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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 93 105 80
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -25
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 15 17 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.01% 0.95% 2.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.74% 2.38% 6.48%
Number of salaries quoted 14 17 49
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 £29,900 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £42,500 £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
548 713 803
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 36.88% 39.74% 39.65%
Number of salaries quoted 472 585 660
Average salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,600 £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 17 April 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Cambridge

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (79.17%) ISEB
2 26 (54.17%) Automated Testing
3 24 (50.00%) Degree
4 22 (45.83%) QA
5 18 (37.50%) SQL
6 17 (35.42%) Software Testing
7 16 (33.33%) Python
8 15 (31.25%) Test Scripting
9 14 (29.17%) JIRA
10 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (25.00%) Selenium
10 12 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (22.92%) Android
11 11 (22.92%) Windows
11 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
11 11 (22.92%) Test Automation
12 10 (20.83%) Apple iOS
12 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (20.83%) Linux
13 9 (18.75%) HTML
13 9 (18.75%) Load Testing
13 9 (18.75%) Unit Testing
13 9 (18.75%) Test Strategy
14 8 (16.67%) Mobile App
15 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
15 7 (14.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 6 (12.50%) Java
16 6 (12.50%) Web Services
16 6 (12.50%) XML
16 6 (12.50%) GIS

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (2.08%) ArcGIS
1 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (29.17%) JIRA
2 12 (25.00%) Selenium
3 5 (10.42%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (6.25%) JMeter
5 1 (2.08%) Subversion
5 1 (2.08%) JUnit
5 1 (2.08%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.08%) TestComplete
5 1 (2.08%) TestNG
5 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.08%) PHPUnit
5 1 (2.08%) Hudson
5 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Games
3 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.08%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Test Engineer
2 13 (27.08%) Software Engineer
3 12 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 10 (20.83%) Automation Engineer
5 9 (18.75%) Test Automation Engineer
5 9 (18.75%) Test Manager
6 8 (16.67%) Tester
7 7 (14.58%) Analyst
7 7 (14.58%) Test Analyst
8 5 (10.42%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (10.42%) Software Tester
9 3 (6.25%) QA Test Manager
9 3 (6.25%) QA Manager
9 3 (6.25%) Junior
9 3 (6.25%) Systems Test Engineer
9 3 (6.25%) Automation Tester
9 3 (6.25%) Selenium Tester
10 2 (4.17%) Principal Engineer
10 2 (4.17%) Test Leader
10 2 (4.17%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) HTML
2 6 (12.50%) Web Services
2 6 (12.50%) XML
3 3 (6.25%) CSS
4 2 (4.17%) .NET
5 1 (2.08%) J2EE
5 1 (2.08%) JSF
5 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.08%) JSON
5 1 (2.08%) Dojo
5 1 (2.08%) GWT
5 1 (2.08%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 6 (12.50%) GIS
4 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.17%) User Experience
6 1 (2.08%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (2.08%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Android
1 11 (22.92%) Windows
2 10 (20.83%) Linux
2 10 (20.83%) Apple iOS
3 4 (8.33%) UNIX
4 1 (2.08%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.08%) Tizen
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) Automated Testing
2 17 (35.42%) Software Testing
3 15 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 12 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (22.92%) Test Automation
6 9 (18.75%) Load Testing
6 9 (18.75%) Unit Testing
6 9 (18.75%) Test Strategy
7 6 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 5 (10.42%) BDD
8 5 (10.42%) Use Case
8 5 (10.42%) Test Management
8 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (10.42%) Scrum
8 5 (10.42%) Validation
9 4 (8.33%) Regression Testing
9 4 (8.33%) TDD
10 3 (6.25%) Web Design
10 3 (6.25%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) SQL
2 16 (33.33%) Python
3 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
4 6 (12.50%) Java
5 2 (4.17%) PHP
5 2 (4.17%) C
5 2 (4.17%) C#
5 2 (4.17%) C++
6 1 (2.08%) Delphi
6 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.08%) Perl
6 1 (2.08%) Ruby
6 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 38 (79.17%) ISEB
2 24 (50.00%) Degree
3 7 (14.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (45.83%) QA
2 3 (6.25%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) SAP
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle
3 1 (2.08%) Sophos
3 1 (2.08%) ESRI
3 1 (2.08%) Google
3 1 (2.08%) Fujitsu
3 1 (2.08%) Lumension