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

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 24 25
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 0 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton - 1.19% 4.88%
As % of the Qualifications category - 8.33% 13.95%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 6
Median salary - £45,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +36.36%
UK excluding London median salary £39,750 £36,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.65% -3.33%
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
24 12 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 16.55% 14.29% 34.96%
Number of salaries quoted 19 12 42
Median salary £35,000 £27,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -36.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

The demand trend of job ads across the Bolton region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 7 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 Bolton region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification