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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 110 109 140
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +31
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 15 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.69% 0.89% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.84% 3.46% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12 15 4
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 £28,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +6.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £22,200 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,700 £39,000 £29,700
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
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
457 433 481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.10% 25.62% 21.77%
Number of salaries quoted 393 321 432
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
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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 - 4 £27,500 -
Warrington +9 3 £27,500 -
Macclesfield -6 1 £40,500 +52.83%
Crewe - 1 £30,000 -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 42 (87.50%) ISEB
2 26 (54.17%) SQL
3 25 (52.08%) Software Testing
4 23 (47.92%) Regression Testing
5 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (39.58%) Windows
6 19 (39.58%) Performance Testing
7 17 (35.42%) Finance
7 17 (35.42%) Manual Testing
8 16 (33.33%) LoadRunner
8 16 (33.33%) Stress Testing
8 16 (33.33%) Integration Testing
8 16 (33.33%) System Testing
8 16 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (31.25%) QuickTest Pro
9 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (31.25%) Test Strategy
10 14 (29.17%) Windows XP
10 14 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (29.17%) Windows 7
11 13 (27.08%) UNIX
11 13 (27.08%) Linux
11 13 (27.08%) Security Cleared
12 12 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (20.83%) .NET
13 10 (20.83%) Test Automation
14 9 (18.75%) VMware
14 9 (18.75%) VMware ESX
14 9 (18.75%) SilkPerformer

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) LAN
1 5 (10.42%) WAN
2 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 16 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (31.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (18.75%) SilkPerformer
4 8 (16.67%) JIRA
5 4 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 17 (35.42%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Marketing
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (66.67%) Analyst
2 29 (60.42%) Test Analyst
3 13 (27.08%) Test Manager
4 7 (14.58%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) QA Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Performance Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Performance Test Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) QA Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Web Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Web Test Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.08%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.08%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) .NET
2 9 (18.75%) .NET Framework
3 4 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Mainframe
1 3 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (4.17%) Open Source
2 2 (4.17%) Biotechnology
2 2 (4.17%) PMI
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (39.58%) Windows
2 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (29.17%) Windows 7
3 14 (29.17%) Windows XP
4 13 (27.08%) UNIX
4 13 (27.08%) Linux
5 2 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (52.08%) Software Testing
2 23 (47.92%) Regression Testing
3 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (39.58%) Performance Testing
5 17 (35.42%) Manual Testing
6 16 (33.33%) System Testing
6 16 (33.33%) Stress Testing
6 16 (33.33%) Integration Testing
7 15 (31.25%) Test Strategy
8 10 (20.83%) Test Automation
9 9 (18.75%) V-Model
9 9 (18.75%) Test Management
9 9 (18.75%) Release Management
9 9 (18.75%) Mentoring
10 7 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (14.58%) Migration
10 7 (14.58%) Waterfall
11 5 (10.42%) Test Scripting
12 3 (6.25%) Automated Testing
12 3 (6.25%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (54.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (87.50%) ISEB
2 13 (27.08%) Security Cleared
3 12 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (4.17%) Degree
6 2 (4.17%) CSQA
6 2 (4.17%) PMI Certification
6 2 (4.17%) MBA
7 1 (2.08%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 9 (18.75%) VMware ESX
2 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) VMware
2 7 (14.58%) Oracle
3 3 (6.25%) IBM
3 3 (6.25%) Telerik
4 2 (4.17%) Fujitsu
4 2 (4.17%) NetApp
4 2 (4.17%) ION Trading
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft