The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 63 45 56
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 21 18 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.74% 3.13% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 3.68% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 17 11 15
Average salary £32,500 £25,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,800 £30,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Software Testing
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
671 489 530
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 87.60% 84.90% 80.42%
Number of salaries quoted 578 403 496
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Sheffield

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Sheffield

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Sheffield

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Sheffield region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 31 (63.27%) QA
2 29 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (51.02%) Test Planning
4 16 (32.65%) ISEB
5 14 (28.57%) JIRA
5 14 (28.57%) Mentoring
6 13 (26.53%) SQL
6 13 (26.53%) Finance
7 12 (24.49%) Banking
7 12 (24.49%) FitNesse
7 12 (24.49%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (20.41%) Selenium
9 9 (18.37%) Java
9 9 (18.37%) HP
9 9 (18.37%) QuickTest Pro
9 9 (18.37%) Manual Testing
10 8 (16.33%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (16.33%) Retail
10 8 (16.33%) Retail Banking
11 7 (14.29%) C#
11 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
11 7 (14.29%) User Experience
12 6 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (12.24%) Test Automation
13 5 (10.20%) PHP
13 5 (10.20%) ERP
13 5 (10.20%) Six Sigma
13 5 (10.20%) Project Management
13 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
13 5 (10.20%) Risk Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Sheffield region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.04%) IIS
2 1 (2.04%) JBoss
2 1 (2.04%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) MySQL
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (28.57%) JIRA
2 12 (24.49%) FitNesse
3 10 (20.41%) Selenium
4 9 (18.37%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.04%) Subversion
5 1 (2.04%) Maven
5 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 12 (24.49%) Banking
3 8 (16.33%) Retail
3 8 (16.33%) Retail Banking
4 5 (10.20%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (63.27%) Analyst
2 26 (53.06%) Test Analyst
3 13 (26.53%) Tester
4 12 (24.49%) Team Leader
5 10 (20.41%) Developer
6 9 (18.37%) Test Team Leader
7 8 (16.33%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (16.33%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (12.24%) Test Engineer
9 5 (10.20%) Business Systems Analyst
9 5 (10.20%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (10.20%) Business Analyst
9 5 (10.20%) Junior
10 4 (8.16%) Junior Developer
10 4 (8.16%) Automation Tester
10 4 (8.16%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (8.16%) Test Automation Engineer
11 3 (6.12%) Senior Tester
11 3 (6.12%) Junior Tester
11 3 (6.12%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) J2EE
1 1 (2.04%) Web Services
1 1 (2.04%) Flash
1 1 (2.04%) LAMP
1 1 (2.04%) Spring
1 1 (2.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) User Experience
2 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.20%) Data Structures
3 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.08%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.04%) IVR
5 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
1 2 (4.08%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (51.02%) Test Planning
3 14 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 9 (18.37%) Manual Testing
5 8 (16.33%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 6 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (12.24%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.20%) Business Process Improvement
8 5 (10.20%) Web Testing
8 5 (10.20%) Lean Six Sigma
8 5 (10.20%) Automated Testing
8 5 (10.20%) Software Engineering
8 5 (10.20%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (10.20%) Project Management
8 5 (10.20%) Risk Management
8 5 (10.20%) ERP
8 5 (10.20%) Six Sigma
8 5 (10.20%) Automation Testing
9 4 (8.16%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) SQL
2 9 (18.37%) Java
3 7 (14.29%) C#
4 5 (10.20%) PHP
5 2 (4.08%) C++
5 2 (4.08%) C
6 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) ISEB
2 5 (10.20%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 4 (8.16%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.16%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (63.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (24.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) HP
2 2 (4.08%) ATG
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft