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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 73 68 55
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 6 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.82% 0.31% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.47% 1.10% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 2
Average salary £30,000 £25,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.50% -6.36%
UK excluding London average salary £37,750 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+7.85% +6.06%
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
173 181 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 23.76% 28.50% 25.89%
Number of salaries quoted 142 147 119
Average salary £38,000 £36,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £61,250 £50,000
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 22 May 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Sheffield

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 14 (66.67%) ISEB
3 12 (57.14%) SQL
3 12 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 10 (47.62%) Automated Testing
5 9 (42.86%) JIRA
5 9 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (42.86%) Regression Testing
6 7 (33.33%) Finance
6 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 7 (33.33%) QA
7 6 (28.57%) Functional Testing
7 6 (28.57%) Test Planning
8 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
8 5 (23.81%) Test Management
8 5 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (23.81%) Selenium
8 5 (23.81%) Manual Testing
8 5 (23.81%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (19.05%) Windows
9 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
9 4 (19.05%) Web Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Degree
9 4 (19.05%) Banking
9 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (14.29%) People Management
10 3 (14.29%) Telerik
10 3 (14.29%) Security Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) JIRA
2 5 (23.81%) Selenium
2 5 (23.81%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (14.29%) FitNesse
3 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.76%) TestComplete
4 1 (4.76%) JMeter
General
1 7 (33.33%) 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 7 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Software Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Team Leader
4 3 (14.29%) Web Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
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 Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Trainee
6 1 (4.76%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
1 1 (4.76%) XML
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 10 (47.62%) Automated Testing
4 9 (42.86%) Regression Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 6 (28.57%) Functional Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Test Planning
7 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
7 5 (23.81%) Test Management
7 5 (23.81%) Manual Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Web Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (14.29%) People Management
9 3 (14.29%) Security Testing
9 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (14.29%) ETL
10 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (9.52%) Scrum
10 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) XPath
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) ISEB
2 5 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (19.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Telerik
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 3 (14.29%) HP