The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Brentwood region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 26 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 6 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 3.28% 3.88% 5.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.33% 18.18% 15.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 2
Average salary £37,500 - £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
ISTQB
Essex

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

Qualifications Category
Brentwood
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
45 22 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 24.59% 21.36% 32.99%
Number of salaries quoted 18 3 14
Average salary £44,000 £32,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% -28.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £55,000 £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Brentwood

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Brentwood

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Brentwood

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Brentwood

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the Brentwood 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 12 (92.31%) QA
2 10 (76.92%) HP UFT
2 10 (76.92%) Finance
3 8 (61.54%) SOAP
3 8 (61.54%) SoapUI
4 6 (46.15%) Middleware
4 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce
4 6 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (38.46%) Selenium
6 4 (30.77%) HP
6 4 (30.77%) TestDirector
7 3 (23.08%) XMLSpy
7 3 (23.08%) ISEB
7 3 (23.08%) SQL
7 3 (23.08%) Banking
7 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
7 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
7 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
8 2 (15.38%) System Testing
8 2 (15.38%) VBScript
8 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
8 2 (15.38%) C#
8 2 (15.38%) Java
8 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 2 (15.38%) MS Office
9 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
9 1 (7.69%) VB

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the Brentwood 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 2 (15.38%) MS Office
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) AWD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) HP UFT
2 8 (61.54%) SoapUI
3 5 (38.46%) Selenium
4 4 (30.77%) TestDirector
5 3 (23.08%) XMLSpy
6 1 (7.69%) JIRA
6 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Analyst
2 7 (53.85%) Test Analyst
2 7 (53.85%) QA Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Tester
5 2 (15.38%) Automation Tester
5 2 (15.38%) Senior QA Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Manual Tester
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior QA Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) SOAP
2 6 (46.15%) Middleware
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) AS400
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) Data Conversion
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce
2 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
2 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) System Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Web Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) VBScript
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) VBA
3 1 (7.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (23.08%) ISEB
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (92.31%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
Brentwood, Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + benefits package
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