The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 106 73 113
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +40
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 19 55 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.05% 2.74% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.65% 6.96% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 19 52 15
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £32,000 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
716 790 966
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 39.43% 39.40% 45.61%
Number of salaries quoted 586 652 778
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
ISTQB
Cambridgeshire

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 18 April 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Cambridge

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 30 (96.77%) ISEB
2 25 (80.65%) QA
3 21 (67.74%) Automated Testing
4 19 (61.29%) Test Scripting
5 12 (38.71%) Selenium
5 12 (38.71%) Degree
5 12 (38.71%) Regression Testing
6 11 (35.48%) Software Testing
7 10 (32.26%) Windows
7 10 (32.26%) Linux
8 9 (29.03%) Python
8 9 (29.03%) HTML
8 9 (29.03%) Java
8 9 (29.03%) JIRA
9 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
9 8 (25.81%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (22.58%) CSS
10 7 (22.58%) Internet
10 7 (22.58%) Scrum
10 7 (22.58%) Test Management
11 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
11 6 (19.35%) Integration Testing
11 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (19.35%) Test Strategy
11 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (19.35%) ITIL
11 6 (19.35%) SAP
11 6 (19.35%) HP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (6.45%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) Internet
2 5 (16.13%) HTTP
3 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Selenium
2 9 (29.03%) JIRA
3 8 (25.81%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (12.90%) Bugzilla
5 3 (9.68%) FitNesse
6 1 (3.23%) WinRunner
6 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.23%) Games
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Test Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Software Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) QA Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Senior Test Manager
3 6 (19.35%) Test Project Leader
3 6 (19.35%) Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Test Manager
3 6 (19.35%) Test Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Senior Manager
3 6 (19.35%) Project Leader
4 5 (16.13%) Tester
4 5 (16.13%) Software Tester
5 4 (12.90%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Tester
6 3 (9.68%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Software Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Senior SAP Test Manager
7 2 (6.45%) SAP Manager
7 2 (6.45%) SAP Test Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) HTML
2 7 (22.58%) CSS
3 2 (6.45%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) .NET
4 1 (3.23%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Windows
1 10 (32.26%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) UNIX
3 3 (9.68%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Automated Testing
2 19 (61.29%) Test Scripting
3 12 (38.71%) Regression Testing
4 11 (35.48%) Software Testing
5 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (22.58%) Scrum
6 7 (22.58%) Test Management
7 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Integration Testing
7 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Test Strategy
7 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (19.35%) ITIL
8 5 (16.13%) TDD
8 5 (16.13%) Compatibility Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Web Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Automation Testing
10 2 (6.45%) System Testing
10 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) Python
1 9 (29.03%) Java
2 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
3 5 (16.13%) Perl
4 4 (12.90%) Ruby
4 4 (12.90%) C#
5 3 (9.68%) C
5 3 (9.68%) SQL
6 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.45%) C++
7 1 (3.23%) VBScript
7 1 (3.23%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 30 (96.77%) ISEB
2 12 (38.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (80.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) SAP
1 6 (19.35%) HP
2 2 (6.45%) Adobe
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
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