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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 91 103 100
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 30 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.64% 0.32% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.08% 1.16% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 24 5 2
Average salary £33,250 £30,000 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.83% -44.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £29,000 £48,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £36,500 £58,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -
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
591 431 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.35% 27.70% 30.31%
Number of salaries quoted 520 382 424
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,827
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +0.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £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 27 January 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 21 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (52.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 20 (50.00%) ISEB
2 20 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 20 (50.00%) QA
3 16 (40.00%) Retail
4 15 (37.50%) Finance
5 14 (35.00%) Banking
6 11 (27.50%) Scrum
7 10 (25.00%) Degree
7 10 (25.00%) FATCA
8 8 (20.00%) BDD
8 8 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (15.00%) HP
9 6 (15.00%) Selenium
9 6 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (15.00%) JIRA
9 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
9 6 (15.00%) Mentoring
10 5 (12.50%) Coaching
10 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (12.50%) Resource Management
10 5 (12.50%) Subversion
10 5 (12.50%) Time Management
10 5 (12.50%) Manual Testing
10 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
10 5 (12.50%) Asset Management
11 4 (10.00%) V-Model
11 4 (10.00%) Test Automation

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (12.50%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) JIRA
1 6 (15.00%) Selenium
2 5 (12.50%) Subversion
3 3 (7.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.00%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.50%) JUnit
5 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (40.00%) Retail
2 15 (37.50%) Finance
3 14 (35.00%) Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Retail Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Games
5 2 (5.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Analyst
2 16 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 12 (30.00%) Test Manager
4 7 (17.50%) Tester
5 5 (12.50%) Test Leader
6 3 (7.50%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.00%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.50%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Content Manager
8 1 (2.50%) QA Leader
8 1 (2.50%) Head of Testing
8 1 (2.50%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
1 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) SWIFT
3 2 (5.00%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 11 (27.50%) Scrum
4 8 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (20.00%) BDD
5 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (15.00%) Mentoring
6 5 (12.50%) Coaching
6 5 (12.50%) Time Management
6 5 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Resource Management
6 5 (12.50%) Asset Management
7 4 (10.00%) V-Model
7 4 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.50%) Analytics
8 3 (7.50%) Security Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Automated Testing
8 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
9 2 (5.00%) B2B
9 2 (5.00%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (52.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 20 (50.00%) ISEB
3 10 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (50.00%) QA
2 10 (25.00%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (15.00%) HP
2 1 (2.50%) Actimize
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