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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 104 108 117
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 13 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.75% 0.77% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.33% 2.89% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 10
Average salary £30,000 £31,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% -2.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £29,500 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £40,000 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
390 450 410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.50% 26.55% 21.86%
Number of salaries quoted 285 309 296
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,486 £50,000 £50,000
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
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 27 March 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 +10 5 £30,000 - 1
Chester +14 3 £23,000 -42.50% 1
Wilmslow -3 1 £31,500 -1.56%
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 24 (92.31%) ISEB
2 21 (80.77%) Software Testing
3 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (53.85%) Finance
4 14 (53.85%) SQL
5 13 (50.00%) QA
6 10 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (38.46%) Performance Testing
7 9 (34.62%) Integration Testing
7 9 (34.62%) Manual Testing
7 9 (34.62%) System Testing
7 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (34.62%) Waterfall
7 9 (34.62%) Regression Testing
8 8 (30.77%) Windows
9 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
9 7 (26.92%) Stress Testing
10 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
11 5 (19.23%) Selenium
11 5 (19.23%) QuickTest Pro
12 4 (15.38%) UNIX
12 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
12 4 (15.38%) Linux
12 4 (15.38%) FIX Protocol
12 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
12 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (11.54%) Automation Testing
13 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
13 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
13 3 (11.54%) Marketing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (19.23%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (19.23%) Selenium
3 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.85%) JMeter
4 1 (3.85%) JUnit
4 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.85%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Analyst
2 15 (57.69%) Test Analyst
3 7 (26.92%) Tester
3 7 (26.92%) QA Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Software Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Automated Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Automated Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (11.54%) .NET
3 2 (7.69%) Middleware
4 1 (3.85%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Open Source
2 1 (3.85%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) Software Testing
2 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (38.46%) Performance Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Regression Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Integration Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Manual Testing
4 9 (34.62%) System Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Waterfall
5 7 (26.92%) Stress Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
8 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Automation Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Line Management
9 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
9 1 (3.85%) Performance Improvement
9 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
9 1 (3.85%) User Stories
9 1 (3.85%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Python
2 1 (3.85%) Ruby
2 1 (3.85%) Groovy
2 1 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (92.31%) ISEB
2 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) Degree
4 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Telerik
3 1 (3.85%) ION Trading
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Flexible Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £32000 per annum + pension, healthcare & 23 days holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Health Intelligence Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago