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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 30 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 3.01% 3.23% 2.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.83% 12.50% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 2
Average salary £38,750 - £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 - £50,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,750 - £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
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
24 24 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 14.46% 25.81% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 8 13 22
Average salary £42,000 £32,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% -32.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £32,000 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 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 21 (91.30%) QA
2 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 14 (60.87%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (56.52%) HP UFT
4 10 (43.48%) SOAP
4 10 (43.48%) SoapUI
4 10 (43.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (39.13%) E-Commerce
5 9 (39.13%) HP
5 9 (39.13%) ISEB
5 9 (39.13%) Middleware
6 7 (30.43%) Selenium
7 6 (26.09%) XMLSpy
7 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
8 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
8 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
8 5 (21.74%) MS Office
9 4 (17.39%) TestDirector
9 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
9 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
9 4 (17.39%) System Testing
10 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
10 3 (13.04%) Software Delivery
10 3 (13.04%) Degree
10 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
10 3 (13.04%) Banking
10 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
10 3 (13.04%) SQL

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (21.74%) MS Office
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) AWD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) HP UFT
2 10 (43.48%) SoapUI
3 7 (30.43%) Selenium
4 6 (26.09%) XMLSpy
5 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
5 4 (17.39%) TestDirector
6 2 (8.70%) JIRA
6 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Analyst
2 13 (56.52%) QA Analyst
3 9 (39.13%) Test Analyst
4 7 (30.43%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Tester
6 2 (8.70%) QA Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Manager
6 2 (8.70%) QA Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Manual Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Senior QA Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior QA Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Senior QA Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Web Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) SOAP
2 9 (39.13%) Middleware
3 2 (8.70%) Ajax
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) AS400
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Data Conversion
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) E-Commerce
2 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
3 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
3 4 (17.39%) System Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Software Delivery
4 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
5 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Test Planning
5 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Test Management
6 1 (4.35%) SDLC
6 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.35%) ETL
6 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) VBScript
2 1 (4.35%) VB
2 1 (4.35%) VBA
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (39.13%) ISEB
3 3 (13.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (91.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (60.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) HP
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.35%) SAP