The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Basildon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 21 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 3.90% - 2.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.00% - 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 2
Average salary £60,000 - £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
ISTQB
Essex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Basildon region.

Qualifications Category
Basildon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
12 34 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 15.58% 34.69% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 5 25 38
Average salary £29,000 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-49.56% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,400 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £62,750 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Basildon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Basildon

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Basildon

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basildon

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Basildon 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 6 (85.71%) Finance
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) LoadRunner
2 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
2 5 (71.43%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
2 5 (71.43%) HP
2 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
3 4 (57.14%) Degree
3 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
4 3 (42.86%) Load Testing
4 3 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) VBA
4 3 (42.86%) SOAP
4 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
4 3 (42.86%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 1 (14.29%) Line Management
6 1 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (14.29%) HP UFT

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Basildon 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) LoadRunner
2 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
2 5 (71.43%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) QA Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
4 1 (14.29%) QA Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Load Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) VBA
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
1 5 (71.43%) HP