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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 106 116 101
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 24 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.19% 0.11% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.33% 0.39% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 21 2 3
Average salary £32,000 £36,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.72% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £35,250 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £37,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
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
721 508 503
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.69% 27.84% 30.17%
Number of salaries quoted 648 449 435
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,950 £31,748
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 December 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (55.56%) Software Testing
1 20 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 19 (52.78%) QA
3 18 (50.00%) ISEB
3 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (38.89%) Retail
5 13 (36.11%) Finance
6 12 (33.33%) Scrum
7 8 (22.22%) Banking
7 8 (22.22%) BDD
8 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
8 7 (19.44%) HP
8 7 (19.44%) Selenium
8 7 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (19.44%) FATCA
9 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
9 6 (16.67%) B2B
9 6 (16.67%) B2C
9 6 (16.67%) Billing
9 6 (16.67%) Supplier Management
9 6 (16.67%) Smart Meter
9 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 6 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
9 6 (16.67%) Demand Forecasting
10 5 (13.89%) Degree
10 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
11 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
11 4 (11.11%) Manual Testing
12 3 (8.33%) Java
12 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Selenium
2 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.56%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.78%) Ranorex
4 1 (2.78%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (2.78%) JUnit
4 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.78%) JMeter
4 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 14 (38.89%) Retail
2 13 (36.11%) Finance
3 8 (22.22%) Banking
4 6 (16.67%) Billing
5 2 (5.56%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Analyst
2 17 (47.22%) Test Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) Tester
4 5 (13.89%) Test Leader
5 4 (11.11%) Test Manager
6 3 (8.33%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.56%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Head of Testing
8 1 (2.78%) Lead Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Automated Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (2.78%) QA Leader
8 1 (2.78%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Systems Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) XSD
2 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Smart Meter
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.78%) Statistics
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (33.33%) Scrum
4 8 (22.22%) BDD
5 6 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
5 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 6 (16.67%) Supplier Management
5 6 (16.67%) B2B
5 6 (16.67%) B2C
5 6 (16.67%) Demand Forecasting
6 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
7 4 (11.11%) Manual Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Security Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
8 3 (8.33%) V-Model
8 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
8 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 2 (5.56%) Coaching
9 2 (5.56%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) Java
2 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) C#
3 1 (2.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 18 (50.00%) ISEB
3 5 (13.89%) Degree
4 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (52.78%) QA
2 7 (19.44%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
1 7 (19.44%) HP
2 1 (2.78%) Telerik
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