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

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 126 104 111
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 17 26 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.71% 1.45% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.42% 4.63% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 12 20 8
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £48,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -27.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £26,500 £39,450
10% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £50,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,750 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
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
702 562 521
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 29.36% 31.40% 28.22%
Number of salaries quoted 471 428 463
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,059 £27,550 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,900 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 27 May 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 20 (43.48%) ISEB
4 15 (32.61%) Games
5 14 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (28.26%) Windows
6 13 (28.26%) Test Scripting
6 13 (28.26%) Finance
7 12 (26.09%) Retail
7 12 (26.09%) Test Management
8 11 (23.91%) QA
8 11 (23.91%) Automated Testing
8 11 (23.91%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (21.74%) MS Excel
10 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
10 9 (19.57%) Manual Testing
10 9 (19.57%) Degree
10 9 (19.57%) JIRA
10 9 (19.57%) SDLC
11 8 (17.39%) Windows 10
11 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (17.39%) Windows 7
11 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (17.39%) Windows 8
11 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (17.39%) Web Testing
11 8 (17.39%) SQL
11 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
11 8 (17.39%) Visual Studio

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:

Applications
1 10 (21.74%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (23.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (19.57%) JIRA
3 8 (17.39%) Visual Studio
4 4 (8.70%) Zephyr
5 3 (6.52%) HP UFT
5 3 (6.52%) Selenium
6 1 (2.17%) JMeter
6 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.17%) NeoLoad
6 1 (2.17%) Ranorex
6 1 (2.17%) TestPartner
General
1 15 (32.61%) Games
2 13 (28.26%) Finance
3 12 (26.09%) Retail
4 6 (13.04%) Banking
5 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.17%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Analyst
2 13 (28.26%) Test Manager
3 12 (26.09%) Test Analyst
4 8 (17.39%) SQL Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) Tester
6 5 (10.87%) Test Leader
7 4 (8.70%) Content Manager
7 4 (8.70%) Developer
7 4 (8.70%) IT Manager
7 4 (8.70%) Junior
7 4 (8.70%) Junior Developer
8 3 (6.52%) UAT Tester
9 2 (4.35%) Automation Tester
9 2 (4.35%) Banking Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Functional Tester
9 2 (4.35%) Performance Tester
9 2 (4.35%) Software Tester
10 1 (2.17%) Non-Functional Test Engineer
10 1 (2.17%) Senior IT Project Manager
10 1 (2.17%) UAT Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) XML
2 1 (2.17%) HTML
2 1 (2.17%) HTML5
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.52%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.17%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Windows
2 8 (17.39%) Windows 10
2 8 (17.39%) Windows 7
2 8 (17.39%) Windows 8
2 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 13 (28.26%) Test Scripting
4 12 (26.09%) Test Management
5 11 (23.91%) Automated Testing
6 10 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (19.57%) Manual Testing
7 9 (19.57%) SDLC
8 8 (17.39%) Scrum
8 8 (17.39%) Web Testing
9 7 (15.22%) E-Commerce
9 7 (15.22%) Regression Testing
9 7 (15.22%) Test Strategy
10 6 (13.04%) Project Management
10 6 (13.04%) User Stories
10 6 (13.04%) V-Model
11 5 (10.87%) Performance Testing
11 5 (10.87%) Test Planning
12 4 (8.70%) Line Management
12 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (43.48%) ISEB
2 14 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (19.57%) Degree
4 5 (10.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.91%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.70%) hybris
3 3 (6.52%) HP
3 3 (6.52%) SAP
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