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

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 29 47 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.42% 0.43% -
As % of the Qualifications category 8.89% 1.69% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 0
Median salary £32,500 £22,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+47.72% -
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
45 59 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 27.27% 25.32% 28.63%
Number of salaries quoted 42 24 41
Median salary £32,500 £27,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.37% -50.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £22,000 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 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 Chester region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 7 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 7 (100.00%) System Testing
1 7 (100.00%) SDLC
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce

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:

General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 7 (100.00%) SDLC
1 7 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 7 (100.00%) System Testing
1 7 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISEB