The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 56 56 61
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 25 1 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 3.33% 0.23% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.46% 0.24% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 24 1 10
Average salary £34,000 £41,500 £29,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.07% +39.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £41,500 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £41,500 £35,250
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Tester
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Sheffield region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
723 425 660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 96.27% 97.03% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 606 364 572
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £21,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Tester
Salary Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Sheffield region.

Tester Salary Trend in Sheffield

Tester
Salary Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Sheffield

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Sheffield region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 17 (54.84%) QA
2 13 (41.94%) Automated Testing
3 12 (38.71%) Software Testing
4 11 (35.48%) Selenium
4 11 (35.48%) Test Planning
5 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (32.26%) Performance Testing
6 9 (29.03%) Test Automation
6 9 (29.03%) PHP
6 9 (29.03%) Finance
7 8 (25.81%) Java
7 8 (25.81%) JIRA
7 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
7 8 (25.81%) Big Data
7 8 (25.81%) Functional Testing
7 8 (25.81%) DevOps
8 7 (22.58%) Manual Testing
8 7 (22.58%) SQL
9 6 (19.35%) MySQL
9 6 (19.35%) Regression Testing
10 5 (16.13%) Mobile App
10 5 (16.13%) Degree
10 5 (16.13%) System Testing
10 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
10 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
10 5 (16.13%) Linux
11 4 (12.90%) OOP
11 4 (12.90%) OO
11 4 (12.90%) Apache
11 4 (12.90%) Client/Server

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Sheffield region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.90%) Apache
1 4 (12.90%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) Big Data
2 6 (19.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Selenium
2 8 (25.81%) JIRA
3 4 (12.90%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
3 4 (12.90%) Subversion
3 4 (12.90%) WebDriver
3 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
4 3 (9.68%) FitNesse
5 2 (6.45%) Behat
6 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Mobile App
1 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.90%) Client/Server
2 4 (12.90%) Replication
2 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) UNIX
2 4 (12.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Automated Testing
2 12 (38.71%) Software Testing
3 11 (35.48%) Test Planning
4 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (32.26%) Performance Testing
5 9 (29.03%) Test Automation
6 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
6 8 (25.81%) Functional Testing
6 8 (25.81%) DevOps
7 7 (22.58%) Manual Testing
8 6 (19.35%) Regression Testing
9 5 (16.13%) System Testing
9 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
10 4 (12.90%) OOP
10 4 (12.90%) OO
10 4 (12.90%) Workflow
10 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (12.90%) Performance Management
10 4 (12.90%) TDD
10 4 (12.90%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) PHP
2 8 (25.81%) Java
3 7 (22.58%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
2 3 (9.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (54.84%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Vagrant
1 4 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (12.90%) Puppet
2 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) HP
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
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Salary: £35000.00 - £44000.00 per annum
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