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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 62 50 38
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 12 21 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.67% 3.25% 4.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 4.64% 4.92%
Number of salaries quoted 11 21 13
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £42,500 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
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
600 453 488
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 83.45% 70.02% 86.37%
Number of salaries quoted 533 387 427
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%

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 28 July 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Sheffield

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 28 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 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) ISEB
3 14 (35.00%) SDLC
4 13 (32.50%) ISTQB
4 13 (32.50%) Web Testing
4 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
4 13 (32.50%) SQL
5 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 11 (27.50%) Automated Testing
6 11 (27.50%) Finance
7 9 (22.50%) QA
7 9 (22.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (20.00%) Test Management
8 8 (20.00%) Selenium
8 8 (20.00%) Degree
9 7 (17.50%) Regression Testing
9 7 (17.50%) HP UFT
9 7 (17.50%) LoadRunner
9 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (17.50%) Functional Testing
9 7 (17.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (15.00%) Test Planning
10 6 (15.00%) JIRA
10 6 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
11 5 (12.50%) Manual Testing
11 5 (12.50%) Performance Testing
11 5 (12.50%) Cucumber
11 5 (12.50%) UML
11 5 (12.50%) MS Excel

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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.

Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.50%) Big Data
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Selenium
2 7 (17.50%) HP UFT
2 7 (17.50%) LoadRunner
3 6 (15.00%) JIRA
4 5 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 4 (10.00%) JMeter
5 4 (10.00%) FitNesse
6 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Banking
3 4 (10.00%) Retail
3 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (55.00%) Analyst
2 18 (45.00%) Test Analyst
3 12 (30.00%) Tester
4 8 (20.00%) Software Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Team Leader
5 4 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
5 4 (10.00%) Web Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Support Technician
7 2 (5.00%) Software Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) IT Support Technician
7 2 (5.00%) Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Junior
7 2 (5.00%) IT Support
7 2 (5.00%) OAT Tester
7 2 (5.00%) OAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Web Services
2 3 (7.50%) .NET
3 2 (5.00%) J2EE
3 2 (5.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.50%) XML
4 1 (2.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.00%) SDLC
3 13 (32.50%) Web Testing
4 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 11 (27.50%) Automated Testing
6 9 (22.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (20.00%) Test Management
8 7 (17.50%) Regression Testing
8 7 (17.50%) Functional Testing
9 6 (15.00%) Test Planning
10 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 5 (12.50%) Manual Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Performance Testing
10 5 (12.50%) UML
11 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
11 4 (10.00%) ITIL
11 4 (10.00%) Project Management
11 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
11 4 (10.00%) ERP
11 4 (10.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) C#
2 2 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.50%) PHP
3 1 (2.50%) C++
3 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (45.00%) ISEB
2 13 (32.50%) ISTQB
3 8 (20.00%) Degree
4 7 (17.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (10.00%) CIMA
6 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) HP
3 3 (7.50%) Telerik
Sheffield
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, S3 7RD
Patient
Salary: Up to £24,000 depending on level of experience
Posted: 7 days ago