The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 109 114 114
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 20 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.73% 1.09% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.90% 5.10% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4 14 8
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
449 392 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.21% 21.37% 25.14%
Number of salaries quoted 296 289 395
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £20,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
ISTQB
North West

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
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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -12 8 - -
Northwich -4 2 £30,000 -7.69%
Chester +8 1 - -
Wilmslow - 1 £32,000 -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 22 (95.65%) ISEB
2 13 (56.52%) SQL
2 13 (56.52%) QA
2 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) Software Testing
3 9 (39.13%) Test Scripting
4 8 (34.78%) XML
5 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Selenium
6 4 (17.39%) Finance
7 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Windows
7 3 (13.04%) V-Model
7 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
8 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
8 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
8 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
8 2 (8.70%) Application Packaging
8 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Compatibility Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Informix
8 2 (8.70%) C#
8 2 (8.70%) C++
8 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
8 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
8 2 (8.70%) HP
8 2 (8.70%) Citrix
8 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (8.70%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Informix
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Selenium
2 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.35%) JMeter
3 1 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Analyst
2 12 (52.17%) Test Analyst
3 9 (39.13%) QA Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Test Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
2 2 (8.70%) Application Packaging
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (56.52%) Software Testing
2 9 (39.13%) Test Scripting
3 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
4 3 (13.04%) V-Model
5 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.35%) Load Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Stress Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Test Management
6 1 (4.35%) Time Management
6 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.35%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (95.65%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (56.52%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.70%) HP
1 2 (8.70%) Citrix
1 2 (8.70%) AppSense
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle