Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 21 31
Rank change year-on-year -6 +10 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 100 125 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 7.87% 9.31% 6.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.58% 10.31% 7.90%
Number of salaries quoted 87 112 80
South Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £55,000 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.82% +43.79% +17.69%
10th Percentile £26,250 £33,875 £26,200
90th Percentile £55,000 £62,500 £50,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%

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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,165 1,213 1,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 91.73% 90.39% 85.80%
Number of salaries quoted 943 1,002 991
South Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation 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 in South Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Test Automation in South Yorkshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in South Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in South Yorkshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the South Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 18 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -7 73 £37,500 -37.50% 13
Doncaster +3 17 £55,000 +4.76%
Barnsley -5 9 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 61 (61.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (41.00%) Selenium
3 36 (36.00%) Scrum
4 31 (31.00%) Java
5 29 (29.00%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (26.00%) Test Strategy
7 25 (25.00%) QA
8 24 (24.00%) JavaScript
9 21 (21.00%) .NET
9 21 (21.00%) Git (software)
10 19 (19.00%) Mobile App
11 18 (18.00%) Finance
11 18 (18.00%) Spring
12 17 (17.00%) Test Scripting
13 16 (16.00%) Maven
13 16 (16.00%) Web Services
14 15 (15.00%) Unit Testing
15 14 (14.00%) Manual Testing
15 14 (14.00%) Gradle
15 14 (14.00%) XML
15 14 (14.00%) Ant
15 14 (14.00%) SQL
16 13 (13.00%) SOA
16 13 (13.00%) Software Testing
16 13 (13.00%) Subversion
16 13 (13.00%) SDLC
17 12 (12.00%) C#
17 12 (12.00%) JSON
18 11 (11.00%) Java EE
18 11 (11.00%) System Testing

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 3 (3.00%) CMS
2 2 (2.00%) Confluence
3 1 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.00%) GitHub
2 3 (3.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.00%) SaaS
4 1 (1.00%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.00%) IaaS
4 1 (1.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.00%) HTTP
2 1 (1.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.00%) MySQL
3 3 (3.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.00%) PowerPivot
4 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.00%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 41 (41.00%) Selenium
2 21 (21.00%) Git (software)
3 16 (16.00%) Maven
4 14 (14.00%) Ant
4 14 (14.00%) Gradle
5 13 (13.00%) Subversion
6 11 (11.00%) Eclipse
6 11 (11.00%) IntelliJ
6 11 (11.00%) JUnit
6 11 (11.00%) Mockito
7 10 (10.00%) Cucumber
7 10 (10.00%) JIRA
8 8 (8.00%) Jenkins
9 7 (7.00%) SoapUI
10 4 (4.00%) Bitbucket
11 3 (3.00%) HP UFT
11 3 (3.00%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (2.00%) WebDriver
12 2 (2.00%) Xcode
General
1 18 (18.00%) Finance
2 8 (8.00%) Games
3 7 (7.00%) Retail
4 5 (5.00%) Marketing
5 2 (2.00%) Banking
5 2 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (26.00%) Tester
2 25 (25.00%) Developer
3 16 (16.00%) Java Developer
4 13 (13.00%) Senior Developer
5 12 (12.00%) Automation Tester
6 11 (11.00%) Test Engineer
6 11 (11.00%) Test Leader
7 10 (10.00%) Analyst
7 10 (10.00%) Test Analyst
8 9 (9.00%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (7.00%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (6.00%) Manual Test Analyst
10 6 (6.00%) QA Tester
11 5 (5.00%) Software Developer
11 5 (5.00%) SQL Analyst
12 4 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
12 4 (4.00%) Performance Tester
13 3 (3.00%) Senior Software Developer
13 3 (3.00%) Software Engineer
13 3 (3.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.00%) .NET
2 18 (18.00%) Spring
3 16 (16.00%) Web Services
4 14 (14.00%) XML
5 12 (12.00%) JSON
6 11 (11.00%) Apache CXF
6 11 (11.00%) Java EE
6 11 (11.00%) JAXB
6 11 (11.00%) JAX-WS
6 11 (11.00%) REST
7 9 (9.00%) Node.js
8 7 (7.00%) React
8 7 (7.00%) SOAP
9 6 (6.00%) AngularJS
10 5 (5.00%) CSS
10 5 (5.00%) HTML
11 4 (4.00%) Gherkin
11 4 (4.00%) RESTful
12 3 (3.00%) Backbone.js
12 3 (3.00%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.00%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.00%) EPoS
5 2 (2.00%) iSeries
5 2 (2.00%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.00%) User Experience
6 1 (1.00%) 3D Printing
6 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.00%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.00%) Fintech
6 1 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.00%) Linux
2 5 (5.00%) Android
2 5 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.00%) Unix
2 5 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (61.00%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (36.00%) Scrum
3 29 (29.00%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (26.00%) Test Strategy
5 17 (17.00%) Test Scripting
6 15 (15.00%) Unit Testing
7 14 (14.00%) Manual Testing
8 13 (13.00%) SDLC
8 13 (13.00%) SOA
8 13 (13.00%) Software Testing
9 11 (11.00%) DevOps
9 11 (11.00%) System Testing
10 10 (10.00%) Defect Management
10 10 (10.00%) Line Management
10 10 (10.00%) Test Management
10 10 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (9.00%) API Testing
11 9 (9.00%) Process Improvement
11 9 (9.00%) Software Engineering
11 9 (9.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (31.00%) Java
2 24 (24.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (14.00%) SQL
4 12 (12.00%) C#
5 6 (6.00%) Python
6 5 (5.00%) C++
7 4 (4.00%) Java 8
7 4 (4.00%) PHP
7 4 (4.00%) Ruby
8 2 (2.00%) Apple Swift
8 2 (2.00%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.00%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.00%) VB
8 2 (2.00%) VBA
8 2 (2.00%) VBScript
9 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.00%) C
9 1 (1.00%) Groovy
9 1 (1.00%) Perl
9 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (9.00%) ISEB
2 8 (8.00%) Degree
3 7 (7.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.00%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.00%) OCA
5 1 (1.00%) OCAJ
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (25.00%) QA
2 3 (3.00%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (2.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.00%) Puppet
3 2 (2.00%) Ansible
4 1 (1.00%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (6.00%) Capita
2 4 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.00%) Twitter
3 3 (3.00%) HP
4 2 (2.00%) Cognizant
4 2 (2.00%) EMC
4 2 (2.00%) Google
4 2 (2.00%) NetApp
5 1 (1.00%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle
5 1 (1.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.00%) Salesforce.com