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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 62 66 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 14 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.83% 1.12% -
As % of the Qualifications category 7.65% 3.45% -
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 0
Average salary £27,500 £26,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.76% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
183 232 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 23.86% 32.49% 24.18%
Number of salaries quoted 148 186 105
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £22,500 £24,150
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £55,000 £45,000
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 24 April 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Sheffield

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (70.00%) ISEB
3 12 (60.00%) Software Testing
4 11 (55.00%) SQL
5 10 (50.00%) Automated Testing
6 9 (45.00%) Regression Testing
7 8 (40.00%) JIRA
7 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
7 8 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (35.00%) QA
9 6 (30.00%) Finance
9 6 (30.00%) Functional Testing
9 6 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (30.00%) Test Planning
10 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
10 5 (25.00%) Windows
10 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
11 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
11 4 (20.00%) Test Management
11 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (20.00%) Selenium
11 4 (20.00%) Degree
11 4 (20.00%) Banking
11 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 4 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
11 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (15.00%) ETL
12 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (15.00%) SQL Server

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) JIRA
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium
2 4 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (15.00%) FitNesse
4 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.00%) TestComplete
5 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
1 8 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Test Team Leader
3 3 (15.00%) Software Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Team Leader
3 3 (15.00%) Web Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.00%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Trainee
5 1 (5.00%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Release Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.00%) XML
1 1 (5.00%) XML Schema
1 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 10 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 9 (45.00%) Regression Testing
5 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (30.00%) Functional Testing
6 6 (30.00%) Test Planning
7 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (20.00%) Test Management
8 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Security Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Web Testing
9 3 (15.00%) ETL
10 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (10.00%) Scrum
10 2 (10.00%) CRM
10 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) XQuery
3 1 (5.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) ISEB
2 6 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) HP
2 3 (15.00%) Telerik