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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 67 60 51
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 18 23 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 1.98% 2.56% 2.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 3.65% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 13 21 13
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £25,000 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £42,250 £42,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
770 630 638
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 84.52% 70.08% 85.29%
Number of salaries quoted 662 535 572
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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 -11 14 £31,000 -8.14% 3
Doncaster - 3 £42,500 -
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 31 (62.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (48.00%) SDLC
3 20 (40.00%) ISEB
4 18 (36.00%) SQL
5 17 (34.00%) Test Scripting
6 13 (26.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (26.00%) Web Testing
6 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
6 13 (26.00%) Finance
7 12 (24.00%) Waterfall
7 12 (24.00%) QA
7 12 (24.00%) Automated Testing
7 12 (24.00%) ISTQB
8 10 (20.00%) Regression Testing
8 10 (20.00%) UML
8 10 (20.00%) Degree
8 10 (20.00%) Selenium
8 10 (20.00%) Test Planning
8 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (18.00%) Test Automation
9 9 (18.00%) V-Model
9 9 (18.00%) E-Commerce
10 8 (16.00%) Test Management
10 8 (16.00%) Manual Testing
11 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
11 7 (14.00%) HP UFT
11 7 (14.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (12.00%) Performance Testing
12 6 (12.00%) Banking
12 6 (12.00%) Functional Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Selenium
2 7 (14.00%) HP UFT
3 5 (10.00%) JIRA
4 4 (8.00%) LoadRunner
5 3 (6.00%) Toad
5 3 (6.00%) FitNesse
5 3 (6.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.00%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.00%) JMeter
7 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (26.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (70.00%) Analyst
2 31 (62.00%) Test Analyst
3 11 (22.00%) Tester
4 8 (16.00%) Software Tester
5 4 (8.00%) Junior
5 4 (8.00%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Business Systems Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Junior Test Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Junior Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Web Tester
6 3 (6.00%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Test Team Leader
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Team Leader
6 3 (6.00%) Test Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Support Technician
7 2 (4.00%) IT Support Technician
7 2 (4.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) Web Services
2 3 (6.00%) XML
2 3 (6.00%) .NET
3 2 (4.00%) J2EE
3 2 (4.00%) HTML
3 2 (4.00%) SOAP
3 2 (4.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.00%) XSLT
4 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (62.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (48.00%) SDLC
3 17 (34.00%) Test Scripting
4 13 (26.00%) Web Testing
4 13 (26.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (24.00%) Automated Testing
5 12 (24.00%) Waterfall
6 10 (20.00%) Test Planning
6 10 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 10 (20.00%) UML
7 9 (18.00%) E-Commerce
7 9 (18.00%) V-Model
7 9 (18.00%) Test Automation
8 8 (16.00%) Test Management
8 8 (16.00%) Manual Testing
9 6 (12.00%) Performance Testing
9 6 (12.00%) Functional Testing
10 4 (8.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (8.00%) Release Management
10 4 (8.00%) Business Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.00%) SQL
2 4 (8.00%) Java
3 3 (6.00%) VBScript
4 2 (4.00%) VB
4 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.00%) C#
5 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (40.00%) ISEB
2 12 (24.00%) ISTQB
3 10 (20.00%) Degree
4 7 (14.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (8.00%) CIMA
6 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) HP
2 3 (6.00%) ATG
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle
2 3 (6.00%) Telerik
3 2 (4.00%) VMware
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