Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 34 26
Rank change year-on-year +13 -8 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 73 59 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 8.92% 5.85% 7.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.17% 6.98% 8.78%
Number of salaries quoted 66 46 88
Sheffield median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% +38.46% +4.84%
10th Percentile £24,375 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £59,500 £45,375
South Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +30.77% -1.52%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Sheffield
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 718 845 1139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 87.78% 83.75% 87.48%
Number of salaries quoted 615 695 1008
Sheffield median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
South Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +5.48%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Sheffield.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation 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 in Sheffield.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Sheffield

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Sheffield

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Sheffield over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Sheffield region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 48 (65.75%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.99%) Selenium
3 23 (31.51%) QA
4 22 (30.14%) Test Strategy
5 19 (26.03%) Java
6 17 (23.29%) JavaScript
6 17 (23.29%) HP UFT
6 17 (23.29%) Test Scripting
7 16 (21.92%) HTML
7 16 (21.92%) CSS
8 15 (20.55%) HP
8 15 (20.55%) SoapUI
9 14 (19.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 14 (19.18%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (17.81%) Configuration Management
10 13 (17.81%) ISTQB
11 12 (16.44%) Software Engineering
11 12 (16.44%) Amazon AWS
11 12 (16.44%) Web Services
11 12 (16.44%) SQL
11 12 (16.44%) Docker
11 12 (16.44%) Kubernetes
12 11 (15.07%) Mentoring
12 11 (15.07%) C#
12 11 (15.07%) MySQL
12 11 (15.07%) Linux
13 10 (13.70%) TDD
13 10 (13.70%) Degree
13 10 (13.70%) Load Balancing
13 10 (13.70%) nginx

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (13.70%) Apache
1 10 (13.70%) nginx
2 2 (2.74%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.44%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.11%) GitHub
3 1 (1.37%) Quay.io
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.70%) Firewall
2 9 (12.33%) VPN
3 1 (1.37%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) MySQL
2 5 (6.85%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.74%) Big Data
3 2 (2.74%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.74%) Redis
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (36.99%) Selenium
2 17 (23.29%) HP UFT
3 15 (20.55%) SoapUI
4 7 (9.59%) Cucumber
4 7 (9.59%) Git (software)
5 6 (8.22%) Jenkins
5 6 (8.22%) WebDriver
6 5 (6.85%) NUnit
6 5 (6.85%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (4.11%) Babel
7 3 (4.11%) Mercurial
7 3 (4.11%) Subversion
7 3 (4.11%) webpack
8 2 (2.74%) JIRA
8 2 (2.74%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.37%) eCATT
9 1 (1.37%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.37%) Scrutinizer-CI
9 1 (1.37%) TestNG
9 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.48%) Finance
2 1 (1.37%) Automotive
2 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (20.55%) QA Engineer
1 15 (20.55%) Test Engineer
2 14 (19.18%) Tester
3 13 (17.81%) Developer
4 12 (16.44%) QA Test Engineer
5 11 (15.07%) Software QA Engineer
5 11 (15.07%) Software Quality Engineer
5 11 (15.07%) Software Test Engineer
6 10 (13.70%) Administrator
6 10 (13.70%) Linux Administrator
6 10 (13.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 10 (13.70%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (10.96%) Automation Tester
7 8 (10.96%) Test Manager
8 5 (6.85%) Software Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Senior QA Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Senior Test Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Software Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Software Tester
9 4 (5.48%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.92%) CSS
1 16 (21.92%) HTML
2 12 (16.44%) Web Services
3 9 (12.33%) RESTful
4 7 (9.59%) .NET
5 6 (8.22%) Gherkin
5 6 (8.22%) Node.js
6 5 (6.85%) React
7 3 (4.11%) Apache Flex
7 3 (4.11%) Redux
7 3 (4.11%) Spring
7 3 (4.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (2.74%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.37%) beanstalkd
9 1 (1.37%) Gearman
9 1 (1.37%) Laravel
9 1 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (1.37%) SOAP
9 1 (1.37%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.18%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (12.33%) Computer Science
3 7 (9.59%) User Experience
4 2 (2.74%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.74%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.74%) Robotics
4 2 (2.74%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (1.37%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.07%) Linux
2 1 (1.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (65.75%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.14%) Test Strategy
3 17 (23.29%) Test Scripting
4 14 (19.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 13 (17.81%) Configuration Management
6 12 (16.44%) Software Engineering
7 11 (15.07%) Mentoring
8 10 (13.70%) High Availability
8 10 (13.70%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 10 (13.70%) Load Balancing
8 10 (13.70%) Scrum
8 10 (13.70%) TDD
9 9 (12.33%) Software Testing
10 8 (10.96%) Manual Testing
11 6 (8.22%) Acceptance Criteria
11 6 (8.22%) BDD
11 6 (8.22%) Functional Testing
11 6 (8.22%) OO
12 5 (6.85%) Data Modelling
12 5 (6.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.03%) Java
2 17 (23.29%) JavaScript
3 12 (16.44%) SQL
4 11 (15.07%) C#
5 9 (12.33%) Python
5 9 (12.33%) Ruby
6 8 (10.96%) Go
7 7 (9.59%) Scala
8 5 (6.85%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.74%) C
10 1 (1.37%) PHP
10 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (17.81%) ISTQB
2 10 (13.70%) Degree
3 8 (10.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (6.85%) ISEB
5 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.37%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (31.51%) QA
System Software
1 12 (16.44%) Docker
2 9 (12.33%) GlusterFS
2 9 (12.33%) iptables
3 8 (10.96%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (16.44%) Kubernetes
2 10 (13.70%) Ansible
2 10 (13.70%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (13.70%) Puppet
3 9 (12.33%) HAProxy
4 3 (4.11%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (2.74%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (2.74%) Mesos
5 2 (2.74%) Rancher
Vendors
1 15 (20.55%) HP
2 10 (13.70%) Rackspace
3 7 (9.59%) Oracle
4 3 (4.11%) Twitter
5 2 (2.74%) Capita
5 2 (2.74%) Google
5 2 (2.74%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.37%) Apple
6 1 (1.37%) SAP
6 1 (1.37%) Zend