The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Sheffield region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 48 39 63
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +24
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 20 23 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 3.14% 3.95% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.77% 4.71% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 19 14 1
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
419 488 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 65.88% 83.70% 75.04%
Number of salaries quoted 363 431 375
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Software Testing
South Yorkshire

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 11 July 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Sheffield

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 23 (54.76%) Degree
1 23 (54.76%) Test Scripting
2 19 (45.24%) Telecoms
3 18 (42.86%) ISEB
4 15 (35.71%) Mobile App
5 13 (30.95%) Finance
6 11 (26.19%) HP
6 11 (26.19%) VB
7 10 (23.81%) Flash
7 10 (23.81%) Web Design
7 10 (23.81%) IVR
8 9 (21.43%) Banking
8 9 (21.43%) Retail
8 9 (21.43%) Investment Banking
8 9 (21.43%) Retail Banking
8 9 (21.43%) LoadRunner
8 9 (21.43%) Project Planning
9 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (14.29%) Automated Testing
10 6 (14.29%) Selenium
10 6 (14.29%) SQL
10 6 (14.29%) Java
10 6 (14.29%) QA
11 5 (11.90%) Manual Testing
11 5 (11.90%) Web Testing
11 5 (11.90%) C
11 5 (11.90%) C++
12 4 (9.52%) PHP
12 4 (9.52%) MySQL
12 4 (9.52%) IIS

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 4 (9.52%) IIS
1 4 (9.52%) Apache
2 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) MySQL
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) LoadRunner
2 6 (14.29%) Selenium
3 4 (9.52%) JIRA
3 4 (9.52%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.76%) TestDirector
4 2 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.38%) Subversion
5 1 (2.38%) Maven
5 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (45.24%) Telecoms
2 13 (30.95%) Finance
3 9 (21.43%) Banking
3 9 (21.43%) Retail
3 9 (21.43%) Investment Banking
3 9 (21.43%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Analyst
1 12 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 11 (26.19%) Consultant
2 11 (26.19%) Developer
3 10 (23.81%) Software Developer
3 10 (23.81%) Programmer
4 9 (21.43%) Software Engineer
4 9 (21.43%) Test Consultant
4 9 (21.43%) Software Programmer
4 9 (21.43%) Performance Test Consultant
4 9 (21.43%) Performance Consultant
5 6 (14.29%) Tester
6 4 (9.52%) QA Leader
6 4 (9.52%) QA Tester
6 4 (9.52%) Lead Tester
6 4 (9.52%) Automated Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) Head of Testing
8 1 (2.38%) Junior Test Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) Flash
2 3 (7.14%) XML
3 2 (4.76%) Web Services
4 1 (2.38%) XHTML
4 1 (2.38%) LAMP
4 1 (2.38%) Spring
4 1 (2.38%) WAMP
4 1 (2.38%) HTML5
4 1 (2.38%) REST
4 1 (2.38%) HTML
4 1 (2.38%) .NET
4 1 (2.38%) J2EE
4 1 (2.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (35.71%) Mobile App
2 10 (23.81%) IVR
3 4 (9.52%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Test Scripting
2 10 (23.81%) Web Design
3 9 (21.43%) Project Planning
4 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Web Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Manual Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Workflow
7 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Automation Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
8 2 (4.76%) ERP
8 2 (4.76%) Test Management
9 1 (2.38%) Usability Testing
9 1 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.38%) Regression Testing
9 1 (2.38%) Scrum
9 1 (2.38%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) VB
2 6 (14.29%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) Java
3 5 (11.90%) C
3 5 (11.90%) C++
4 4 (9.52%) PHP
5 2 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (54.76%) Degree
2 18 (42.86%) ISEB
3 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) HP
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) JBoss
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