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 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 113 162 134
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -28
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 64 18 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.74% 0.52% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.94% 1.83% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 60 17 27
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £30,000 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £34,700 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.24% -1.42%
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
1078 986 1040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 29.37% 28.59% 34.72%
Number of salaries quoted 902 820 898
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 £57,500 £50,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 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 24 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 +22 30 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Northamptonshire -4 20 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Derbyshire - 7 £50,000 -
Leicestershire +17 3 £45,000 +50.00%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 73 (66.97%) QA
2 63 (57.80%) ISEB
3 46 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (38.53%) Software Testing
5 33 (30.28%) Scrum
6 32 (29.36%) Degree
7 30 (27.52%) Selenium
8 28 (25.69%) Automated Testing
8 28 (25.69%) Automation Testing
9 26 (23.85%) Project Management
10 23 (21.10%) Test Management
11 20 (18.35%) V-Model
11 20 (18.35%) Test Strategy
11 20 (18.35%) C#
11 20 (18.35%) Windows
12 19 (17.43%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (16.51%) Waterfall
14 17 (15.60%) Open Source
14 17 (15.60%) SQL
15 16 (14.68%) Test Scripting
15 16 (14.68%) Manual Testing
16 15 (13.76%) HP Quality Center
16 15 (13.76%) TCP/IP
16 15 (13.76%) Management Information System
16 15 (13.76%) Telecoms
17 14 (12.84%) VMware
17 14 (12.84%) Risk Analysis
17 14 (12.84%) Wireshark
17 14 (12.84%) RAD
17 14 (12.84%) Business Process Mapping

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (1.83%) JBoss
1 2 (1.83%) Apache
1 2 (1.83%) Tomcat
1 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.92%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.92%) MS Office
1 1 (0.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.83%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.76%) TCP/IP
2 14 (12.84%) Wireshark
3 13 (11.93%) VoIP
3 13 (11.93%) WAN
4 12 (11.01%) DHCP
4 12 (11.01%) RTP
4 12 (11.01%) H.323
4 12 (11.01%) VLAN
5 1 (0.92%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.67%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.75%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.83%) MySQL
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (27.52%) Selenium
2 12 (11.01%) FogBugz
3 9 (8.26%) TestComplete
4 8 (7.34%) NUnit
4 8 (7.34%) WebDriver
5 7 (6.42%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (5.50%) Jasmine
7 4 (3.67%) JIRA
8 3 (2.75%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (2.75%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.75%) Ranorex
8 3 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.83%) Sahi
9 2 (1.83%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (1.83%) Toad
9 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.83%) WATIR
10 1 (0.92%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.92%) JUnit
10 1 (0.92%) FitNesse
General
1 15 (13.76%) Telecoms
2 12 (11.01%) Retail
3 4 (3.67%) Finance
4 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.83%) Advertising
4 2 (1.83%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 51 (46.79%) Analyst
2 48 (44.04%) Test Analyst
3 43 (39.45%) Tester
4 29 (26.61%) Software Tester
5 11 (10.09%) Senior Tester
6 10 (9.17%) Test Manager
6 10 (9.17%) Software Test Analyst
7 8 (7.34%) QA Engineer
8 7 (6.42%) Test Leader
9 6 (5.50%) Senior Software Tester
10 5 (4.59%) Senior Test Analyst
10 5 (4.59%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.67%) Automation Tester
11 4 (3.67%) Agile Test Analyst
12 3 (2.75%) Automated Tester
12 3 (2.75%) Senior Software Test Analyst
12 3 (2.75%) QA Tester
12 3 (2.75%) Programme Test Manager
12 3 (2.75%) Programme Manager
12 3 (2.75%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.34%) XML
2 5 (4.59%) HTML
2 5 (4.59%) .NET
3 4 (3.67%) Gherkin
4 3 (2.75%) Web Services
4 3 (2.75%) XSD
5 2 (1.83%) WCF
5 2 (1.83%) WPF
5 2 (1.83%) Silverlight
5 2 (1.83%) HTML5
6 1 (0.92%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.92%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.60%) Open Source
2 15 (13.76%) Management Information System
3 13 (11.93%) Computer Science
4 8 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.67%) NHS
6 2 (1.83%) Chip and PIN
6 2 (1.83%) Social Media
6 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.35%) Windows
2 5 (4.59%) UNIX
3 2 (1.83%) Solaris
3 2 (1.83%) Linux
4 1 (0.92%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.92%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (38.53%) Software Testing
3 33 (30.28%) Scrum
4 28 (25.69%) Automated Testing
4 28 (25.69%) Automation Testing
5 26 (23.85%) Project Management
6 23 (21.10%) Test Management
7 20 (18.35%) V-Model
7 20 (18.35%) Test Strategy
8 19 (17.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (16.51%) Waterfall
10 16 (14.68%) Test Scripting
10 16 (14.68%) Manual Testing
11 14 (12.84%) Business Process Mapping
11 14 (12.84%) Risk Analysis
11 14 (12.84%) RAD
12 10 (9.17%) TDD
12 10 (9.17%) Regression Testing
12 10 (9.17%) Test Automation
13 9 (8.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.35%) C#
2 17 (15.60%) SQL
3 12 (11.01%) JavaScript
4 11 (10.09%) Java
5 6 (5.50%) Ruby
6 5 (4.59%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.59%) VBScript
7 4 (3.67%) VB
7 4 (3.67%) C++
8 3 (2.75%) Perl
9 2 (1.83%) Python
9 2 (1.83%) F#
Qualifications
1 63 (57.80%) ISEB
2 32 (29.36%) Degree
3 12 (11.01%) MCSE
3 12 (11.01%) CCNA
3 12 (11.01%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (11.01%) MCITP
4 10 (9.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (2.75%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (66.97%) QA
System Software
1 13 (11.93%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.01%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (13.76%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (12.84%) VMware
2 12 (11.01%) Cisco
2 12 (11.01%) Avaya
3 8 (7.34%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.42%) SAP
5 6 (5.50%) Oracle
6 4 (3.67%) HP
7 2 (1.83%) Pegasus
7 2 (1.83%) Sage
8 1 (0.92%) Citrix
8 1 (0.92%) Cognizant
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £37000 per annum + benefits
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