The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 32 28 44
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +16
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 6 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 3.09% 2.30% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.65% 17.39% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 0
Median salary £32,500 £23,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+41.30% -
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
ISTQB
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Qualifications Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
34 23 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 17.53% 13.22% 23.05%
Number of salaries quoted 32 16 36
Median salary £32,500 £47,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-30.85% +17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of job ads across the Chester region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Chester region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Chester

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Chester region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Chester

ISTQB
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 Chester region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 11 (100.00%) ISEB
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 11 (100.00%) SDLC
2 9 (81.82%) System Testing
2 9 (81.82%) Performance Testing
2 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
3 7 (63.64%) Finance
4 6 (54.55%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) Scrum
6 2 (18.18%) SOAP
6 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
6 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
7 1 (9.09%) CRM

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Analyst
1 10 (90.91%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) SDLC
1 11 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (81.82%) Performance Testing
2 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
2 9 (81.82%) System Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification