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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 60 58 67
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 24 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 3.13% 0.87% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.26% 0.88% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 21 5 4
Average salary £37,000 £27,500 £22,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.54% +20.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,000 £20,400
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £30,000 £24,400
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
737 565 633
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 96.21% 98.09% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 639 466 596
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Sheffield

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (44.74%) QA
2 13 (34.21%) Software Testing
2 13 (34.21%) Performance Testing
3 12 (31.58%) Java
3 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (31.58%) Test Planning
4 11 (28.95%) SQL
5 10 (26.32%) Selenium
5 10 (26.32%) Test Automation
6 9 (23.68%) Regression Testing
6 9 (23.68%) Automated Testing
7 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
7 8 (21.05%) Degree
7 8 (21.05%) Security Testing
7 8 (21.05%) Big Data
7 8 (21.05%) Functional Testing
7 8 (21.05%) DevOps
8 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
8 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
10 5 (13.16%) XML
10 5 (13.16%) Linux
10 5 (13.16%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (13.16%) JIRA
10 5 (13.16%) System Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
11 4 (10.53%) C#
11 4 (10.53%) PHP
11 4 (10.53%) UNIX
11 4 (10.53%) OOP

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (2.63%) IIS
1 1 (2.63%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Firewall
1 2 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) Big Data
2 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Selenium
2 5 (13.16%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (13.16%) JIRA
3 4 (10.53%) Subversion
3 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 4 (10.53%) WebDriver
3 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.89%) FitNesse
5 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) XML
2 2 (5.26%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.63%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (10.53%) Replication
3 2 (5.26%) Open Source
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) UNIX
3 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Software Testing
1 13 (34.21%) Performance Testing
2 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) Test Planning
3 10 (26.32%) Test Automation
4 9 (23.68%) Regression Testing
4 9 (23.68%) Automated Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
5 8 (21.05%) Functional Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Security Testing
5 8 (21.05%) DevOps
6 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
7 5 (13.16%) System Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
8 4 (10.53%) People Management
8 4 (10.53%) Performance Management
8 4 (10.53%) Automation Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.53%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) Java
2 11 (28.95%) SQL
3 4 (10.53%) C#
3 4 (10.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Degree
2 4 (10.53%) ISEB
3 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.26%) CISSP
4 2 (5.26%) CISA
4 2 (5.26%) CISM
4 2 (5.26%) GCIH
4 2 (5.26%) CEH
4 2 (5.26%) GWAPT
4 2 (5.26%) GPEN
4 2 (5.26%) OSCP
4 2 (5.26%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (44.74%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) HIPAA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Puppet
1 4 (10.53%) Vagrant
1 4 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) HP
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