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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 79 81 63
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 18 13 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 1.75% 1.30% 2.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.17% 5.35% 9.39%
Number of salaries quoted 15 13 6
Average salary £38,500 £31,500 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% +2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,676 £25,000 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £37,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
177 243 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 17.20% 24.35% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 125 224 168
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (96.43%) ISEB
2 25 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (82.14%) SQL
4 22 (78.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (64.29%) Java
5 18 (64.29%) Selenium
5 18 (64.29%) WebDriver
6 17 (60.71%) QuickTest Pro
7 15 (53.57%) Automated Testing
8 14 (50.00%) Test Automation
9 13 (46.43%) Eclipse
9 13 (46.43%) TestNG
9 13 (46.43%) Test Scripting
10 12 (42.86%) C#
10 12 (42.86%) Finance
11 11 (39.29%) IntelliJ
11 11 (39.29%) Web Services
11 11 (39.29%) Test Management
11 11 (39.29%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (35.71%) HP
12 10 (35.71%) TDD
13 9 (32.14%) Waterfall
14 8 (28.57%) Firebug
14 8 (28.57%) XML
14 8 (28.57%) HTML
15 7 (25.00%) Windows
15 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
16 6 (21.43%) Subversion
16 6 (21.43%) Maven
16 6 (21.43%) XPath

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (17.86%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 18 (64.29%) Selenium
1 18 (64.29%) WebDriver
2 17 (60.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (46.43%) Eclipse
3 13 (46.43%) TestNG
4 11 (39.29%) IntelliJ
5 8 (28.57%) Firebug
6 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
7 6 (21.43%) SpecFlow
7 6 (21.43%) Jenkins
7 6 (21.43%) Subversion
7 6 (21.43%) Maven
8 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner
8 2 (7.14%) JMeter
8 2 (7.14%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (7.14%) JUnit
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Analyst
1 14 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Test Leader
3 5 (17.86%) Automation Tester
3 5 (17.86%) Automation Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Tester
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) QA Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) QA Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Software Quality Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) Web Services
2 8 (28.57%) XML
2 8 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (7.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
1 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 2 (7.14%) Open Source
1 2 (7.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Android
2 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (53.57%) Automated Testing
3 14 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 13 (46.43%) Test Scripting
5 11 (39.29%) Test Management
6 10 (35.71%) TDD
7 9 (32.14%) Waterfall
8 6 (21.43%) BDD
8 6 (21.43%) Coaching
9 5 (17.86%) Mentoring
9 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
9 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
10 4 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
10 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
11 3 (10.71%) RDF
11 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
12 2 (7.14%) RAD
12 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
13 1 (3.57%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 23 (82.14%) SQL
2 18 (64.29%) Java
3 12 (42.86%) C#
4 6 (21.43%) VBScript
4 6 (21.43%) VB
4 6 (21.43%) XPath
5 2 (7.14%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 27 (96.43%) ISEB
2 22 (78.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (39.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) HP
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft