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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 124 96 102
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 20 34 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.81% 1.86% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.90% 5.87% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 13 20 12
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +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
690 579 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.98% 31.64% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 455 443 437
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £74,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 29 April 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 32 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 24 (44.44%) ISEB
3 17 (31.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (29.63%) Finance
4 16 (29.63%) Games
5 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
5 14 (25.93%) MS Excel
6 13 (24.07%) Windows
6 13 (24.07%) Degree
6 13 (24.07%) Test Management
6 13 (24.07%) Test Scripting
7 12 (22.22%) QA
7 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 12 (22.22%) Automated Testing
7 12 (22.22%) Retail
7 12 (22.22%) SDLC
8 11 (20.37%) JIRA
9 10 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (18.52%) Project Management
9 10 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (16.67%) SQL
10 9 (16.67%) Manual Testing
11 8 (14.81%) Windows 7
11 8 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (14.81%) Windows 8
11 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (14.81%) Web Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 14 (25.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (20.37%) JIRA
2 10 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (14.81%) Visual Studio
4 5 (9.26%) HP UFT
5 4 (7.41%) Zephyr
6 3 (5.56%) Selenium
7 2 (3.70%) JMeter
7 2 (3.70%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.70%) NeoLoad
8 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.85%) FogBugz
8 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.85%) TestPartner
8 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (29.63%) Finance
1 16 (29.63%) Games
2 12 (22.22%) Retail
3 6 (11.11%) Banking
4 5 (9.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.85%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (25.93%) Analyst
2 13 (24.07%) Test Analyst
2 13 (24.07%) Test Manager
3 12 (22.22%) Tester
4 8 (14.81%) IT Manager
4 8 (14.81%) SQL Analyst
5 6 (11.11%) Junior
6 5 (9.26%) Automation Tester
6 5 (9.26%) Test Leader
7 4 (7.41%) Content Manager
7 4 (7.41%) Financial Services Project Manager
7 4 (7.41%) IT Project Manager
7 4 (7.41%) IT Services Manager
7 4 (7.41%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.56%) Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Graduate
8 3 (5.56%) Junior Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Performance Tester
8 3 (5.56%) UAT Tester
9 2 (3.70%) IT Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) XML
2 1 (1.85%) .NET
2 1 (1.85%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.26%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.07%) Windows
2 8 (14.81%) Windows 10
2 8 (14.81%) Windows 7
2 8 (14.81%) Windows 8
2 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 13 (24.07%) Test Management
3 13 (24.07%) Test Scripting
4 12 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 12 (22.22%) SDLC
5 10 (18.52%) Project Management
6 9 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 8 (14.81%) E-Commerce
7 8 (14.81%) Test Strategy
7 8 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (14.81%) Web Testing
8 7 (12.96%) PRINCE2
9 6 (11.11%) Regression Testing
9 6 (11.11%) Scrum
9 6 (11.11%) V-Model
10 5 (9.26%) Automation Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Business Analysis
10 5 (9.26%) Game Development
10 5 (9.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (1.85%) C#
2 1 (1.85%) Java
2 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (44.44%) ISEB
2 17 (31.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (24.07%) Degree
4 4 (7.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.96%) HP
3 4 (7.41%) hybris
4 3 (5.56%) SAP
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle
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