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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 61 46 39
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 16 29 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.29% 3.96% 3.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 5.30% 4.42%
Number of salaries quoted 15 29 8
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -11.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,200 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £42,500 £44,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
608 547 453
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 86.98% 74.73% 84.36%
Number of salaries quoted 546 442 388
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,025 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 August 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Sheffield

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 20 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (41.94%) Finance
3 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
3 10 (32.26%) ISEB
3 10 (32.26%) Web Testing
3 10 (32.26%) Test Management
3 10 (32.26%) SDLC
4 9 (29.03%) HP UFT
4 9 (29.03%) LoadRunner
5 8 (25.81%) Web Services
5 8 (25.81%) JIRA
5 8 (25.81%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
6 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
6 7 (22.58%) Retail
7 6 (19.35%) Test Planning
8 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
8 5 (16.13%) ISTQB
8 5 (16.13%) JMeter
8 5 (16.13%) QA
8 5 (16.13%) Banking
8 5 (16.13%) SQL
8 5 (16.13%) .NET
9 4 (12.90%) C#
9 4 (12.90%) ITIL
9 4 (12.90%) HP
9 4 (12.90%) ERP
9 4 (12.90%) Data Modelling

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Big Data
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) HP UFT
1 9 (29.03%) LoadRunner
2 8 (25.81%) JIRA
3 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
4 5 (16.13%) JMeter
5 4 (12.90%) Selenium
5 4 (12.90%) FitNesse
6 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Retail
3 5 (16.13%) Banking
4 4 (12.90%) Law
4 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Analyst
2 11 (35.48%) Test Analyst
3 10 (32.26%) Tester
4 7 (22.58%) Software Tester
5 4 (12.90%) Test Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Team Leader
5 4 (12.90%) Business Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Business Systems Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Test Team Leader
6 3 (9.68%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) QA Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Junior
7 2 (6.45%) Software Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Development Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) OAT Tester
7 2 (6.45%) OAT Test Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) Web Services
2 5 (16.13%) .NET
3 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
4 2 (6.45%) J2EE
5 1 (3.23%) XML
5 1 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Web Testing
2 10 (32.26%) Test Management
2 10 (32.26%) SDLC
3 7 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (19.35%) Test Planning
5 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
5 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
6 4 (12.90%) ITIL
6 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (12.90%) ERP
6 4 (12.90%) Data Modelling
6 4 (12.90%) Project Management
6 4 (12.90%) Risk Management
6 4 (12.90%) Business Process Improvement
6 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
6 4 (12.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
6 4 (12.90%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) C++
3 1 (3.23%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) PHP
3 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) ISEB
2 5 (16.13%) ISTQB
3 4 (12.90%) CIMA
3 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (9.68%) Degree
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) HP
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to circa £45,000 + bonus + excellent benefits
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