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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 113 104 104
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 21 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.64% 1.17% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.79% 4.65% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 10 15 12
Average salary £31,000 £32,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.61% -10.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,950 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £44,000 £41,861
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
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
394 452 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.91% 25.08% 23.96%
Number of salaries quoted 290 323 327
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Cheshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
(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
Warrington +4 6 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Chester - 1 £22,000 - 1
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 26 (86.67%) ISEB
2 18 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (56.67%) QA
4 15 (50.00%) SQL
5 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 9 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (26.67%) .NET
8 7 (23.33%) Windows
9 6 (20.00%) Java
9 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
9 6 (20.00%) Cucumber
10 5 (16.67%) BDD
10 5 (16.67%) Degree
10 5 (16.67%) Automation Testing
10 5 (16.67%) Trello
10 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 5 (16.67%) C#
10 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 5 (16.67%) Finance
10 5 (16.67%) Ruby
11 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
11 4 (13.33%) Selenium
11 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
11 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
11 4 (13.33%) System Testing
12 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (10.00%) Test Automation

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.67%) CMS
1 2 (6.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Mingle
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Trello
2 2 (6.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Wireless
2 1 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (13.33%) Selenium
3 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (10.00%) HP UFT
4 2 (6.67%) JMeter
4 2 (6.67%) JUnit
4 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
4 2 (6.67%) Facilita Forecast
4 2 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.33%) SilkTest
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.67%) Back Office
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Analyst
1 17 (56.67%) Test Analyst
2 14 (46.67%) Tester
3 9 (30.00%) Automated Tester
4 5 (16.67%) Automated Test Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) QA Tester
5 3 (10.00%) QA Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Software Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Software Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Usability Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Software Test Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Programme Test Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Test Automation Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) COM
2 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) User Experience
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 9 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 5 (16.67%) BDD
6 5 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
7 4 (13.33%) System Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
8 3 (10.00%) ITIL
8 3 (10.00%) Test Management
8 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (10.00%) Scrum
8 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
9 2 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) Java
3 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (16.67%) C#
3 5 (16.67%) Ruby
4 2 (6.67%) Groovy
4 2 (6.67%) Python
5 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (86.67%) ISEB
2 5 (16.67%) Degree
2 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (56.67%) QA
2 2 (6.67%) WCAG
2 2 (6.67%) WAI
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) IBM
2 2 (6.67%) EPiServer
3 1 (3.33%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) Micro Focus
3 1 (3.33%) ION Trading
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