (33.33%) SQL
9 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
9 5 (27.78%) ISEB
9 5 (27.78%) QA
9 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
9 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
10 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
10 4 (22.22%) SDLC
10 4 (22.22%) BDD
10 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
10 4 (22.22%) JMeter
10 4 (22.22%) Games
10 4 (22.22%) C#
10 4 (22.22%) IntelliJ
11 3 (16.67%) Unix
11 3 (16.67%) Scrum
11 3 (16.67%) Telecoms

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 2 (11.11%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) HTTP
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 18 (100.00%) Selenium
2 10 (55.56%) JUnit
2 10 (55.56%) WebDriver
3 9 (50.00%) TestNG
4 7 (38.89%) Cucumber
4 7 (38.89%) HP UFT
5 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
6 4 (22.22%) IntelliJ
6 4 (22.22%) JMeter
7 3 (16.67%) JIRA
8 2 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (11.11%) CasperJS
8 2 (11.11%) Concordion
8 2 (11.11%) FitNesse
8 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
8 2 (11.11%) JBehave
9 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
9 1 (5.56%) Gradle
9 1 (5.56%) Hudson
9 1 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 4 (22.22%) Games
2 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Automation Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Automation Test Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.11%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Tester
5 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Senior QA Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) CSS
1 8 (44.44%) HTML
2 3 (16.67%) JSON
3 2 (11.11%) Ajax
3 2 (11.11%) Behat
3 2 (11.11%) HTML5
3 2 (11.11%) REST
3 2 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (5.56%) JSP
4 1 (5.56%) RESTful
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 2 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Unix
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
2 7 (38.89%) TDD
3 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
4 4 (22.22%) BDD
4 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 4 (22.22%) SDLC
5 3 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (16.67%) System Testing
5 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Line Management
6 2 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 4 (22.22%) C#
5 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ISEB
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) Atlassian
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