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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
Rank 54 65 66
Rank change year-on-year +11 +1  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 6 6 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 1.31% 0.95% 1.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.77% 5.88% 8.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 14
Median salary £38,750 £35,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.71% +27.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £31,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,750 £42,500 £46,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -6.66%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Sheffield.

Academic & Professional Certification
Sheffield
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 104 102 176
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 22.71% 16.16% 23.07%
Number of salaries quoted 79 79 148
Median salary £52,500 £46,250 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.51% +38.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,100 £24,150
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield citing ISTQB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 10 (100.00%) ISEB
1 10 (100.00%) Finance
1 10 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (80.00%) Test Strategy
3 7 (70.00%) Process Management
4 6 (60.00%) Banking
5 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Test Management
5 5 (50.00%) System Testing
5 5 (50.00%) HP
5 5 (50.00%) Test Planning
6 4 (40.00%) Process Improvement
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (20.00%) iPad
8 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
8 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (20.00%) Migration
8 2 (20.00%) People Management
9 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management

ISTQB
Top Related 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:

General
1 10 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 5 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (20.00%) UAT Lead
2 2 (20.00%) UAT Test Lead
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 7 (70.00%) Process Management
3 5 (50.00%) System Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Test Management
3 5 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Process Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) People Management
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 10 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft