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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 87 105 82
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -23
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 18 14 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.23% 0.82% 2.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.28% 2.02% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 18 14 37
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £41,750 £42,500
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
549 693 800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 37.58% 40.48% 40.42%
Number of salaries quoted 468 591 654
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,255 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 31 March 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Cambridge

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 38 (80.85%) ISEB
2 25 (53.19%) Automated Testing
3 23 (48.94%) Degree
4 22 (46.81%) QA
5 16 (34.04%) Software Testing
5 16 (34.04%) Python
5 16 (34.04%) SQL
6 14 (29.79%) JIRA
6 14 (29.79%) Test Scripting
7 12 (25.53%) Selenium
7 12 (25.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (23.40%) Android
9 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
9 10 (21.28%) Apple iOS
9 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
10 9 (19.15%) Load Testing
10 9 (19.15%) Unit Testing
10 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
10 9 (19.15%) Windows
10 9 (19.15%) Linux
10 9 (19.15%) HTML
11 8 (17.02%) Mobile App
12 6 (12.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (10.64%) Test Management
13 5 (10.64%) Manual Testing
13 5 (10.64%) Use Case
13 5 (10.64%) QuickTest Pro
13 5 (10.64%) Java

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.38%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) JIRA
2 12 (25.53%) Selenium
3 5 (10.64%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (6.38%) JMeter
5 1 (2.13%) JUnit
5 1 (2.13%) TestComplete
5 1 (2.13%) TestNG
5 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.13%) PHPUnit
5 1 (2.13%) Hudson
5 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Games
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Test Engineer
2 12 (25.53%) Software Test Engineer
2 12 (25.53%) Software Engineer
3 10 (21.28%) Automation Engineer
4 9 (19.15%) Test Automation Engineer
4 9 (19.15%) Test Manager
5 7 (14.89%) Test Analyst
5 7 (14.89%) Analyst
5 7 (14.89%) Tester
6 5 (10.64%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Software Tester
8 3 (6.38%) Systems Test Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) QA Manager
8 3 (6.38%) Junior
8 3 (6.38%) Automation Tester
8 3 (6.38%) Selenium Tester
8 3 (6.38%) QA Test Manager
9 2 (4.26%) Principal Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Test Leader
9 2 (4.26%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) HTML
2 5 (10.64%) Web Services
2 5 (10.64%) XML
3 3 (6.38%) CSS
4 1 (2.13%) .NET
4 1 (2.13%) JSON
4 1 (2.13%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.02%) Mobile App
3 5 (10.64%) GIS
4 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.26%) User Experience
6 1 (2.13%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Android
2 10 (21.28%) Apple iOS
3 9 (19.15%) Windows
3 9 (19.15%) Linux
4 4 (8.51%) UNIX
5 1 (2.13%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.13%) Tizen
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (53.19%) Automated Testing
2 16 (34.04%) Software Testing
3 14 (29.79%) Test Scripting
4 12 (25.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
6 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
6 9 (19.15%) Load Testing
6 9 (19.15%) Unit Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Test Management
7 5 (10.64%) Manual Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Use Case
7 5 (10.64%) Validation
7 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.51%) Scrum
8 4 (8.51%) TDD
8 4 (8.51%) Regression Testing
8 4 (8.51%) BDD
9 3 (6.38%) User Stories
9 3 (6.38%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.04%) SQL
1 16 (34.04%) Python
2 5 (10.64%) Java
2 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.26%) C#
3 2 (4.26%) C++
3 2 (4.26%) PHP
4 1 (2.13%) C
4 1 (2.13%) Delphi
4 1 (2.13%) Perl
4 1 (2.13%) Ruby
4 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 38 (80.85%) ISEB
2 23 (48.94%) Degree
3 6 (12.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.38%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (46.81%) QA
2 3 (6.38%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) SAP