The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 52 55 66
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 30 16 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 3.13% 2.29% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.95% 2.75% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 30 10 13
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +39.62%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
Software Testing
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the South Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
759 581 721
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 79.23% 83.12% 81.01%
Number of salaries quoted 608 468 571
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in South Yorkshire

Software Testing
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 Testing within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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 -7 30 £35,000 -5.40% 2
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South Yorkshire region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 22 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (42.31%) QA
2 20 (38.46%) Finance
3 19 (36.54%) Test Scripting
4 18 (34.62%) Degree
5 16 (30.77%) JIRA
5 16 (30.77%) Banking
5 16 (30.77%) Test Planning
6 15 (28.85%) Mobile App
6 15 (28.85%) Telecoms
7 14 (26.92%) ISEB
7 14 (26.92%) SQL
8 13 (25.00%) HP
8 13 (25.00%) Mentoring
8 13 (25.00%) Retail
8 13 (25.00%) Retail Banking
8 13 (25.00%) Selenium
9 12 (23.08%) Manual Testing
10 11 (21.15%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (21.15%) FitNesse
11 10 (19.23%) Web Design
11 10 (19.23%) IVR
11 10 (19.23%) Java
11 10 (19.23%) VB
11 10 (19.23%) Flash
12 9 (17.31%) PHP
13 8 (15.38%) Automated Testing
13 8 (15.38%) Automation Testing
13 8 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
13 8 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South Yorkshire region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.69%) IIS
1 4 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (30.77%) JIRA
2 13 (25.00%) Selenium
3 11 (21.15%) FitNesse
4 8 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (9.62%) LoadRunner
6 4 (7.69%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.85%) Subversion
7 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.92%) Maven
8 1 (1.92%) TestDirector
General
1 20 (38.46%) Finance
2 16 (30.77%) Banking
3 15 (28.85%) Telecoms
4 13 (25.00%) Retail Banking
4 13 (25.00%) Retail
5 5 (9.62%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Analyst
1 19 (36.54%) Test Analyst
2 15 (28.85%) Developer
3 13 (25.00%) Tester
4 12 (23.08%) Team Leader
5 11 (21.15%) Software Engineer
6 10 (19.23%) Software Developer
7 9 (17.31%) Programmer
7 9 (17.31%) Software Programmer
8 8 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (15.38%) Test Team Leader
8 8 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (9.62%) Junior
9 5 (9.62%) Consultant
9 5 (9.62%) Performance Test Consultant
9 5 (9.62%) Performance Consultant
9 5 (9.62%) Test Consultant
10 4 (7.69%) Junior Developer
10 4 (7.69%) QA Tester
10 4 (7.69%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) Flash
2 1 (1.92%) LAMP
2 1 (1.92%) Spring
2 1 (1.92%) Ajax
2 1 (1.92%) Zend Framework
2 1 (1.92%) jQuery
2 1 (1.92%) HTML5
2 1 (1.92%) REST
2 1 (1.92%) CSS3
2 1 (1.92%) HTML
2 1 (1.92%) J2EE
2 1 (1.92%) CSS
2 1 (1.92%) Web Services
2 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.85%) Mobile App
2 10 (19.23%) IVR
3 4 (7.69%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.85%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.92%) Open Source
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.85%) Linux
3 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (36.54%) Test Scripting
3 16 (30.77%) Test Planning
4 13 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 12 (23.08%) Manual Testing
6 10 (19.23%) Web Design
7 8 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
7 8 (15.38%) Automated Testing
7 8 (15.38%) Automation Testing
8 7 (13.46%) Web Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Software Engineering
9 5 (9.62%) Project Planning
10 4 (7.69%) Regression Testing
10 4 (7.69%) Workflow
10 4 (7.69%) Test Automation
10 4 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (5.77%) Performance Testing
11 3 (5.77%) Test Management
11 3 (5.77%) Test Strategy
11 3 (5.77%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.92%) SQL
2 10 (19.23%) Java
2 10 (19.23%) VB
3 9 (17.31%) PHP
4 7 (13.46%) C++
4 7 (13.46%) C
5 2 (3.85%) C#
6 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.92%) VBScript
6 1 (1.92%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 18 (34.62%) Degree
2 14 (26.92%) ISEB
3 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (42.31%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (21.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (1.92%) Zend
2 1 (1.92%) JBoss
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