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

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 121 103 114
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 22 32 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.93% 1.56% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.31% 4.76% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 16 29 5
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -27.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £29,800 £33,900
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
664 672 591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 28.14% 32.83% 31.32%
Number of salaries quoted 440 527 519
Median salary £45,000 £45,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.63% -8.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £30,682
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 29 June 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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 27 (55.10%) Software Testing
2 25 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (46.94%) ISEB
4 19 (38.78%) Finance
5 17 (34.69%) QA
5 17 (34.69%) Test Management
6 15 (30.61%) Test Scripting
6 15 (30.61%) Games
7 14 (28.57%) Windows
8 13 (26.53%) JIRA
8 13 (26.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (26.53%) SDLC
9 12 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (24.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 12 (24.49%) Degree
9 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
9 12 (24.49%) Automated Testing
10 11 (22.45%) Project Management
10 11 (22.45%) Manual Testing
11 10 (20.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (20.41%) MS Excel
12 9 (18.37%) SQL
12 9 (18.37%) SQL Server
12 9 (18.37%) Test Strategy
13 8 (16.33%) Windows 8
13 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (16.33%) V-Model
13 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
13 8 (16.33%) Web Testing

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 3 (6.12%) Documentum
1 3 (6.12%) FileNet
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.12%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (26.53%) JIRA
2 10 (20.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (16.33%) Visual Studio
4 4 (8.16%) Zephyr
5 3 (6.12%) HP UFT
5 3 (6.12%) Selenium
6 2 (4.08%) SilkTest
7 1 (2.04%) JMeter
7 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.04%) NeoLoad
7 1 (2.04%) Ranorex
7 1 (2.04%) TestPartner
General
1 19 (38.78%) Finance
2 15 (30.61%) Games
3 8 (16.33%) Retail
4 4 (8.16%) Banking
4 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Analyst
2 11 (22.45%) Test Analyst
2 11 (22.45%) Test Manager
3 8 (16.33%) SQL Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 6 (12.24%) Tester
6 4 (8.16%) Content Manager
6 4 (8.16%) Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Junior
6 4 (8.16%) Junior Developer
7 3 (6.12%) QA Leader
7 3 (6.12%) UAT Tester
8 2 (4.08%) Functional Tester
8 2 (4.08%) IT Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Performance Tester
8 2 (4.08%) Software Tester
9 1 (2.04%) Automation Tester
9 1 (2.04%) Head of Testing
9 1 (2.04%) Non-Functional Test Engineer
9 1 (2.04%) Senior IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) XML
2 1 (2.04%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) HTML
2 1 (2.04%) HTML5
2 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.20%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.12%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.12%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.04%) AS400
4 1 (2.04%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.57%) Windows
2 8 (16.33%) Windows 10
2 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
2 8 (16.33%) Windows 8
2 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) Software Testing
2 25 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (34.69%) Test Management
4 15 (30.61%) Test Scripting
5 13 (26.53%) SDLC
5 13 (26.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (24.49%) Automated Testing
7 11 (22.45%) Manual Testing
7 11 (22.45%) Project Management
8 9 (18.37%) Test Strategy
9 8 (16.33%) Regression Testing
9 8 (16.33%) Scrum
9 8 (16.33%) V-Model
9 8 (16.33%) Web Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Performance Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Six Sigma
10 6 (12.24%) Test Planning
10 6 (12.24%) User Stories
11 5 (10.20%) Coaching
11 5 (10.20%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.37%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (46.94%) ISEB
2 12 (24.49%) Degree
2 12 (24.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (10.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (34.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) hybris
3 3 (6.12%) HP
4 1 (2.04%) SAP
4 1 (2.04%) Serena
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