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 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 45 67 80
Rank change year-on-year +22 +13  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 28 10 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 4.35% 1.28% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.62% 1.50% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 17 9 10
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +21.21%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £35,200 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £40,000 £42,500
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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 606 665 876
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 94.10% 85.15% 92.02%
Number of salaries quoted 505 545 739
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £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 South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +26 28 £45,000 +12.50%
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 35 (92.11%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (78.95%) TDD
3 28 (73.68%) Selenium
4 26 (68.42%) Automated Testing
5 21 (55.26%) C#
5 21 (55.26%) Java
6 19 (50.00%) BDD
7 16 (42.11%) WebDriver
8 15 (39.47%) Test Scripting
8 15 (39.47%) SDLC
9 14 (36.84%) Gherkin
10 13 (34.21%) Configuration Management
10 13 (34.21%) Cucumber
10 13 (34.21%) System Integration Testing
11 12 (31.58%) QA
12 11 (28.95%) OO
12 11 (28.95%) Jenkins
13 10 (26.32%) Automation Testing
13 10 (26.32%) SQL
13 10 (26.32%) Subversion
13 10 (26.32%) NUnit
13 10 (26.32%) TestNG
14 9 (23.68%) GitHub
15 8 (21.05%) Test Strategy
16 7 (18.42%) Process Management
16 7 (18.42%) Regression Testing
17 6 (15.79%) Behat
17 6 (15.79%) DevOps
18 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
18 5 (13.16%) Exploratory Testing

Test Automation
Top Related 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 2 (5.26%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) GitHub
2 3 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) MySQL
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (73.68%) Selenium
2 16 (42.11%) WebDriver
3 13 (34.21%) Cucumber
4 11 (28.95%) Jenkins
5 10 (26.32%) NUnit
5 10 (26.32%) Subversion
5 10 (26.32%) TestNG
6 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
7 4 (10.53%) SpecFlow
8 2 (5.26%) FitNesse
8 2 (5.26%) FogBugz
8 2 (5.26%) JIRA
8 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
8 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Automation Tester
1 14 (36.84%) Tester
2 11 (28.95%) Senior Automation Tester
2 11 (28.95%) Senior Tester
3 10 (26.32%) QA Engineer
4 7 (18.42%) Analyst
4 7 (18.42%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Agile Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Angular Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Developer
5 3 (7.89%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (7.89%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Junior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Leader
7 1 (2.63%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) Gherkin
2 6 (15.79%) Behat
3 4 (10.53%) Web Services
4 3 (7.89%) AngularJS
5 2 (5.26%) .NET
5 2 (5.26%) LAMP
5 2 (5.26%) SOAP
5 2 (5.26%) WSDL
5 2 (5.26%) XML
5 2 (5.26%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
1 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
1 3 (7.89%) User Experience
2 2 (5.26%) Algorithms
2 2 (5.26%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (92.11%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (78.95%) TDD
3 26 (68.42%) Automated Testing
4 19 (50.00%) BDD
5 15 (39.47%) SDLC
5 15 (39.47%) Test Scripting
6 13 (34.21%) Configuration Management
6 13 (34.21%) System Integration Testing
7 11 (28.95%) OO
8 10 (26.32%) Automation Testing
9 8 (21.05%) Test Strategy
10 7 (18.42%) Process Management
10 7 (18.42%) Regression Testing
11 6 (15.79%) DevOps
12 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (13.16%) Exploratory Testing
12 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
13 4 (10.53%) Scrum
14 3 (7.89%) SOA
14 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (55.26%) C#
1 21 (55.26%) Java
2 10 (26.32%) SQL
3 3 (7.89%) Apple Swift
3 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.89%) Objective-C
4 2 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (31.58%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) Apple