The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 34 29 23
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.36% 0.51% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.94% 7.69% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £100
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £13.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+129.62% -50.90%
ISTQB
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Qualifications Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
34 13 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 12.27% 6.60% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 19
Average daily rate £300 £298 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +5.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £219 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.18%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Sheffield region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

ISTQB
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region citing ISTQB 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 contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Smartcard
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (33.33%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft