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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 84 98 92
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 30 12 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.75% 0.82% 1.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.78% 2.17% 4.50%
Number of salaries quoted 29 12 32
Average salary £34,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.44% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,250 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
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
628 554 777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 36.64% 37.64% 41.20%
Number of salaries quoted 429 435 616
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 £57,500
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 29 December 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Cambridge

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 (88.68%) ISEB
2 36 (67.92%) QA
3 34 (64.15%) Automated Testing
4 26 (49.06%) Selenium
5 24 (45.28%) Degree
5 24 (45.28%) Test Scripting
6 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (39.62%) Software Testing
8 20 (37.74%) Manual Testing
9 19 (35.85%) JIRA
10 17 (32.08%) HTML
11 13 (24.53%) JavaScript
12 12 (22.64%) Java
12 12 (22.64%) Scrum
13 10 (18.87%) Regression Testing
13 10 (18.87%) Python
13 10 (18.87%) SQL
14 9 (16.98%) C#
14 9 (16.98%) Linux
15 8 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (15.09%) Windows
16 7 (13.21%) Internet
16 7 (13.21%) C++
16 7 (13.21%) CSS
16 7 (13.21%) TDD
16 7 (13.21%) Test Automation
16 7 (13.21%) Android
16 7 (13.21%) User Stories
17 6 (11.32%) Apple iOS
17 6 (11.32%) WebDriver

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 7 (13.21%) Internet
2 5 (9.43%) HTTP
3 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.89%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (49.06%) Selenium
2 19 (35.85%) JIRA
3 6 (11.32%) WebDriver
4 5 (9.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (3.77%) JUnit
5 2 (3.77%) TestComplete
5 2 (3.77%) TestNG
5 2 (3.77%) Hudson
5 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.89%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.89%) FitNesse
General
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Games
3 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Test Engineer
2 12 (22.64%) Software Engineer
2 12 (22.64%) Analyst
2 12 (22.64%) Test Analyst
2 12 (22.64%) QA Engineer
3 10 (18.87%) Tester
4 9 (16.98%) Software Test Engineer
5 7 (13.21%) Software Tester
5 7 (13.21%) Automated Test Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) Automation Engineer
6 6 (11.32%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (9.43%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (7.55%) Senior QA Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) Test Manager
9 3 (5.66%) Systems Test Engineer
10 2 (3.77%) Manual Tester
10 2 (3.77%) Principal Systems Engineer
10 2 (3.77%) Principal Engineer
10 2 (3.77%) Test Leader
10 2 (3.77%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (32.08%) HTML
2 7 (13.21%) CSS
3 5 (9.43%) Web Services
3 5 (9.43%) XML
4 2 (3.77%) .NET
5 1 (1.89%) JSON
5 1 (1.89%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) GIS
1 5 (9.43%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.55%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.89%) User Experience
3 1 (1.89%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.98%) Linux
2 8 (15.09%) Windows
3 7 (13.21%) Android
4 6 (11.32%) Apple iOS
5 5 (9.43%) UNIX
6 1 (1.89%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.89%) Tizen
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (64.15%) Automated Testing
2 24 (45.28%) Test Scripting
3 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (39.62%) Software Testing
5 20 (37.74%) Manual Testing
6 12 (22.64%) Scrum
7 10 (18.87%) Regression Testing
8 8 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (13.21%) TDD
9 7 (13.21%) Test Automation
9 7 (13.21%) User Stories
10 6 (11.32%) Load Testing
10 6 (11.32%) Unit Testing
10 6 (11.32%) Web Testing
11 5 (9.43%) Use Case
11 5 (9.43%) Validation
11 5 (9.43%) Test Strategy
11 5 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (9.43%) Performance Testing
11 5 (9.43%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) JavaScript
2 12 (22.64%) Java
3 10 (18.87%) SQL
3 10 (18.87%) Python
4 9 (16.98%) C#
5 7 (13.21%) C++
6 3 (5.66%) C
7 2 (3.77%) PHP
8 1 (1.89%) Perl
8 1 (1.89%) Delphi
8 1 (1.89%) Ruby
8 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 47 (88.68%) ISEB
2 24 (45.28%) Degree
3 5 (9.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (67.92%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft