Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 25 25
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 58 89 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 7.23% 7.83% 8.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.89% 8.38% 8.87%
Number of salaries quoted 54 67 73
South Yorkshire median annual salary £41,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.57% -12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £29,850
90th Percentile £55,000 £51,750 £61,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 735 1,062 1,037
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 91.65% 93.40% 90.96%
Number of salaries quoted 599 773 912
South Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,300 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +3.66%

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 February 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 17 February 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 -2 49 £41,500 +18.57% 19
Doncaster +14 1 - - 2
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 39 (67.24%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (48.28%) Selenium
3 27 (46.55%) QA
4 18 (31.03%) Git (software)
4 18 (31.03%) Software Engineering
5 17 (29.31%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (29.31%) JavaScript
6 16 (27.59%) JIRA
7 15 (25.86%) Scrum
7 15 (25.86%) Java
7 15 (25.86%) C#
7 15 (25.86%) WebDriver
8 14 (24.14%) BDD
9 12 (20.69%) SQL
10 11 (18.97%) .NET
10 11 (18.97%) HTML
11 10 (17.24%) Regression Testing
11 10 (17.24%) TDD
11 10 (17.24%) Sprint Review
12 9 (15.52%) Postman
12 9 (15.52%) REST
12 9 (15.52%) AngularJS
12 9 (15.52%) Jenkins
12 9 (15.52%) Software Testing
12 9 (15.52%) Manual Testing
12 9 (15.52%) CSS
13 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
13 8 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (13.79%) Degree
13 8 (13.79%) SDLC

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 6 (10.34%) Confluence
2 5 (8.62%) IIS
3 1 (1.72%) CMS
3 1 (1.72%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) GitHub
2 3 (5.17%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (5.17%) Serverless
3 1 (1.72%) Azure
3 1 (1.72%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) Bluetooth
1 1 (1.72%) GSM
1 1 (1.72%) Internet
1 1 (1.72%) LTE
1 1 (1.72%) NFC
1 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (48.28%) Selenium
2 18 (31.03%) Git (software)
3 16 (27.59%) JIRA
4 15 (25.86%) WebDriver
5 9 (15.52%) Jenkins
5 9 (15.52%) Postman
6 8 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (12.07%) SpecFlow
8 6 (10.34%) Bitbucket
9 5 (8.62%) CppUnit
9 5 (8.62%) NUnit
9 5 (8.62%) TestComplete
10 4 (6.90%) LINQPad
11 3 (5.17%) Cypress.io
12 2 (3.45%) Cucumber
12 2 (3.45%) TeamCity
12 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (1.72%) Appium
13 1 (1.72%) Calabash
13 1 (1.72%) JBehave
General
1 4 (6.90%) Games
2 3 (5.17%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (27.59%) Tester
2 14 (24.14%) Automation Tester
3 10 (17.24%) Developer
4 9 (15.52%) Software Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) Test Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) QA Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) QA Automation Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Senior QA Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Software Developer
7 5 (8.62%) Test Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (6.90%) Senior Automation Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) .NET Developer
9 3 (5.17%) Developer in Test
9 3 (5.17%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (5.17%) QA Tester
9 3 (5.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.97%) .NET
1 11 (18.97%) HTML
2 9 (15.52%) AngularJS
2 9 (15.52%) CSS
2 9 (15.52%) REST
3 7 (12.07%) Node.js
4 6 (10.34%) React
5 5 (8.62%) .NET Framework
5 5 (8.62%) Jest
5 5 (8.62%) SOAP
5 5 (8.62%) WinForms
5 5 (8.62%) WPF
6 4 (6.90%) .NET Core
7 3 (5.17%) Symfony
8 2 (3.45%) HTML5
8 2 (3.45%) LAMP
9 1 (1.72%) Laravel
9 1 (1.72%) Sass
9 1 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.72%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) e-Learning
1 7 (12.07%) Greenfield Project
1 7 (12.07%) Smartphone
2 5 (8.62%) Algorithms
2 5 (8.62%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (5.17%) User Experience
4 2 (3.45%) BBC
4 2 (3.45%) Learning Management System
4 2 (3.45%) Social Media
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Windows
1 5 (8.62%) Windows Server
2 4 (6.90%) Linux
3 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (67.24%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.03%) Software Engineering
3 17 (29.31%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (25.86%) Scrum
5 14 (24.14%) BDD
6 10 (17.24%) Regression Testing
6 10 (17.24%) Sprint Review
6 10 (17.24%) TDD
7 9 (15.52%) Manual Testing
7 9 (15.52%) Software Testing
8 8 (13.79%) Front End Development
8 8 (13.79%) QA Automation
8 8 (13.79%) SDLC
9 7 (12.07%) Computer Science
9 7 (12.07%) Defect Management
9 7 (12.07%) Open Source
9 7 (12.07%) Unit Testing
10 6 (10.34%) Deployment Automation
10 6 (10.34%) SDET
10 6 (10.34%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) JavaScript
2 15 (25.86%) C#
2 15 (25.86%) Java
3 12 (20.69%) SQL
4 6 (10.34%) C++
5 5 (8.62%) C
5 5 (8.62%) PHP
6 4 (6.90%) Bash Shell
6 4 (6.90%) XAML
7 3 (5.17%) Python
8 2 (3.45%) Ruby
9 1 (1.72%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.72%) ES6
9 1 (1.72%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (13.79%) Degree
2 7 (12.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.72%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (46.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.62%) Autodesk
2 5 (8.62%) Perforce
2 5 (8.62%) TOWER Software
3 3 (5.17%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.45%) Zend
5 1 (1.72%) Sitecore