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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 70 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 6 14 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.83% 2.14% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.24% 7.45% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 0
Average salary £41,000 £47,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.68% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
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
185 188 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 25.48% 28.79% 26.65%
Number of salaries quoted 159 135 142
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,230 £25,000 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
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 23 January 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Sheffield

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) JIRA
2 7 (70.00%) ISEB
3 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (60.00%) Mentoring
4 5 (50.00%) Test Planning
4 5 (50.00%) QA
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (30.00%) Web Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Test Management
6 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Banking
6 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Selenium
6 3 (30.00%) FitNesse
6 3 (30.00%) Scrum
6 3 (30.00%) HP
6 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (20.00%) CRM
7 2 (20.00%) C#

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) JIRA
2 4 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 3 (30.00%) FitNesse
4 1 (10.00%) TestComplete
4 1 (10.00%) TestNG
4 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (10.00%) JUnit
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Team Leader
1 3 (30.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Software Tester
3 1 (10.00%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Web Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) XML Schema
1 1 (10.00%) LAMP
1 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (50.00%) Test Planning
4 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (30.00%) Scrum
5 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Web Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Test Management
5 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (20.00%) CRM
6 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (10.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) XQuery
3 1 (10.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) ISEB
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft