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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 57 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 18 13 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.45% 1.90% -
As % of the Qualifications category 8.87% 5.80% -
Number of salaries quoted 17 11 0
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
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
203 224 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 27.62% 32.80% 24.57%
Number of salaries quoted 180 166 103
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £22,500 £24,150
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £50,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
Salary Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Sheffield

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 18 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (71.43%) ISEB
3 12 (57.14%) SQL
3 12 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 10 (47.62%) Automated Testing
4 10 (47.62%) Regression Testing
5 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
6 8 (38.10%) JIRA
6 8 (38.10%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (33.33%) QA
8 6 (28.57%) Finance
8 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
8 6 (28.57%) Functional Testing
8 6 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (28.57%) Test Planning
9 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
9 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (23.81%) Windows
9 5 (23.81%) Selenium
9 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
9 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (23.81%) Degree
10 4 (19.05%) Banking
10 4 (19.05%) Security Testing
10 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
10 4 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (19.05%) Test Management
11 3 (14.29%) HP
11 3 (14.29%) Scrum

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) JIRA
2 5 (23.81%) Selenium
3 4 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (14.29%) FitNesse
5 2 (9.52%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.76%) TestComplete
6 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
1 8 (38.10%) Test Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Software Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Web Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Team Leader
4 3 (14.29%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Junior
6 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Release Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Junior Software Tester
6 1 (4.76%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Junior Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Trainee
6 1 (4.76%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.76%) XML
1 1 (4.76%) XML Schema
1 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 10 (47.62%) Automated Testing
3 10 (47.62%) Regression Testing
4 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Functional Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Test Planning
6 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
6 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Security Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Test Management
7 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (14.29%) Scrum
8 3 (14.29%) Web Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 3 (14.29%) ETL
9 2 (9.52%) CRM
9 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (9.52%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) XQuery
3 1 (4.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) ISEB
2 6 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (23.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) HP
2 3 (14.29%) Telerik