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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 99 106 96
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 21 12 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.29% 0.70% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.25% 2.97% 7.11%
Number of salaries quoted 17 4 20
Average salary £32,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £30,000 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,750 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+7.85% +6.06%
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
336 404 380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.72% 23.53% 21.10%
Number of salaries quoted 254 261 278
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +7 4 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Chester +12 3 £34,000 -
Crewe - 2 - -
Knutsford - 1 £62,500 -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (89.66%) ISEB
2 20 (68.97%) Software Testing
3 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (58.62%) SQL
5 16 (55.17%) QA
6 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
7 9 (31.03%) Finance
7 9 (31.03%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (27.59%) Performance Testing
8 8 (27.59%) Windows
9 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
9 7 (24.14%) .NET
10 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
10 6 (20.69%) Integration Testing
10 6 (20.69%) Manual Testing
10 6 (20.69%) System Testing
10 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (20.69%) Waterfall
11 5 (17.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (13.79%) Automation Testing
12 4 (13.79%) Trello
12 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
12 4 (13.79%) BDD
12 4 (13.79%) Stress Testing
12 4 (13.79%) Selenium
12 4 (13.79%) Degree
12 4 (13.79%) Scrum
12 4 (13.79%) Ruby
12 4 (13.79%) C#
12 4 (13.79%) Java

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (6.90%) Umbraco
1 2 (6.90%) CMS
1 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Mingle
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Trello
2 2 (6.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Wireless
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
2 4 (13.79%) Selenium
3 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
3 2 (6.90%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (6.90%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (6.90%) JMeter
3 2 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (6.90%) JUnit
4 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) Marketing
3 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.90%) Back Office
4 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Analyst
1 19 (65.52%) Test Analyst
2 12 (41.38%) Tester
3 8 (27.59%) Automated Tester
4 5 (17.24%) Automated Test Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Test Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) QA Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) QA Tester
7 2 (6.90%) QA Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Software Tester
7 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Programme Manager
8 1 (3.45%) QA Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Software Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Usability Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Software Test Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Programme Test Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) COM
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) User Experience
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Software Testing
2 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (31.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (27.59%) Performance Testing
5 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
6 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Integration Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Manual Testing
6 6 (20.69%) System Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Waterfall
7 4 (13.79%) Automation Testing
7 4 (13.79%) BDD
7 4 (13.79%) Stress Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Scrum
8 3 (10.34%) ITIL
8 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
8 3 (10.34%) Test Management
8 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (6.90%) User Stories
9 2 (6.90%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) Ruby
2 4 (13.79%) C#
2 4 (13.79%) Java
2 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.90%) Groovy
3 2 (6.90%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (89.66%) ISEB
2 5 (17.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (13.79%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (55.17%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) WCAG
2 2 (6.90%) WAI
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) EPiServer
3 1 (3.45%) IBM
3 1 (3.45%) ION Trading
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