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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 101 93 99
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 20 33 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.16% 1.73% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.68% 7.04% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 14 19 9
Average salary £31,000 £30,000 £41,861
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -28.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,600 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £44,000 £42,000
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
427 469 418
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.75% 24.54% 26.24%
Number of salaries quoted 319 340 332
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +6 17 £31,000 +3.33% 4
Macclesfield - 1 £22,500 -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (63.16%) ISEB
2 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (39.47%) Software Testing
3 15 (39.47%) .NET
3 15 (39.47%) QA
4 13 (34.21%) SQL
4 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
5 11 (28.95%) Test Scripting
6 10 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (26.32%) Cucumber
6 10 (26.32%) Java
7 9 (23.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (21.05%) Selenium
9 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
9 7 (18.42%) Mentoring
9 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
9 7 (18.42%) VB.NET
9 7 (18.42%) Windows
9 7 (18.42%) IBM
9 7 (18.42%) Validation
10 6 (15.79%) Finance
10 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
10 6 (15.79%) C
10 6 (15.79%) C#
10 6 (15.79%) HP
10 6 (15.79%) HP UFT
10 6 (15.79%) Micro Focus
10 6 (15.79%) Coaching
10 6 (15.79%) Automation Testing
10 6 (15.79%) SilkTest

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.26%) CMS
1 2 (5.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Trello
2 2 (5.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Wireless
2 1 (2.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Cucumber
2 8 (21.05%) Selenium
3 6 (15.79%) SilkTest
3 6 (15.79%) HP UFT
4 4 (10.53%) MSTest
5 2 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.63%) JIRA
6 1 (2.63%) JMeter
6 1 (2.63%) JUnit
6 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.63%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
2 3 (7.89%) Billing
3 2 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.63%) Back Office
4 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Tester
1 19 (50.00%) Analyst
1 19 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Automated Tester
3 7 (18.42%) Software Tester
4 6 (15.79%) Test Consultant
4 6 (15.79%) Consultant
4 6 (15.79%) Test Automation Consultant
5 5 (13.16%) Automated Test Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Test Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) QA Tester
7 3 (7.89%) QA Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Test Manager
9 1 (2.63%) Programme Manager
9 1 (2.63%) Junior
9 1 (2.63%) QA Manager
9 1 (2.63%) Manual Tester
9 1 (2.63%) Junior Tester
9 1 (2.63%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) User Experience
1 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) Software Testing
3 11 (28.95%) Test Scripting
4 10 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
5 7 (18.42%) Mentoring
5 7 (18.42%) Validation
6 6 (15.79%) Coaching
6 6 (15.79%) Automation Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
7 5 (13.16%) BDD
8 4 (10.53%) Scrum
9 3 (7.89%) ITIL
9 3 (7.89%) Test Management
9 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (5.26%) Manual Testing
10 2 (5.26%) System Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
10 2 (5.26%) Performance Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) SQL
2 10 (26.32%) Java
3 7 (18.42%) VB.NET
4 6 (15.79%) C
4 6 (15.79%) C#
5 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.53%) Ruby
6 1 (2.63%) Groovy
6 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (63.16%) ISEB
2 9 (23.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (13.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (39.47%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) WCAG
2 2 (5.26%) WAI
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.42%) IBM
3 6 (15.79%) HP
3 6 (15.79%) Micro Focus
4 2 (5.26%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.63%) ION Trading
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago