The median annual salary for a Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
Rank 47 59 64
Rank change year-on-year +12 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 13 12 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 2.84% 1.90% 2.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.92% 1.97% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 17
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +13.63%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Sheffield. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Sheffield
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 445 609 754
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 97.16% 96.51% 98.82%
Number of salaries quoted 362 517 640
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Sheffield

Tester
Salary Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester in Sheffield.

Salary trend for Tester in Sheffield

Tester
Salary Histogram in Sheffield

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Sheffield over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Sheffield

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Sheffield region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (85.00%) Selenium
3 15 (75.00%) Automated Testing
3 15 (75.00%) Test Automation
4 14 (70.00%) Cucumber
4 14 (70.00%) Java
5 13 (65.00%) C#
5 13 (65.00%) TDD
5 13 (65.00%) BDD
5 13 (65.00%) Test Scripting
6 12 (60.00%) Gherkin
6 12 (60.00%) SDLC
7 11 (55.00%) System Integration Testing
7 11 (55.00%) WebDriver
7 11 (55.00%) Jenkins
7 11 (55.00%) Configuration Management
8 10 (50.00%) Automation Testing
9 9 (45.00%) GitHub
10 5 (25.00%) Finance
10 5 (25.00%) SQL
11 4 (20.00%) .NET
11 4 (20.00%) Windows
11 4 (20.00%) QA
11 4 (20.00%) SpecFlow
12 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
12 3 (15.00%) Exploratory Testing
12 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
12 3 (15.00%) Test Management
12 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (85.00%) Selenium
2 14 (70.00%) Cucumber
3 11 (55.00%) Jenkins
3 11 (55.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (20.00%) SpecFlow
5 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (10.00%) FitNesse
6 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (10.00%) HP UFT
6 2 (10.00%) NUnit
6 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (10.00%) Subversion
6 2 (10.00%) TestNG
6 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (5.00%) Burp Suite
7 1 (5.00%) JIRA
7 1 (5.00%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) Gherkin
2 4 (20.00%) .NET
3 3 (15.00%) Web Services
4 2 (10.00%) Behat
4 2 (10.00%) SOAP
4 2 (10.00%) WSDL
4 2 (10.00%) XML
4 2 (10.00%) XSD
5 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Kali Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 15 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (65.00%) BDD
3 13 (65.00%) TDD
3 13 (65.00%) Test Scripting
4 12 (60.00%) SDLC
5 11 (55.00%) Configuration Management
5 11 (55.00%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (50.00%) Automation Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Test Management
8 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
8 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (10.00%) OO
8 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
8 2 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) Java
2 13 (65.00%) C#
3 5 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) CEH
1 1 (5.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
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