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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 30 19 26
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 1.96% 3.90% 2.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.50% 21.43% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £52,500
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 14 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 15.69% 18.18% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 18
Average salary £42,500 £32,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.81% -32.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £32,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £55,000 £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 29 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 17 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (70.59%) HP UFT
3 11 (64.71%) Finance
4 10 (58.82%) SOAP
4 10 (58.82%) SoapUI
4 10 (58.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (52.94%) E-Commerce
5 9 (52.94%) Middleware
6 8 (47.06%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (41.18%) Selenium
8 6 (35.29%) XMLSpy
9 5 (29.41%) MS Office
9 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
9 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
10 4 (23.53%) TestDirector
10 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
10 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
10 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
10 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
11 3 (17.65%) Software Delivery
11 3 (17.65%) Banking
11 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
11 3 (17.65%) HP
11 3 (17.65%) ISEB
12 2 (11.76%) SQL
12 2 (11.76%) Games
12 2 (11.76%) JIRA
12 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
12 2 (11.76%) System Testing
12 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (29.41%) MS Office
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) AWD
Development Applications
1 12 (70.59%) HP UFT
2 10 (58.82%) SoapUI
3 7 (41.18%) Selenium
4 6 (35.29%) XMLSpy
5 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
5 4 (23.53%) TestDirector
6 2 (11.76%) JIRA
General
1 11 (64.71%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Analyst
2 13 (76.47%) QA Analyst
3 8 (47.06%) Test Analyst
4 7 (41.18%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Tester
6 2 (11.76%) QA Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Manual Tester
6 2 (11.76%) Senior QA Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Senior QA Test Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Web Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) SOAP
2 9 (52.94%) Middleware
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.88%) AS400
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) Data Conversion
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) E-Commerce
2 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
2 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Software Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
4 2 (11.76%) System Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Web Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VBScript
2 1 (5.88%) VB
2 1 (5.88%) VBA
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (17.65%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) HP