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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 68 73 59
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.70% 0.15% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.68% 0.48% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 2
Average salary £46,000 £33,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.39% +13.79%
UK excluding London average salary £38,875 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.07% -
ISTQB
South Yorkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
136 207 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 19.15% 30.13% 28.32%
Number of salaries quoted 121 186 136
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,450 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
Salary Trend in Sheffield

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Sheffield

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Sheffield

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (76.47%) ISEB
3 11 (64.71%) Software Testing
4 10 (58.82%) SQL
5 9 (52.94%) Automated Testing
6 7 (41.18%) Regression Testing
6 7 (41.18%) Finance
6 7 (41.18%) JIRA
6 7 (41.18%) Test Management
6 7 (41.18%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (35.29%) Functional Testing
7 6 (35.29%) Web Testing
7 6 (35.29%) Test Planning
7 6 (35.29%) Performance Testing
7 6 (35.29%) QA
7 6 (35.29%) LoadRunner
8 5 (29.41%) HP UFT
8 5 (29.41%) Banking
8 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
8 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
9 4 (23.53%) FitNesse
9 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (23.53%) HP
10 3 (17.65%) Windows
10 3 (17.65%) Degree
10 3 (17.65%) Selenium
10 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
10 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) JIRA
2 6 (35.29%) LoadRunner
3 5 (29.41%) HP UFT
4 4 (23.53%) FitNesse
5 3 (17.65%) Selenium
6 2 (11.76%) JMeter
7 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
1 8 (47.06%) Test Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Test Manager
3 4 (23.53%) Test Team Leader
3 4 (23.53%) Team Leader
4 3 (17.65%) Software Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Web Tester
5 2 (11.76%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Trainee
6 1 (5.88%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Junior
6 1 (5.88%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) Software Testing
3 9 (52.94%) Automated Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Regression Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Test Management
5 6 (35.29%) Functional Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Performance Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Web Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Test Planning
6 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
6 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
7 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (11.76%) People Management
9 2 (11.76%) SDLC
9 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
9 2 (11.76%) ETL
10 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
10 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) ISEB
2 3 (17.65%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) Telerik
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft