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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 129 119 128
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 44 76 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.38% 2.00% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.68% 6.48% 5.12%
Number of salaries quoted 38 70 50
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £30,000 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
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
774 1173 1074
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 24.35% 30.81% 29.24%
Number of salaries quoted 576 871 891
Median salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,030 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Nottinghamshire -21 19 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Northamptonshire +18 14 £39,500 +21.53% 1
Derbyshire +29 6 £40,000 +23.07%
Leicestershire -19 4 £25,500 -27.14%
Lincolnshire - 1 £32,500 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 72 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (80.95%) ISEB
3 38 (45.24%) Automated Testing
4 36 (42.86%) QA
5 29 (34.52%) Automation Testing
5 29 (34.52%) SDLC
6 27 (32.14%) Selenium
6 27 (32.14%) Java
7 26 (30.95%) Test Scripting
7 26 (30.95%) Software Testing
8 23 (27.38%) JIRA
9 20 (23.81%) Degree
9 20 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 18 (21.43%) C#
11 17 (20.24%) Scrum
12 16 (19.05%) Manual Testing
12 16 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
12 16 (19.05%) Mentoring
12 16 (19.05%) Defect Management
13 14 (16.67%) System Testing
13 14 (16.67%) Test Automation
13 14 (16.67%) Microsoft
14 13 (15.48%) Coaching
14 13 (15.48%) Test Strategy
15 12 (14.29%) Functional Testing
15 12 (14.29%) JavaScript
15 12 (14.29%) SQL
15 12 (14.29%) Finance
16 11 (13.10%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (13.10%) Gherkin

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (2.38%) Redis
1 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (32.14%) Selenium
2 23 (27.38%) JIRA
3 11 (13.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (11.90%) Ranorex
4 10 (11.90%) TestDirector
5 8 (9.52%) Cucumber
6 5 (5.95%) Eclipse
6 5 (5.95%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.38%) Appium
7 2 (2.38%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.38%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.19%) NUnit
8 1 (1.19%) Protractor
8 1 (1.19%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Retail
3 2 (2.38%) Games
3 2 (2.38%) Marketing
3 2 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.19%) Back Office
4 1 (1.19%) Electronics
4 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (27.38%) Tester
2 17 (20.24%) Analyst
2 17 (20.24%) Test Analyst
3 16 (19.05%) Software Tester
3 16 (19.05%) Test Leader
4 11 (13.10%) QA Engineer
5 10 (11.90%) Test Engineer
6 8 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
7 7 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
7 7 (8.33%) Automation Tester
7 7 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
7 7 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
7 7 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (8.33%) Systems Test Analyst
7 7 (8.33%) Team Leader
8 5 (5.95%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Test Team Leader
9 4 (4.76%) QA Leader
10 3 (3.57%) Manual Tester
10 3 (3.57%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.10%) Gherkin
2 8 (9.52%) XML
3 6 (7.14%) XSD
4 4 (4.76%) CSS
4 4 (4.76%) HTML
4 4 (4.76%) LAMP
5 2 (2.38%) CSS3
5 2 (2.38%) HTML5
5 2 (2.38%) LESS
5 2 (2.38%) OpenRasta
5 2 (2.38%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (2.38%) Unreal Engine
6 1 (1.19%) .NET
6 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) iPad
2 5 (5.95%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.38%) User Experience
4 2 (2.38%) Wiki
5 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.19%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.90%) Windows
2 4 (4.76%) Android
2 4 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.76%) CentOS
2 4 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (45.24%) Automated Testing
3 29 (34.52%) Automation Testing
3 29 (34.52%) SDLC
4 26 (30.95%) Software Testing
4 26 (30.95%) Test Scripting
5 17 (20.24%) Scrum
6 16 (19.05%) Defect Management
6 16 (19.05%) Manual Testing
6 16 (19.05%) Mentoring
7 14 (16.67%) System Testing
7 14 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 13 (15.48%) Coaching
8 13 (15.48%) Test Strategy
9 12 (14.29%) Functional Testing
10 10 (11.90%) Regression Testing
10 10 (11.90%) Waterfall
11 9 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (10.71%) Time Management
11 9 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.14%) Java
2 18 (21.43%) C#
3 12 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 12 (14.29%) SQL
4 7 (8.33%) PHP
5 2 (2.38%) ECMAScript
5 2 (2.38%) ES6
6 1 (1.19%) C
6 1 (1.19%) C++
6 1 (1.19%) Groovy
6 1 (1.19%) PL/1
6 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.19%) Python
Qualifications
1 68 (80.95%) ISEB
2 20 (23.81%) Degree
2 20 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (11.90%) ISEB Practitioner
3 10 (11.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (42.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.14%) HP
3 5 (5.95%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.57%) SAP
5 2 (2.38%) Apple
5 2 (2.38%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle
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