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 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 83 102 88
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -14
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 30 10 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.91% 0.69% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.89% 1.68% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 29 10 29
Average salary £35,000 £38,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,250 £31,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
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
614 595 724
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 39.03% 40.87% 40.18%
Number of salaries quoted 469 501 584
Average salary £40,250 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,550 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 February 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Cambridge

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 42 (84.00%) ISEB
2 26 (52.00%) Automated Testing
3 25 (50.00%) QA
4 24 (48.00%) Degree
5 18 (36.00%) Software Testing
6 16 (32.00%) SQL
7 15 (30.00%) Python
7 15 (30.00%) Test Scripting
8 14 (28.00%) JIRA
8 14 (28.00%) Selenium
8 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (22.00%) Android
11 10 (20.00%) Test Automation
11 10 (20.00%) Apple iOS
11 10 (20.00%) HTML
12 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
12 9 (18.00%) Windows
12 9 (18.00%) Linux
12 9 (18.00%) Test Strategy
12 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (18.00%) Load Testing
12 9 (18.00%) Unit Testing
13 8 (16.00%) Manual Testing
13 8 (16.00%) Mobile App
14 6 (12.00%) Scrum
14 6 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
14 6 (12.00%) Java
14 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
14 6 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (8.00%) Internet
2 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.00%) HTTP
3 1 (2.00%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (28.00%) JIRA
1 14 (28.00%) Selenium
2 6 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (4.00%) JMeter
3 2 (4.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.00%) PHPUnit
4 1 (2.00%) Hudson
4 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.00%) TestComplete
4 1 (2.00%) TestNG
4 1 (2.00%) JUnit
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Games
3 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (42.00%) Test Engineer
2 13 (26.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 13 (26.00%) Software Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
4 9 (18.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 9 (18.00%) Tester
5 8 (16.00%) Test Manager
6 6 (12.00%) Test Analyst
6 6 (12.00%) Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Software Tester
8 4 (8.00%) QA Engineer
9 3 (6.00%) Systems Test Engineer
9 3 (6.00%) Junior
9 3 (6.00%) Automation Tester
9 3 (6.00%) Selenium Tester
10 2 (4.00%) QA Manager
10 2 (4.00%) Manual Tester
10 2 (4.00%) Junior Software Engineer
10 2 (4.00%) Junior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) HTML
2 5 (10.00%) Web Services
2 5 (10.00%) XML
3 3 (6.00%) CSS
4 2 (4.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.00%) JSON
5 1 (2.00%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (16.00%) Mobile App
3 5 (10.00%) GIS
3 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) Android
2 10 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 9 (18.00%) Windows
3 9 (18.00%) Linux
4 4 (8.00%) UNIX
5 1 (2.00%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.00%) Tizen
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (52.00%) Automated Testing
2 18 (36.00%) Software Testing
3 15 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 9 (18.00%) Test Strategy
7 9 (18.00%) Load Testing
7 9 (18.00%) Unit Testing
8 8 (16.00%) Manual Testing
9 6 (12.00%) Scrum
10 5 (10.00%) Validation
10 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (10.00%) Use Case
10 5 (10.00%) Test Management
11 4 (8.00%) Regression Testing
11 4 (8.00%) TDD
12 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
12 3 (6.00%) Six Sigma
12 3 (6.00%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.00%) SQL
2 15 (30.00%) Python
3 6 (12.00%) Java
3 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.00%) C#
5 3 (6.00%) C++
6 2 (4.00%) PHP
7 1 (2.00%) C
7 1 (2.00%) Delphi
7 1 (2.00%) Perl
7 1 (2.00%) Ruby
7 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 42 (84.00%) ISEB
2 24 (48.00%) Degree
3 6 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) SAP
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