The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Chester region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 43 50 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.74% 0.76% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.08% 5.88% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £40,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Qualifications Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
65 51 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 24.16% 12.88% 21.84%
Number of salaries quoted 36 44 30
Average salary £38,250 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.28% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £29,000 £21,216
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £32,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
ISTQB
Cheshire

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 29 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (66.67%) AppSense
2 2 (66.67%) Compatibility Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Application Packaging
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Application Packaging
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) AppSense