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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 95 107 122
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 31 36 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.48% 1.47% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.38% 4.38% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 30 36 19
Average salary £45,750 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,600 £51,000 £43,000
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
707 822 773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 33.75% 33.46% 34.26%
Number of salaries quoted 630 591 641
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £27,800 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Huntingdon - 12 £47,500 -
Cambridge -4 9 £32,500 -
Peterborough +1 5 £30,000 -40.00%
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 43 (87.76%) ISEB
2 22 (44.90%) Regression Testing
2 22 (44.90%) QA
3 18 (36.73%) Automated Testing
3 18 (36.73%) HP
4 17 (34.69%) Test Management
4 17 (34.69%) System Testing
5 16 (32.65%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (32.65%) Integration Testing
6 14 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 14 (28.57%) Selenium
7 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (22.45%) SAP
8 11 (22.45%) Manual Testing
9 10 (20.41%) Java
9 10 (20.41%) SQL
10 9 (18.37%) Test Strategy
10 9 (18.37%) Functional Testing
10 9 (18.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (16.33%) Performance Testing
11 8 (16.33%) JIRA
11 8 (16.33%) Software Testing
11 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (14.29%) .NET
12 7 (14.29%) Business Analysis
12 7 (14.29%) Web Testing
12 7 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (14.29%) User Stories
12 7 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (12.24%) Degree

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2 (4.08%) ArcGIS
1 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
1 2 (4.08%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Office
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (28.57%) Selenium
2 8 (16.33%) JIRA
3 3 (6.12%) JMeter
3 3 (6.12%) Subversion
3 3 (6.12%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.08%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (4.08%) ClearCase
4 2 (4.08%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.08%) TestDirector
4 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.04%) Calabash
5 1 (2.04%) Ranorex
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Aerospace
2 2 (4.08%) Automotive
3 1 (2.04%) Games
3 1 (2.04%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Tester
2 12 (24.49%) Test Manager
3 8 (16.33%) Software Tester
3 8 (16.33%) Test Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Test Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Consultant
5 5 (10.20%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (8.16%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Principle Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) QA Tester
7 3 (6.12%) Test Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) QA Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) QA Leader
7 3 (6.12%) Test Leader
7 3 (6.12%) Lead Tester
8 2 (4.08%) Development Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) AWS Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (8.16%) Web Services
3 3 (6.12%) XML
4 2 (4.08%) JSF
4 2 (4.08%) J2EE
4 2 (4.08%) Dojo
4 2 (4.08%) GWT
4 2 (4.08%) HTML
5 1 (2.04%) Android SDK
5 1 (2.04%) CSS
5 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) GIS
3 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.12%) User Experience
4 2 (4.08%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.04%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Windows
1 6 (12.24%) Linux
2 2 (4.08%) Android
3 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.90%) Regression Testing
2 18 (36.73%) Automated Testing
3 17 (34.69%) Test Management
3 17 (34.69%) System Testing
4 16 (32.65%) Integration Testing
5 14 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (22.45%) Manual Testing
8 9 (18.37%) Functional Testing
8 9 (18.37%) Test Strategy
9 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (16.33%) Performance Testing
9 8 (16.33%) Software Testing
10 7 (14.29%) Business Analysis
10 7 (14.29%) Web Testing
10 7 (14.29%) User Stories
10 7 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (10.20%) Test Automation
12 4 (8.16%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) Java
1 10 (20.41%) SQL
2 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
2 4 (8.16%) C#
3 3 (6.12%) C
4 2 (4.08%) Python
4 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.04%) C++
5 1 (2.04%) Delphi
5 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (87.76%) ISEB
2 9 (18.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (12.24%) Degree
4 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (44.90%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (32.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (36.73%) HP
2 11 (22.45%) SAP
3 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle
4 2 (4.08%) Sophos
4 2 (4.08%) ESRI
4 2 (4.08%) Google
4 2 (4.08%) Fujitsu
4 2 (4.08%) Lumension
5 1 (2.04%) Xamarin