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

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 110 91 131
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +40
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 35 38 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.53% 2.01% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.47% 7.69% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 32 35 14
Median salary £38,000 £40,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +26.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,050 £21,600 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £55,000 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £39,750 £36,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.65% -3.33%
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
640 494 779
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.89% 26.18% 35.19%
Number of salaries quoted 418 385 699
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% -10.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 5 December 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 51 (78.46%) ISEB
2 38 (58.46%) SDLC
3 31 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (38.46%) QA
5 23 (35.38%) JIRA
5 23 (35.38%) Test Management
5 23 (35.38%) Test Scripting
6 22 (33.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (30.77%) Automated Testing
7 20 (30.77%) HP UFT
8 19 (29.23%) Finance
8 19 (29.23%) Wealth Management
9 17 (26.15%) Selenium
9 17 (26.15%) Cucumber
10 16 (24.62%) Manual Testing
11 14 (21.54%) SQL
12 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
13 11 (16.92%) Regression Testing
13 11 (16.92%) Software Testing
13 11 (16.92%) System Testing
14 9 (13.85%) Test Strategy
14 9 (13.85%) Six Sigma
15 8 (12.31%) CRM
15 8 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (12.31%) Test Automation
15 8 (12.31%) Degree
15 8 (12.31%) Performance Testing
15 8 (12.31%) Mobile App
15 8 (12.31%) Translating Business Requirements
16 7 (10.77%) Automation Testing

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 (9.23%) Documentum
1 6 (9.23%) FileNet
1 6 (9.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
1 6 (9.23%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) RDBMS
1 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (35.38%) JIRA
2 20 (30.77%) HP UFT
3 17 (26.15%) Cucumber
3 17 (26.15%) Selenium
4 7 (10.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (7.69%) JMeter
6 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
6 4 (6.15%) LoadRunner
6 4 (6.15%) Robot Framework
6 4 (6.15%) SpecFlow
6 4 (6.15%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.62%) Appium
7 3 (4.62%) Mocha
7 3 (4.62%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.08%) eggPlant
8 2 (3.08%) JUnit
8 2 (3.08%) Ranorex
8 2 (3.08%) SilkTest
8 2 (3.08%) Subversion
8 2 (3.08%) WATIR
General
1 19 (29.23%) Finance
2 7 (10.77%) Games
3 2 (3.08%) Automotive
3 2 (3.08%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.54%) Back Office
4 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (56.92%) Analyst
2 34 (52.31%) Test Analyst
3 16 (24.62%) Automation Test Analyst
4 13 (20.00%) Test Manager
5 8 (12.31%) Test Leader
6 7 (10.77%) QA Manager
6 7 (10.77%) QA Test Manager
7 6 (9.23%) QA Leader
8 5 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (7.69%) Tester
9 3 (4.62%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Lead Tester
9 3 (4.62%) Senior Automation Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) Applications Tester
10 2 (3.08%) Lead Test Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) Manual Tester
10 2 (3.08%) Senior Manager
10 2 (3.08%) Senior Test Manager
10 2 (3.08%) Web Applications Tester
10 2 (3.08%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.77%) CSS
1 7 (10.77%) HTML
2 4 (6.15%) .NET
2 4 (6.15%) RESTful
3 3 (4.62%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.08%) SOAP
5 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.54%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Mobile App
2 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.69%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.08%) AS400
4 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.08%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.54%) Fintech
5 1 (1.54%) Replication
5 1 (1.54%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.15%) Android
1 4 (6.15%) Apple iOS
1 4 (6.15%) Linux
1 4 (6.15%) Windows
2 2 (3.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (58.46%) SDLC
2 31 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (35.38%) Test Management
3 23 (35.38%) Test Scripting
4 22 (33.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (30.77%) Automated Testing
6 19 (29.23%) Wealth Management
7 16 (24.62%) Manual Testing
8 11 (16.92%) Regression Testing
8 11 (16.92%) Software Testing
8 11 (16.92%) System Testing
9 9 (13.85%) Six Sigma
9 9 (13.85%) Test Strategy
10 8 (12.31%) CRM
10 8 (12.31%) Performance Testing
10 8 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (12.31%) Test Automation
10 8 (12.31%) Translating Business Requirements
11 7 (10.77%) Automation Testing
11 7 (10.77%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.54%) SQL
2 6 (9.23%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.15%) C
3 4 (6.15%) C++
3 4 (6.15%) Python
4 3 (4.62%) C#
4 3 (4.62%) Java
5 2 (3.08%) Perl
6 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 51 (78.46%) ISEB
2 8 (12.31%) Degree
3 7 (10.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.54%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (38.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.15%) HP
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle
4 2 (3.08%) Serena
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