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

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 16 30 38
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 2.63% 4.38% 3.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.00% 12.50% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 5
Average salary £45,000 £33,000 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% +40.42%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
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
10 56 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 13.16% 35.00% 32.89%
Number of salaries quoted 10 56 49
Average salary £25,000 £39,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.70% -1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £32,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 8 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Legal
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Mentoring

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Head of Testing
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Bolton, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + bens
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