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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 46 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.72% 0.88% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.95% 4.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
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
76 47 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 18.27% 20.61% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 34 16
Average daily rate £313 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (16.67%) CRM
5 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (16.67%) NFC

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) NFC
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) CRM Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) CRM
5 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP