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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 125 148 147
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 55 17 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.50% 0.53% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.15% 1.90% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 50 16 30
Average salary £35,000 £31,000 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.90% -26.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,975 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1068 894 1101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 29.21% 27.61% 32.83%
Number of salaries quoted 883 737 945
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,256 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
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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 +16 27 £40,000 +25.98% 2
Northamptonshire -9 16 £35,000 -6.66%
Derbyshire - 9 £45,000 - 1
Leicestershire +7 2 £37,000 +23.33% 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 66 (71.74%) QA
2 54 (58.70%) ISEB
3 42 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (33.70%) Software Testing
5 28 (30.43%) Selenium
6 27 (29.35%) Scrum
7 26 (28.26%) Automated Testing
8 25 (27.17%) Automation Testing
9 24 (26.09%) Project Management
10 23 (25.00%) Degree
11 21 (22.83%) Test Management
12 19 (20.65%) Waterfall
13 18 (19.57%) C#
14 17 (18.48%) V-Model
14 17 (18.48%) User Acceptance Testing
15 16 (17.39%) Test Strategy
15 16 (17.39%) Windows
16 14 (15.22%) Business Process Mapping
16 14 (15.22%) Open Source
17 13 (14.13%) Manual Testing
17 13 (14.13%) TCP/IP
17 13 (14.13%) Management Information System
17 13 (14.13%) Telecoms
18 12 (13.04%) VMware
18 12 (13.04%) Wireshark
18 12 (13.04%) Risk Analysis
18 12 (13.04%) RAD
18 12 (13.04%) JavaScript
18 12 (13.04%) Test Automation
19 11 (11.96%) Test Scripting

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (2.17%) Apache
1 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.09%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) MS Office
1 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.09%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.13%) TCP/IP
2 12 (13.04%) Wireshark
3 11 (11.96%) VoIP
3 11 (11.96%) WAN
4 10 (10.87%) DHCP
4 10 (10.87%) RTP
4 10 (10.87%) H.323
4 10 (10.87%) VLAN
5 1 (1.09%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.17%) MySQL
4 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (30.43%) Selenium
2 10 (10.87%) TestComplete
2 10 (10.87%) FogBugz
3 8 (8.70%) Karma Test Runner
3 8 (8.70%) NUnit
4 7 (7.61%) Jasmine
4 7 (7.61%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.35%) JIRA
5 4 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (3.26%) Ranorex
7 2 (2.17%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.17%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.17%) Toad
7 2 (2.17%) WATIR
7 2 (2.17%) Sahi
8 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.09%) Mocha
8 1 (1.09%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (14.13%) Telecoms
2 9 (9.78%) Retail
3 2 (2.17%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.09%) Advertising
4 1 (1.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 44 (47.83%) Analyst
2 42 (45.65%) Test Analyst
3 34 (36.96%) Tester
4 25 (27.17%) Software Tester
5 9 (9.78%) Test Manager
5 9 (9.78%) Software Test Analyst
6 8 (8.70%) Senior Tester
6 8 (8.70%) QA Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) Senior Software Tester
8 5 (5.43%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (5.43%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Test Leader
9 4 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
10 3 (3.26%) Automated Tester
10 3 (3.26%) QA Tester
10 3 (3.26%) Programme Test Manager
10 3 (3.26%) Senior Software Test Analyst
10 3 (3.26%) Programme Manager
10 3 (3.26%) Test Engineer
11 2 (2.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.70%) XML
2 4 (4.35%) HTML
2 4 (4.35%) .NET
2 4 (4.35%) Gherkin
3 3 (3.26%) Web Services
3 3 (3.26%) XSD
4 1 (1.09%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.09%) Velocity
4 1 (1.09%) WCF
4 1 (1.09%) WPF
4 1 (1.09%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.09%) HTML5
4 1 (1.09%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.22%) Open Source
2 13 (14.13%) Management Information System
3 10 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (9.78%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.35%) NHS
6 2 (2.17%) Social Media
6 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.39%) Windows
2 2 (2.17%) Solaris
2 2 (2.17%) Linux
2 2 (2.17%) UNIX
3 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.09%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (33.70%) Software Testing
3 27 (29.35%) Scrum
4 26 (28.26%) Automated Testing
5 25 (27.17%) Automation Testing
6 24 (26.09%) Project Management
7 21 (22.83%) Test Management
8 19 (20.65%) Waterfall
9 17 (18.48%) V-Model
9 17 (18.48%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (17.39%) Test Strategy
11 14 (15.22%) Business Process Mapping
12 13 (14.13%) Manual Testing
13 12 (13.04%) Test Automation
13 12 (13.04%) Risk Analysis
13 12 (13.04%) RAD
14 11 (11.96%) Test Scripting
15 10 (10.87%) Quality Management
16 8 (8.70%) Regression Testing
16 8 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.57%) C#
2 12 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 11 (11.96%) SQL
4 9 (9.78%) Java
5 6 (6.52%) Ruby
6 4 (4.35%) VB
6 4 (4.35%) C++
7 3 (3.26%) Perl
8 2 (2.17%) Python
8 2 (2.17%) VBScript
8 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.17%) F#
Qualifications
1 54 (58.70%) ISEB
2 23 (25.00%) Degree
3 10 (10.87%) MCSE
3 10 (10.87%) CCNA
3 10 (10.87%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (10.87%) MCITP
4 7 (7.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.26%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (71.74%) QA
System Software
1 11 (11.96%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.87%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (10.87%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (13.04%) VMware
2 10 (10.87%) Cisco
2 10 (10.87%) Avaya
3 6 (6.52%) Oracle
4 5 (5.43%) SAP
5 4 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.35%) HP
6 2 (2.17%) JBoss
7 1 (1.09%) Citrix
7 1 (1.09%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.09%) Pegasus
7 1 (1.09%) Sage
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 40k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TDX Group
Salary: Unspecified Competitive basic, plus up to 20% bonus, private healthcar
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester
Three People
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits based on experience
Posted: 18 days ago