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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 60 55 60
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 16 1 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.15% 0.22% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 0.23% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 16 1 9
Average salary £35,000 £41,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.66% +25.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £41,500 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £41,500 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +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
716 431 627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 96.24% 95.57% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 593 366 532
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £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 30 September 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Sheffield

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 12 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 11 (52.38%) QA
3 10 (47.62%) Automated Testing
4 9 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 9 (42.86%) PHP
4 9 (42.86%) Finance
5 8 (38.10%) JIRA
5 8 (38.10%) Functional Testing
6 7 (33.33%) Selenium
7 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
7 6 (28.57%) MySQL
8 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (23.81%) Java
8 5 (23.81%) System Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
8 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
8 5 (23.81%) Test Planning
9 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
9 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Apple iOS
9 4 (19.05%) Workflow
9 4 (19.05%) IIS
9 4 (19.05%) SQL
9 4 (19.05%) Apache
9 4 (19.05%) Client/Server
10 3 (14.29%) HP
10 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
10 3 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (19.05%) IIS
1 4 (19.05%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) MySQL
2 2 (9.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) JIRA
2 7 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (14.29%) FitNesse
3 3 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (9.52%) Behat
5 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.76%) Subversion
5 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
2 4 (19.05%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Apple iOS
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 10 (47.62%) Automated Testing
3 9 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 8 (38.10%) Functional Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 5 (23.81%) System Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Test Planning
6 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
6 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (19.05%) Workflow
7 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
7 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (14.29%) Web Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 2 (9.52%) Test Management
9 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) PHP
2 5 (23.81%) Java
3 4 (19.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ISEB
1 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (52.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) Vagrant
2 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) HP
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