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

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 97 105 105
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 21 13 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.24% 0.72% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.57% 2.97% 5.60%
Number of salaries quoted 17 4 16
Average salary £32,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
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
377 438 393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.31% 24.39% 21.48%
Number of salaries quoted 267 289 289
Average salary £41,250 £36,000 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.58% +3.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £52,500 £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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 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 4 May 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 +5 5 £30,000 -
Chester +14 4 £23,000 - 1
Crewe - 2 - -
Knutsford - 1 £62,500 -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 27 (93.10%) ISEB
2 22 (75.86%) Software Testing
3 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (62.07%) QA
5 16 (55.17%) SQL
6 12 (41.38%) Finance
7 11 (37.93%) Windows
8 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
9 8 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (27.59%) Performance Testing
10 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
10 7 (24.14%) .NET
11 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
11 6 (20.69%) Selenium
11 6 (20.69%) Manual Testing
11 6 (20.69%) System Testing
11 6 (20.69%) Integration Testing
11 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (20.69%) Waterfall
12 5 (17.24%) Automation Testing
12 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
12 5 (17.24%) QuickTest Pro
13 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
13 4 (13.79%) Linux
13 4 (13.79%) UNIX
13 4 (13.79%) FIX Protocol
13 4 (13.79%) Stress Testing
14 3 (10.34%) Test Management
14 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (10.34%) Cucumber

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 1 (3.45%) Umbraco
1 1 (3.45%) CMS
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Mingle
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Trello
2 1 (3.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.90%) Wireless
3 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Selenium
1 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (17.24%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.90%) JUnit
4 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.90%) JMeter
4 2 (6.90%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (41.38%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) Back Office
3 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (72.41%) Analyst
2 18 (62.07%) Test Analyst
3 10 (34.48%) Tester
4 6 (20.69%) QA Analyst
4 6 (20.69%) Automated Tester
5 5 (17.24%) Automated Test Analyst
6 4 (13.79%) Test Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
8 2 (6.90%) Software Test Analyst
9 1 (3.45%) Automation Tester
9 1 (3.45%) Software Tester
9 1 (3.45%) QA Tester
9 1 (3.45%) QA Engineer
9 1 (3.45%) Software Test Manager
9 1 (3.45%) Programme Test Manager
9 1 (3.45%) Software Manager
9 1 (3.45%) QA Manager
9 1 (3.45%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (6.90%) Middleware
4 1 (3.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.90%) Open Source
2 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) Software Testing
2 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (27.59%) Performance Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
5 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Manual Testing
5 6 (20.69%) System Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Integration Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Waterfall
6 5 (17.24%) Automation Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
7 4 (13.79%) Stress Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Test Management
8 3 (10.34%) BDD
8 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
8 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
9 2 (6.90%) ITIL
9 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
9 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) Ruby
2 3 (10.34%) Java
2 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.90%) C#
3 2 (6.90%) Python
3 2 (6.90%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 27 (93.10%) ISEB
2 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.90%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (62.07%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) WCAG
2 1 (3.45%) WAI
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Telerik
3 1 (3.45%) EPiServer
3 1 (3.45%) IBM