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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 20 29 18
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 20 14 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 9.52% 5.71% 6.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.75% 16.67% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 1
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £90,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,250
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.78%
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
63 84 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 30.00% 34.29% 28.28%
Number of salaries quoted 36 57 20
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +37.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £39,750 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 11 February 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Brentwood

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 25 (78.13%) QA
2 23 (71.88%) Finance
3 20 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (53.13%) ISEB
5 13 (40.63%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (40.63%) SDLC
6 12 (37.50%) Software Delivery
6 12 (37.50%) SQL
7 11 (34.38%) HP UFT
8 10 (31.25%) MS Office
8 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
8 10 (31.25%) E-Commerce
9 9 (28.13%) PRINCE2
9 9 (28.13%) Workflow
9 9 (28.13%) Test Automation
9 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
10 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
10 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 7 (21.88%) HP
11 7 (21.88%) SOAP
11 7 (21.88%) SoapUI
11 7 (21.88%) Defect Management
12 6 (18.75%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (18.75%) Wealth Management
12 6 (18.75%) TestDirector
13 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (15.63%) Six Sigma
13 5 (15.63%) AS400
13 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
13 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
1 10 (31.25%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) HP UFT
2 7 (21.88%) SoapUI
3 6 (18.75%) TestDirector
4 4 (12.50%) Selenium
4 4 (12.50%) XMLSpy
5 3 (9.38%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (71.88%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Back Office
2 2 (6.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Analyst
2 13 (40.63%) QA Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Test Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Associate Director
5 4 (12.50%) Defect Manager
5 4 (12.50%) QA Specialist
6 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Software Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.13%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.13%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Service Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) SOAP
2 3 (9.38%) Middleware
3 2 (6.25%) .NET
4 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (15.63%) AS400
2 2 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) SDLC
2 12 (37.50%) Software Delivery
3 10 (31.25%) E-Commerce
4 9 (28.13%) PRINCE2
4 9 (28.13%) Test Automation
4 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
4 9 (28.13%) Workflow
5 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Defect Management
7 6 (18.75%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (18.75%) Wealth Management
8 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Process Improvement
8 5 (15.63%) Security Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Six Sigma
9 4 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
9 4 (12.50%) Functional Testing
10 3 (9.38%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) Groovy
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 17 (53.13%) ISEB
3 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (78.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (40.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.88%) HP