The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Brighton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 83 63 69
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 18 20 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 1.55% 2.88% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.57% 8.55% 5.70%
Number of salaries quoted 14 18 17
Average salary £34,000 £30,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.56% -12.14%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
ISTQB
East Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Brighton region.

Qualifications Category
Brighton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
274 234 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 23.60% 33.72% 34.41%
Number of salaries quoted 247 227 284
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £19,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Brighton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Brighton region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Brighton

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Brighton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Brighton region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Brighton

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Brighton 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 27 (100.00%) ISEB
2 21 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (59.26%) SQL
4 15 (55.56%) Automated Testing
4 15 (55.56%) Selenium
5 14 (51.85%) WebDriver
6 12 (44.44%) QA
6 12 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (40.74%) Finance
8 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
9 9 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (29.63%) VBScript
10 8 (29.63%) VB
10 8 (29.63%) Degree
10 8 (29.63%) JIRA
11 7 (25.93%) Web Services
11 7 (25.93%) Windows
11 7 (25.93%) Ruby
11 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
11 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
11 7 (25.93%) BDD
11 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
12 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
13 5 (18.52%) Test Management
13 5 (18.52%) V-Model
13 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
13 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (14.81%) Java
14 4 (14.81%) Scrum

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Brighton 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) Selenium
2 14 (51.85%) WebDriver
3 9 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (29.63%) JIRA
5 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
5 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
5 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
6 4 (14.81%) Selenium IDE
6 4 (14.81%) TestNG
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
1 14 (51.85%) Test Analyst
2 12 (44.44%) Tester
3 9 (33.33%) QA Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Automation Tester
5 4 (14.81%) Test Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) QA Tester
6 3 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) QA Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Manual Tester
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Tester
6 3 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Automation Tester
6 3 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Social Media
2 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (55.56%) Automated Testing
3 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
4 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (25.93%) BDD
5 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
6 5 (18.52%) V-Model
6 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
6 5 (18.52%) Test Management
7 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Scrum
8 3 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
9 1 (3.70%) Automation Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
9 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.70%) Project Management
9 1 (3.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) VBScript
2 8 (29.63%) VB
3 7 (25.93%) Ruby
4 4 (14.81%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) ISEB
2 12 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (29.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) HP