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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 81 74 121
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +47
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 7 24 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.69% 1.84% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.92% 7.45% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 5 23 8
Median salary £37,500 £28,000 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+33.92% -2.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £27,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £36,500 £37,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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
240 322 442
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.65% 24.69% 24.57%
Number of salaries quoted 150 276 370
Median salary £38,500 £35,656 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.97% -10.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Cheshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 2 £38,750 -
Warrington - 2 £30,000 -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
1 9 (81.82%) User Acceptance Testing
1 9 (81.82%) Test Scripting
2 7 (63.64%) SDLC
3 6 (54.55%) Defect Management
3 6 (54.55%) ISEB
4 5 (45.45%) Integration Testing
5 4 (36.36%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (36.36%) ISPF
5 4 (36.36%) JIRA
5 4 (36.36%) Tivoli
5 4 (36.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (36.36%) RACF
5 4 (36.36%) JCL
5 4 (36.36%) Mainframe
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) IBM
5 4 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Time Sharing Option
6 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Web Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Test Management
7 2 (18.18%) Bugzilla
7 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
7 2 (18.18%) iPad
7 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
7 2 (18.18%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (9.09%) Waterfall

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) Bugzilla
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Billing
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Analyst
1 9 (81.82%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) ISPF
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) IBM Mainframe
1 4 (36.36%) Mainframe
2 2 (18.18%) iPad
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
1 9 (81.82%) Test Scripting
1 9 (81.82%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (63.64%) SDLC
3 6 (54.55%) Defect Management
4 5 (45.45%) Integration Testing
5 4 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
7 2 (18.18%) Test Management
7 2 (18.18%) Web Testing
8 1 (9.09%) ITIL
8 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
8 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Stress Testing
8 1 (9.09%) System Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) JCL
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) RACF
1 4 (36.36%) Time Sharing Option
1 4 (36.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
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