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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 57 68 67
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.79% 1.39% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.42% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 5
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% +32.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,700 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,100 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
590 703 682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 96.25% 98.05% 99.13%
Number of salaries quoted 491 598 563
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,150 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,200 £48,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Sheffield

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 16 (57.14%) .NET
2 14 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (42.86%) C#
4 12 (42.86%) QA
4 12 (42.86%) Automation Testing
5 10 (35.71%) Java
6 9 (32.14%) SQL
7 8 (28.57%) Selenium
7 8 (28.57%) Mentoring
8 7 (25.00%) Security Testing
8 7 (25.00%) HTML
9 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
9 6 (21.43%) Windows
9 6 (21.43%) Linux
9 6 (21.43%) Information Security
9 6 (21.43%) Nessus
9 6 (21.43%) Finance
9 6 (21.43%) Metasploit
9 6 (21.43%) CEH
10 5 (17.86%) HP UFT
10 5 (17.86%) PHP
11 4 (14.29%) JSP
11 4 (14.29%) Scrum
11 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
11 4 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 4 (14.29%) OpenVAS
11 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
12 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
12 3 (10.71%) Data Protection

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Selenium
2 6 (21.43%) Metasploit
3 5 (17.86%) HP UFT
4 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
5 2 (7.14%) AppScan
5 2 (7.14%) Burp Suite
5 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 2 (7.14%) JUnit
5 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (7.14%) TestNG
6 1 (3.57%) GoogleTest
6 1 (3.57%) JMeter
6 1 (3.57%) Ranorex
6 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (57.14%) .NET
2 14 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (25.00%) HTML
4 4 (14.29%) JSP
5 2 (7.14%) Web Services
6 1 (3.57%) CSS
6 1 (3.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Linux
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 8 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 7 (25.00%) Security Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Information Security
6 4 (14.29%) Scrum
6 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 4 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (10.71%) Data Protection
7 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
8 2 (7.14%) BDD
8 2 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking
8 2 (7.14%) Load Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
9 1 (3.57%) Functional Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Line Management
9 1 (3.57%) Performance Testing
9 1 (3.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) C#
2 10 (35.71%) Java
3 9 (32.14%) SQL
4 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 5 (17.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) CEH
2 2 (7.14%) OSCP
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) ISEB
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Nessus
2 4 (14.29%) OpenVAS
3 2 (7.14%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Google
1 2 (7.14%) HP
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
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