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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 29 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 5.35% 7.78% -
As % of the Qualifications category 16.25% 25.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 0
Average salary £45,000 £90,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
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
80 28 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 32.92% 31.11% 18.75%
Number of salaries quoted 53 18 15
Average salary £50,000 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,750 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,250 £62,500 £100,000
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
Salary Histogram in Brentwood

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Brentwood region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Brentwood

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (76.47%) ISEB
2 10 (58.82%) QA
2 10 (58.82%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (52.94%) HP
4 7 (41.18%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
5 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
5 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (29.41%) Degree
5 5 (29.41%) JIRA
6 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
6 4 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (23.53%) VBA
6 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (17.65%) C#
7 3 (17.65%) Java
7 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
7 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Selenium
8 2 (11.76%) Release Management
8 2 (11.76%) Atlassian
8 2 (11.76%) Test Management
8 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
8 2 (11.76%) System Testing
8 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
8 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
8 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
8 2 (11.76%) Information Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (11.76%) MS Office
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) JIRA
2 4 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (17.65%) Selenium
4 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
4 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
4 2 (11.76%) XMLSpy
5 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.88%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Test Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Software Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Testing Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Senior QA Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Manager
4 2 (11.76%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Environment Manager
5 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Ajax
1 2 (11.76%) Middleware
1 2 (11.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
1 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
1 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
2 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Release Management
4 2 (11.76%) Test Management
4 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
4 2 (11.76%) System Testing
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
4 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
4 2 (11.76%) Information Management
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) VBA
2 3 (17.65%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) VBScript
3 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) ISEB
2 5 (29.41%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (58.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) Atlassian
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Business Objects