Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 79 67
Rank change year-on-year +18 -12 -23
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 0.15% 0.31% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.91% 1.89% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Sheffield median daily rate £275 £400 £254
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +57.64% +1.50%
10th Percentile £263 £290 £249
90th Percentile £288 £478 £265
South Yorkshire median daily rate £275 £400 £254
% change year-on-year -31.25% +57.64% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Sheffield median hourly rate - - -
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

ISTQB is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Sheffield
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 110 159 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 16.13% 16.44% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 106 131
Sheffield median daily rate £475 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £288 £313 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
South Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £423 £350
% change year-on-year +6.51% +20.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Sheffield median hourly rate £20.66 - £13.50
10th Percentile £16.00 - £9.75
90th Percentile £36.45 - £15.70
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.66 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.93% +7.50% -23.81%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Sheffield.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Sheffield

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB in Sheffield.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Sheffield region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 1 (100.00%) SMS
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SMS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB