Period
to 23 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 32 26
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 68 61 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 8.38% 5.97% 7.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.54% 7.13% 8.90%
Number of salaries quoted 61 48 89
Sheffield median annual salary £40,000 £43,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.57% +34.62% +4.84%
10th Percentile £22,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £59,300 £46,250
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 713 856 1135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 87.92% 83.84% 87.51%
Number of salaries quoted 612 709 1004
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 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 23 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 45 (66.18%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (38.24%) Selenium
3 23 (33.82%) QA
4 22 (32.35%) Test Strategy
5 17 (25.00%) HP UFT
6 16 (23.53%) Test Scripting
7 15 (22.06%) HP
7 15 (22.06%) SoapUI
8 14 (20.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 14 (20.59%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (20.59%) Java
8 14 (20.59%) JavaScript
8 14 (20.59%) ISTQB
9 13 (19.12%) HTML
9 13 (19.12%) CSS
10 11 (16.18%) Mentoring
10 11 (16.18%) Kubernetes
10 11 (16.18%) Docker
10 11 (16.18%) Configuration Management
10 11 (16.18%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (14.71%) Software Testing
11 10 (14.71%) Web Services
11 10 (14.71%) MySQL
11 10 (14.71%) C#
11 10 (14.71%) Linux
12 9 (13.24%) Apache
12 9 (13.24%) Scrum
12 9 (13.24%) Firewall
12 9 (13.24%) Load Balancing
12 9 (13.24%) TDD

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 9 (13.24%) Apache
1 9 (13.24%) nginx
2 2 (2.94%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.18%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.94%) GitHub
3 1 (1.47%) Quay.io
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.24%) Firewall
2 8 (11.76%) VPN
3 1 (1.47%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.71%) MySQL
2 2 (2.94%) Big Data
2 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.94%) Redis
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (38.24%) Selenium
2 17 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 15 (22.06%) SoapUI
4 6 (8.82%) Cucumber
4 6 (8.82%) Git (software)
5 5 (7.35%) Jenkins
5 5 (7.35%) NUnit
5 5 (7.35%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.41%) Babel
6 3 (4.41%) webpack
7 2 (2.94%) JIRA
7 2 (2.94%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (2.94%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.94%) Subversion
8 1 (1.47%) eCATT
8 1 (1.47%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.47%) Scrutinizer-CI
8 1 (1.47%) TestNG
8 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Automotive
2 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) QA Engineer
1 15 (22.06%) Test Engineer
2 14 (20.59%) Tester
3 12 (17.65%) QA Test Engineer
4 11 (16.18%) Software QA Engineer
4 11 (16.18%) Software Quality Engineer
4 11 (16.18%) Software Test Engineer
5 10 (14.71%) Developer
6 9 (13.24%) Administrator
6 9 (13.24%) Linux Administrator
6 9 (13.24%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 9 (13.24%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (11.76%) Test Manager
8 7 (10.29%) Automation Tester
9 5 (7.35%) Software Tester
10 4 (5.88%) Senior QA Engineer
10 4 (5.88%) Senior Software Test Engineer
10 4 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
10 4 (5.88%) Software Developer
10 4 (5.88%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.12%) CSS
1 13 (19.12%) HTML
2 10 (14.71%) Web Services
3 7 (10.29%) .NET
3 7 (10.29%) RESTful
4 6 (8.82%) Node.js
5 5 (7.35%) Gherkin
5 5 (7.35%) React
6 3 (4.41%) Apache Flex
6 3 (4.41%) Redux
6 3 (4.41%) Spring
6 3 (4.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (2.94%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.47%) beanstalkd
8 1 (1.47%) Gearman
8 1 (1.47%) Laravel
8 1 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.47%) SOAP
8 1 (1.47%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.59%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
2 7 (10.29%) User Experience
3 2 (2.94%) Robotics
3 2 (2.94%) Video\Live Streaming
4 1 (1.47%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.47%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.71%) Linux
2 1 (1.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (66.18%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (32.35%) Test Strategy
3 16 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 14 (20.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 11 (16.18%) Configuration Management
5 11 (16.18%) Mentoring
6 10 (14.71%) Software Testing
7 9 (13.24%) High Availability
7 9 (13.24%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 9 (13.24%) Load Balancing
7 9 (13.24%) Scrum
7 9 (13.24%) Software Engineering
7 9 (13.24%) TDD
8 8 (11.76%) Manual Testing
9 6 (8.82%) Acceptance Criteria
9 6 (8.82%) Functional Testing
10 5 (7.35%) BDD
10 5 (7.35%) Risk Management
10 5 (7.35%) Waterfall
10 5 (7.35%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.59%) Java
1 14 (20.59%) JavaScript
2 10 (14.71%) C#
3 8 (11.76%) SQL
4 6 (8.82%) Python
4 6 (8.82%) Ruby
5 5 (7.35%) Go
6 4 (5.88%) Scala
7 2 (2.94%) C
7 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.47%) PHP
8 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) ISTQB
2 7 (10.29%) Degree
3 6 (8.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (8.82%) ISEB
4 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.47%) SAP Certification
4 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (33.82%) QA
System Software
1 11 (16.18%) Docker
2 8 (11.76%) GlusterFS
2 8 (11.76%) iptables
3 7 (10.29%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (16.18%) Kubernetes
2 9 (13.24%) Ansible
2 9 (13.24%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (13.24%) Puppet
3 8 (11.76%) HAProxy
4 3 (4.41%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (2.94%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (2.94%) Mesos
5 2 (2.94%) Rancher
Vendors
1 15 (22.06%) HP
2 9 (13.24%) Rackspace
3 4 (5.88%) Oracle
4 3 (4.41%) Twitter
5 2 (2.94%) Capita
5 2 (2.94%) Google
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.47%) Apple
6 1 (1.47%) SAP
6 1 (1.47%) Zend