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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 18 29 25
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 6 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 5.17% 2.78% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.00% 8.82% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 1
Average salary £52,500 £35,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -26.31%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.24% -1.42%
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
40 34 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 34.48% 31.48% 35.05%
Number of salaries quoted 28 28 27
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £40,000 £29,859
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 11 Related IT Skills in Basildon

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 (100.00%) ISEB
1 6 (100.00%) QA
1 6 (100.00%) Test Management
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
1 6 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (83.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) QA Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) Lead Designer
2 2 (33.33%) Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Management
2 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (83.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (100.00%) HP Quality Center