Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 20 37
Rank change year-on-year -7 +17 -7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 77 125 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 7.07% 9.14% 5.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.01% 10.64% 6.53%
Number of salaries quoted 62 87 80
South Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +21.43% +6.06%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,350 £46,250
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +17.65%

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 961 1,175 1,287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 88.25% 85.89% 87.20%
Number of salaries quoted 840 971 1,106
South Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £22,875
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -6 62 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Doncaster -3 13 £57,500 +53.33% 1
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 57 (74.03%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (45.45%) Selenium
3 29 (37.66%) Java
4 22 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 21 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (27.27%) C#
5 21 (27.27%) TDD
6 20 (25.97%) QA
6 20 (25.97%) Greenfield Project
7 19 (24.68%) Software Testing
7 19 (24.68%) JavaScript
8 18 (23.38%) SoapUI
9 17 (22.08%) Finance
10 16 (20.78%) OO
10 16 (20.78%) BDD
10 16 (20.78%) Mentoring
11 15 (19.48%) Test Scripting
11 15 (19.48%) CSS
11 15 (19.48%) HTML
11 15 (19.48%) HP UFT
12 14 (18.18%) HP
12 14 (18.18%) Web Services
12 14 (18.18%) Linux
12 14 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 13 (16.88%) RESTful
13 13 (16.88%) Spring
14 12 (15.58%) Scrum
14 12 (15.58%) ISTQB
15 11 (14.29%) Jenkins
15 11 (14.29%) Git (software)

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 5 (6.49%) Apache
1 5 (6.49%) nginx
2 2 (2.60%) Confluence
2 2 (2.60%) JBoss
2 2 (2.60%) Jetty
2 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.30%) GitHub
2 1 (1.30%) Quay.io
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) Firewall
2 4 (5.19%) VPN
3 1 (1.30%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) MySQL
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.19%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.90%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.60%) Redis
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.30%) Big Data
6 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 35 (45.45%) Selenium
2 18 (23.38%) SoapUI
3 15 (19.48%) HP UFT
4 11 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 11 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 10 (12.99%) Cucumber
6 9 (11.69%) JUnit
7 8 (10.39%) Eclipse
7 8 (10.39%) IntelliJ
8 7 (9.09%) WebDriver
9 6 (7.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (7.79%) Buildbot
9 6 (7.79%) Ranorex
9 6 (7.79%) Subversion
10 4 (5.19%) Gradle
10 4 (5.19%) Maven
10 4 (5.19%) NUnit
11 3 (3.90%) Appium
11 3 (3.90%) Gatling
11 3 (3.90%) NeoLoad
General
1 17 (22.08%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Retail
3 6 (7.79%) Legal
4 2 (2.60%) Advertising
5 1 (1.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (33.77%) Developer
2 18 (23.38%) Java Developer
3 15 (19.48%) Test Engineer
4 14 (18.18%) QA Engineer
4 14 (18.18%) Tester
5 12 (15.58%) QA Test Engineer
6 11 (14.29%) Senior Developer
6 11 (14.29%) Software QA Engineer
6 11 (14.29%) Software Quality Engineer
6 11 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
7 9 (11.69%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (10.39%) Automation Tester
9 7 (9.09%) Test Leader
9 7 (9.09%) Test Manager
10 6 (7.79%) Agile Developer
10 6 (7.79%) Agile Java Developer
10 6 (7.79%) Developer in Test
10 6 (7.79%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 6 (7.79%) Test Automation Consultant
10 6 (7.79%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.48%) CSS
1 15 (19.48%) HTML
2 14 (18.18%) Web Services
3 13 (16.88%) RESTful
3 13 (16.88%) Spring
4 11 (14.29%) JSON
5 10 (12.99%) Node.js
6 9 (11.69%) AngularJS
6 9 (11.69%) SOAP
6 9 (11.69%) XML
7 8 (10.39%) .NET
7 8 (10.39%) Hibernate
7 8 (10.39%) JMS
7 8 (10.39%) JPA
7 8 (10.39%) Spring Boot
8 6 (7.79%) Backbone.js
8 6 (7.79%) HTML5
9 4 (5.19%) Gherkin
9 4 (5.19%) J2EE
9 4 (5.19%) React
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.97%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (6.49%) User Experience
3 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.60%) Robotics
4 2 (2.60%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (1.30%) EPoS
5 1 (1.30%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (2.60%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (74.03%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 21 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (27.27%) TDD
4 19 (24.68%) Software Testing
5 16 (20.78%) BDD
5 16 (20.78%) Mentoring
5 16 (20.78%) OO
6 15 (19.48%) Test Scripting
7 14 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 12 (15.58%) Scrum
9 11 (14.29%) SOA
10 10 (12.99%) Software Engineering
11 8 (10.39%) Kanban
11 8 (10.39%) Microservices
12 7 (9.09%) OOD
13 6 (7.79%) Acceptance Criteria
13 6 (7.79%) Configuration Management
13 6 (7.79%) DSDM
13 6 (7.79%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (37.66%) Java
2 21 (27.27%) C#
3 19 (24.68%) JavaScript
4 9 (11.69%) PHP
5 8 (10.39%) Python
5 8 (10.39%) Ruby
6 7 (9.09%) C
7 6 (7.79%) C++
7 6 (7.79%) Scala
8 5 (6.49%) SQL
9 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.30%) Go
10 1 (1.30%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (15.58%) ISTQB
2 6 (7.79%) SC Cleared
2 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.49%) ISEB
4 3 (3.90%) Degree
5 2 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (25.97%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.09%) Docker
2 4 (5.19%) GlusterFS
2 4 (5.19%) iptables
2 4 (5.19%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (9.09%) Kubernetes
2 5 (6.49%) Ansible
2 5 (6.49%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.49%) Puppet
3 4 (5.19%) HAProxy
4 2 (2.60%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.60%) Mesos
4 2 (2.60%) Rancher
Vendors
1 14 (18.18%) HP
2 5 (6.49%) Rackspace
3 3 (3.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.90%) Twitter
4 2 (2.60%) Capita
4 2 (2.60%) DevExpress
4 2 (2.60%) Google
5 1 (1.30%) Zend