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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 75 55 63
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.41% 0.44% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.60% 1.50% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 2
Average salary £41,000 £29,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.37% -17.14%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
187 133 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 25.30% 29.17% 29.36%
Number of salaries quoted 165 111 143
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,025 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (50.00%) FitNesse
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Web Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Management
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (50.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) JUnit
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Eclipse

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) FitNesse
2 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (25.00%) TestNG
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) LAMP
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (50.00%) Web Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Atlassian