The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 25 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 6 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 4.88% 4.32% -
As % of the Qualifications category 14.63% 15.22% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 0
Average salary £33,000 £24,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
ISTQB
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bolton region.

Qualifications Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
41 46 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 33.33% 28.40% 25.81%
Number of salaries quoted 40 46 31
Average salary £43,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Bolton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Bolton region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Bolton

ISTQB
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton 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 15 (100.00%) ISEB
1 15 (100.00%) SQL
2 14 (93.33%) Automated Testing
2 14 (93.33%) Software Testing
2 14 (93.33%) QA
2 14 (93.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (93.33%) Load Testing
2 14 (93.33%) Unit Testing
2 14 (93.33%) Test Automation
2 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 6 (40.00%) TestDirector
3 6 (40.00%) Oracle
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) Time Management
5 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (6.67%) UNIX
5 1 (6.67%) Windows
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (6.67%) ClearCase
5 1 (6.67%) Smartcard
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) .NET
5 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) Finance

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton 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 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (6.67%) ClearCase
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Test Engineer
2 14 (93.33%) Software Test Engineer
2 14 (93.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Smartcard
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Automated Testing
1 14 (93.33%) Software Testing
1 14 (93.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 14 (93.33%) Load Testing
1 14 (93.33%) Unit Testing
1 14 (93.33%) Test Automation
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (93.33%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle
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