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 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 140 145 156
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 40 39 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.08% 1.02% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.13% 3.75% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 30 35 12
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £29,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +9.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £36,900 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +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
969 1039 797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 26.10% 27.22% 24.91%
Number of salaries quoted 734 871 674
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,857 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +2.14%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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 +11 27 £37,500 +17.18% 3
Northamptonshire -15 6 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Leicestershire +19 4 £34,836 +39.34%
Derbyshire -11 3 £27,500 -21.42%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 37 (53.62%) ISEB
2 32 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (46.38%) QA
3 30 (43.48%) Automated Testing
4 26 (37.68%) Software Testing
5 24 (34.78%) Test Strategy
5 24 (34.78%) SDLC
6 20 (28.99%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (26.09%) Test Management
8 17 (24.64%) Selenium
9 16 (23.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 16 (23.19%) Finance
9 16 (23.19%) C#
10 15 (21.74%) Test Automation
10 15 (21.74%) Degree
11 14 (20.29%) V-Model
11 14 (20.29%) Java
11 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
11 14 (20.29%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (18.84%) SQL
12 13 (18.84%) Scrum
12 13 (18.84%) Waterfall
12 13 (18.84%) Test Scripting
13 11 (15.94%) Manual Testing
13 11 (15.94%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 10 (14.49%) Windows
15 9 (13.04%) .NET
15 9 (13.04%) WebDriver
15 9 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
15 9 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

Applications
1 5 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.80%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 17 (24.64%) Selenium
2 9 (13.04%) WebDriver
3 8 (11.59%) HP UFT
4 6 (8.70%) Bugzilla
5 4 (5.80%) LoadRunner
5 4 (5.80%) SpecFlow
6 3 (4.35%) NUnit
6 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.90%) TestComplete
7 2 (2.90%) JIRA
7 2 (2.90%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (2.90%) Zephyr
7 2 (2.90%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (23.19%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Retail
3 4 (5.80%) Polish Language
3 4 (5.80%) Spanish Language
3 4 (5.80%) Swedish Language
4 3 (4.35%) Banking
5 2 (2.90%) Games
6 1 (1.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 30 (43.48%) Test Manager
2 27 (39.13%) Analyst
3 22 (31.88%) Test Analyst
4 9 (13.04%) Tester
5 7 (10.14%) Programme Manager
5 7 (10.14%) Senior Tester
5 7 (10.14%) Programme Test Manager
6 5 (7.25%) QA Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Junior
8 3 (4.35%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Junior Test Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Automation Tester
8 3 (4.35%) Junior Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Senior Automation Tester
8 3 (4.35%) Automated Test Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Test Coordinator
9 2 (2.90%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Portfolio Manager
9 2 (2.90%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.04%) .NET
2 5 (7.25%) XML
3 4 (5.80%) HTML
4 3 (4.35%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.45%) Middleware
5 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.25%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.35%) PMI
5 2 (2.90%) NHS
6 1 (1.45%) W3C
6 1 (1.45%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.45%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.45%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.49%) Windows
2 4 (5.80%) Windows XP
2 4 (5.80%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (43.48%) Automated Testing
3 26 (37.68%) Software Testing
4 24 (34.78%) Test Strategy
4 24 (34.78%) SDLC
5 20 (28.99%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (26.09%) Test Management
7 15 (21.74%) Test Automation
8 14 (20.29%) V-Model
9 13 (18.84%) Scrum
9 13 (18.84%) Waterfall
9 13 (18.84%) Test Scripting
10 11 (15.94%) Manual Testing
10 11 (15.94%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 9 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
11 9 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (11.59%) Regression Testing
13 7 (10.14%) Project Management
13 7 (10.14%) Automation Testing
14 6 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.19%) C#
2 14 (20.29%) Java
3 13 (18.84%) SQL
4 3 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.35%) C++
5 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 37 (53.62%) ISEB
2 16 (23.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (21.74%) Degree
4 6 (8.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (4.35%) CSQA
5 3 (4.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (46.38%) QA
2 4 (5.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.14%) HP
3 4 (5.80%) SAP
4 1 (1.45%) OpenText
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Posted: 6 days ago
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