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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 105 112 143
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +31
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 31 22 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.28% 0.98% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.94% 2.77% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 30 20 19
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £40,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
787 794 1038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 32.40% 35.38% 34.75%
Number of salaries quoted 554 664 896
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,150 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 23 £32,500 -3.70% 4
Peterborough 0 1 £50,000 +66.66%
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 62 (93.94%) QA
2 55 (83.33%) ISEB
3 54 (81.82%) Automated Testing
4 44 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (62.12%) Selenium
6 35 (53.03%) Test Scripting
7 33 (50.00%) Manual Testing
8 25 (37.88%) Software Testing
9 24 (36.36%) Regression Testing
9 24 (36.36%) HTML
10 23 (34.85%) JavaScript
11 21 (31.82%) TDD
12 20 (30.30%) Scrum
12 20 (30.30%) Java
12 20 (30.30%) C#
13 19 (28.79%) JIRA
13 19 (28.79%) WebDriver
14 16 (24.24%) CSS
15 15 (22.73%) Automation Testing
15 15 (22.73%) Degree
16 13 (19.70%) Python
17 11 (16.67%) Internet
17 11 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
17 11 (16.67%) BDD
17 11 (16.67%) Mentoring
18 10 (15.15%) User Stories
18 10 (15.15%) Sahi
18 10 (15.15%) Selenium IDE
18 10 (15.15%) Jasmine
18 10 (15.15%) WATIR

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (16.67%) Internet
2 10 (15.15%) HTTP
3 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.52%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 41 (62.12%) Selenium
2 19 (28.79%) JIRA
2 19 (28.79%) WebDriver
3 10 (15.15%) Sahi
3 10 (15.15%) Jasmine
3 10 (15.15%) Selenium IDE
3 10 (15.15%) WATIR
4 8 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (7.58%) FitNesse
6 3 (4.55%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.52%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.52%) TestNG
7 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.52%) JUnit
7 1 (1.52%) Hudson
General
1 1 (1.52%) Publishing
1 1 (1.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 19 (28.79%) Tester
3 15 (22.73%) Software Engineer
4 13 (19.70%) Software Tester
4 13 (19.70%) Test Engineer
5 10 (15.15%) Analyst
5 10 (15.15%) Test Analyst
6 7 (10.61%) Senior QA Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Test Project Leader
7 6 (9.09%) Project Leader
7 6 (9.09%) Test Manager
7 6 (9.09%) QA Tester
7 6 (9.09%) SAP Manager
7 6 (9.09%) SAP Test Manager
7 6 (9.09%) Automated Test Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) Senior Software Tester
8 5 (7.58%) Senior Tester
8 5 (7.58%) Software Test Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (36.36%) HTML
2 16 (24.24%) CSS
3 2 (3.03%) .NET
4 1 (1.52%) Web Services
4 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.52%) GIS
3 1 (1.52%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Windows
1 7 (10.61%) Linux
2 6 (9.09%) UNIX
3 1 (1.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (81.82%) Automated Testing
2 44 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (53.03%) Test Scripting
4 33 (50.00%) Manual Testing
5 25 (37.88%) Software Testing
6 24 (36.36%) Regression Testing
7 21 (31.82%) TDD
8 20 (30.30%) Scrum
9 15 (22.73%) Automation Testing
10 11 (16.67%) Mentoring
10 11 (16.67%) BDD
10 11 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
11 10 (15.15%) E-Commerce
11 10 (15.15%) User Stories
12 9 (13.64%) Web Testing
13 8 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (10.61%) Test Strategy
14 7 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
15 6 (9.09%) Unit Testing
15 6 (9.09%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (34.85%) JavaScript
2 20 (30.30%) C#
2 20 (30.30%) Java
3 13 (19.70%) Python
4 8 (12.12%) C++
4 8 (12.12%) Ruby
4 8 (12.12%) F#
5 5 (7.58%) C
6 2 (3.03%) SQL
7 1 (1.52%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 55 (83.33%) ISEB
2 15 (22.73%) Degree
3 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (93.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (9.09%) SAP
1 6 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (1.52%) Atmel