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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Automation
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 62 73
Rank change year-on-year +26 +11  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 28 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 5.89% 1.43% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.25% 1.69% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 19 8 6
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +21.21%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Sheffield
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 448 531 710
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 94.32% 84.15% 91.61%
Number of salaries quoted 361 449 601
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 37 (90.24%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (80.49%) TDD
3 31 (75.61%) Selenium
4 29 (70.73%) Automated Testing
5 24 (58.54%) C#
5 24 (58.54%) Java
6 20 (48.78%) BDD
7 17 (41.46%) WebDriver
8 16 (39.02%) Test Scripting
8 16 (39.02%) SDLC
9 15 (36.59%) Gherkin
10 14 (34.15%) Cucumber
10 14 (34.15%) System Integration Testing
10 14 (34.15%) Configuration Management
11 13 (31.71%) QA
12 12 (29.27%) TestNG
12 12 (29.27%) NUnit
12 12 (29.27%) Subversion
12 12 (29.27%) OO
12 12 (29.27%) Jenkins
13 11 (26.83%) Automation Testing
13 11 (26.83%) SQL
14 10 (24.39%) GitHub
15 9 (21.95%) Test Strategy
16 7 (17.07%) Process Management
16 7 (17.07%) Regression Testing
17 6 (14.63%) Behat
17 6 (14.63%) DevOps
18 5 (12.20%) Functional Testing
18 5 (12.20%) Exploratory Testing

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 2 (4.88%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 10 (24.39%) GitHub
2 3 (7.32%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) MySQL
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (75.61%) Selenium
2 17 (41.46%) WebDriver
3 14 (34.15%) Cucumber
4 12 (29.27%) Jenkins
4 12 (29.27%) NUnit
4 12 (29.27%) Subversion
4 12 (29.27%) TestNG
5 5 (12.20%) Git (software)
6 4 (9.76%) SpecFlow
7 2 (4.88%) FitNesse
7 2 (4.88%) FogBugz
7 2 (4.88%) JIRA
7 2 (4.88%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Banking
2 2 (4.88%) Retail
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Automation Tester
1 16 (39.02%) Tester
2 12 (29.27%) Senior Automation Tester
2 12 (29.27%) Senior Tester
3 11 (26.83%) QA Engineer
4 7 (17.07%) Analyst
4 7 (17.07%) Test Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) QA Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Agile Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Angular Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Developer
6 3 (7.32%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) QA Test Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (36.59%) Gherkin
2 6 (14.63%) Behat
3 4 (9.76%) Web Services
4 3 (7.32%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.88%) .NET
5 2 (4.88%) LAMP
5 2 (4.88%) SOAP
5 2 (4.88%) WSDL
5 2 (4.88%) XML
5 2 (4.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
1 3 (7.32%) iPad
1 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
1 3 (7.32%) User Experience
2 2 (4.88%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Apple iOS
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (90.24%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (80.49%) TDD
3 29 (70.73%) Automated Testing
4 20 (48.78%) BDD
5 16 (39.02%) SDLC
5 16 (39.02%) Test Scripting
6 14 (34.15%) Configuration Management
6 14 (34.15%) System Integration Testing
7 12 (29.27%) OO
8 11 (26.83%) Automation Testing
9 9 (21.95%) Test Strategy
10 7 (17.07%) Process Management
10 7 (17.07%) Regression Testing
11 6 (14.63%) DevOps
12 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (12.20%) Exploratory Testing
12 5 (12.20%) Functional Testing
13 4 (9.76%) Scrum
14 3 (7.32%) SOA
14 3 (7.32%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (58.54%) C#
1 24 (58.54%) Java
2 11 (26.83%) SQL
3 3 (7.32%) Apple Swift
3 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.32%) Objective-C
4 2 (4.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (31.71%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) Apple
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