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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 103 104 77
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -27
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 19 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.35% 1.03% 2.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 2.80% 7.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3 18 47
Average salary £45,000 £33,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,300 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £46,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +5.26%
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
526 678 684
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 37.23% 36.85% 37.96%
Number of salaries quoted 438 522 581
Average salary £44,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,236 £29,000 £30,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,200 £52,500
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 May 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Cambridge

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 25 (75.76%) ISEB
2 16 (48.48%) Automated Testing
3 14 (42.42%) Degree
3 14 (42.42%) QA
4 13 (39.39%) SQL
5 11 (33.33%) Python
5 11 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 10 (30.30%) Software Testing
7 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
8 8 (24.24%) Windows
8 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
8 8 (24.24%) JIRA
8 8 (24.24%) Selenium
8 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
9 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
9 7 (21.21%) HTML
10 6 (18.18%) Linux
10 6 (18.18%) Apple iOS
10 6 (18.18%) Mobile App
10 6 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (18.18%) Android
11 5 (15.15%) Load Testing
11 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
11 5 (15.15%) Web Services
11 5 (15.15%) XML
11 5 (15.15%) Java
11 5 (15.15%) GIS

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (6.06%) ArcGIS
1 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
1 2 (6.06%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Photoshop
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
1 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) JIRA
1 8 (24.24%) Selenium
2 3 (9.09%) JMeter
2 3 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (6.06%) ClearCase
3 2 (6.06%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.03%) PHPUnit
4 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
1 2 (6.06%) Games
2 1 (3.03%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.03%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Software Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Software Test Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Test Manager
4 6 (18.18%) Tester
4 6 (18.18%) Automation Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Test Automation Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Test Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Software Tester
7 3 (9.09%) Automation Tester
7 3 (9.09%) QA Test Manager
7 3 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) QA Manager
7 3 (9.09%) Junior
7 3 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (6.06%) Systems Test Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) SAP Test Manager
8 2 (6.06%) SAP Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) HTML
2 5 (15.15%) Web Services
2 5 (15.15%) XML
3 3 (9.09%) CSS
4 2 (6.06%) .NET
4 2 (6.06%) J2EE
4 2 (6.06%) GWT
4 2 (6.06%) Dojo
4 2 (6.06%) JSF
5 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (18.18%) Mobile App
3 5 (15.15%) GIS
4 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Linux
2 6 (18.18%) Apple iOS
2 6 (18.18%) Android
3 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Automated Testing
2 11 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 10 (30.30%) Software Testing
4 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
5 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
6 5 (15.15%) Load Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.12%) Scrum
7 4 (12.12%) Test Management
7 4 (12.12%) Manual Testing
7 4 (12.12%) BDD
8 3 (9.09%) OWASP
8 3 (9.09%) User Stories
8 3 (9.09%) TDD
8 3 (9.09%) Web Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Performance Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) SQL
2 11 (33.33%) Python
3 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
4 5 (15.15%) Java
5 2 (6.06%) C
5 2 (6.06%) PHP
5 2 (6.06%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.03%) C#
6 1 (3.03%) C++
6 1 (3.03%) Delphi
6 1 (3.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (75.76%) ISEB
2 14 (42.42%) Degree
3 6 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (12.12%) DV Cleared
4 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (42.42%) QA
2 3 (9.09%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Sophos
2 2 (6.06%) ESRI
2 2 (6.06%) SAP
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) Fujitsu
2 2 (6.06%) Google
2 2 (6.06%) Lumension