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 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 49 38 56
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +18
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 26 12 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 3.51% 2.76% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.30% 3.33% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 26 8 12
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £44,750 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
604 360 548
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 81.62% 82.76% 83.28%
Number of salaries quoted 500 302 464
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 2 October 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Sheffield

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 22 (46.81%) QA
2 21 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (38.30%) Finance
4 16 (34.04%) JIRA
4 16 (34.04%) Test Scripting
4 16 (34.04%) Test Planning
5 15 (31.91%) Mobile App
5 15 (31.91%) Degree
6 14 (29.79%) Banking
7 13 (27.66%) Telecoms
7 13 (27.66%) Selenium
7 13 (27.66%) Mentoring
8 12 (25.53%) Manual Testing
8 12 (25.53%) SQL
9 11 (23.40%) HP
9 11 (23.40%) Retail
9 11 (23.40%) Retail Banking
9 11 (23.40%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (23.40%) FitNesse
10 10 (21.28%) IVR
10 10 (21.28%) Web Design
10 10 (21.28%) ISEB
10 10 (21.28%) Flash
10 10 (21.28%) VB
10 10 (21.28%) Java
11 8 (17.02%) Automation Testing
11 8 (17.02%) Risk Assessment
11 8 (17.02%) PHP
11 8 (17.02%) QuickTest Pro
12 7 (14.89%) C++

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (8.51%) IIS
1 4 (8.51%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) MySQL
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (34.04%) JIRA
2 13 (27.66%) Selenium
3 11 (23.40%) FitNesse
4 8 (17.02%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (8.51%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.38%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.13%) Subversion
7 1 (2.13%) Maven
7 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (38.30%) Finance
2 14 (29.79%) Banking
3 13 (27.66%) Telecoms
4 11 (23.40%) Retail Banking
4 11 (23.40%) Retail
5 3 (6.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (38.30%) Analyst
1 18 (38.30%) Test Analyst
2 15 (31.91%) Developer
3 12 (25.53%) Tester
4 11 (23.40%) Software Engineer
4 11 (23.40%) Team Leader
5 10 (21.28%) Software Developer
6 9 (19.15%) Programmer
6 9 (19.15%) Software Programmer
7 8 (17.02%) Senior Test Analyst
7 8 (17.02%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (17.02%) Test Team Leader
8 5 (10.64%) Junior
9 4 (8.51%) Junior Developer
9 4 (8.51%) QA Tester
9 4 (8.51%) QA Leader
9 4 (8.51%) Lead Tester
9 4 (8.51%) Automated Tester
10 3 (6.38%) Performance Consultant
10 3 (6.38%) Performance Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) Flash
2 1 (2.13%) LAMP
2 1 (2.13%) Spring
2 1 (2.13%) REST
2 1 (2.13%) J2EE
2 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.91%) Mobile App
2 10 (21.28%) IVR
3 4 (8.51%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.26%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) Test Scripting
2 16 (34.04%) Test Planning
3 13 (27.66%) Mentoring
4 12 (25.53%) Manual Testing
5 10 (21.28%) Web Design
6 8 (17.02%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (17.02%) Automation Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Web Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Automated Testing
8 5 (10.64%) Software Engineering
9 4 (8.51%) Workflow
9 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (6.38%) Performance Testing
10 3 (6.38%) Functional Testing
10 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.38%) Regression Testing
10 3 (6.38%) Project Planning
11 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) SQL
2 10 (21.28%) VB
2 10 (21.28%) Java
3 8 (17.02%) PHP
4 7 (14.89%) C
4 7 (14.89%) C++
5 2 (4.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Degree
2 10 (21.28%) ISEB
3 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (46.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (23.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) HP
2 1 (2.13%) JBoss
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