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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 73 117 105
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 28 9 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.15% 0.49% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.48% 2.09% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 28 9 9
Average salary £28,000 £27,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.81% -12.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,700 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
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
330 431 435
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.33% 23.25% 27.38%
Number of salaries quoted 284 343 301
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
Wilmslow +21 11 £30,000 -4.76%
Chester - 5 £27,000 -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 38 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (70.45%) Test Scripting
3 21 (47.73%) Finance
4 20 (45.45%) ISEB
4 20 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (40.91%) Selenium
5 18 (40.91%) Functional Testing
5 18 (40.91%) Non-Functional Testing
6 17 (38.64%) Degree
6 17 (38.64%) Scrum
7 16 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (36.36%) SDLC
8 15 (34.09%) Waterfall
8 15 (34.09%) HP UFT
8 15 (34.09%) Test Automation
9 14 (31.82%) Automated Testing
9 14 (31.82%) Migration
9 14 (31.82%) Cucumber
9 14 (31.82%) Software Delivery
10 10 (22.73%) FitNesse
10 10 (22.73%) Manual Testing
10 10 (22.73%) Web Services
10 10 (22.73%) Windows
10 10 (22.73%) RAD
11 9 (20.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (20.45%) SQL
12 8 (18.18%) VB.NET
12 8 (18.18%) .NET
12 8 (18.18%) Software Testing
13 7 (15.91%) C#

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (40.91%) Selenium
2 15 (34.09%) HP UFT
3 14 (31.82%) Cucumber
4 10 (22.73%) FitNesse
5 5 (11.36%) JIRA
6 4 (9.09%) SilkTest
7 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
7 3 (6.82%) MSTest
7 3 (6.82%) SpecFlow
8 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
8 2 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (47.73%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Marketing
2 3 (6.82%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 29 (65.91%) Tester
2 21 (47.73%) Analyst
2 21 (47.73%) Test Analyst
3 13 (29.55%) Software Tester
4 10 (22.73%) Automated Tester
5 4 (9.09%) Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Software Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Test Automation Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Test Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Manual Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.27%) Automation Test Lead
8 1 (2.27%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Software Test Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.73%) Web Services
2 8 (18.18%) .NET
3 2 (4.55%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Life Science
3 1 (2.27%) Biotechnology
3 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (70.45%) Test Scripting
3 20 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (40.91%) Functional Testing
4 18 (40.91%) Non-Functional Testing
5 17 (38.64%) Scrum
6 16 (36.36%) SDLC
7 15 (34.09%) Test Automation
7 15 (34.09%) Waterfall
8 14 (31.82%) Automated Testing
8 14 (31.82%) Migration
8 14 (31.82%) Software Delivery
9 10 (22.73%) Manual Testing
9 10 (22.73%) RAD
10 8 (18.18%) Software Testing
11 6 (13.64%) Mentoring
12 5 (11.36%) Coaching
12 5 (11.36%) Validation
13 4 (9.09%) Performance Testing
13 4 (9.09%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) SQL
2 8 (18.18%) VB.NET
3 7 (15.91%) C#
4 4 (9.09%) C
4 4 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (45.45%) ISEB
2 17 (38.64%) Degree
3 9 (20.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) HP
3 4 (9.09%) IBM
3 4 (9.09%) Micro Focus
4 1 (2.27%) ION Trading
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + car + bonus + pension
Posted: 6 days ago