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 8 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 40 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.98% - 2.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.08% - 10.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 1
Average salary £33,500 - £22,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
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
49 66 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 23.90% 26.83% 27.18%
Number of salaries quoted 22 42 54
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,000 £24,796
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £47,600 £62,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,857 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +2.14%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 8 July 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Chester

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 8 July 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Back Office
2 2 (40.00%) JMeter
2 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (40.00%) JUnit
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) Kanban
2 2 (40.00%) Groovy
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) Facilita Forecast
2 2 (40.00%) API Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) Degree

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 July 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JUnit
1 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (40.00%) JMeter
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (40.00%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 2 (40.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Junior
3 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) COM
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Kanban
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) API Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) Python
1 2 (40.00%) Ruby
1 2 (40.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft