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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 91 115 95
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -20
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 39 10 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.93% 0.50% 1.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.61% 1.48% 5.43%
Number of salaries quoted 36 9 32
Average salary £30,000 £42,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +35.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £31,300 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,875 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.07% -
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
695 677 644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.32% 33.63% 31.46%
Number of salaries quoted 560 593 574
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,325 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 3 August 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 54 (75.00%) ISEB
2 39 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (54.17%) Software Testing
3 38 (52.78%) QA
4 26 (36.11%) Finance
5 20 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 20 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 19 (26.39%) SDLC
6 19 (26.39%) Banking
7 18 (25.00%) HP UFT
8 17 (23.61%) Performance Testing
9 16 (22.22%) Automated Testing
10 15 (20.83%) .NET
11 14 (19.44%) C#
11 14 (19.44%) FATCA
12 13 (18.06%) Security Testing
12 13 (18.06%) Information Assurance
12 13 (18.06%) ASP.NET
13 12 (16.67%) JavaScript
13 12 (16.67%) Test Automation
14 11 (15.28%) HP Quality Center
14 11 (15.28%) Selenium
14 11 (15.28%) HTML
14 11 (15.28%) VB.NET
14 11 (15.28%) HP
15 10 (13.89%) Integration Testing
16 9 (12.50%) Manual Testing
17 8 (11.11%) Automation Testing
18 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
18 7 (9.72%) Degree

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 11 (15.28%) Selenium
3 5 (6.94%) FitNesse
3 5 (6.94%) LoadRunner
3 5 (6.94%) JMeter
3 5 (6.94%) JIRA
4 3 (4.17%) NeoLoad
5 2 (2.78%) SilkPerformer
5 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.39%) Hudson
6 1 (1.39%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (36.11%) Finance
2 19 (26.39%) Banking
3 4 (5.56%) Retail
4 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.78%) Automotive
5 2 (2.78%) Legal
5 2 (2.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (30.56%) Tester
2 21 (29.17%) Analyst
2 21 (29.17%) Test Analyst
3 10 (13.89%) Test Manager
4 6 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 6 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 4 (5.56%) Test Leader
5 4 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (5.56%) Software Tester
5 4 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) Performance Tester
6 3 (4.17%) Quality Manager
6 3 (4.17%) QA Manager
6 3 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) Automated Test Analyst
8 1 (1.39%) Testing Manager
8 1 (1.39%) Lead Tester
8 1 (1.39%) Programme Test Manager
8 1 (1.39%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.83%) .NET
2 13 (18.06%) ASP.NET
3 11 (15.28%) HTML
4 1 (1.39%) XML
4 1 (1.39%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.94%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.78%) iPhone
3 2 (2.78%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.17%) Windows
2 2 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
1 39 (54.17%) Software Testing
2 20 (27.78%) Test Scripting
3 19 (26.39%) SDLC
4 17 (23.61%) Performance Testing
5 16 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 13 (18.06%) Security Testing
6 13 (18.06%) Information Assurance
7 12 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 10 (13.89%) Integration Testing
9 9 (12.50%) Manual Testing
10 8 (11.11%) Automation Testing
11 6 (8.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
11 6 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (6.94%) Load Testing
12 5 (6.94%) Web Testing
12 5 (6.94%) Test Management
12 5 (6.94%) Open Source
12 5 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (6.94%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.44%) C#
2 12 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 11 (15.28%) VB.NET
4 5 (6.94%) C
5 3 (4.17%) Java
6 1 (1.39%) SQL
6 1 (1.39%) Python
6 1 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 54 (75.00%) ISEB
2 20 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (9.72%) Degree
4 2 (2.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (52.78%) QA
2 14 (19.44%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 11 (15.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) HP
2 1 (1.39%) Telerik
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft
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