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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 50 50 55
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 26 21 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 3.65% 3.13% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.15% 3.61% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 23 11 8
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -45.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
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
627 581 444
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 87.94% 86.59% 82.07%
Number of salaries quoted 535 473 419
Average salary £35,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,400 £52,500
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 30 January 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Sheffield

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 30 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (60.87%) QA
3 23 (50.00%) Test Planning
4 16 (34.78%) ISEB
5 13 (28.26%) SQL
6 12 (26.09%) Mentoring
7 11 (23.91%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (23.91%) FitNesse
7 11 (23.91%) Test Scripting
7 11 (23.91%) Banking
7 11 (23.91%) Finance
7 11 (23.91%) JIRA
8 10 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (21.74%) User Experience
9 8 (17.39%) Manual Testing
10 7 (15.22%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (15.22%) Retail
10 7 (15.22%) Retail Banking
10 7 (15.22%) C#
10 7 (15.22%) Waterfall
11 6 (13.04%) V-Model
11 6 (13.04%) Web Testing
11 6 (13.04%) Java
11 6 (13.04%) UML
11 6 (13.04%) E-Commerce
12 5 (10.87%) Manufacturing
12 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
12 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
12 5 (10.87%) Systems Analysis
12 5 (10.87%) ERP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (8.70%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (23.91%) FitNesse
1 11 (23.91%) JIRA
2 5 (10.87%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (8.70%) Selenium
4 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (23.91%) Banking
1 11 (23.91%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Retail
2 7 (15.22%) Retail Banking
3 5 (10.87%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (69.57%) Analyst
2 27 (58.70%) Test Analyst
3 11 (23.91%) Tester
3 11 (23.91%) Team Leader
4 8 (17.39%) Test Team Leader
5 7 (15.22%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (13.04%) Test Engineer
6 6 (13.04%) Developer
7 5 (10.87%) Business Analyst
7 5 (10.87%) Business Systems Analyst
7 5 (10.87%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (8.70%) Automation Tester
8 4 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (8.70%) Junior
8 4 (8.70%) Graduate
9 3 (6.52%) Senior Tester
10 2 (4.35%) Software Team Leader
10 2 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) User Experience
2 5 (10.87%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.87%) Data Structures
3 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Windows
1 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 12 (26.09%) Mentoring
4 11 (23.91%) Test Scripting
5 10 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (17.39%) Manual Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (15.22%) Waterfall
8 6 (13.04%) V-Model
8 6 (13.04%) Web Testing
8 6 (13.04%) UML
8 6 (13.04%) E-Commerce
9 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (10.87%) ERP
9 5 (10.87%) Project Management
9 5 (10.87%) Six Sigma
9 5 (10.87%) Risk Management
9 5 (10.87%) Lean Six Sigma
9 5 (10.87%) Business Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) SQL
2 7 (15.22%) C#
3 6 (13.04%) Java
4 2 (4.35%) PHP
4 2 (4.35%) C++
4 2 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) ISEB
2 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
2 5 (10.87%) Degree
2 5 (10.87%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (60.87%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (23.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) HP
2 4 (8.70%) ATG
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) Telerik
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