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 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 89 104 101
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 39 13 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.00% 0.82% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.33% 3.10% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 20 8 28
Average salary £31,250 £35,250 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.34% +2.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,250 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,600 £42,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
468 420 603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.99% 26.47% 28.84%
Number of salaries quoted 356 340 486
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 19 September 2014.

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 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
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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
Warrington -2 19 £30,000 -28.57%
Knutsford - 4 £44,000 - 2
Wilmslow - 3 £32,500 -
Chester -7 1 - - 1
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 37 (78.72%) ISEB
2 27 (57.45%) SQL
3 22 (46.81%) Regression Testing
4 20 (42.55%) Software Testing
5 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (38.30%) Test Strategy
6 16 (34.04%) HP Quality Center
6 16 (34.04%) Performance Testing
6 16 (34.04%) Manual Testing
6 16 (34.04%) Windows
7 15 (31.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (31.91%) LoadRunner
8 14 (29.79%) Windows XP
8 14 (29.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (29.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (29.79%) Windows 7
9 13 (27.66%) V-Model
9 13 (27.66%) .NET
9 13 (27.66%) QuickTest Pro
10 12 (25.53%) Security Cleared
10 12 (25.53%) Stress Testing
10 12 (25.53%) Integration Testing
11 11 (23.40%) System Testing
12 10 (21.28%) Finance
12 10 (21.28%) Test Management
12 10 (21.28%) .NET Framework
12 10 (21.28%) Release Management
12 10 (21.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (19.15%) VMware
13 9 (19.15%) VMware ESX

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 1 (2.13%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Office
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) LAN
1 5 (10.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) DB2
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (31.91%) LoadRunner
2 14 (29.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (27.66%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (19.15%) SilkPerformer
5 8 (17.02%) JIRA
6 1 (2.13%) JMeter
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Marketing
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (63.83%) Analyst
2 28 (59.57%) Test Analyst
3 11 (23.40%) Test Manager
4 8 (17.02%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (17.02%) Senior Test Analyst
5 7 (14.89%) Software Test Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Performance Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Agile Test Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Performance Test Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Test Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Architect
8 2 (4.26%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Test Manager
9 1 (2.13%) Test Consultant
9 1 (2.13%) Web Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Web Test Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Test Leader
9 1 (2.13%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) .NET
2 10 (21.28%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.26%) XML
4 1 (2.13%) HTML
4 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Mainframe
1 6 (12.77%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (8.51%) PMI
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.04%) Windows
2 15 (31.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (29.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (29.79%) Windows 7
3 14 (29.79%) Windows XP
4 9 (19.15%) UNIX
4 9 (19.15%) Linux
5 2 (4.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) Regression Testing
2 20 (42.55%) Software Testing
3 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (38.30%) Test Strategy
4 16 (34.04%) Manual Testing
4 16 (34.04%) Performance Testing
5 13 (27.66%) V-Model
6 12 (25.53%) Stress Testing
6 12 (25.53%) Integration Testing
7 11 (23.40%) System Testing
8 10 (21.28%) Test Management
8 10 (21.28%) Release Management
9 8 (17.02%) Test Scripting
9 8 (17.02%) Test Automation
9 8 (17.02%) Mentoring
10 7 (14.89%) Migration
11 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (6.38%) Non-Functional Testing
12 3 (6.38%) Waterfall
12 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (57.45%) SQL
2 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 37 (78.72%) ISEB
2 12 (25.53%) Security Cleared
3 10 (21.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.51%) PMI Certification
5 4 (8.51%) MBA
5 4 (8.51%) CSQA
6 2 (4.26%) Degree
7 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
System Software
1 9 (19.15%) VMware ESX
2 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (34.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) VMware
2 7 (14.89%) Oracle
3 6 (12.77%) IBM
4 2 (4.26%) NetApp
4 2 (4.26%) Fujitsu
5 1 (2.13%) ION Trading
5 1 (2.13%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
Knutsford
Real Staffing
Salary: £45 - £55 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford
Real Staffing
Salary: £55 - £80 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: 16 days ago