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 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 107 121 101
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -20
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 28 26 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.32% 1.03% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.75% 2.93% 5.31%
Number of salaries quoted 27 23 49
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £31,700 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
747 888 979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 35.27% 35.32% 34.64%
Number of salaries quoted 622 707 814
Average salary £43,900 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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
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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 +12 15 £35,000 +7.69%
Huntingdon - 5 £55,000 -
Peterborough -1 3 £36,000 -4.00%
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 52 (72.22%) ISEB
2 34 (47.22%) Automated Testing
3 31 (43.06%) Degree
4 28 (38.89%) Test Scripting
5 26 (36.11%) QA
6 21 (29.17%) JIRA
7 19 (26.39%) Software Testing
7 19 (26.39%) SQL
8 18 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (22.22%) Python
10 15 (20.83%) Regression Testing
10 15 (20.83%) Selenium
11 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (18.06%) Windows
12 13 (18.06%) Test Management
12 13 (18.06%) HP Quality Center
12 13 (18.06%) Test Strategy
12 13 (18.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (16.67%) Test Automation
14 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
14 11 (15.28%) HP
14 11 (15.28%) Validation
14 11 (15.28%) Android
15 10 (13.89%) Apple iOS
15 10 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (13.89%) Finance
15 10 (13.89%) QuickTest Pro
15 10 (13.89%) Linux
15 10 (13.89%) Manual Testing
16 9 (12.50%) Load Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.39%) ArcGIS
1 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.39%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) MS Office
2 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) ATM
2 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (1.39%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (29.17%) JIRA
2 15 (20.83%) Selenium
3 10 (13.89%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (6.94%) LoadRunner
4 5 (6.94%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (4.17%) JMeter
6 2 (2.78%) Subversion
6 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.39%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.39%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.39%) JUnit
7 1 (1.39%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.39%) Hudson
7 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.39%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.39%) TestNG
General
1 10 (13.89%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Legal
2 5 (6.94%) Military
3 4 (5.56%) Games
4 2 (2.78%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.78%) Automotive
4 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (26.39%) Test Engineer
2 18 (25.00%) Tester
2 18 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 14 (19.44%) Software Engineer
4 13 (18.06%) Software Test Engineer
5 12 (16.67%) Software Tester
5 12 (16.67%) Analyst
5 12 (16.67%) Test Analyst
6 10 (13.89%) Automation Engineer
7 9 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
8 6 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
8 6 (8.33%) SAP Manager
8 6 (8.33%) SAP Test Manager
9 5 (6.94%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (5.56%) Junior
11 3 (4.17%) QA Manager
11 3 (4.17%) Systems Test Engineer
11 3 (4.17%) QA Test Manager
11 3 (4.17%) Junior Software Engineer
11 3 (4.17%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.50%) HTML
2 6 (8.33%) Web Services
2 6 (8.33%) XML
3 3 (4.17%) CSS
4 2 (2.78%) .NET
5 1 (1.39%) J2EE
5 1 (1.39%) JSF
5 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.39%) JSON
5 1 (1.39%) Dojo
5 1 (1.39%) GWT
5 1 (1.39%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 6 (8.33%) GIS
4 4 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.78%) User Experience
6 1 (1.39%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.39%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.06%) Windows
2 11 (15.28%) Android
3 10 (13.89%) Apple iOS
3 10 (13.89%) Linux
4 4 (5.56%) UNIX
5 1 (1.39%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.39%) Tizen
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (47.22%) Automated Testing
2 28 (38.89%) Test Scripting
3 19 (26.39%) Software Testing
4 18 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (20.83%) Regression Testing
6 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (18.06%) Test Management
7 13 (18.06%) Test Strategy
8 12 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 11 (15.28%) Validation
10 10 (13.89%) Manual Testing
11 9 (12.50%) Load Testing
11 9 (12.50%) Unit Testing
11 9 (12.50%) Integration Testing
12 8 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (11.11%) System Testing
12 8 (11.11%) Test Planning
13 6 (8.33%) User Stories
13 6 (8.33%) BDD
13 6 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.39%) SQL
2 16 (22.22%) Python
3 9 (12.50%) Java
4 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.78%) PHP
5 2 (2.78%) C
5 2 (2.78%) C#
5 2 (2.78%) C++
6 1 (1.39%) Delphi
6 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.39%) Perl
6 1 (1.39%) Ruby
6 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 52 (72.22%) ISEB
2 31 (43.06%) Degree
3 13 (18.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (36.11%) QA
2 3 (4.17%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (18.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
1 11 (15.28%) HP
2 6 (8.33%) SAP
3 5 (6.94%) IBM
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle
4 1 (1.39%) Sophos
4 1 (1.39%) ESRI
4 1 (1.39%) Google
4 1 (1.39%) Fujitsu
4 1 (1.39%) Lumension