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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 68 75 59
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 10 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.45% 0.27% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.41% 1.00% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 2
Average salary £44,500 £37,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.27% +27.58%
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
135 201 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 19.54% 27.13% 30.08%
Number of salaries quoted 120 181 132
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,025 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Sheffield

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 11 (91.67%) Performance Testing
2 10 (83.33%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (83.33%) Test Planning
2 10 (83.33%) Finance
2 10 (83.33%) JIRA
3 9 (75.00%) Banking
4 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (50.00%) LoadRunner
5 6 (50.00%) ISEB
5 6 (50.00%) People Management
5 6 (50.00%) Web Testing
5 6 (50.00%) Test Management
6 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
6 5 (41.67%) HP UFT
6 5 (41.67%) SQL
6 5 (41.67%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
7 4 (33.33%) HP
7 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
7 4 (33.33%) FitNesse
7 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (33.33%) Functional Testing
8 2 (16.67%) SDLC
8 2 (16.67%) QA
8 2 (16.67%) Web Services
8 2 (16.67%) JMeter
9 1 (8.33%) Selenium
9 1 (8.33%) Line Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 1 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) JIRA
2 6 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 5 (41.67%) HP UFT
4 4 (33.33%) FitNesse
5 2 (16.67%) JMeter
6 1 (8.33%) Selenium
6 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (83.33%) Finance
2 9 (75.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Test Manager
2 4 (33.33%) Test Team Leader
2 4 (33.33%) Team Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) QA Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Performance Testing
2 10 (83.33%) Test Planning
3 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (50.00%) Web Testing
4 6 (50.00%) Test Management
4 6 (50.00%) People Management
5 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
5 5 (41.67%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
6 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Functional Testing
7 2 (16.67%) SDLC
8 1 (8.33%) Line Management
8 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISEB
2 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (83.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) HP