Period
to 30 March 2020

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 30 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 25 24
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 -7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 54 96 103
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 6.79% 8.14% 8.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.41% 8.73% 9.05%
Number of salaries quoted 53 78 87
Median annual salary £41,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.57% -12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,000 £51,250 £59,250
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% -

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 729 1,100 1,138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 91.70% 93.22% 91.55%
Number of salaries quoted 612 834 1,004
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £25,875
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in South Yorkshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in South Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Test Automation in South Yorkshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in South Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

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 30 March 2020. 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 -1 49 £41,500 +18.57% 12
Doncaster +14 1 £50,000 -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, 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 41 (75.93%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (42.59%) Selenium
3 21 (38.89%) QA
4 19 (35.19%) Git (software)
4 19 (35.19%) JavaScript
5 18 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 17 (31.48%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (27.78%) JIRA
8 14 (25.93%) BDD
8 14 (25.93%) .NET
9 13 (24.07%) Scrum
9 13 (24.07%) Java
9 13 (24.07%) C#
9 13 (24.07%) Manual Testing
10 12 (22.22%) AngularJS
11 10 (18.52%) WebDriver
11 10 (18.52%) TDD
11 10 (18.52%) Node.js
12 9 (16.67%) Jenkins
12 9 (16.67%) Front End Development
12 9 (16.67%) SQL
13 8 (14.81%) DevOps
13 8 (14.81%) .NET Core
13 8 (14.81%) Greenfield Project
14 7 (12.96%) Sprint Review
14 7 (12.96%) Postman
14 7 (12.96%) Regression Testing
14 7 (12.96%) C
14 7 (12.96%) HTML
14 7 (12.96%) CSS

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 (5.56%) Confluence
2 2 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (1.85%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) AWS Lambda
1 6 (11.11%) Serverless
2 4 (7.41%) GitHub
3 1 (1.85%) Azure
3 1 (1.85%) iPaaS
3 1 (1.85%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (42.59%) Selenium
2 19 (35.19%) Git (software)
3 15 (27.78%) JIRA
4 10 (18.52%) WebDriver
5 9 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 7 (12.96%) Postman
7 6 (11.11%) SpecFlow
8 5 (9.26%) Bitbucket
8 5 (9.26%) CppUnit
8 5 (9.26%) NUnit
8 5 (9.26%) TestComplete
9 3 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (5.56%) TeamCity
10 2 (3.70%) Cucumber
10 2 (3.70%) Cypress.io
10 2 (3.70%) gulp
10 2 (3.70%) JUnit
10 2 (3.70%) Maven
10 2 (3.70%) Subversion
11 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (5.56%) Public Sector
2 2 (3.70%) Games
3 1 (1.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (25.93%) Developer
2 12 (22.22%) Tester
3 11 (20.37%) Automation Tester
4 8 (14.81%) Software Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) Senior Developer
5 7 (12.96%) Software Developer
6 6 (11.11%) .NET Developer
6 6 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) .NET Software Developer
7 5 (9.26%) Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) QA Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (9.26%) Senior .NET Software Developer
7 5 (9.26%) Senior QA Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Senior Software Developer
7 5 (9.26%) Test Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) Test Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) QA Automation Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) Senior Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.93%) .NET
2 12 (22.22%) AngularJS
3 10 (18.52%) Node.js
4 8 (14.81%) .NET Core
5 7 (12.96%) CSS
5 7 (12.96%) HTML
6 6 (11.11%) WinForms
7 5 (9.26%) .NET Framework
7 5 (9.26%) React
7 5 (9.26%) REST
7 5 (9.26%) SOAP
7 5 (9.26%) WPF
8 4 (7.41%) Jest
9 2 (3.70%) Sass
9 2 (3.70%) Web Services
10 1 (1.85%) Hibernate
10 1 (1.85%) JMS
10 1 (1.85%) LESS
10 1 (1.85%) Spring Boot
10 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (11.11%) User Experience
3 5 (9.26%) Algorithms
3 5 (9.26%) Smartphone
4 4 (7.41%) e-Learning
4 4 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.56%) Linux
1 3 (5.56%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.85%) Android
3 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (75.93%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 17 (31.48%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (25.93%) BDD
5 13 (24.07%) Manual Testing
5 13 (24.07%) Scrum
6 10 (18.52%) TDD
7 9 (16.67%) Front End Development
8 8 (14.81%) DevOps
9 7 (12.96%) Regression Testing
9 7 (12.96%) Software Testing
9 7 (12.96%) Sprint Review
10 6 (11.11%) Functional Testing
10 6 (11.11%) Microservices
10 6 (11.11%) SDLC
10 6 (11.11%) Unit Testing
10 6 (11.11%) Web Development
11 5 (9.26%) Defect Management
11 5 (9.26%) SDET
11 5 (9.26%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.19%) JavaScript
2 13 (24.07%) C#
2 13 (24.07%) Java
3 9 (16.67%) SQL
4 7 (12.96%) C
5 6 (11.11%) C++
6 4 (7.41%) XAML
7 3 (5.56%) Bash Shell
7 3 (5.56%) Python
8 1 (1.85%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.85%) ES6
8 1 (1.85%) Java 8
8 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.85%) PHP
8 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.85%) Ruby
8 1 (1.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (9.26%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (38.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) Autodesk
1 5 (9.26%) Perforce
1 5 (9.26%) TOWER Software
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.85%) DevExpress