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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 86 94 102
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 23 14 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.33% 0.93% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.70% 2.35% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 23 14 22
Average salary £33,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £32,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
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
622 596 787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 35.85% 39.71% 38.75%
Number of salaries quoted 449 468 641
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 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £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 28 November 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Cambridge

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 51 (94.44%) ISEB
2 44 (81.48%) Automated Testing
2 44 (81.48%) QA
3 31 (57.41%) Selenium
4 30 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (51.85%) Manual Testing
6 25 (46.30%) Test Scripting
6 25 (46.30%) Software Testing
7 23 (42.59%) HTML
8 21 (38.89%) Degree
8 21 (38.89%) JIRA
9 19 (35.19%) JavaScript
10 18 (33.33%) Java
11 16 (29.63%) Scrum
12 13 (24.07%) C#
12 13 (24.07%) CSS
13 12 (22.22%) Regression Testing
14 11 (20.37%) Internet
14 11 (20.37%) TDD
15 9 (16.67%) HTTP
15 9 (16.67%) C++
15 9 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
15 9 (16.67%) User Stories
16 8 (14.81%) Web Testing
16 8 (14.81%) WebDriver
16 8 (14.81%) Linux
16 8 (14.81%) Python
17 7 (12.96%) SQL
17 7 (12.96%) UNIX
17 7 (12.96%) Windows

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (20.37%) Internet
2 9 (16.67%) HTTP
3 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.85%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (57.41%) Selenium
2 21 (38.89%) JIRA
3 8 (14.81%) WebDriver
4 4 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (5.56%) FitNesse
6 2 (3.70%) TestComplete
6 2 (3.70%) TestNG
6 2 (3.70%) JUnit
6 2 (3.70%) Hudson
6 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Games
2 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 16 (29.63%) Software Engineer
3 14 (25.93%) Test Engineer
4 11 (20.37%) Analyst
4 11 (20.37%) Test Analyst
5 10 (18.52%) Tester
6 9 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
7 7 (12.96%) Software Tester
7 7 (12.96%) Automated Test Analyst
8 6 (11.11%) Senior QA Engineer
9 4 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (7.41%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
11 2 (3.70%) Test Leader
11 2 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
11 2 (3.70%) Test Manager
11 2 (3.70%) Automated Tester
12 1 (1.85%) Selenium Tester
12 1 (1.85%) Manual Tester
12 1 (1.85%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (42.59%) HTML
2 13 (24.07%) CSS
3 4 (7.41%) XML
4 2 (3.70%) Web Services
5 1 (1.85%) .NET
5 1 (1.85%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.70%) GIS
2 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.85%) User Experience
3 1 (1.85%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) Linux
2 7 (12.96%) UNIX
2 7 (12.96%) Windows
3 5 (9.26%) Android
4 4 (7.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.85%) Tizen
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.85%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (81.48%) Automated Testing
2 30 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (51.85%) Manual Testing
4 25 (46.30%) Test Scripting
4 25 (46.30%) Software Testing
5 16 (29.63%) Scrum
6 12 (22.22%) Regression Testing
7 11 (20.37%) TDD
8 9 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
8 9 (16.67%) User Stories
9 8 (14.81%) Web Testing
10 7 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (11.11%) Mentoring
12 5 (9.26%) Automation Testing
12 5 (9.26%) Performance Testing
12 5 (9.26%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (7.41%) Load Testing
13 4 (7.41%) Unit Testing
13 4 (7.41%) Test Automation
14 3 (5.56%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.19%) JavaScript
2 18 (33.33%) Java
3 13 (24.07%) C#
4 9 (16.67%) C++
5 8 (14.81%) Python
6 7 (12.96%) SQL
7 5 (9.26%) C
8 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 51 (94.44%) ISEB
2 21 (38.89%) Degree
3 2 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (81.48%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
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