The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 111 95
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 0 20 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire - 1.20% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category - 4.98% 8.24%
Number of salaries quoted 0 14 18
Median salary - £31,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
ISTQB
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
234 402 461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.03% 24.12% 23.80%
Number of salaries quoted 193 316 351
Median salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Cheshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 11 (100.00%) ISEB
2 9 (81.82%) Performance Testing
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (63.64%) Software Testing
5 6 (54.55%) System Testing
5 6 (54.55%) SDLC
6 5 (45.45%) Scrum
6 5 (45.45%) Finance
7 4 (36.36%) SQL
7 4 (36.36%) Defect Management
8 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
8 3 (27.27%) .NET
8 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
8 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
8 3 (27.27%) Validation
8 3 (27.27%) C#
8 3 (27.27%) MSTest
8 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
8 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (27.27%) Test Management
8 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
8 3 (27.27%) QA
9 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
9 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
10 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
10 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MSTest
1 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Test Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Developer in Test
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Automation Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Test Automation Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
1 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Performance Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (63.64%) Software Testing
4 6 (54.55%) SDLC
4 6 (54.55%) System Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Scrum
6 4 (36.36%) Defect Management
7 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
7 3 (27.27%) Test Management
7 3 (27.27%) Validation
8 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
9 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
9 1 (9.09%) Migration
9 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
9 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
9 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center