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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 94 98 109
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 32 17 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.63% 1.07% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.96% 3.95% 5.03%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 25
Average salary £30,000 £28,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -16.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £42,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
460 430 597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.49% 27.08% 28.88%
Number of salaries quoted 358 346 475
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Warrington +4 19 £30,000 -28.57%
Wilmslow - 2 £32,500 - 1
Knutsford - 2 £67,500 - 2
Chester -6 1 - - 1
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 35 (76.09%) ISEB
2 26 (56.52%) SQL
3 22 (47.83%) Regression Testing
4 19 (41.30%) Software Testing
5 18 (39.13%) Test Strategy
6 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (34.78%) Windows
7 16 (34.78%) Performance Testing
7 16 (34.78%) Manual Testing
8 15 (32.61%) HP Quality Center
8 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (30.43%) LoadRunner
9 14 (30.43%) Windows XP
9 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (30.43%) Windows 7
10 13 (28.26%) V-Model
10 13 (28.26%) .NET
11 12 (26.09%) QuickTest Pro
12 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
12 11 (23.91%) System Testing
12 11 (23.91%) Stress Testing
12 11 (23.91%) Integration Testing
13 10 (21.74%) Test Management
13 10 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (21.74%) Finance
13 10 (21.74%) .NET Framework
13 10 (21.74%) Release Management
14 9 (19.57%) SilkPerformer
14 9 (19.57%) VMware

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) LAN
1 5 (10.87%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) DB2
3 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (30.43%) LoadRunner
1 14 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (26.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (19.57%) SilkPerformer
4 8 (17.39%) JIRA
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Marketing
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (63.04%) Analyst
2 28 (60.87%) Test Analyst
3 12 (26.09%) Test Manager
4 8 (17.39%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (17.39%) Senior Test Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) Software Test Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Agile Test Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Performance Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Performance Test Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Test Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Test Manager
9 1 (2.17%) Test Leader
9 1 (2.17%) Quality Manager
9 1 (2.17%) QA Manager
9 1 (2.17%) Web Test Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Web Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) QA Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.26%) .NET
2 10 (21.74%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Mainframe
1 6 (13.04%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (8.70%) PMI
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.78%) Windows
2 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (30.43%) Windows XP
3 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (30.43%) Windows 7
4 9 (19.57%) Linux
4 9 (19.57%) UNIX
5 2 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) Regression Testing
2 19 (41.30%) Software Testing
3 18 (39.13%) Test Strategy
4 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (34.78%) Performance Testing
5 16 (34.78%) Manual Testing
6 13 (28.26%) V-Model
7 11 (23.91%) System Testing
7 11 (23.91%) Stress Testing
7 11 (23.91%) Integration Testing
8 10 (21.74%) Test Management
8 10 (21.74%) Release Management
9 8 (17.39%) Mentoring
10 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
10 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
10 7 (15.22%) Migration
11 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
13 2 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (56.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (76.09%) ISEB
2 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
3 10 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.70%) MBA
5 4 (8.70%) PMI Certification
5 4 (8.70%) CSQA
6 2 (4.35%) Degree
6 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
System Software
1 9 (19.57%) VMware ESX
2 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (32.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) VMware
2 7 (15.22%) Oracle
3 6 (13.04%) IBM
4 2 (4.35%) Fujitsu
4 2 (4.35%) NetApp
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.17%) ION Trading
5 1 (2.17%) Ab Initio
Wilmslow, Cheshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford
Real Staffing
Salary: £45 - £55 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Knutsford
Real Staffing
Salary: £55 - £80 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: 27 days ago