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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 97 101 103
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 22 15 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.23% 0.90% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.36% 2.53% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 22 15 17
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £32,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £36,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
654 594 788
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 36.68% 35.83% 43.51%
Number of salaries quoted 481 504 694
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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 29 July 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Cambridge

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 42 (97.67%) QA
2 40 (93.02%) ISEB
3 39 (90.70%) Automated Testing
4 28 (65.12%) Test Scripting
5 26 (60.47%) Selenium
6 23 (53.49%) Software Testing
7 20 (46.51%) HTML
7 20 (46.51%) JavaScript
8 18 (41.86%) Scrum
9 16 (37.21%) CSS
9 16 (37.21%) JIRA
10 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (34.88%) Java
11 13 (30.23%) TDD
12 12 (27.91%) Degree
12 12 (27.91%) Regression Testing
12 12 (27.91%) Internet
13 11 (25.58%) HTTP
13 11 (25.58%) Compatibility Testing
14 10 (23.26%) C#
14 10 (23.26%) Python
14 10 (23.26%) Windows
14 10 (23.26%) Linux
15 9 (20.93%) Automation Testing
16 8 (18.60%) Web Testing
17 7 (16.28%) Manual Testing
17 7 (16.28%) FitNesse
17 7 (16.28%) UNIX
17 7 (16.28%) WebDriver
18 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (4.65%) Photoshop
1 2 (4.65%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.91%) Internet
2 11 (25.58%) HTTP
3 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 26 (60.47%) Selenium
2 16 (37.21%) JIRA
3 7 (16.28%) FitNesse
3 7 (16.28%) WebDriver
4 4 (9.30%) Bugzilla
5 2 (4.65%) Jasmine
5 2 (4.65%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (4.65%) Sahi
5 2 (4.65%) WATIR
General
1 1 (2.33%) Publishing
1 1 (2.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) QA Engineer
2 16 (37.21%) Software Engineer
3 11 (25.58%) Test Engineer
4 10 (23.26%) Tester
4 10 (23.26%) Software Tester
5 7 (16.28%) Analyst
5 7 (16.28%) Test Analyst
6 6 (13.95%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (11.63%) Senior Tester
7 5 (11.63%) Senior QA Engineer
7 5 (11.63%) Software Test Analyst
7 5 (11.63%) Senior Software Tester
8 1 (2.33%) Automated Test Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Software Test Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (46.51%) HTML
2 16 (37.21%) CSS
3 2 (4.65%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.33%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
1 10 (23.26%) Linux
2 7 (16.28%) UNIX
3 1 (2.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (90.70%) Automated Testing
2 28 (65.12%) Test Scripting
3 23 (53.49%) Software Testing
4 18 (41.86%) Scrum
5 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (30.23%) TDD
7 12 (27.91%) Regression Testing
8 11 (25.58%) Compatibility Testing
9 9 (20.93%) Automation Testing
10 8 (18.60%) Web Testing
11 7 (16.28%) Manual Testing
12 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (11.63%) User Stories
14 4 (9.30%) Usability Testing
15 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
15 2 (4.65%) Multithreading
15 2 (4.65%) System Testing
15 2 (4.65%) BDD
16 1 (2.33%) OOP
16 1 (2.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 20 (46.51%) JavaScript
2 15 (34.88%) Java
3 10 (23.26%) C#
3 10 (23.26%) Python
4 5 (11.63%) C
5 4 (9.30%) C++
5 4 (9.30%) Ruby
6 2 (4.65%) F#
6 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.65%) Perl
6 2 (4.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (93.02%) ISEB
2 12 (27.91%) Degree
3 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (97.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle
1 2 (4.65%) Adobe