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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 28 43 49
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 9 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 4.21% 0.70% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.07% 2.63% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 3
Average salary - £42,750 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -43.00%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +6.15%
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
56 76 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 26.17% 26.57% 26.67%
Number of salaries quoted 42 55 81
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 25 November 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 9 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (58.33%) ISEB
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Validation
3 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Test Strategy
4 4 (33.33%) Straight-Through Processing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (33.33%) MS Office
5 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Test Management
5 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (8.33%) Service Management
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (33.33%) MS Office
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Tester
3 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Validation
1 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
1 5 (41.67%) Test Strategy
2 4 (33.33%) Straight-Through Processing
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Management
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (58.33%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center