Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 84 89
Rank change year-on-year +26 +5 +26
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 23 4 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 2.83% 0.39% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.91% 1.74% 5.71%
Number of salaries quoted 20 0 15
Sheffield median annual salary £40,000 - £44,500
10th Percentile £19,750 - £39,000
90th Percentile £60,500 - £48,000
South Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -4.49% +27.14%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Sheffield
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 136 230 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 16.73% 22.68% 21.54%
Number of salaries quoted 114 189 230
Sheffield median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £41,625
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.91% +11.00%
10th Percentile £19,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
South Yorkshire median annual salary £38,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.38% - +6.67%

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
Salary Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in Sheffield.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Sheffield

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Sheffield

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Sheffield over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Sheffield region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (60.87%) Test Automation
3 13 (56.52%) Software Testing
4 12 (52.17%) ISEB
5 11 (47.83%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (34.78%) Finance
7 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (30.43%) Test Management
7 7 (30.43%) Process Improvement
8 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
8 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
8 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
8 5 (21.74%) Defect Management
9 4 (17.39%) Web Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
9 4 (17.39%) System Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
9 4 (17.39%) HP
9 4 (17.39%) Process Management
9 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
10 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (13.04%) Banking
10 3 (13.04%) Twitter
10 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (13.04%) Scenario Testing
10 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (8.70%) Acceptance Criteria
11 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
11 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
11 2 (8.70%) Capita

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:

Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
1 1 (4.35%) eCATT
1 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
1 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
1 1 (4.35%) Selenium
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Test Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Tester
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Software Tester
3 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Test Leader
4 3 (13.04%) Software Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Software Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) UAT Lead
5 2 (8.70%) UAT Test Lead
6 1 (4.35%) Finance Manager
6 1 (4.35%) SAP Manager
6 1 (4.35%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (60.87%) Test Automation
3 13 (56.52%) Software Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Process Improvement
4 7 (30.43%) Test Management
4 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Defect Management
5 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
5 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
5 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
6 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Process Management
6 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
6 4 (17.39%) System Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Web Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (13.04%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.70%) Acceptance Criteria
8 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.35%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (47.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) HP
2 3 (13.04%) Twitter
3 2 (8.70%) Capita
3 2 (8.70%) Google
4 1 (4.35%) SAP