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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 107 108 103
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 32 10 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.59% 0.53% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.94% 1.69% 3.86%
Number of salaries quoted 29 7 24
Average salary £37,500 £51,500 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.18% +64.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,800 £29,800 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
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
648 591 621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.11% 31.15% 32.24%
Number of salaries quoted 509 516 542
Average salary £47,000 £47,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.57% +6.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,012 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 7 July 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (72.97%) ISEB
2 38 (51.35%) Software Testing
3 35 (47.30%) QA
4 34 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (36.49%) Finance
6 26 (35.14%) Test Scripting
7 25 (33.78%) Banking
8 23 (31.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 17 (22.97%) FATCA
10 16 (21.62%) HP UFT
11 14 (18.92%) Automated Testing
12 13 (17.57%) Information Assurance
12 13 (17.57%) Performance Testing
12 13 (17.57%) Security Testing
12 13 (17.57%) SDLC
13 11 (14.86%) Selenium
13 11 (14.86%) Retail
14 10 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (13.51%) Integration Testing
14 10 (13.51%) Test Automation
15 9 (12.16%) HP Quality Center
15 9 (12.16%) JIRA
15 9 (12.16%) Mentoring
15 9 (12.16%) HP
16 8 (10.81%) C#
16 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
16 8 (10.81%) .NET
16 8 (10.81%) Coaching
16 8 (10.81%) Degree
16 8 (10.81%) Manual Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

Development Applications
1 16 (21.62%) HP UFT
2 11 (14.86%) Selenium
3 9 (12.16%) JIRA
4 5 (6.76%) FitNesse
4 5 (6.76%) LoadRunner
4 5 (6.76%) JMeter
4 5 (6.76%) Subversion
5 3 (4.05%) NeoLoad
6 2 (2.70%) SilkPerformer
6 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.35%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (36.49%) Finance
2 25 (33.78%) Banking
3 11 (14.86%) Retail
4 4 (5.41%) Games
5 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.70%) Legal
7 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (31.08%) Analyst
1 23 (31.08%) Test Analyst
2 19 (25.68%) Test Manager
3 17 (22.97%) Tester
4 6 (8.11%) QA Tester
5 5 (6.76%) Test Leader
6 4 (5.41%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Automation Tester
6 4 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Performance Tester
7 3 (4.05%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) Automated Test Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) Quality Manager
8 2 (2.70%) QA Manager
9 1 (1.35%) Consultant
9 1 (1.35%) Senior Manager
9 1 (1.35%) Programme Manager
9 1 (1.35%) Junior
9 1 (1.35%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.81%) .NET
2 7 (9.46%) ASP.NET
2 7 (9.46%) HTML
3 1 (1.35%) XML
3 1 (1.35%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.35%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (51.35%) Software Testing
2 34 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (35.14%) Test Scripting
4 14 (18.92%) Automated Testing
5 13 (17.57%) Performance Testing
5 13 (17.57%) Security Testing
5 13 (17.57%) Information Assurance
5 13 (17.57%) SDLC
6 10 (13.51%) Test Automation
6 10 (13.51%) Integration Testing
7 9 (12.16%) Mentoring
8 8 (10.81%) Coaching
8 8 (10.81%) Manual Testing
9 6 (8.11%) Functional Testing
9 6 (8.11%) Automation Testing
10 5 (6.76%) Time Management
10 5 (6.76%) User Stories
10 5 (6.76%) Web Testing
10 5 (6.76%) Open Source
10 5 (6.76%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) C#
1 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
2 7 (9.46%) VB.NET
3 5 (6.76%) C
4 2 (2.70%) Java
5 1 (1.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (72.97%) ISEB
2 23 (31.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (10.81%) Degree
4 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (47.30%) QA
2 17 (22.97%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 9 (12.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (12.16%) HP
2 1 (1.35%) Telerik
2 1 (1.35%) Actimize
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle
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