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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 97 90 97
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 31 35 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.52% 1.97% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.97% 6.19% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 23 25 7
Average salary £31,500 £35,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +20.68%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
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
519 565 406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.42% 31.78% 27.14%
Number of salaries quoted 393 489 351
Average salary £42,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.57% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £69,700
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 13 February 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 46 (68.66%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (46.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 27 (40.30%) Software Testing
4 26 (38.81%) SDLC
5 25 (37.31%) QA
5 25 (37.31%) ISEB
6 24 (35.82%) Finance
7 21 (31.34%) Test Management
8 19 (28.36%) Test Automation
9 18 (26.87%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (25.37%) E-Commerce
11 16 (23.88%) HP Quality Center
12 15 (22.39%) Test Strategy
13 12 (17.91%) JIRA
13 12 (17.91%) SQL
13 12 (17.91%) Retail
14 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
14 11 (16.42%) HP
14 11 (16.42%) MS Excel
14 11 (16.42%) Defect Management
15 10 (14.93%) FogBugz
15 10 (14.93%) Automation Testing
15 10 (14.93%) HP UFT
15 10 (14.93%) Project Management
15 10 (14.93%) Web Development
15 10 (14.93%) Automated Testing
15 10 (14.93%) V-Model
15 10 (14.93%) TeamCity
16 9 (13.43%) Business Analysis
16 9 (13.43%) Test Scripting

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 11 (16.42%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.96%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (17.91%) JIRA
2 10 (14.93%) FogBugz
2 10 (14.93%) HP UFT
2 10 (14.93%) TeamCity
3 9 (13.43%) Selenium
4 7 (10.45%) Cucumber
4 7 (10.45%) SpecFlow
4 7 (10.45%) WebDriver
5 5 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.97%) Zephyr
7 3 (4.48%) LoadRunner
7 3 (4.48%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.99%) JMeter
8 2 (2.99%) NeoLoad
9 1 (1.49%) TestPartner
General
1 24 (35.82%) Finance
2 12 (17.91%) Retail
3 7 (10.45%) Games
4 6 (8.96%) Banking
4 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.99%) Legal
6 1 (1.49%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (29.85%) Tester
2 19 (28.36%) Analyst
3 18 (26.87%) Test Analyst
3 18 (26.87%) Test Manager
4 10 (14.93%) Agile Test Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) QA Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) QA Test Analyst
5 9 (13.43%) Automation Tester
5 9 (13.43%) IT Manager
6 7 (10.45%) Automation Analyst
6 7 (10.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 7 (10.45%) Development Analyst
6 7 (10.45%) Software Analyst
6 7 (10.45%) Software Development Analyst
6 7 (10.45%) Software Test Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) UAT Tester
8 4 (5.97%) IT Project Manager
8 4 (5.97%) IT Services Manager
8 4 (5.97%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.97%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) .NET
2 7 (10.45%) Gherkin
2 7 (10.45%) Web Services
2 7 (10.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.97%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.46%) Windows
2 3 (4.48%) Windows 10
2 3 (4.48%) Windows 7
2 3 (4.48%) Windows 8
2 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (68.66%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (40.30%) Software Testing
3 26 (38.81%) SDLC
4 21 (31.34%) Test Management
5 19 (28.36%) Test Automation
6 18 (26.87%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (25.37%) E-Commerce
8 15 (22.39%) Test Strategy
9 11 (16.42%) Defect Management
10 10 (14.93%) Automated Testing
10 10 (14.93%) Automation Testing
10 10 (14.93%) Project Management
10 10 (14.93%) V-Model
10 10 (14.93%) Web Development
11 9 (13.43%) Business Analysis
11 9 (13.43%) Regression Testing
11 9 (13.43%) Six Sigma
11 9 (13.43%) Test Scripting
12 8 (11.94%) Keyword-Driven Testing
12 8 (11.94%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.91%) SQL
2 8 (11.94%) Java
3 7 (10.45%) C#
3 7 (10.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (46.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 25 (37.31%) ISEB
3 8 (11.94%) Degree
4 5 (7.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (37.31%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (23.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) HP
1 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.97%) hybris
2 4 (5.97%) SAP
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle
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