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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 92 98 103
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 33 19 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.81% 1.06% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.86% 3.78% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 19 11 11
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +38.46%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
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
563 502 512
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 30.93% 28.01% 30.22%
Number of salaries quoted 430 440 406
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 May 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 45 (70.31%) ISEB
2 30 (46.88%) Banking
3 29 (45.31%) Finance
4 28 (43.75%) Software Testing
5 24 (37.50%) QA
6 23 (35.94%) FATCA
7 22 (34.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 22 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (32.81%) Test Scripting
9 19 (29.69%) Retail
10 14 (21.88%) Security Testing
10 14 (21.88%) Information Assurance
11 12 (18.75%) Mentoring
12 10 (15.63%) Coaching
12 10 (15.63%) Selenium
13 9 (14.06%) QuickTest Pro
13 9 (14.06%) Manual Testing
14 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (12.50%) Degree
15 7 (10.94%) Automated Testing
16 6 (9.38%) JIRA
16 6 (9.38%) Resource Management
16 6 (9.38%) Integration Testing
16 6 (9.38%) Performance Testing
16 6 (9.38%) Scrum
16 6 (9.38%) Test Automation
17 5 (7.81%) Time Management
17 5 (7.81%) Functional Testing
17 5 (7.81%) FitNesse
17 5 (7.81%) Asset Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 10 (15.63%) Selenium
2 9 (14.06%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (9.38%) JIRA
4 5 (7.81%) FitNesse
4 5 (7.81%) Subversion
5 2 (3.13%) SilkPerformer
5 2 (3.13%) JMeter
5 2 (3.13%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.13%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.56%) Ranorex
General
1 30 (46.88%) Banking
2 29 (45.31%) Finance
3 19 (29.69%) Retail
4 3 (4.69%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Games
6 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (40.63%) Analyst
1 26 (40.63%) Test Analyst
2 20 (31.25%) Test Manager
3 9 (14.06%) Test Leader
4 7 (10.94%) Tester
5 6 (9.38%) QA Tester
6 4 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) Automated Test Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (1.56%) Content Manager
8 1 (1.56%) QA Leader
8 1 (1.56%) Lead Tester
8 1 (1.56%) Consultant
8 1 (1.56%) Software Tester
8 1 (1.56%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) .NET
2 1 (1.56%) HTML
2 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.56%) XML
2 1 (1.56%) XSD
2 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.69%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.75%) Software Testing
2 22 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (32.81%) Test Scripting
4 14 (21.88%) Security Testing
4 14 (21.88%) Information Assurance
5 12 (18.75%) Mentoring
6 10 (15.63%) Coaching
7 9 (14.06%) Manual Testing
8 7 (10.94%) Automated Testing
9 6 (9.38%) Resource Management
9 6 (9.38%) Integration Testing
9 6 (9.38%) Performance Testing
9 6 (9.38%) Scrum
9 6 (9.38%) Test Automation
10 5 (7.81%) Time Management
10 5 (7.81%) Functional Testing
10 5 (7.81%) Asset Management
11 4 (6.25%) V-Model
11 4 (6.25%) Waterfall
12 3 (4.69%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.69%) C
2 2 (3.13%) C#
2 2 (3.13%) SQL
3 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 45 (70.31%) ISEB
2 22 (34.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (12.50%) Degree
4 2 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (37.50%) QA
2 23 (35.94%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (6.25%) HP
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle
3 1 (1.56%) Telerik
3 1 (1.56%) Actimize
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension & package
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
nGeneration Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum Depending on Skills & Experience
Posted: 7 days ago
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Erin Associates
Salary: £29000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago