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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 96 103 98
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 30 11 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.69% 0.60% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.44% 2.14% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 21 8 14
Average salary £35,000 £48,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.46% +48.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £39,450 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,750 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+7.85% +6.06%
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
551 514 533
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.13% 28.21% 31.54%
Number of salaries quoted 415 454 425
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 £27,500 £30,000 £28,650
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,750
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 22 May 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 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 47 (71.21%) ISEB
2 32 (48.48%) Software Testing
3 30 (45.45%) Banking
4 29 (43.94%) Finance
5 28 (42.42%) QA
6 25 (37.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 24 (36.36%) Test Scripting
7 24 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (34.85%) FATCA
9 19 (28.79%) Retail
10 14 (21.21%) Security Testing
10 14 (21.21%) Information Assurance
11 11 (16.67%) Mentoring
11 11 (16.67%) Automated Testing
12 10 (15.15%) Selenium
12 10 (15.15%) QuickTest Pro
12 10 (15.15%) Coaching
12 10 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (13.64%) Manual Testing
13 9 (13.64%) Degree
14 8 (12.12%) Performance Testing
15 7 (10.61%) Integration Testing
15 7 (10.61%) Test Automation
16 6 (9.09%) FitNesse
16 6 (9.09%) JIRA
16 6 (9.09%) Resource Management
17 5 (7.58%) Asset Management
17 5 (7.58%) Subversion
17 5 (7.58%) Time Management
17 5 (7.58%) Functional Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 10 (15.15%) Selenium
1 10 (15.15%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (9.09%) FitNesse
2 6 (9.09%) JIRA
3 5 (7.58%) Subversion
4 2 (3.03%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.03%) SilkPerformer
4 2 (3.03%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.03%) JMeter
5 1 (1.52%) Ranorex
General
1 30 (45.45%) Banking
2 29 (43.94%) Finance
3 19 (28.79%) Retail
4 4 (6.06%) Games
5 3 (4.55%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (36.36%) Test Analyst
1 24 (36.36%) Analyst
2 21 (31.82%) Test Manager
3 8 (12.12%) Tester
4 7 (10.61%) QA Tester
4 7 (10.61%) Test Leader
5 4 (6.06%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.03%) Automated Test Analyst
6 2 (3.03%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (3.03%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (1.52%) Consultant
7 1 (1.52%) Senior Manager
7 1 (1.52%) Junior
7 1 (1.52%) Test Consultant
7 1 (1.52%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (1.52%) Software Tester
7 1 (1.52%) Content Manager
7 1 (1.52%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) .NET
2 3 (4.55%) HTML
2 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.52%) XML
3 1 (1.52%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) SWIFT
3 2 (3.03%) Open Source
3 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (48.48%) Software Testing
2 24 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 24 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (21.21%) Security Testing
3 14 (21.21%) Information Assurance
4 11 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 11 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 10 (15.15%) Coaching
6 9 (13.64%) Manual Testing
7 8 (12.12%) Performance Testing
8 7 (10.61%) Integration Testing
8 7 (10.61%) Test Automation
9 6 (9.09%) Resource Management
10 5 (7.58%) Asset Management
10 5 (7.58%) Time Management
10 5 (7.58%) Functional Testing
11 4 (6.06%) User Stories
11 4 (6.06%) Web Testing
11 4 (6.06%) V-Model
11 4 (6.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.06%) C
2 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.55%) C#
2 3 (4.55%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.52%) Java
3 1 (1.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (71.21%) ISEB
2 25 (37.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (13.64%) Degree
4 2 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (42.42%) QA
2 23 (34.85%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.55%) HP
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle
3 1 (1.52%) Actimize
3 1 (1.52%) Telerik
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