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

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 62 67 56
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 16 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.20% 0.16% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 0.17% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 16 1 2
Average salary £32,750 £26,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.96% -18.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £26,000 £26,350
10% offered a salary of more than £38,125 £26,000 £37,150
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +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
703 604 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 96.70% 95.42% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 620 524 444
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £47,500
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 26 May 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Sheffield

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 26 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 12 (52.17%) Selenium
2 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) Java
3 9 (39.13%) Test Scripting
3 9 (39.13%) Manual Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
5 7 (30.43%) ISEB
5 7 (30.43%) Cucumber
5 7 (30.43%) SDLC
6 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
6 6 (26.09%) SQL
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
7 5 (21.74%) WebDriver
7 5 (21.74%) QA
7 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
8 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Security Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Web Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Windows
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
8 4 (17.39%) C#
8 4 (17.39%) Scrum
8 4 (17.39%) Gherkin
8 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
9 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
9 3 (13.04%) ETL

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) Big Data
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Selenium
2 7 (30.43%) Cucumber
3 5 (21.74%) WebDriver
4 2 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (8.70%) JMeter
5 1 (4.35%) JIRA
5 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.35%) TestComplete
5 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Gherkin
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Test Scripting
2 9 (39.13%) Manual Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
4 7 (30.43%) SDLC
5 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
6 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Security Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Web Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Scrum
8 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
8 3 (13.04%) ETL
8 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
9 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
9 2 (8.70%) Automation Testing
10 1 (4.35%) Black-Box Testing
10 1 (4.35%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) Java
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) ISEB
2 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
2 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (13.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Telerik
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Posted: 3 days ago
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