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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 23 - 42
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 4.90% - 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.00% - 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 2
Average salary £27,000 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,250
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.78%
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
25 44 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 24.51% 22.80% 28.38%
Number of salaries quoted 20 36 27
Average salary £32,500 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £44,400 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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%) Finance
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (100.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) System Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (40.00%) Software Delivery
4 2 (40.00%) SOAP
4 2 (40.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) CRM
5 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) SDLC
1 5 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) System Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Software Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification