The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 98 106 89
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -17
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 20 15 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.10% 0.85% 0.069%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.96% 2.95% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 13 12 1
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -38.09%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
505 509 392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.66% 28.85% 26.94%
Number of salaries quoted 445 402 336
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
ISTQB
West Midlands

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 16 April 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 20 (86.96%) ISEB
2 13 (56.52%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (39.13%) Test Management
4 8 (34.78%) Retail
4 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
5 7 (30.43%) QA
5 7 (30.43%) Data Migration
5 7 (30.43%) Finance
5 7 (30.43%) Migration
5 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (30.43%) HP
6 5 (21.74%) .NET
6 5 (21.74%) Banking
6 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Selenium
6 5 (21.74%) Web Testing
6 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
7 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
7 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
7 4 (17.39%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
7 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
7 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
7 4 (17.39%) V-Model
7 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
7 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (17.39%) Retail Banking

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS Project
2 3 (13.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) SAP HR
2 1 (4.35%) TRIRIGA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) OLAP
1 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (17.39%) DataStage
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Selenium
2 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
2 4 (17.39%) Bugzilla
2 4 (17.39%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (13.04%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.35%) JMeter
4 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.35%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (34.78%) Retail
2 7 (30.43%) Finance
3 5 (21.74%) Banking
4 4 (17.39%) Retail Banking
5 3 (13.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
1 13 (56.52%) Test Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Test Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Manual Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Head of Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) UNIX
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (39.13%) Test Management
3 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
4 7 (30.43%) Data Migration
4 7 (30.43%) Migration
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Web Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
6 4 (17.39%) V-Model
6 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
6 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
6 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
6 4 (17.39%) ETL
6 4 (17.39%) Validation
7 3 (13.04%) ITIL
7 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (13.04%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (86.96%) ISEB
2 4 (17.39%) ISEB Practitioner
2 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) HP
2 4 (17.39%) Hyperion
2 4 (17.39%) Informatica
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) SAP
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
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