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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 88 99 105
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 31 14 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.70% 0.88% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.43% 2.46% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 31 14 22
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
699 570 802
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 38.34% 35.85% 41.32%
Number of salaries quoted 494 483 708
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 September 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Cambridge

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 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 49 (98.00%) QA
2 48 (96.00%) ISEB
3 46 (92.00%) Automated Testing
4 33 (66.00%) Selenium
5 30 (60.00%) Test Scripting
6 25 (50.00%) Software Testing
7 24 (48.00%) HTML
8 23 (46.00%) JavaScript
9 22 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (40.00%) Scrum
10 20 (40.00%) JIRA
11 19 (38.00%) Java
12 17 (34.00%) CSS
13 16 (32.00%) Regression Testing
14 14 (28.00%) Degree
14 14 (28.00%) TDD
15 13 (26.00%) C#
16 12 (24.00%) Internet
17 11 (22.00%) Compatibility Testing
17 11 (22.00%) HTTP
18 10 (20.00%) Web Testing
18 10 (20.00%) WebDriver
18 10 (20.00%) User Stories
19 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
19 8 (16.00%) Python
19 8 (16.00%) Windows
19 8 (16.00%) Linux
19 8 (16.00%) Automation Testing
20 7 (14.00%) C++
20 7 (14.00%) Manual Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (4.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.00%) Internet
2 11 (22.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 33 (66.00%) Selenium
2 20 (40.00%) JIRA
3 10 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 6 (12.00%) FitNesse
5 3 (6.00%) Bugzilla
6 2 (4.00%) Sahi
6 2 (4.00%) Jasmine
6 2 (4.00%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (4.00%) WATIR
7 1 (2.00%) JUnit
7 1 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (2.00%) TestComplete
7 1 (2.00%) TestNG
7 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.00%) Hudson
General
1 1 (2.00%) Publishing
1 1 (2.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (48.00%) QA Engineer
2 15 (30.00%) Software Engineer
3 12 (24.00%) Software Tester
3 12 (24.00%) Tester
4 10 (20.00%) Analyst
4 10 (20.00%) Test Analyst
5 9 (18.00%) Test Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) Senior QA Engineer
7 6 (12.00%) Automated Test Analyst
8 5 (10.00%) Senior Software Tester
8 5 (10.00%) Senior Tester
9 4 (8.00%) Software Test Engineer
9 4 (8.00%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (48.00%) HTML
2 17 (34.00%) CSS
3 2 (4.00%) .NET
4 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.00%) Windows
1 8 (16.00%) Linux
2 7 (14.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (92.00%) Automated Testing
2 30 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 25 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 22 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (40.00%) Scrum
6 16 (32.00%) Regression Testing
7 14 (28.00%) TDD
8 11 (22.00%) Compatibility Testing
9 10 (20.00%) Web Testing
9 10 (20.00%) User Stories
10 8 (16.00%) Automation Testing
10 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (14.00%) Manual Testing
12 5 (10.00%) Performance Testing
13 4 (8.00%) Usability Testing
14 3 (6.00%) BDD
15 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
15 2 (4.00%) System Testing
15 2 (4.00%) Multithreading
16 1 (2.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.00%) JavaScript
2 19 (38.00%) Java
3 13 (26.00%) C#
4 8 (16.00%) Python
5 7 (14.00%) C++
6 5 (10.00%) C
7 3 (6.00%) Ruby
8 2 (4.00%) F#
8 2 (4.00%) SQL
9 1 (2.00%) Perl
9 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 48 (96.00%) ISEB
2 14 (28.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (98.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle
1 2 (4.00%) Adobe
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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