The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 128 97 95
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 30 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.34% 1.42% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.02% 4.98% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 8 27 12
Average salary £30,500 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.85% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £26,300 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £73,250 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
ISTQB
West Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
782 602 485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.66% 28.41% 28.21%
Number of salaries quoted 681 540 400
Average salary £48,250 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Birmingham

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 13 (72.22%) ISEB
2 10 (55.56%) Software Testing
3 8 (44.44%) QA
4 7 (38.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (33.33%) Retail
6 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (27.78%) Finance
6 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
7 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (22.22%) Smart Meter
7 4 (22.22%) Demand Forecasting
7 4 (22.22%) Test Management
7 4 (22.22%) Performance Improvement
7 4 (22.22%) Supplier Management
7 4 (22.22%) Billing
7 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
7 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (22.22%) B2B
7 4 (22.22%) B2C
8 3 (16.67%) Java
8 3 (16.67%) HP
8 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 3 (16.67%) Selenium
8 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
9 2 (11.11%) V-Model

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) TRIRIGA
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.56%) JUnit
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.56%) JMeter
2 1 (5.56%) Ranorex
2 1 (5.56%) Facilita Forecast
2 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (33.33%) Retail
2 5 (27.78%) Finance
3 4 (22.22%) Billing
4 1 (5.56%) Games
4 1 (5.56%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
1 8 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Head of Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Quality Manager
5 1 (5.56%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Automated Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) XSD
2 1 (5.56%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Smart Meter
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 4 (22.22%) Demand Forecasting
3 4 (22.22%) Test Management
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Improvement
3 4 (22.22%) Supplier Management
3 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) B2B
3 4 (22.22%) B2C
4 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 2 (11.11%) V-Model
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) ISEB
2 7 (38.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Telerik
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
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