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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 72 61 68
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 7 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.90% 0.35% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.36% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 1
Average salary £21,500 £27,500 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.81% +19.56%
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
745 557 665
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 96.25% 97.89% 95.82%
Number of salaries quoted 650 454 620
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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
Salary Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Sheffield

Software Tester
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (85.71%) Regression Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Security Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
3 5 (71.43%) XML
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
5 1 (14.29%) Selenium
5 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Regression Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Security Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB