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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 121 91 92
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 36 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.56% 1.68% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 5.75% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 12 33 14
Average salary £36,250 £35,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £26,100 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
790 626 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.04% 29.13% 27.82%
Number of salaries quoted 684 564 389
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 19 September 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 17 (73.91%) ISEB
2 13 (56.52%) Software Testing
3 11 (47.83%) QA
4 10 (43.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Test Management
5 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (34.78%) Retail
6 7 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
7 6 (26.09%) Finance
8 5 (21.74%) ITIL
8 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
8 5 (21.74%) V-Model
9 4 (17.39%) Smart Meter
9 4 (17.39%) Supplier Management
9 4 (17.39%) Performance Improvement
9 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
9 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
9 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
9 4 (17.39%) Demand Forecasting
9 4 (17.39%) MS Project
9 4 (17.39%) SAP
9 4 (17.39%) B2B
9 4 (17.39%) B2C
9 4 (17.39%) HP
9 4 (17.39%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (17.39%) LoadRunner
9 4 (17.39%) Billing
9 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 4 (17.39%) MS Project
3 3 (13.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) SAP HR
2 1 (4.35%) TRIRIGA
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (17.39%) LoadRunner
2 3 (13.04%) Selenium
3 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.35%) Ranorex
3 1 (4.35%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (4.35%) JMeter
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) JUnit
3 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (34.78%) Retail
2 6 (26.09%) Finance
3 4 (17.39%) Billing
4 2 (8.70%) Back Office
5 1 (4.35%) Games
5 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Test Analyst
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Test Manager
3 5 (21.74%) Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Head of Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Automated Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Quality Manager
6 1 (4.35%) QA Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) XSD
2 1 (4.35%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Smart Meter
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Statistics
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Software Testing
2 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (34.78%) Test Management
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
4 5 (21.74%) ITIL
4 5 (21.74%) V-Model
5 4 (17.39%) Performance Improvement
5 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
5 4 (17.39%) Demand Forecasting
5 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
5 4 (17.39%) B2B
5 4 (17.39%) B2C
5 4 (17.39%) Supplier Management
6 3 (13.04%) Resource Management
6 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
6 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
6 3 (13.04%) Migration
6 3 (13.04%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 17 (73.91%) ISEB
2 10 (43.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
4 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (13.04%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (8.70%) Degree
6 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) SAP
1 4 (17.39%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Telerik