The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 108 113 120
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 26 17 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.06% 0.76% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.39% 2.20% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 22 17 25
Average salary £33,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,600 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +6.15%
ISTQB
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cambridgeshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
768 774 1118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 31.17% 34.72% 37.62%
Number of salaries quoted 551 606 904
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £58,400
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Cambridgeshire region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +2 22 £33,000 -12.00% 3
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 54 (85.71%) ISEB
2 52 (82.54%) QA
3 45 (71.43%) Automated Testing
4 34 (53.97%) Selenium
5 32 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (47.62%) Test Scripting
7 28 (44.44%) Manual Testing
8 24 (38.10%) Software Testing
9 23 (36.51%) HTML
10 22 (34.92%) Degree
11 20 (31.75%) JIRA
12 19 (30.16%) JavaScript
13 18 (28.57%) Regression Testing
14 17 (26.98%) Java
15 15 (23.81%) Scrum
16 14 (22.22%) TDD
16 14 (22.22%) C#
17 13 (20.63%) CSS
17 13 (20.63%) QuickTest Pro
18 11 (17.46%) Internet
18 11 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
18 11 (17.46%) WebDriver
19 10 (15.87%) Unit Testing
20 9 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
20 9 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
20 9 (14.29%) Test Strategy
20 9 (14.29%) User Stories
20 9 (14.29%) HP
20 9 (14.29%) HTTP
20 9 (14.29%) C++

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 11 (17.46%) Internet
2 9 (14.29%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 34 (53.97%) Selenium
2 20 (31.75%) JIRA
3 13 (20.63%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (17.46%) WebDriver
5 3 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (4.76%) Sahi
5 3 (4.76%) Jasmine
5 3 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
5 3 (4.76%) LoadRunner
5 3 (4.76%) WATIR
5 3 (4.76%) FitNesse
6 2 (3.17%) TestComplete
6 2 (3.17%) TestNG
6 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.17%) JUnit
6 2 (3.17%) Hudson
General
1 5 (7.94%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Legal
2 3 (4.76%) Military
3 2 (3.17%) Games
4 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (28.57%) QA Engineer
2 16 (25.40%) Software Engineer
3 14 (22.22%) Test Engineer
4 13 (20.63%) Analyst
4 13 (20.63%) Test Analyst
5 12 (19.05%) Tester
6 9 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
7 8 (12.70%) Test Manager
8 7 (11.11%) Automated Test Analyst
9 6 (9.52%) SAP Manager
9 6 (9.52%) SAP Test Manager
9 6 (9.52%) Software Tester
9 6 (9.52%) Project Leader
9 6 (9.52%) Senior QA Engineer
9 6 (9.52%) Test Project Leader
10 4 (6.35%) QA Tester
10 4 (6.35%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (6.35%) Test Automation Engineer
11 3 (4.76%) Automated Tester
11 3 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (36.51%) HTML
2 13 (20.63%) CSS
3 4 (6.35%) XML
4 3 (4.76%) Web Services
5 1 (1.59%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.76%) GIS
3 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.70%) Linux
2 7 (11.11%) UNIX
3 6 (9.52%) Windows
4 1 (1.59%) Android
4 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (71.43%) Automated Testing
2 32 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (47.62%) Test Scripting
4 28 (44.44%) Manual Testing
5 24 (38.10%) Software Testing
6 18 (28.57%) Regression Testing
7 15 (23.81%) Scrum
8 14 (22.22%) TDD
9 11 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (15.87%) Unit Testing
11 9 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
11 9 (14.29%) Test Strategy
11 9 (14.29%) User Stories
12 8 (12.70%) Automation Testing
12 8 (12.70%) Web Testing
13 7 (11.11%) Test Management
13 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (9.52%) Validation
14 6 (9.52%) ITIL
14 6 (9.52%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.16%) JavaScript
2 17 (26.98%) Java
3 14 (22.22%) C#
4 9 (14.29%) C++
5 8 (12.70%) Python
6 6 (9.52%) SQL
7 4 (6.35%) C
8 1 (1.59%) Ruby
8 1 (1.59%) F#
Qualifications
1 54 (85.71%) ISEB
2 22 (34.92%) Degree
3 6 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (82.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (14.29%) HP
2 6 (9.52%) SAP
3 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.76%) IBM
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