The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 79 99 79
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -20
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 34 9 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.12% 0.63% 2.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.71% 1.62% 5.41%
Number of salaries quoted 33 9 39
Average salary £34,000 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.42% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £38,000 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -
ISTQB
Cambridgeshire

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

Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
595 557 721
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 37.03% 38.73% 40.90%
Number of salaries quoted 427 460 582
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Cambridge

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Cambridge

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 48 (87.27%) ISEB
2 33 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 33 (60.00%) QA
3 25 (45.45%) Degree
4 22 (40.00%) Selenium
5 21 (38.18%) Test Scripting
5 21 (38.18%) Software Testing
6 19 (34.55%) JIRA
6 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (27.27%) HTML
7 15 (27.27%) SQL
7 15 (27.27%) Manual Testing
8 14 (25.45%) Python
9 12 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
10 10 (18.18%) Test Automation
11 9 (16.36%) Android
11 9 (16.36%) Load Testing
11 9 (16.36%) Unit Testing
11 9 (16.36%) Java
11 9 (16.36%) Linux
11 9 (16.36%) Scrum
11 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
12 8 (14.55%) Regression Testing
12 8 (14.55%) Windows
12 8 (14.55%) Apple iOS
13 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (12.73%) C#
14 6 (10.91%) TDD
14 6 (10.91%) C++

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 6 (10.91%) Internet
2 3 (5.45%) HTTP
3 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.82%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (40.00%) Selenium
2 19 (34.55%) JIRA
3 5 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (9.09%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.64%) Hudson
4 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.64%) JUnit
4 2 (3.64%) TestComplete
4 2 (3.64%) TestNG
5 1 (1.82%) PHPUnit
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Games
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (34.55%) Test Engineer
2 13 (23.64%) Software Engineer
3 12 (21.82%) Software Test Engineer
4 11 (20.00%) Tester
5 10 (18.18%) Analyst
5 10 (18.18%) Test Analyst
6 9 (16.36%) QA Engineer
6 9 (16.36%) Automation Engineer
6 9 (16.36%) Test Automation Engineer
7 7 (12.73%) Software Tester
8 6 (10.91%) Automated Test Analyst
9 5 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (9.09%) Test Manager
10 3 (5.45%) Senior QA Engineer
10 3 (5.45%) Systems Test Engineer
10 3 (5.45%) Automation Tester
10 3 (5.45%) Selenium Tester
11 2 (3.64%) Automated Tester
11 2 (3.64%) Principal Engineer
11 2 (3.64%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.27%) HTML
2 6 (10.91%) XML
3 5 (9.09%) CSS
3 5 (9.09%) Web Services
4 2 (3.64%) .NET
5 1 (1.82%) JSON
5 1 (1.82%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.91%) Mobile App
3 5 (9.09%) GIS
4 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.82%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.82%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Linux
1 9 (16.36%) Android
2 8 (14.55%) Apple iOS
2 8 (14.55%) Windows
3 5 (9.09%) UNIX
4 1 (1.82%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.82%) Tizen
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 21 (38.18%) Software Testing
2 21 (38.18%) Test Scripting
3 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (27.27%) Manual Testing
5 12 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 9 (16.36%) Load Testing
7 9 (16.36%) Unit Testing
7 9 (16.36%) Scrum
8 8 (14.55%) Regression Testing
9 6 (10.91%) TDD
9 6 (10.91%) Test Strategy
10 5 (9.09%) User Stories
10 5 (9.09%) Validation
10 5 (9.09%) Use Case
11 4 (7.27%) Performance Testing
11 4 (7.27%) Web Testing
11 4 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (5.45%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.27%) SQL
2 14 (25.45%) Python
3 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 9 (16.36%) Java
5 7 (12.73%) C#
6 6 (10.91%) C++
7 2 (3.64%) C
7 2 (3.64%) PHP
8 1 (1.82%) Perl
8 1 (1.82%) Delphi
8 1 (1.82%) Ruby
8 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 48 (87.27%) ISEB
2 25 (45.45%) Degree
3 5 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.45%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (60.00%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) WAI
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
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