The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software 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
Software Tester
Rank 85 73 84
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 8 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.85% 0.26% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.26% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 1
Average salary £21,500 £27,500 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.81% +19.56%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Software Tester
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 South Yorkshire 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
South Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
914 766 893
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 96.72% 97.70% 95.71%
Number of salaries quoted 782 601 797
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 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the South Yorkshire region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in South Yorkshire

Software Tester
Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -16 7 £21,500 -21.81%
Doncaster - 1 - -
Software Tester
Yorkshire

Software Tester
Top 20 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the South Yorkshire region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (75.00%) Regression Testing
3 6 (75.00%) Security Testing
4 5 (62.50%) XML
4 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Degree
6 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (12.50%) ISEB
7 1 (12.50%) Scrum
7 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
7 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
7 1 (12.50%) Selenium
7 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
7 1 (12.50%) Data Structures

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the South Yorkshire region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Regression Testing
1 6 (75.00%) Security Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB