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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 76 91 100
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 42 17 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.39% 1.04% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.68% 3.79% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 25 11 10
Average salary £35,000 £29,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.68% -10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £29,000 £32,100
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £45,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
547 449 479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.19% 27.44% 28.67%
Number of salaries quoted 429 398 380
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 30 March 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 45 (67.16%) ISEB
2 32 (47.76%) Finance
2 32 (47.76%) Software Testing
3 29 (43.28%) Banking
4 28 (41.79%) QA
5 26 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (35.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 23 (34.33%) FATCA
8 21 (31.34%) Retail
9 19 (28.36%) Test Scripting
10 14 (20.90%) Security Testing
10 14 (20.90%) Information Assurance
11 12 (17.91%) Mentoring
12 11 (16.42%) Scrum
13 10 (14.93%) Selenium
13 10 (14.93%) Coaching
14 9 (13.43%) Manual Testing
14 9 (13.43%) Degree
15 8 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (10.45%) BDD
16 7 (10.45%) QuickTest Pro
17 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
17 6 (8.96%) HP
17 6 (8.96%) JIRA
17 6 (8.96%) Resource Management
17 6 (8.96%) Software Delivery
17 6 (8.96%) HP Quality Center
18 5 (7.46%) Functional Testing
18 5 (7.46%) Time Management
18 5 (7.46%) Waterfall

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 5 (7.46%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 10 (14.93%) Selenium
2 7 (10.45%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (8.96%) JIRA
4 5 (7.46%) Subversion
4 5 (7.46%) FitNesse
5 2 (2.99%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.99%) SilkPerformer
5 2 (2.99%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.99%) JMeter
6 1 (1.49%) Ranorex
General
1 32 (47.76%) Finance
2 29 (43.28%) Banking
3 21 (31.34%) Retail
4 3 (4.48%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.99%) Billing
5 2 (2.99%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (43.28%) Analyst
2 28 (41.79%) Test Analyst
3 20 (29.85%) Test Manager
4 9 (13.43%) Test Leader
5 8 (11.94%) Tester
6 6 (8.96%) QA Tester
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (1.49%) Software Tester
8 1 (1.49%) Consultant
8 1 (1.49%) Test Consultant
8 1 (1.49%) QA Analyst
8 1 (1.49%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (1.49%) Content Manager
8 1 (1.49%) QA Leader
8 1 (1.49%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (1.49%) Automated Test Analyst
8 1 (1.49%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) .NET
2 1 (1.49%) XML
2 1 (1.49%) XSD
2 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.48%) SWIFT
3 2 (2.99%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.76%) Software Testing
2 26 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (28.36%) Test Scripting
4 14 (20.90%) Information Assurance
4 14 (20.90%) Security Testing
5 12 (17.91%) Mentoring
6 11 (16.42%) Scrum
7 10 (14.93%) Coaching
8 9 (13.43%) Manual Testing
9 7 (10.45%) BDD
10 6 (8.96%) Software Delivery
10 6 (8.96%) Resource Management
11 5 (7.46%) Performance Testing
11 5 (7.46%) Test Automation
11 5 (7.46%) Waterfall
11 5 (7.46%) Time Management
11 5 (7.46%) Asset Management
11 5 (7.46%) Automated Testing
11 5 (7.46%) Functional Testing
12 4 (5.97%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.48%) C
2 2 (2.99%) SQL
3 1 (1.49%) C#
Qualifications
1 45 (67.16%) ISEB
2 24 (35.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (13.43%) Degree
4 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.99%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (41.79%) QA
2 23 (34.33%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
1 6 (8.96%) HP
2 1 (1.49%) Telerik
2 1 (1.49%) Actimize
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Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 12 days ago
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Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
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