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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 59 68 56
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 18 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.33% 0.30% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.40% 0.31% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 18 2 1
Average salary £33,000 £26,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.92% +4.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
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
749 646 493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 96.90% 95.70% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 650 549 418
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £46,500
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 5 May 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Sheffield

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 13 (46.43%) Java
2 11 (39.29%) Selenium
3 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
4 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (32.14%) Manual Testing
4 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
5 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 7 (25.00%) QA
6 7 (25.00%) Security Testing
6 7 (25.00%) C#
6 7 (25.00%) SQL
6 7 (25.00%) ISEB
7 6 (21.43%) Degree
8 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
8 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Scrum
8 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
8 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
8 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
9 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (14.29%) Test Planning
9 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (14.29%) Software Delivery
9 4 (14.29%) Gherkin
9 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Web Testing
10 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
10 3 (10.71%) Telerik

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Firewall
2 2 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Selenium
2 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
2 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.57%) JMeter
3 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.57%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) JSP
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.71%) Open Source
4 1 (3.57%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Manual Testing
2 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
3 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 7 (25.00%) Security Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
5 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Scrum
6 4 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 4 (14.29%) Software Delivery
6 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Web Testing
7 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
7 3 (10.71%) ETL
7 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Social Engineering
8 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (7.14%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) Java
2 7 (25.00%) C#
2 7 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) ISEB
2 6 (21.43%) Degree
3 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
5 2 (7.14%) GWAPT
5 2 (7.14%) GPEN
5 2 (7.14%) OSCP
5 2 (7.14%) OSCE
5 2 (7.14%) CISA
5 2 (7.14%) CISM
5 2 (7.14%) CISSP
5 2 (7.14%) CEH
5 2 (7.14%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) HIPAA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Telerik
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