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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 30 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 7 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 3.66% 0.91% -
As % of the Qualifications category 21.21% 5.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 0
Average salary £38,750 - -
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +5.26%
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
33 20 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 17.28% 18.18% 46.15%
Number of salaries quoted 15 15 16
Average salary £37,500 £54,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.55% +13.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 29 May 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 (87.50%) QA
2 14 (58.33%) Finance
3 13 (54.17%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (41.67%) ISEB
5 10 (41.67%) Middleware
5 10 (41.67%) SOAP
5 10 (41.67%) E-Commerce
5 10 (41.67%) SoapUI
6 9 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (37.50%) HP
7 7 (29.17%) Selenium
7 7 (29.17%) XMLSpy
8 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 6 (25.00%) MS Office
8 6 (25.00%) Software Delivery
9 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
9 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
10 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
10 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
10 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 4 (16.67%) Automation Testing
10 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
10 4 (16.67%) System Testing
11 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
11 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
11 3 (12.50%) Degree
11 3 (12.50%) JIRA
11 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
11 3 (12.50%) Telecoms

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (25.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (41.67%) SoapUI
3 7 (29.17%) Selenium
3 7 (29.17%) XMLSpy
4 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 3 (12.50%) JIRA
5 3 (12.50%) TestDirector
6 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (58.33%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Analyst
2 13 (54.17%) QA Analyst
3 10 (41.67%) Test Analyst
4 8 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Manager
6 2 (8.33%) QA Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Senior QA Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior QA Manager
6 2 (8.33%) QA Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Manual Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Test Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Senior QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) Middleware
1 10 (41.67%) SOAP
2 2 (8.33%) Ajax
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) E-Commerce
2 6 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
4 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 4 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 4 (16.67%) System Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Test Management
6 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) SDLC
6 2 (8.33%) Test Planning
7 1 (4.17%) Line Management
7 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
7 1 (4.17%) Wealth Management
7 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VBA
2 1 (4.17%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) ISEB
2 9 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (87.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (54.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) HP
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.17%) SAP