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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 21 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 2.97% 2.22% -
As % of the Qualifications category 20.00% 6.67% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £72,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
15 30 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 14.85% 33.33% 46.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 22
Average salary £72,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.11% -
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 20 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) ISEB
1 6 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) VBA
3 4 (66.67%) C#
3 4 (66.67%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) VBScript
3 4 (66.67%) VB
3 4 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) Selenium
4 3 (50.00%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (33.33%) QA
5 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Project Management
6 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 1 (16.67%) Migration
6 1 (16.67%) TestDirector

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Test Specialist
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation Specialist
1 4 (66.67%) Automation Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) VBA
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) VBScript
2 4 (66.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP