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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 97 94 104
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 24 17 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.35% 1.03% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.70% 2.92% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 24 17 16
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,500 £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
648 582 790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 36.55% 35.12% 43.94%
Number of salaries quoted 490 493 692
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 £53,250 £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 24 July 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Cambridge

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 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 43 (97.73%) QA
2 41 (93.18%) ISEB
3 40 (90.91%) Automated Testing
4 29 (65.91%) Test Scripting
5 27 (61.36%) Selenium
6 24 (54.55%) Software Testing
7 20 (45.45%) HTML
7 20 (45.45%) JavaScript
8 18 (40.91%) Scrum
9 16 (36.36%) CSS
9 16 (36.36%) JIRA
10 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (34.09%) Java
11 13 (29.55%) Regression Testing
11 13 (29.55%) TDD
11 13 (29.55%) Degree
12 12 (27.27%) Internet
13 11 (25.00%) HTTP
13 11 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
14 10 (22.73%) C#
14 10 (22.73%) Python
14 10 (22.73%) Windows
14 10 (22.73%) Linux
15 9 (20.45%) Automation Testing
16 8 (18.18%) Web Testing
17 7 (15.91%) FitNesse
17 7 (15.91%) WebDriver
17 7 (15.91%) Manual Testing
17 7 (15.91%) UNIX
18 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (4.55%) Photoshop
1 2 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) Internet
2 11 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 27 (61.36%) Selenium
2 16 (36.36%) JIRA
3 7 (15.91%) FitNesse
3 7 (15.91%) WebDriver
4 4 (9.09%) Bugzilla
5 2 (4.55%) WATIR
5 2 (4.55%) Sahi
5 2 (4.55%) Jasmine
5 2 (4.55%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (2.27%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (2.27%) Games
1 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) QA Engineer
2 16 (36.36%) Software Engineer
3 11 (25.00%) Tester
3 11 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 11 (25.00%) Test Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Test Analyst
5 6 (13.64%) Software Test Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) Senior Tester
6 5 (11.36%) Software Test Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) Senior QA Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) Senior Software Tester
7 1 (2.27%) Automated Test Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Software Test Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Mobile Tester
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (45.45%) HTML
2 16 (36.36%) CSS
3 2 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.27%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Windows
1 10 (22.73%) Linux
2 7 (15.91%) UNIX
3 1 (2.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (90.91%) Automated Testing
2 29 (65.91%) Test Scripting
3 24 (54.55%) Software Testing
4 18 (40.91%) Scrum
5 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (29.55%) Regression Testing
6 13 (29.55%) TDD
7 11 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
8 9 (20.45%) Automation Testing
9 8 (18.18%) Web Testing
10 7 (15.91%) Manual Testing
11 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (11.36%) User Stories
13 4 (9.09%) Usability Testing
14 2 (4.55%) Multithreading
14 2 (4.55%) System Testing
14 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
14 2 (4.55%) BDD
15 1 (2.27%) OOP
15 1 (2.27%) OO
Programming Languages
1 20 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 15 (34.09%) Java
3 10 (22.73%) C#
3 10 (22.73%) Python
4 5 (11.36%) C
5 4 (9.09%) C++
5 4 (9.09%) Ruby
6 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.55%) F#
6 2 (4.55%) Perl
6 2 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (93.18%) ISEB
2 13 (29.55%) Degree
3 2 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (97.73%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle
1 2 (4.55%) Adobe
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