The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 33 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 3.24% 0.84% -
As % of the Qualifications category 12.90% 3.08% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £42,750 -
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.24% -1.42%
ISTQB
London

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

Qualifications Category
Croydon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
62 65 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 25.10% 27.31% 29.63%
Number of salaries quoted 48 50 58
Average salary £37,500 £43,875 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.52% +21.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Croydon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Croydon

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Croydon

ISTQB
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Croydon 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 10 (71.43%) ISEB
2 8 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Test Management
4 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 4 (28.57%) Straight-Through Processing
4 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) Validation
4 4 (28.57%) MS Office
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) Service Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Croydon 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 4 (28.57%) MS Office
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Test Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Programme Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Programme Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2
1 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
1 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (42.86%) Test Management
1 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 4 (28.57%) Straight-Through Processing
2 4 (28.57%) Validation
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) ISEB
2 8 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center