The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 72 66 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.41% 0.29% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.30% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 0
Average salary £27,500 £27,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Software Tester
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Sheffield region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
707 668 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 97.12% 97.23% 93.78%
Number of salaries quoted 602 559 374
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £24,000 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Sheffield region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in Sheffield

Software Tester
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Sheffield region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 9 (90.00%) Regression Testing
2 9 (90.00%) Security Testing
2 9 (90.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (50.00%) XML
3 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Degree
4 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (40.00%) Selenium
4 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (40.00%) ISEB
4 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (30.00%) Telerik
5 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (30.00%) ETL
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
6 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) Scrum

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Sheffield region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (90.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Regression Testing
1 9 (90.00%) Security Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (40.00%) ISEB
2 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) Telerik
Sheffield
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Simcyp (a Certara Company)
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago