Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 19 36
Rank change year-on-year -2 +17 -8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 99 162 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 7.86% 11.63% 5.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.68% 12.61% 6.90%
Number of salaries quoted 81 134 106
South Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £47,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.05% +20.25% +8.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £36,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £55,000 £62,500 £45,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +18.42% +8.57%

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 1,141 1,285 1,246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 90.63% 92.25% 84.70%
Number of salaries quoted 972 1,068 1,046
South Yorkshire median annual salary £40,100 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £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 25 May 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 25 May 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 81 £37,500 -21.05% 6
Doncaster -4 10 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Barnsley 0 5 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 69 (69.70%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (60.61%) Selenium
3 46 (46.46%) Scrum
3 46 (46.46%) Java
4 38 (38.38%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (29.29%) C#
5 29 (29.29%) Software Testing
6 25 (25.25%) Finance
7 24 (24.24%) TDD
7 24 (24.24%) SQL
8 22 (22.22%) Cucumber
9 21 (21.21%) Kanban
9 21 (21.21%) QA
10 19 (19.19%) Test Scripting
10 19 (19.19%) Test Strategy
11 18 (18.18%) Software Engineering
12 17 (17.17%) JavaScript
12 17 (17.17%) Git (software)
13 16 (16.16%) SoapUI
13 16 (16.16%) Manual Testing
13 16 (16.16%) Mentoring
13 16 (16.16%) C++
13 16 (16.16%) DSDM
14 15 (15.15%) OO
14 15 (15.15%) Jenkins
14 15 (15.15%) Mobile App
15 14 (14.14%) .NET
16 13 (13.13%) PHP
17 12 (12.12%) Ruby
17 12 (12.12%) Retail

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 2 (2.02%) JBoss
2 1 (1.01%) Jetty
2 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.07%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.02%) GitHub
4 1 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) HTTP
1 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.05%) MongoDB
2 5 (5.05%) MySQL
3 3 (3.03%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.02%) PowerPivot
4 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 60 (60.61%) Selenium
2 22 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 17 (17.17%) Git (software)
4 16 (16.16%) SoapUI
5 15 (15.15%) Jenkins
6 11 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (11.11%) Ranorex
7 10 (10.10%) Buildbot
7 10 (10.10%) Subversion
8 9 (9.09%) WebDriver
9 8 (8.08%) JIRA
10 7 (7.07%) Appium
10 7 (7.07%) Gatling
10 7 (7.07%) JMeter
10 7 (7.07%) Mercurial
11 6 (6.06%) Gradle
11 6 (6.06%) Maven
11 6 (6.06%) NeoLoad
11 6 (6.06%) WATIR
11 6 (6.06%) WebLOAD
General
1 25 (25.25%) Finance
2 12 (12.12%) Retail
3 10 (10.10%) Legal
4 4 (4.04%) Banking
5 3 (3.03%) Advertising
6 2 (2.02%) Games
6 2 (2.02%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.01%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (26.26%) Tester
2 24 (24.24%) Developer
3 18 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 17 (17.17%) Automation Tester
5 16 (16.16%) Test Leader
6 15 (15.15%) Analyst
6 15 (15.15%) Test Analyst
7 13 (13.13%) Consultant
7 13 (13.13%) Test Consultant
8 10 (10.10%) Agile Developer
8 10 (10.10%) Agile Java Developer
8 10 (10.10%) Developer in Test
8 10 (10.10%) Java Consultant
8 10 (10.10%) Java Developer in Test
8 10 (10.10%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 10 (10.10%) Test Automation Consultant
8 10 (10.10%) Test Automation Developer
8 10 (10.10%) Test Engineer
9 9 (9.09%) Automation Test Lead
9 9 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.14%) .NET
2 8 (8.08%) JSON
2 8 (8.08%) RESTful
3 7 (7.07%) Spring
4 6 (6.06%) CSS
4 6 (6.06%) HTML
4 6 (6.06%) SOAP
4 6 (6.06%) Web Services
4 6 (6.06%) XML
5 4 (4.04%) AngularJS
5 4 (4.04%) RxSwift
6 3 (3.03%) Apache CXF
6 3 (3.03%) Behat
6 3 (3.03%) Java EE
6 3 (3.03%) JAX-WS
6 3 (3.03%) JPA
6 3 (3.03%) Laravel
6 3 (3.03%) LESS
6 3 (3.03%) REST
6 3 (3.03%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.15%) Mobile App
2 10 (10.10%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (4.04%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.04%) User Experience
4 2 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.01%) 3D Printing
5 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.01%) EPoS
5 1 (1.01%) Fintech
5 1 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.04%) Android
1 4 (4.04%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.03%) Linux
3 2 (2.02%) Windows
4 1 (1.01%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (69.70%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (46.46%) Scrum
3 38 (38.38%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (29.29%) Software Testing
5 24 (24.24%) TDD
6 21 (21.21%) Kanban
7 19 (19.19%) Test Scripting
7 19 (19.19%) Test Strategy
8 18 (18.18%) Software Engineering
9 16 (16.16%) DSDM
9 16 (16.16%) Manual Testing
9 16 (16.16%) Mentoring
10 15 (15.15%) OO
11 12 (12.12%) BDD
12 10 (10.10%) API Testing
12 10 (10.10%) SDLC
12 10 (10.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 8 (8.08%) Line Management
13 8 (8.08%) Process Improvement
13 8 (8.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (46.46%) Java
2 29 (29.29%) C#
3 24 (24.24%) SQL
4 17 (17.17%) JavaScript
5 16 (16.16%) C++
6 13 (13.13%) PHP
7 12 (12.12%) Ruby
8 11 (11.11%) C
8 11 (11.11%) Python
9 10 (10.10%) Scala
10 4 (4.04%) Apple Swift
11 2 (2.02%) Java 8
11 2 (2.02%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.02%) TypeScript
11 2 (2.02%) VB
11 2 (2.02%) VBA
11 2 (2.02%) VBScript
12 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.01%) VC++
Qualifications
1 10 (10.10%) SC Cleared
1 10 (10.10%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.08%) ISEB
3 7 (7.07%) Degree
3 7 (7.07%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.02%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.01%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (21.21%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.01%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 5 (5.05%) Capita
2 4 (4.04%) Twitter
3 3 (3.03%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.02%) Cognizant
4 2 (2.02%) HP
5 1 (1.01%) Google
5 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com