The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 113 158 140
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -18
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 65 19 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.78% 0.54% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.10% 1.84% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 62 18 22
Average salary £38,750 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.23% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £38,250 £47,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
ISTQB
England

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

Qualifications Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1066 1033 1014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 29.21% 29.42% 34.55%
Number of salaries quoted 893 867 877
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

ISTQB
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in the East Midlands

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

ISTQB
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +24 30 £40,000 +23.07% 3
Northamptonshire -3 20 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Derbyshire - 7 £50,000 -
Leicestershire +9 3 £45,000 +50.00%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 71 (65.74%) QA
2 59 (54.63%) ISEB
3 45 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (37.96%) Software Testing
5 33 (30.56%) Degree
6 32 (29.63%) Scrum
7 28 (25.93%) Selenium
7 28 (25.93%) Automation Testing
8 26 (24.07%) Automated Testing
8 26 (24.07%) Project Management
9 25 (23.15%) Test Management
10 21 (19.44%) V-Model
10 21 (19.44%) Test Strategy
11 20 (18.52%) Windows
12 19 (17.59%) C#
13 18 (16.67%) Waterfall
14 17 (15.74%) Open Source
14 17 (15.74%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (15.74%) SQL
15 16 (14.81%) Manual Testing
16 15 (13.89%) Test Scripting
16 15 (13.89%) TCP/IP
16 15 (13.89%) Telecoms
17 14 (12.96%) Management Information System
17 14 (12.96%) Risk Analysis
17 14 (12.96%) Wireshark
17 14 (12.96%) RAD
17 14 (12.96%) Business Process Mapping
18 13 (12.04%) HP Quality Center
18 13 (12.04%) VoIP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.93%) IIS
2 1 (0.93%) JBoss
2 1 (0.93%) Apache
2 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) MS Office
1 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.85%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.89%) TCP/IP
2 14 (12.96%) Wireshark
3 13 (12.04%) VoIP
3 13 (12.04%) WAN
4 12 (11.11%) DHCP
4 12 (11.11%) RTP
4 12 (11.11%) H.323
4 12 (11.11%) VLAN
5 1 (0.93%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.93%) MySQL
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (25.93%) Selenium
2 12 (11.11%) FogBugz
3 8 (7.41%) TestComplete
4 7 (6.48%) NUnit
4 7 (6.48%) WebDriver
5 6 (5.56%) Jasmine
5 6 (5.56%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.78%) Ranorex
7 3 (2.78%) JIRA
7 3 (2.78%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (2.78%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.85%) WATIR
8 2 (1.85%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (1.85%) Sahi
9 1 (0.93%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.93%) JUnit
9 1 (0.93%) Toad
General
1 15 (13.89%) Telecoms
2 10 (9.26%) Retail
3 5 (4.63%) Finance
4 2 (1.85%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.85%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (45.37%) Analyst
2 46 (42.59%) Test Analyst
3 42 (38.89%) Tester
4 28 (25.93%) Software Tester
5 12 (11.11%) Test Manager
6 10 (9.26%) Senior Tester
7 9 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
8 8 (7.41%) QA Engineer
9 6 (5.56%) Test Leader
10 5 (4.63%) Senior Software Tester
11 4 (3.70%) Automation Tester
11 4 (3.70%) Programme Test Manager
11 4 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.70%) Programme Manager
12 3 (2.78%) Test Team Leader
12 3 (2.78%) Test Engineer
12 3 (2.78%) QA Analyst
12 3 (2.78%) Team Leader
12 3 (2.78%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.56%) XML
1 6 (5.56%) .NET
2 4 (3.70%) HTML
2 4 (3.70%) Gherkin
3 3 (2.78%) XSD
4 2 (1.85%) WCF
4 2 (1.85%) WPF
4 2 (1.85%) Silverlight
4 2 (1.85%) HTML5
4 2 (1.85%) Web Services
5 1 (0.93%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.93%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.74%) Open Source
2 14 (12.96%) Management Information System
3 13 (12.04%) Computer Science
4 9 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.78%) NHS
6 2 (1.85%) Chip and PIN
6 2 (1.85%) Social Media
6 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.52%) Windows
2 5 (4.63%) UNIX
3 1 (0.93%) AIX
3 1 (0.93%) Solaris
3 1 (0.93%) Linux
3 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (37.96%) Software Testing
3 32 (29.63%) Scrum
4 28 (25.93%) Automation Testing
5 26 (24.07%) Project Management
5 26 (24.07%) Automated Testing
6 25 (23.15%) Test Management
7 21 (19.44%) Test Strategy
7 21 (19.44%) V-Model
8 18 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 17 (15.74%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (14.81%) Manual Testing
11 15 (13.89%) Test Scripting
12 14 (12.96%) Risk Analysis
12 14 (12.96%) RAD
12 14 (12.96%) Business Process Mapping
13 10 (9.26%) Test Automation
13 10 (9.26%) TDD
13 10 (9.26%) Regression Testing
14 9 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.59%) C#
2 17 (15.74%) SQL
3 11 (10.19%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.26%) Java
5 6 (5.56%) Ruby
6 5 (4.63%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.63%) VBScript
7 4 (3.70%) VB
7 4 (3.70%) C++
8 3 (2.78%) Perl
9 2 (1.85%) Python
9 2 (1.85%) F#
Qualifications
1 59 (54.63%) ISEB
2 33 (30.56%) Degree
3 12 (11.11%) MCSE
3 12 (11.11%) CCNA
3 12 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (11.11%) MCITP
4 11 (10.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (65.74%) QA
System Software
1 13 (12.04%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (12.04%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (12.04%) VMware
2 12 (11.11%) Cisco
2 12 (11.11%) Avaya
3 10 (9.26%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.48%) SAP
5 5 (4.63%) Oracle
6 3 (2.78%) HP
7 2 (1.85%) Pegasus
7 2 (1.85%) Sage
8 1 (0.93%) Citrix
8 1 (0.93%) Cognizant
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Sectra
Salary: Salary from £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
RS Components
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Momentum Resourcing
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago