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 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 85 118 104
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -14
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 6 11 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.60% 0.63% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.76% 2.76% 3.88%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 14
Median salary £32,500 £33,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,950 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,500 £44,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
217 399 438
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.83% 22.88% 25.07%
Number of salaries quoted 184 293 311
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £20,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,100 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Cheshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +16 4 £32,500 +47.72%
Warrington +7 1 £42,500 +13.33%
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 18 (64.29%) ISEB
1 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (53.57%) Finance
2 15 (53.57%) Performance Testing
3 14 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 12 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 11 (39.29%) SQL
6 9 (32.14%) SDLC
6 9 (32.14%) QA
6 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
7 8 (28.57%) Defect Management
7 8 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (25.00%) MSTest
8 7 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (25.00%) System Testing
8 7 (25.00%) .NET Framework
8 7 (25.00%) Test Management
8 7 (25.00%) VB.NET
8 7 (25.00%) .NET
8 7 (25.00%) Visual Studio
8 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET
8 7 (25.00%) C#
8 7 (25.00%) Validation
8 7 (25.00%) Scrum
8 7 (25.00%) Functional Testing
9 6 (21.43%) Software Delivery
9 6 (21.43%) Migration

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MSTest
1 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.71%) JIRA
2 3 (10.71%) Selenium
3 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 2 (7.14%) FitNesse
3 2 (7.14%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (53.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Tester
2 12 (42.86%) Analyst
2 12 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 9 (32.14%) Automation Tester
4 7 (25.00%) Developer
4 7 (25.00%) Developer in Test
4 7 (25.00%) Senior Automation Tester
4 7 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 7 (25.00%) Senior Test Automation Developer
4 7 (25.00%) Senior Tester
4 7 (25.00%) Test Automation Developer
5 6 (21.43%) Software Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.57%) Graduate
7 1 (3.57%) Graduate Software Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Graduate Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Test Leader
7 1 (3.57%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) .NET
1 7 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (53.57%) Performance Testing
3 14 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 12 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 9 (32.14%) SDLC
5 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
6 8 (28.57%) Defect Management
6 8 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 7 (25.00%) Scrum
7 7 (25.00%) System Testing
7 7 (25.00%) Test Management
7 7 (25.00%) Validation
8 6 (21.43%) Migration
8 6 (21.43%) Software Delivery
8 6 (21.43%) Waterfall
9 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
10 2 (7.14%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) C#
2 7 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.57%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) RPG
Qualifications
1 18 (64.29%) ISEB
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (32.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) HP Quality Center