The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 71 69 65
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 15 1 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 1.52% 0.14% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 0.14% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 15 1 10
Average salary £41,000 £41,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.20% +56.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £41,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,500 £34,400
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -
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
939 701 826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 95.23% 94.73% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 785 602 675
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% +11.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Tester
Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Tester Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in South Yorkshire

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 Tester within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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 0 15 £41,000 -1.20% 1
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Automated Testing
3 8 (50.00%) Finance
3 8 (50.00%) QA
3 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (43.75%) JIRA
4 7 (43.75%) PHP
5 6 (37.50%) MySQL
5 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Mobile App
7 4 (25.00%) System Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
7 4 (25.00%) Selenium
7 4 (25.00%) Workflow
7 4 (25.00%) IIS
7 4 (25.00%) SQL
7 4 (25.00%) Apache
7 4 (25.00%) Client/Server
8 2 (12.50%) HP
8 2 (12.50%) ISEB
8 2 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Java
8 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 2 (12.50%) Banking
8 2 (12.50%) FitNesse
8 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
8 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (12.50%) Web Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the South Yorkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) IIS
1 4 (25.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) JIRA
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (12.50%) FitNesse
3 2 (12.50%) Behat
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) LAMP
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Mobile App
2 4 (25.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Automated Testing
3 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 4 (25.00%) System Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Workflow
6 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
7 1 (6.25%) Test Management
7 1 (6.25%) Release Management
7 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Information Management
7 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) PHP
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) HP
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