The error of the measurement of the magnetic field strength with a single sheet tester has been studied. Two different methods, determination by means of field sensing coils (1) and from the magnetizing current (2), have been compared. The errors of methods(1) and (2) were calculated by the finite element method (FEM), different parameters having been varied, and method (2) was additionally studied experimentally. SSTs with wound yokes and stacked yokes were considered. The results will help to decide whether the more complicated and more accurate H coil method or the easier to handle, but less accurate m.c.method is chosen.