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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 67 59 51
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 16 30 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 1.92% 3.05% 2.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 4.09% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 15 30 8
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -11.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,600 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £42,500 £44,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
725 734 618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 86.93% 74.52% 83.63%
Number of salaries quoted 647 584 522
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 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -15 16 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (48.65%) Finance
3 14 (37.84%) SDLC
4 13 (35.14%) Test Management
5 12 (32.43%) HP UFT
6 10 (27.03%) ISEB
6 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
6 10 (27.03%) SQL
6 10 (27.03%) Web Services
6 10 (27.03%) JIRA
6 10 (27.03%) Web Testing
7 9 (24.32%) Test Planning
7 9 (24.32%) LoadRunner
7 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
8 8 (21.62%) Retail
8 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
8 8 (21.62%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (21.62%) QA
8 8 (21.62%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (18.92%) Performance Testing
9 7 (18.92%) Selenium
9 7 (18.92%) Cucumber
9 7 (18.92%) Banking
10 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
10 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (16.22%) Automated Testing
11 5 (13.51%) ISTQB
11 5 (13.51%) JMeter
11 5 (13.51%) .NET
12 4 (10.81%) C#

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.41%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (32.43%) HP UFT
2 10 (27.03%) JIRA
3 9 (24.32%) LoadRunner
4 7 (18.92%) Cucumber
4 7 (18.92%) Selenium
5 5 (13.51%) JMeter
6 4 (10.81%) FitNesse
7 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (8.11%) Toad
8 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (48.65%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Retail
3 7 (18.92%) Banking
4 4 (10.81%) Law
4 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) Analyst
2 17 (45.95%) Test Analyst
3 10 (27.03%) Tester
4 7 (18.92%) Software Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Team Leader
5 4 (10.81%) Test Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Test Team Leader
5 4 (10.81%) Junior
5 4 (10.81%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Business Systems Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Test Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) QA Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Junior Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Software Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Development Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) Web Services
2 5 (13.51%) .NET
3 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.11%) XML
4 2 (5.41%) HTML
4 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
4 2 (5.41%) SOAP
4 2 (5.41%) J2EE
5 1 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) SDLC
3 13 (35.14%) Test Management
4 10 (27.03%) Web Testing
5 9 (24.32%) Test Planning
6 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
6 8 (21.62%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (18.92%) Performance Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Automated Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
9 4 (10.81%) Business Process Improvement
9 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
9 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
9 4 (10.81%) Data Protection
9 4 (10.81%) Systems Analysis
9 4 (10.81%) ERP
9 4 (10.81%) Data Modelling
9 4 (10.81%) Project Management
9 4 (10.81%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) C#
2 4 (10.81%) Java
3 3 (8.11%) VBScript
4 2 (5.41%) VB
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) PHP
5 1 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) ISEB
2 5 (13.51%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.81%) CIMA
3 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (8.11%) Degree
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) HP
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle
4 2 (5.41%) VMware
5 1 (2.70%) ATG
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to circa £45,000 + bonus + excellent benefits
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