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

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 80 92 109
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +17
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 41 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.30% 0.95% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.79% 3.32% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 25 9 3
Average salary £35,000 £29,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.68% -10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £31,500 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -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
604 422 496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.93% 28.49% 29.13%
Number of salaries quoted 507 368 415
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,300 £60,000
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 26 February 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 34 (62.96%) ISEB
2 27 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 25 (46.30%) Banking
4 24 (44.44%) Finance
4 24 (44.44%) QA
5 23 (42.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 21 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (37.04%) FATCA
8 18 (33.33%) Retail
9 13 (24.07%) Test Scripting
10 11 (20.37%) Security Testing
10 11 (20.37%) Information Assurance
11 10 (18.52%) Scrum
11 10 (18.52%) Mentoring
12 9 (16.67%) Coaching
13 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (14.81%) BDD
13 8 (14.81%) Manual Testing
13 8 (14.81%) Degree
14 7 (12.96%) Selenium
15 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
15 6 (11.11%) HP
15 6 (11.11%) Resource Management
15 6 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
16 5 (9.26%) Time Management
16 5 (9.26%) JIRA
16 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
16 5 (9.26%) Asset Management
16 5 (9.26%) Subversion
17 4 (7.41%) FitNesse

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Selenium
2 5 (9.26%) Subversion
2 5 (9.26%) JIRA
3 4 (7.41%) FitNesse
4 3 (5.56%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 25 (46.30%) Banking
2 24 (44.44%) Finance
3 18 (33.33%) Retail
4 3 (5.56%) Games
4 3 (5.56%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (42.59%) Analyst
2 22 (40.74%) Test Analyst
3 17 (31.48%) Test Manager
4 8 (14.81%) Test Leader
5 7 (12.96%) Tester
6 5 (9.26%) QA Tester
7 2 (3.70%) QA Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) Software Tester
8 1 (1.85%) Content Manager
8 1 (1.85%) QA Leader
8 1 (1.85%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) .NET
1 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) SWIFT
3 2 (3.70%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 21 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (24.07%) Test Scripting
4 11 (20.37%) Information Assurance
4 11 (20.37%) Security Testing
5 10 (18.52%) Scrum
5 10 (18.52%) Mentoring
6 9 (16.67%) Coaching
7 8 (14.81%) BDD
7 8 (14.81%) Manual Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Resource Management
9 5 (9.26%) Asset Management
9 5 (9.26%) Time Management
10 4 (7.41%) Waterfall
10 4 (7.41%) Functional Testing
11 3 (5.56%) Analytics
11 3 (5.56%) V-Model
11 3 (5.56%) Automated Testing
12 2 (3.70%) B2B
12 2 (3.70%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.70%) C
2 1 (1.85%) C#
2 1 (1.85%) Java
2 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (62.96%) ISEB
2 23 (42.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (14.81%) Degree
4 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.85%) VCP4
5 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (44.44%) QA
2 20 (37.04%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 6 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (1.85%) Actimize
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £52500 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
nGeneration Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum depending upon skills & experience
Posted: 24 days ago