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 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 122 96 125
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +29
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 29 27 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.17% 1.45% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.78% 4.84% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 27 26 12
Median salary £39,000 £40,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £25,500 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,000 £70,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,250
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +3.54%
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
768 558 782
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 30.96% 30.06% 33.59%
Number of salaries quoted 501 457 681
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 September 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 36 (73.47%) ISEB
2 26 (53.06%) SDLC
3 25 (51.02%) QA
4 20 (40.82%) Test Management
5 19 (38.78%) Finance
5 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (36.73%) Software Testing
7 17 (34.69%) Test Scripting
8 16 (32.65%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (30.61%) JIRA
10 14 (28.57%) Manual Testing
11 13 (26.53%) Automated Testing
11 13 (26.53%) HP UFT
12 12 (24.49%) Games
12 12 (24.49%) Wealth Management
13 10 (20.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
13 10 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (18.37%) Six Sigma
14 9 (18.37%) SQL
14 9 (18.37%) Test Strategy
14 9 (18.37%) Cucumber
14 9 (18.37%) Degree
15 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
16 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
16 7 (14.29%) Windows
16 7 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
17 6 (12.24%) HTML
17 6 (12.24%) Project Management
17 6 (12.24%) Documentum

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (12.24%) Documentum
1 6 (12.24%) FileNet
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Office
2 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (30.61%) JIRA
2 13 (26.53%) HP UFT
3 9 (18.37%) Cucumber
4 5 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (6.12%) Selenium
6 2 (4.08%) SilkTest
6 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.04%) Appium
7 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.04%) JMeter
7 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.04%) Mocha
7 1 (2.04%) Ranorex
7 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (38.78%) Finance
2 12 (24.49%) Games
3 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.04%) Automotive
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Analyst
2 16 (32.65%) Test Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) Automation Test Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) Test Manager
4 8 (16.33%) Test Leader
5 5 (10.20%) QA Leader
5 5 (10.20%) QA Manager
5 5 (10.20%) QA Test Manager
6 4 (8.16%) Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Junior
6 4 (8.16%) Junior Developer
7 2 (4.08%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) SQL Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Head of Test
8 1 (2.04%) Senior Automation Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) UAT Consultant
8 1 (2.04%) UAT Lead
8 1 (2.04%) UAT Test Lead
8 1 (2.04%) Web Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) HTML
2 5 (10.20%) CSS
3 3 (6.12%) XML
4 2 (4.08%) .NET
5 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.04%) HTML5
5 1 (2.04%) RESTful
5 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.24%) Mobile App
3 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.20%) Virtual Team
4 3 (6.12%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.08%) AS400
6 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.04%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Windows 10
2 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
2 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.04%) Android
3 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (53.06%) SDLC
2 20 (40.82%) Test Management
3 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (36.73%) Software Testing
5 17 (34.69%) Test Scripting
6 16 (32.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (28.57%) Manual Testing
8 13 (26.53%) Automated Testing
9 12 (24.49%) Wealth Management
10 9 (18.37%) Six Sigma
10 9 (18.37%) Test Strategy
11 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
12 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
13 6 (12.24%) Business Analysis
13 6 (12.24%) Content Management
13 6 (12.24%) Enterprise Content Management
13 6 (12.24%) Performance Testing
13 6 (12.24%) Quality Management
13 6 (12.24%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.37%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) C#
2 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 36 (73.47%) ISEB
2 10 (20.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (18.37%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (51.02%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.12%) HP
3 2 (4.08%) Serena
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Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 20 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago