Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 22 29
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 87 96 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 7.35% 8.33% 7.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.95% 9.41% 8.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69 86 78
South Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +17.65% +30.77%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £62,500 £55,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 1,095 1,020 1,187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 92.48% 88.46% 86.45%
Number of salaries quoted 848 830 973
South Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.90% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £60,578 £60,000 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.18% +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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -8 63 £37,500 -25.00% 13
Doncaster -1 16 £55,000 -10.20% 1
Barnsley - 8 £27,500 - 1
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 40 (45.98%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (31.03%) Java
2 27 (31.03%) JavaScript
3 25 (28.74%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (22.99%) DevOps
4 20 (22.99%) Selenium
5 19 (21.84%) QA
5 19 (21.84%) Spring
6 18 (20.69%) Scrum
7 17 (19.54%) .NET
7 17 (19.54%) Web Services
8 16 (18.39%) Mobile App
8 16 (18.39%) Git (software)
9 15 (17.24%) Test Scripting
9 15 (17.24%) Test Strategy
10 14 (16.09%) Node.js
10 14 (16.09%) Amazon AWS
10 14 (16.09%) Finance
10 14 (16.09%) JSON
10 14 (16.09%) Python
11 13 (14.94%) SOA
11 13 (14.94%) XML
11 13 (14.94%) Ant
11 13 (14.94%) Maven
11 13 (14.94%) Software Engineering
11 13 (14.94%) Subversion
11 13 (14.94%) Unit Testing
12 12 (13.79%) Performance Testing
12 12 (13.79%) REST
12 12 (13.79%) Software 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 4 (4.60%) Cloud Foundry
1 4 (4.60%) CMS
2 2 (2.30%) Confluence
3 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.15%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.09%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.30%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (2.30%) SaaS
5 2 (2.30%) Serverless
5 2 (2.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.15%) GitHub
6 1 (1.15%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.15%) IaaS
6 1 (1.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (2.30%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.30%) MySQL
4 1 (1.15%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (22.99%) Selenium
2 16 (18.39%) Git (software)
3 13 (14.94%) Ant
3 13 (14.94%) Maven
3 13 (14.94%) Subversion
4 11 (12.64%) Eclipse
4 11 (12.64%) Gradle
4 11 (12.64%) IntelliJ
4 11 (12.64%) JUnit
4 11 (12.64%) Mockito
5 6 (6.90%) Cucumber
5 6 (6.90%) Jenkins
6 5 (5.75%) JIRA
7 4 (4.60%) CF BOSH
8 2 (2.30%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.30%) HP UFT
8 2 (2.30%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.30%) TestComplete
8 2 (2.30%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (16.09%) Finance
2 11 (12.64%) Retail
3 10 (11.49%) Games
4 5 (5.75%) Marketing
5 2 (2.30%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (32.18%) Developer
2 19 (21.84%) Senior Developer
2 19 (21.84%) Tester
3 16 (18.39%) Java Developer
4 10 (11.49%) IT Engineer
5 9 (10.34%) Performance Tester
5 9 (10.34%) Senior Java Developer
6 8 (9.20%) Software Developer
7 7 (8.05%) Senior Software Developer
7 7 (8.05%) Test Engineer
7 7 (8.05%) Test Leader
8 6 (6.90%) Analyst
8 6 (6.90%) Automation Tester
8 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) Test Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Middleware Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Senior IT Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Senior Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.84%) Spring
2 17 (19.54%) .NET
2 17 (19.54%) Web Services
3 14 (16.09%) JSON
3 14 (16.09%) Node.js
4 13 (14.94%) XML
5 12 (13.79%) REST
6 11 (12.64%) Apache CXF
6 11 (12.64%) Java EE
6 11 (12.64%) JAXB
6 11 (12.64%) JAX-WS
6 11 (12.64%) React
7 10 (11.49%) Middleware
8 7 (8.05%) AngularJS
8 7 (8.05%) Django
8 7 (8.05%) React Native
9 6 (6.90%) SOAP
10 4 (4.60%) CSS
10 4 (4.60%) Gherkin
10 4 (4.60%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.39%) Mobile App
2 10 (11.49%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.49%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (6.90%) iSeries
3 6 (6.90%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.30%) EPoS
6 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.15%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.15%) Fintech
6 1 (1.15%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.79%) Linux
2 11 (12.64%) Unix
3 9 (10.34%) Windows
4 7 (8.05%) Android
4 7 (8.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (45.98%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (28.74%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (22.99%) DevOps
4 18 (20.69%) Scrum
5 15 (17.24%) Test Scripting
5 15 (17.24%) Test Strategy
6 13 (14.94%) SOA
6 13 (14.94%) Software Engineering
6 13 (14.94%) Unit Testing
7 12 (13.79%) Performance Testing
7 12 (13.79%) Software Testing
8 11 (12.64%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (11.49%) IT Strategy
9 10 (11.49%) Project Management
9 10 (11.49%) Service Management
10 9 (10.34%) Load Testing
11 8 (9.20%) E-Commerce
12 7 (8.05%) Analytics
12 7 (8.05%) Android Development
12 7 (8.05%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.03%) Java
1 27 (31.03%) JavaScript
2 14 (16.09%) Python
3 12 (13.79%) C#
4 7 (8.05%) Ruby
5 5 (5.75%) PHP
5 5 (5.75%) SQL
6 4 (4.60%) Java 8
6 4 (4.60%) Perl
6 4 (4.60%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.30%) C++
7 2 (2.30%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.15%) ES6
8 1 (1.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.75%) Degree
1 5 (5.75%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.60%) ISEB
3 1 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.15%) OCA
3 1 (1.15%) OCAJ
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (21.84%) QA
2 10 (11.49%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (9.20%) Puppet
2 7 (8.05%) Ansible
3 4 (4.60%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.30%) Terraform
5 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (6.90%) EMC
1 6 (6.90%) Google
1 6 (6.90%) NetApp
2 2 (2.30%) HP
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.15%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle
3 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com