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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 54 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.20% - 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% - 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £400 - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.20% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
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
80 98 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 15.87% 23.06% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 82 31
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (50.00%) HP ASE
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services

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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Test Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) HP ASE
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Siebel