The median annual salary for a Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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

Tester
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 42 62
Rank change year-on-year -2 +20  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 18 16 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 3.70% 3.16% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.78% 3.27% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16 13 10
Median salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -  

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 476 489 733
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 97.74% 96.45% 98.39%
Number of salaries quoted 400 423 651
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Sheffield

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 28 (93.33%) C#
1 28 (93.33%) Selenium
1 28 (93.33%) Test Automation
2 27 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (86.67%) TDD
4 25 (83.33%) Java
5 22 (73.33%) Test Scripting
6 21 (70.00%) WebDriver
6 21 (70.00%) Cucumber
7 20 (66.67%) Jenkins
7 20 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
7 20 (66.67%) SDLC
7 20 (66.67%) Gherkin
7 20 (66.67%) BDD
7 20 (66.67%) Configuration Management
8 18 (60.00%) GitHub
9 7 (23.33%) SQL
9 7 (23.33%) Finance
9 7 (23.33%) NUnit
10 6 (20.00%) OO
10 6 (20.00%) TestNG
10 6 (20.00%) Subversion
11 5 (16.67%) Test Strategy
12 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
12 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
12 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
12 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (6.67%) Python
12 2 (6.67%) Process Management
12 2 (6.67%) Telecoms

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 18 (60.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 28 (93.33%) Selenium
2 21 (70.00%) Cucumber
2 21 (70.00%) WebDriver
3 20 (66.67%) Jenkins
4 7 (23.33%) NUnit
5 6 (20.00%) Subversion
5 6 (20.00%) TestNG
6 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
6 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Billing
2 2 (6.67%) Legal
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (66.67%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (93.33%) Test Automation
2 27 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (86.67%) TDD
4 22 (73.33%) Test Scripting
5 20 (66.67%) BDD
5 20 (66.67%) Configuration Management
5 20 (66.67%) SDLC
5 20 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (20.00%) OO
7 5 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.67%) Process Management
9 1 (3.33%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 28 (93.33%) C#
2 25 (83.33%) Java
3 7 (23.33%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) Python
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) ISEB
1 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
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