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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 48 51 45
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 28 23 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 3.65% 3.22% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.11% 4.26% 2.98%
Number of salaries quoted 24 14 6
Average salary £27,500 £27,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £24,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,875 £39,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
681 540 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 88.79% 75.63% 83.69%
Number of salaries quoted 575 459 369
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Sheffield

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (40.74%) ISEB
3 20 (37.04%) QA
4 17 (31.48%) Test Scripting
5 14 (25.93%) Test Planning
6 13 (24.07%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (22.22%) ISTQB
8 11 (20.37%) Web Testing
8 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
8 11 (20.37%) SQL
9 10 (18.52%) Automated Testing
9 10 (18.52%) Waterfall
10 9 (16.67%) User Experience
10 9 (16.67%) V-Model
10 9 (16.67%) UML
10 9 (16.67%) E-Commerce
11 8 (14.81%) ERP
11 8 (14.81%) Project Management
11 8 (14.81%) Systems Analysis
11 8 (14.81%) Risk Management
11 8 (14.81%) Manufacturing
11 8 (14.81%) Business Process Improvement
11 8 (14.81%) Degree
12 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (12.96%) Finance
12 7 (12.96%) Regression Testing
13 6 (11.11%) C#
13 6 (11.11%) Functional Testing
13 6 (11.11%) Selenium
13 6 (11.11%) Test Automation

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (7.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Selenium
2 3 (5.56%) FitNesse
2 3 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (5.56%) JIRA
3 2 (3.70%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.70%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.85%) JMeter
4 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (14.81%) Manufacturing
2 7 (12.96%) Finance
3 3 (5.56%) Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (68.52%) Analyst
2 29 (53.70%) Test Analyst
3 10 (18.52%) Tester
4 8 (14.81%) Business Analyst
4 8 (14.81%) Business Systems Analyst
4 8 (14.81%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Software Tester
6 4 (7.41%) Test Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Web Tester
6 4 (7.41%) Automation Tester
6 4 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (5.56%) Test Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Support Technician
7 3 (5.56%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.70%) IT Support Technician
8 2 (3.70%) Software Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) IT Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) .NET
2 2 (3.70%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) User Experience
2 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.41%) Data Structures
3 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.85%) Open Source
5 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Windows
2 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (31.48%) Test Scripting
3 14 (25.93%) Test Planning
4 13 (24.07%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (20.37%) Web Testing
6 10 (18.52%) Waterfall
6 10 (18.52%) Automated Testing
7 9 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 9 (16.67%) UML
7 9 (16.67%) V-Model
8 8 (14.81%) Business Process Improvement
8 8 (14.81%) ERP
8 8 (14.81%) Systems Analysis
8 8 (14.81%) Project Management
8 8 (14.81%) Risk Management
9 7 (12.96%) Regression Testing
10 6 (11.11%) Test Automation
10 6 (11.11%) Functional Testing
11 4 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (7.41%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) SQL
2 6 (11.11%) C#
3 5 (9.26%) Java
4 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (40.74%) ISEB
2 12 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 8 (14.81%) Degree
4 5 (9.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (7.41%) CIMA
5 4 (7.41%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (37.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.41%) ATG
3 3 (5.56%) Telerik
3 3 (5.56%) HP
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £24k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
EMIS
Salary: Up to £24,000 depending on level of experience
Posted: 10 days ago