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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 96 118 91
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -27
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 33 12 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.69% 0.55% 2.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.28% 1.58% 6.74%
Number of salaries quoted 32 11 41
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,600 £72,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
625 758 653
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.92% 34.55% 30.44%
Number of salaries quoted 519 654 586
Average salary £48,000 £50,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 42 (68.85%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (60.66%) ISEB
3 36 (59.02%) QA
4 31 (50.82%) Software Testing
5 23 (37.70%) SDLC
6 22 (36.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 20 (32.79%) HP UFT
8 18 (29.51%) Performance Testing
9 17 (27.87%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (26.23%) .NET
10 16 (26.23%) Finance
11 15 (24.59%) C#
11 15 (24.59%) Test Automation
12 14 (22.95%) Test Scripting
12 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET
12 14 (22.95%) HP
13 13 (21.31%) JavaScript
13 13 (21.31%) Automated Testing
14 12 (19.67%) HTML
14 12 (19.67%) VB.NET
15 11 (18.03%) Automation Testing
16 10 (16.39%) User Acceptance Testing
17 9 (14.75%) Test Management
17 9 (14.75%) Keyword-Driven Testing
18 8 (13.11%) Selenium
18 8 (13.11%) Degree
19 7 (11.48%) Integration Testing
19 7 (11.48%) Test Strategy
19 7 (11.48%) LoadRunner
20 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 4 (6.56%) MS Office
2 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (32.79%) HP UFT
2 8 (13.11%) Selenium
3 7 (11.48%) LoadRunner
4 5 (8.20%) JMeter
4 5 (8.20%) JIRA
5 3 (4.92%) NeoLoad
6 2 (3.28%) SilkPerformer
6 2 (3.28%) FitNesse
6 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.64%) Hudson
7 1 (1.64%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (26.23%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.28%) Retail
4 2 (3.28%) Local Government
4 2 (3.28%) Automotive
4 2 (3.28%) Legal
4 2 (3.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (37.70%) Tester
2 13 (21.31%) Analyst
2 13 (21.31%) Test Analyst
3 9 (14.75%) Test Manager
3 9 (14.75%) Automation Tester
4 5 (8.20%) Software Tester
5 4 (6.56%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Performance Tester
6 3 (4.92%) QA Tester
6 3 (4.92%) Quality Manager
6 3 (4.92%) QA Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Automated Test Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Manager
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Test Manager
8 1 (1.64%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (1.64%) Test Consultant
8 1 (1.64%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (26.23%) .NET
2 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET
3 12 (19.67%) HTML
4 1 (1.64%) XML
4 1 (1.64%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.28%) iPhone
3 2 (3.28%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.92%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (68.85%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (50.82%) Software Testing
3 23 (37.70%) SDLC
4 18 (29.51%) Performance Testing
5 15 (24.59%) Test Automation
6 14 (22.95%) Test Scripting
7 13 (21.31%) Automated Testing
8 11 (18.03%) Automation Testing
9 10 (16.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (14.75%) Test Management
10 9 (14.75%) Keyword-Driven Testing
11 7 (11.48%) Test Strategy
11 7 (11.48%) Integration Testing
12 6 (9.84%) Manual Testing
12 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (8.20%) V-Model
13 5 (8.20%) Open Source
14 4 (6.56%) Mentoring
14 4 (6.56%) System Testing
14 4 (6.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.59%) C#
2 13 (21.31%) JavaScript
3 12 (19.67%) VB.NET
4 3 (4.92%) Java
5 2 (3.28%) C
6 1 (1.64%) Python
6 1 (1.64%) Ruby
6 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (60.66%) ISEB
2 22 (36.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (13.11%) Degree
4 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (59.02%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 17 (27.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (22.95%) HP
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle
2 2 (3.28%) SAP
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.64%) Telerik
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Posted: 2 days ago
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