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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 90 102 90
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 27 30 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.52% 1.40% 2.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.38% 5.41% 6.43%
Number of salaries quoted 20 21 23
Median salary £31,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
423 555 560
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.82% 25.86% 31.27%
Number of salaries quoted 279 417 479
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% -11.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,900 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 23 February 2017.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 53 (85.48%) ISEB
2 30 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (45.16%) Test Scripting
4 27 (43.55%) SDLC
5 20 (32.26%) QA
5 20 (32.26%) Selenium
6 19 (30.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (30.65%) Automated Testing
7 18 (29.03%) Cucumber
8 15 (24.19%) HP UFT
9 14 (22.58%) Manual Testing
10 13 (20.97%) Wealth Management
11 12 (19.35%) Software Testing
11 12 (19.35%) Finance
12 11 (17.74%) CRM
12 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
12 11 (17.74%) SQL
13 10 (16.13%) Regression Testing
13 10 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (14.52%) Translating Business Requirements
14 9 (14.52%) MS Excel
14 9 (14.52%) System Testing
14 9 (14.52%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (12.90%) Degree
15 8 (12.90%) JIRA
15 8 (12.90%) Automation Testing
16 7 (11.29%) Test Management
16 7 (11.29%) Android
16 7 (11.29%) JavaScript
16 7 (11.29%) C#

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (14.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
1 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (32.26%) Selenium
2 18 (29.03%) Cucumber
3 15 (24.19%) HP UFT
4 9 (14.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (12.90%) JIRA
6 6 (9.68%) JUnit
6 6 (9.68%) WebDriver
7 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
7 5 (8.06%) JMeter
7 5 (8.06%) LoadRunner
7 5 (8.06%) SpecFlow
8 4 (6.45%) Robot Framework
8 4 (6.45%) SoapUI
9 3 (4.84%) eggPlant
9 3 (4.84%) JBehave
9 3 (4.84%) Ranorex
9 3 (4.84%) Subversion
9 3 (4.84%) TestNG
9 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (4.84%) WATIR
General
1 12 (19.35%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Automotive
2 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.23%) Games
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (66.13%) Analyst
2 38 (61.29%) Test Analyst
3 15 (24.19%) Automation Test Analyst
4 11 (17.74%) Test Manager
5 9 (14.52%) Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Automation Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Manual Tester
6 4 (6.45%) QA Leader
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Software Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Test Leader
7 3 (4.84%) Lead Tester
7 3 (4.84%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) QA Team Leader
7 3 (4.84%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.23%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Senior Automation Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Systems Test Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Web Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) .NET
2 6 (9.68%) Gherkin
3 5 (8.06%) RESTful
4 3 (4.84%) SOAP
5 2 (3.23%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.23%) CSS
5 2 (3.23%) HTML
6 1 (1.61%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.23%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.23%) Fintech
4 2 (3.23%) iPhone
4 2 (3.23%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.61%) Replication
5 1 (1.61%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.29%) Android
2 5 (8.06%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.45%) Linux
4 3 (4.84%) Unix
4 3 (4.84%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (45.16%) Test Scripting
3 27 (43.55%) SDLC
4 19 (30.65%) Automated Testing
4 19 (30.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (22.58%) Manual Testing
6 13 (20.97%) Wealth Management
7 12 (19.35%) Software Testing
8 11 (17.74%) CRM
9 10 (16.13%) Regression Testing
10 9 (14.52%) System Testing
10 9 (14.52%) Translating Business Requirements
11 8 (12.90%) Automation Testing
12 7 (11.29%) Test Management
13 6 (9.68%) Functional Testing
13 6 (9.68%) Performance Testing
13 6 (9.68%) Use Case
13 6 (9.68%) Waterfall
14 4 (6.45%) BDD
14 4 (6.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.74%) SQL
2 7 (11.29%) C#
2 7 (11.29%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.45%) C
3 4 (6.45%) C++
3 4 (6.45%) Java
3 4 (6.45%) Python
4 3 (4.84%) Perl
4 3 (4.84%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.61%) Scala
5 1 (1.61%) VB
5 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 53 (85.48%) ISEB
2 10 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (12.90%) Degree
4 4 (6.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (32.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) HP
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle
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