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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 23 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 17 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 7.80% 7.77% -
As % of the Qualifications category 22.08% 28.57% -
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 0
Average salary £42,500 £87,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-51.42% -
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
77 28 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 35.32% 27.18% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 49 18 12
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,750 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £42,500 £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 27 February 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Brentwood

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (73.91%) QA
2 13 (56.52%) ISEB
3 12 (52.17%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (39.13%) HP
4 9 (39.13%) Finance
5 8 (34.78%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (34.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (30.43%) SoapUI
6 7 (30.43%) Middleware
6 7 (30.43%) E-Commerce
6 7 (30.43%) SOAP
7 6 (26.09%) JIRA
7 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
7 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
8 5 (21.74%) XMLSpy
8 5 (21.74%) MS Office
8 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
8 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Degree
8 5 (21.74%) Selenium
8 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
9 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
9 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
10 3 (13.04%) VBA
10 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
11 2 (8.70%) Information Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (21.74%) MS Office
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (30.43%) SoapUI
3 6 (26.09%) JIRA
4 5 (21.74%) Selenium
4 5 (21.74%) XMLSpy
5 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
6 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
7 1 (4.35%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) QA Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Test Manager
4 5 (21.74%) Tester
5 4 (17.39%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Manual Tester
6 3 (13.04%) Software Tester
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Manager
7 2 (8.70%) Configuration Manager
7 2 (8.70%) QA Manager
7 2 (8.70%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (8.70%) Senior QA Manager
7 2 (8.70%) Testing Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Performance Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Environment Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) SOAP
1 7 (30.43%) Middleware
2 2 (8.70%) Ajax
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) E-Commerce
2 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
2 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
4 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) System Testing
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
5 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Test Planning
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL
5 2 (8.70%) Release Management
5 2 (8.70%) Test Management
5 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Information Management
5 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) VBA
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) ISEB
2 8 (34.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (21.74%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (73.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (52.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) HP
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.35%) SAP
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