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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 62 60 58
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 12 15 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.69% 2.05% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 2.14% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 10 15 1
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% -1.20%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
691 702 517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 97.60% 95.90% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 624 584 449
Average salary £38,000 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Sheffield

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 7 (26.92%) ISEB
3 7 (26.92%) C#
3 7 (26.92%) Java
3 7 (26.92%) .NET
3 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET
3 7 (26.92%) Windows
3 7 (26.92%) Selenium
3 7 (26.92%) Cucumber
4 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 6 (23.08%) Finance
5 5 (19.23%) Web Services
5 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
5 5 (19.23%) QA
5 5 (19.23%) SDLC
6 4 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (15.38%) Test Planning
6 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
6 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 4 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Information Security
6 4 (15.38%) Load Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Security Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Web Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Retail
6 4 (15.38%) Nessus

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.69%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Selenium
1 7 (26.92%) Cucumber
2 3 (11.54%) Metasploit
2 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (11.54%) WebDriver
3 2 (7.69%) HP UFT
3 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
3 2 (7.69%) JMeter
4 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Retail
3 2 (7.69%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
1 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET
2 5 (19.23%) Web Services
3 3 (11.54%) Gherkin
4 2 (7.69%) HTML
4 2 (7.69%) JSP
4 2 (7.69%) J2EE
5 1 (3.85%) XML
5 1 (3.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 5 (19.23%) SDLC
5 4 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Test Planning
5 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 4 (15.38%) Information Security
5 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 4 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Load Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Security Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Web Testing
5 4 (15.38%) ITIL
6 3 (11.54%) Scrum
6 3 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (11.54%) Automation Testing
7 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
7 2 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) C#
1 7 (26.92%) Java
2 3 (11.54%) PHP
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) C++
4 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) ISEB
2 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (7.69%) GIAC
4 1 (3.85%) CEH
4 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Nessus
2 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Google
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