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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 99 107 98
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 7 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.26% 0.48% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 1.26% 3.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 23
Median salary £22,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-35.71% +7.69%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
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
432 556 657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 36.80% 37.87% 37.29%
Number of salaries quoted 312 494 457
Median salary £42,500 £41,250 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,950 £27,164 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of job ads across the Cambridge region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 15 (88.24%) ISEB
2 12 (70.59%) QA
3 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (52.94%) JIRA
4 9 (52.94%) SQL
5 8 (47.06%) Regression Testing
5 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
6 7 (41.18%) Automated Testing
6 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
7 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
7 6 (35.29%) Scrum
7 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
8 5 (29.41%) Windows
8 5 (29.41%) Selenium
8 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (23.53%) Load Testing
9 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
9 4 (23.53%) iPad
9 4 (23.53%) Unix
9 4 (23.53%) Java
10 3 (17.65%) VMware
10 3 (17.65%) Oracle
10 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
10 3 (17.65%) MS Office
10 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
10 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (17.65%) User Stories
10 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
10 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) JIRA
2 5 (29.41%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) ClearCase
4 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Test Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Software Test Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Junior
3 3 (17.65%) Junior QA Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Junior Software Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Junior Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) QA Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) QA Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Software QA Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Software Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Integration Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) iPad
2 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
3 2 (11.76%) Fintech
4 1 (5.88%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Unix
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Regression Testing
2 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Automated Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
4 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) Load Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (17.65%) User Stories
7 2 (11.76%) Agile Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
7 2 (11.76%) SDLC
7 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) System Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) ISEB
2 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (70.59%) QA
2 2 (11.76%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) SAP