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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 60 47 42
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 14 21 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.94% 3.29% 3.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 4.82% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 11 19 13
Average salary £31,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.42% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,600 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £42,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,845 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.27% -
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
603 436 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 83.63% 68.23% 87.11%
Number of salaries quoted 536 380 448
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 7 July 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Sheffield

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (45.24%) ISEB
3 18 (42.86%) SDLC
4 15 (35.71%) Test Scripting
5 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
6 12 (28.57%) SQL
6 12 (28.57%) ISTQB
6 12 (28.57%) Web Testing
7 11 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (23.81%) Automated Testing
9 9 (21.43%) Degree
9 9 (21.43%) QA
10 8 (19.05%) Finance
10 8 (19.05%) UML
11 7 (16.67%) E-Commerce
11 7 (16.67%) Regression Testing
11 7 (16.67%) Selenium
11 7 (16.67%) V-Model
11 7 (16.67%) Waterfall
11 7 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (16.67%) Test Planning
11 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (14.29%) Functional Testing
13 5 (11.90%) Test Automation
13 5 (11.90%) Test Management
13 5 (11.90%) Manual Testing
13 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
14 4 (9.52%) HP UFT
14 4 (9.52%) LoadRunner
14 4 (9.52%) Project Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Selenium
2 4 (9.52%) HP UFT
2 4 (9.52%) LoadRunner
3 3 (7.14%) FitNesse
3 3 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 3 (7.14%) JIRA
4 2 (4.76%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.76%) JMeter
5 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 4 (9.52%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (64.29%) Analyst
2 23 (54.76%) Test Analyst
3 11 (26.19%) Tester
4 8 (19.05%) Software Tester
5 4 (9.52%) Business Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Business Systems Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Web Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Test Team Leader
6 3 (7.14%) Team Leader
6 3 (7.14%) Test Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Support Technician
7 2 (4.76%) IT Support Technician
7 2 (4.76%) Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Graduate
7 2 (4.76%) Junior
7 2 (4.76%) Development Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) OAT Tester
7 2 (4.76%) OAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) J2EE
2 2 (4.76%) Web Services
2 2 (4.76%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.38%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) XSLT
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) NHS
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (42.86%) SDLC
3 15 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 12 (28.57%) Web Testing
5 11 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (23.81%) Automated Testing
7 8 (19.05%) UML
8 7 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 7 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 7 (16.67%) V-Model
8 7 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 7 (16.67%) Test Planning
9 6 (14.29%) Functional Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Test Automation
10 5 (11.90%) Test Management
10 5 (11.90%) Manual Testing
11 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
11 4 (9.52%) Release Management
11 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
11 4 (9.52%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.38%) C#
2 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (45.24%) ISEB
2 12 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 9 (21.43%) Degree
4 7 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (9.52%) CIMA
6 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) HP
2 3 (7.14%) Telerik
3 2 (4.76%) ATG
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