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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 104 131 120
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 74 50 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.31% 1.43% 1.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.55% 5.08% 5.71%
Number of salaries quoted 56 44 57
Median salary £39,500 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.94% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
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
775 985 1033
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 24.24% 28.11% 28.36%
Number of salaries quoted 583 724 876
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £59,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the East Midlands region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 8 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +17 26 £42,500 +54.54%
Leicestershire +4 23 £39,250 -7.64%
Nottinghamshire +2 16 £31,500 -18.18% 6
Derbyshire +18 9 £42,500 +21.42%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 78 (63.41%) ISEB
2 66 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (35.77%) QA
4 43 (34.96%) Automation Testing
5 39 (31.71%) Automated Testing
6 37 (30.08%) Selenium
7 33 (26.83%) Mentoring
8 30 (24.39%) SQL
9 27 (21.95%) Software Testing
10 23 (18.70%) SDLC
10 23 (18.70%) Functional Testing
11 22 (17.89%) Test Strategy
12 20 (16.26%) JIRA
12 20 (16.26%) Java
13 18 (14.63%) Coaching
14 16 (13.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
14 16 (13.01%) System Testing
15 15 (12.20%) Load Testing
15 15 (12.20%) Degree
15 15 (12.20%) Gherkin
16 14 (11.38%) Test Scripting
16 14 (11.38%) Problem Management
16 14 (11.38%) IBM
16 14 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (11.38%) Scrum
17 13 (10.57%) C#
17 13 (10.57%) Windows
17 13 (10.57%) Team Foundation Server
17 13 (10.57%) Defect Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.63%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (1.63%) Redis
1 2 (1.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 37 (30.08%) Selenium
2 20 (16.26%) JIRA
3 13 (10.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (7.32%) Ranorex
4 9 (7.32%) WebDriver
5 8 (6.50%) TestDirector
6 7 (5.69%) Cucumber
7 5 (4.07%) Eclipse
7 5 (4.07%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.44%) HP UFT
8 3 (2.44%) JMeter
8 3 (2.44%) JUnit
9 2 (1.63%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.63%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.63%) Protractor
9 2 (1.63%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.81%) Calabash
10 1 (0.81%) Capybara
10 1 (0.81%) NUnit
10 1 (0.81%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (5.69%) Finance
2 2 (1.63%) Games
2 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.81%) Electronics
3 1 (0.81%) Marketing
3 1 (0.81%) Retail
3 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (32.52%) Test Leader
2 28 (22.76%) Analyst
3 25 (20.33%) Team Leader
3 25 (20.33%) Test Analyst
4 20 (16.26%) Test Team Leader
5 16 (13.01%) Test Manager
5 16 (13.01%) Tester
6 14 (11.38%) Quality Manager
7 13 (10.57%) Software Tester
8 10 (8.13%) Test Engineer
9 8 (6.50%) Test Automation Engineer
10 7 (5.69%) Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (5.69%) Automation Tester
10 7 (5.69%) QA Engineer
10 7 (5.69%) Senior Test Engineer
10 7 (5.69%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (5.69%) Systems Test Analyst
11 6 (4.88%) Automation Engineer
11 6 (4.88%) QA Automation Engineer
11 6 (4.88%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.20%) Gherkin
2 8 (6.50%) XML
3 7 (5.69%) XSD
4 6 (4.88%) CSS
4 6 (4.88%) HTML
5 3 (2.44%) LAMP
6 2 (1.63%) CSS3
6 2 (1.63%) HTML5
6 2 (1.63%) LESS
6 2 (1.63%) OpenRasta
6 2 (1.63%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (1.63%) Unreal Engine
7 1 (0.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.25%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.44%) iPad
3 2 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.63%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (1.63%) User Experience
4 1 (0.81%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.57%) Windows
2 6 (4.88%) Android
2 6 (4.88%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.44%) CentOS
3 3 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (34.96%) Automation Testing
3 39 (31.71%) Automated Testing
4 33 (26.83%) Mentoring
5 27 (21.95%) Software Testing
6 23 (18.70%) Functional Testing
6 23 (18.70%) SDLC
7 22 (17.89%) Test Strategy
8 18 (14.63%) Coaching
9 16 (13.01%) System Testing
10 15 (12.20%) Load Testing
11 14 (11.38%) Problem Management
11 14 (11.38%) Scrum
11 14 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (11.38%) Test Scripting
12 13 (10.57%) Defect Management
13 11 (8.94%) Manual Testing
14 10 (8.13%) Test Automation
15 9 (7.32%) Test Management
16 8 (6.50%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.39%) SQL
2 20 (16.26%) Java
3 13 (10.57%) C#
4 11 (8.94%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.07%) PHP
6 2 (1.63%) ECMAScript
6 2 (1.63%) ES6
7 1 (0.81%) C
7 1 (0.81%) C++
Qualifications
1 78 (63.41%) ISEB
2 16 (13.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (12.20%) Degree
4 8 (6.50%) ISEB Practitioner
4 8 (6.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (35.77%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (8.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.38%) IBM
3 3 (2.44%) HP
3 3 (2.44%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.63%) Apple
5 1 (0.81%) SAP
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