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 25 July 2016 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 43 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.26% - 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.27% - 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £497 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £323
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+30.83% +122.22%
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
44 43 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 11.22% 15.64% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 35 14
Median daily rate £385 £340 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.23% -12.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £185 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Sheffield region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Sheffield region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing

ISTQB
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) PHP
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland