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 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 97 90 98
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 9 31 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.64% 1.69% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.62% 4.42% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 9 31 14
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,800 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £42,500 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
555 702 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 39.45% 38.32% 35.75%
Number of salaries quoted 491 495 475
Average salary £42,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Cambridge

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 11 (78.57%) ISEB
2 8 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 8 (57.14%) QA
3 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (42.86%) Java
4 6 (42.86%) Selenium
4 6 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
5 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Degree
6 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 4 (28.57%) .NET
6 4 (28.57%) C#
6 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) JIRA
7 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Web Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
7 3 (21.43%) User Experience
7 3 (21.43%) User Stories
7 3 (21.43%) Linux
7 3 (21.43%) CRM
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 3 (21.43%) C
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
7 3 (21.43%) MS Office
7 3 (21.43%) XML
7 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Migration

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) ArcGIS
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (14.29%) ClearCase
3 2 (14.29%) Eclipse
3 2 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (7.14%) Subversion
4 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
1 1 (7.14%) Automotive
1 1 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Tester
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Test Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) QA Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) QA Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Development Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Software Development Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Software Integration Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) XML
3 2 (14.29%) JSF
3 2 (14.29%) Dojo
3 2 (14.29%) GWT
3 2 (14.29%) J2EE
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) Android SDK
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) User Experience
2 2 (14.29%) GIS
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 3 (21.43%) User Stories
4 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Web Testing
4 3 (21.43%) CRM
5 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 2 (14.29%) Process Management
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Image Processing
5 2 (14.29%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) Web Application Development
5 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 1 (7.14%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (28.57%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) C
5 2 (14.29%) Python
5 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 1 (7.14%) C++
6 1 (7.14%) Delphi
6 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) ISEB
2 6 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (35.71%) Degree
4 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (57.14%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Sophos
2 2 (14.29%) ESRI
2 2 (14.29%) Google
2 2 (14.29%) Fujitsu
2 2 (14.29%) Lumension
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle