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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 70 73 52
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -21
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 11 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.82% 1.53% 2.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.85% 6.36% 7.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 11
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% -13.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £47,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
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
103 173 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 16.97% 24.03% 30.89%
Number of salaries quoted 77 150 155
Average salary £52,500 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,150 £24,150
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 9 (60.00%) JIRA
1 9 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
1 9 (60.00%) Test Planning
2 8 (53.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (53.33%) Performance Testing
2 8 (53.33%) ISEB
2 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 8 (53.33%) Banking
3 7 (46.67%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (46.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 7 (46.67%) People Management
3 7 (46.67%) Presales
4 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 5 (33.33%) Functional Testing
5 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (33.33%) System Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Compatibility Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
6 4 (26.67%) QA
6 4 (26.67%) Selenium
6 4 (26.67%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Scrum
6 4 (26.67%) TDD
7 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 3 (20.00%) HP UFT
7 3 (20.00%) SQL

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) JIRA
2 4 (26.67%) Selenium
3 3 (20.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
4 1 (6.67%) JMeter
4 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (6.67%) TestNG
4 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (53.33%) Banking
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Test Manager
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Test Planning
2 8 (53.33%) Performance Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (46.67%) People Management
3 7 (46.67%) Presales
4 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (33.33%) Functional Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 5 (33.33%) System Testing
5 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Compatibility Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Scrum
6 4 (26.67%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (26.67%) TDD
7 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (13.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) ISEB
1 8 (53.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (46.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) HP
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft