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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 92 83 96
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 39 38 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.04% 2.04% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.01% 8.12% 4.98%
Number of salaries quoted 31 30 24
Median salary £36,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £20,950 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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
487 468 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.44% 25.08% 33.48%
Number of salaries quoted 303 371 533
Median salary £41,750 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.37% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 18 January 2017.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 55 (83.33%) ISEB
2 32 (48.48%) SDLC
3 31 (46.97%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (45.45%) Test Scripting
5 24 (36.36%) QA
6 22 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (30.30%) Automated Testing
7 20 (30.30%) Cucumber
8 19 (28.79%) Selenium
9 18 (27.27%) HP UFT
10 17 (25.76%) Wealth Management
11 16 (24.24%) Manual Testing
12 15 (22.73%) Finance
13 14 (21.21%) JIRA
14 13 (19.70%) Test Management
15 11 (16.67%) Software Testing
15 11 (16.67%) SQL
16 10 (15.15%) CRM
16 10 (15.15%) Microsoft
16 10 (15.15%) Regression Testing
17 9 (13.64%) System Testing
17 9 (13.64%) Translating Business Requirements
18 8 (12.12%) Automation Testing
18 8 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 8 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
18 8 (12.12%) Degree
18 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
19 7 (10.61%) JavaScript
19 7 (10.61%) Performance Testing
19 7 (10.61%) Waterfall

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 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.03%) Documentum
2 2 (3.03%) FileNet
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) RDBMS
1 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (30.30%) Cucumber
2 19 (28.79%) Selenium
3 18 (27.27%) HP UFT
4 14 (21.21%) JIRA
5 8 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (10.61%) WebDriver
7 6 (9.09%) JMeter
7 6 (9.09%) JUnit
8 5 (7.58%) Jenkins
8 5 (7.58%) LoadRunner
8 5 (7.58%) SpecFlow
9 4 (6.06%) Robot Framework
9 4 (6.06%) SoapUI
10 3 (4.55%) Appium
10 3 (4.55%) eggPlant
10 3 (4.55%) Mocha
10 3 (4.55%) Ranorex
10 3 (4.55%) Subversion
10 3 (4.55%) TestNG
10 3 (4.55%) WATIR
General
1 15 (22.73%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.55%) Automotive
3 3 (4.55%) Games
4 2 (3.03%) Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (65.15%) Analyst
2 40 (60.61%) Test Analyst
3 16 (24.24%) Automation Test Analyst
4 10 (15.15%) Test Manager
5 7 (10.61%) Test Leader
5 7 (10.61%) Tester
6 5 (7.58%) QA Leader
6 5 (7.58%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.55%) Lead Tester
7 3 (4.55%) Manual Tester
7 3 (4.55%) QA Manager
7 3 (4.55%) QA Team Leader
7 3 (4.55%) QA Test Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Automation Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Software Tester
7 3 (4.55%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) .NET
1 5 (7.58%) Gherkin
1 5 (7.58%) RESTful
2 3 (4.55%) CSS
2 3 (4.55%) HTML
2 3 (4.55%) SOAP
3 2 (3.03%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.52%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.03%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.03%) Fintech
5 1 (1.52%) AS400
5 1 (1.52%) iPhone
5 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) Replication
5 1 (1.52%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.09%) Android
2 5 (7.58%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.06%) Linux
3 4 (6.06%) Windows
4 3 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (48.48%) SDLC
2 31 (46.97%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (45.45%) Test Scripting
4 22 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (30.30%) Automated Testing
6 17 (25.76%) Wealth Management
7 16 (24.24%) Manual Testing
8 13 (19.70%) Test Management
9 11 (16.67%) Software Testing
10 10 (15.15%) CRM
10 10 (15.15%) Regression Testing
11 9 (13.64%) System Testing
11 9 (13.64%) Translating Business Requirements
12 8 (12.12%) Automation Testing
13 7 (10.61%) Performance Testing
13 7 (10.61%) Waterfall
14 6 (9.09%) Functional Testing
14 6 (9.09%) Test Strategy
14 6 (9.09%) Use Case
15 4 (6.06%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.67%) SQL
2 7 (10.61%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.58%) C#
4 4 (6.06%) C
4 4 (6.06%) C++
4 4 (6.06%) Python
5 3 (4.55%) Java
5 3 (4.55%) Perl
6 2 (3.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 55 (83.33%) ISEB
2 8 (12.12%) Degree
2 8 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (6.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (36.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.58%) HP
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle
3 3 (4.55%) Serena
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