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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 94 96 112
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +16
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 23 17 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.30% 1.10% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.52% 2.91% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 23 17 17
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
654 584 771
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 37.01% 37.90% 38.15%
Number of salaries quoted 452 494 681
Average salary £39,300 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.75% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 23 September 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Cambridge

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 47 (97.92%) QA
2 46 (95.83%) ISEB
3 45 (93.75%) Automated Testing
4 36 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (68.75%) Selenium
6 31 (64.58%) Manual Testing
7 27 (56.25%) Test Scripting
8 24 (50.00%) HTML
8 24 (50.00%) Software Testing
9 23 (47.92%) JavaScript
10 20 (41.67%) Java
10 20 (41.67%) Scrum
11 18 (37.50%) JIRA
12 16 (33.33%) CSS
12 16 (33.33%) Regression Testing
13 14 (29.17%) C#
14 13 (27.08%) TDD
14 13 (27.08%) Degree
15 11 (22.92%) Internet
15 11 (22.92%) WebDriver
16 10 (20.83%) HTTP
16 10 (20.83%) Compatibility Testing
16 10 (20.83%) User Stories
17 9 (18.75%) Web Testing
17 9 (18.75%) Mentoring
18 8 (16.67%) C++
18 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
19 7 (14.58%) Python
19 7 (14.58%) Automation Testing
20 6 (12.50%) UNIX

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 11 (22.92%) Internet
2 10 (20.83%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 33 (68.75%) Selenium
2 18 (37.50%) JIRA
3 11 (22.92%) WebDriver
4 5 (10.42%) FitNesse
5 2 (4.17%) WATIR
5 2 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (4.17%) Bugzilla
5 2 (4.17%) Sahi
5 2 (4.17%) Jasmine
5 2 (4.17%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.08%) JUnit
6 1 (2.08%) Hudson
6 1 (2.08%) TestComplete
6 1 (2.08%) TestNG
General
1 1 (2.08%) Publishing
1 1 (2.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (45.83%) QA Engineer
2 15 (31.25%) Software Engineer
3 12 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 12 (25.00%) Tester
4 9 (18.75%) Test Engineer
4 9 (18.75%) Analyst
4 9 (18.75%) Test Analyst
5 7 (14.58%) Senior QA Engineer
6 6 (12.50%) Automated Test Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (8.33%) Senior Tester
8 4 (8.33%) Senior Software Tester
9 3 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (50.00%) HTML
2 16 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (4.17%) .NET
4 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) UNIX
2 5 (10.42%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (93.75%) Automated Testing
2 36 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (64.58%) Manual Testing
4 27 (56.25%) Test Scripting
5 24 (50.00%) Software Testing
6 20 (41.67%) Scrum
7 16 (33.33%) Regression Testing
8 13 (27.08%) TDD
9 10 (20.83%) Compatibility Testing
9 10 (20.83%) User Stories
10 9 (18.75%) Mentoring
10 9 (18.75%) Web Testing
11 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (14.58%) Automation Testing
13 5 (10.42%) Performance Testing
14 4 (8.33%) Usability Testing
15 3 (6.25%) BDD
16 2 (4.17%) E-Commerce
16 2 (4.17%) System Testing
17 1 (2.08%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 23 (47.92%) JavaScript
2 20 (41.67%) Java
3 14 (29.17%) C#
4 8 (16.67%) C++
5 7 (14.58%) Python
6 5 (10.42%) C
7 2 (4.17%) Ruby
7 2 (4.17%) F#
7 2 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (95.83%) ISEB
2 13 (27.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (97.92%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle