The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 202 181 180
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 61 92 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.79% 1.13% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.59% 3.83% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 49 68 78
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% +4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
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 of England region.

Qualifications Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2355 2405 2241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 30.51% 29.54% 28.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1971 1925 1857
Average salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

ISTQB
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the East of England region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in the East of England

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in the East of England

ISTQB
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 July 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
Cambridgeshire -10 25 £36,000 -4.00%
Suffolk +8 12 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire -2 12 £53,750 +34.37% 2
Essex -11 8 £24,000 -29.92% 1
Bedfordshire +3 4 £33,750 +1.50% 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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.

1 105 (67.74%) ISEB
2 77 (49.68%) QA
3 51 (32.90%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (30.32%) SQL
5 44 (28.39%) Software Testing
6 43 (27.74%) HP Quality Center
7 42 (27.10%) Finance
8 36 (23.23%) Selenium
9 32 (20.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 31 (20.00%) Automated Testing
10 31 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 30 (19.35%) Test Strategy
12 29 (18.71%) HP
13 28 (18.06%) User Acceptance Testing
13 28 (18.06%) Test Management
14 27 (17.42%) SDLC
15 25 (16.13%) Test Scripting
16 23 (14.84%) SQL Server
16 23 (14.84%) Windows
16 23 (14.84%) Regression Testing
17 22 (14.19%) JavaScript
18 21 (13.55%) MS Excel
18 21 (13.55%) System Testing
18 21 (13.55%) Test Automation
19 20 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
19 20 (12.90%) Performance Testing
19 20 (12.90%) Manual Testing
20 19 (12.26%) JIRA
20 19 (12.26%) Degree
20 19 (12.26%) Test Planning

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 3 (1.94%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.29%) ArcGIS
2 2 (1.29%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (0.65%) Drupal
Applications
1 21 (13.55%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.10%) MS Office
3 2 (1.29%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.65%) AWD
2 1 (0.65%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.94%) Internet
2 2 (1.29%) ATM
2 2 (1.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.65%) Wireless
3 1 (0.65%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (23.23%) Selenium
2 19 (12.26%) JIRA
2 19 (12.26%) HP UFT
3 11 (7.10%) SoapUI
4 10 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (5.81%) LoadRunner
5 9 (5.81%) TestDirector
6 7 (4.52%) XMLSpy
7 6 (3.87%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.94%) Subversion
8 3 (1.94%) JMeter
9 2 (1.29%) ClearCase
9 2 (1.29%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.29%) Rational Functional Tester
9 2 (1.29%) MSTest
9 2 (1.29%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.29%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (1.29%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.65%) JBehave
10 1 (0.65%) Jasmine
General
1 42 (27.10%) Finance
2 18 (11.61%) Retail
3 10 (6.45%) Banking
3 10 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.52%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.58%) Games
6 3 (1.94%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.29%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.29%) Automotive
8 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.65%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 77 (49.68%) Analyst
2 71 (45.81%) Test Analyst
3 35 (22.58%) Test Manager
4 33 (21.29%) QA Analyst
5 25 (16.13%) Tester
6 23 (14.84%) QA Test Analyst
7 15 (9.68%) Test Engineer
8 13 (8.39%) Software Tester
9 10 (6.45%) Software Test Analyst
10 8 (5.16%) Software Engineer
11 7 (4.52%) QA Manager
11 7 (4.52%) QA Tester
12 6 (3.87%) Software Test Engineer
12 6 (3.87%) Performance Manager
12 6 (3.87%) SAP Manager
12 6 (3.87%) SAP Test Manager
12 6 (3.87%) Selenium Tester
13 5 (3.23%) Performance Test Manager
13 5 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
14 4 (2.58%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.39%) HTML
2 11 (7.10%) SOAP
3 10 (6.45%) Middleware
4 9 (5.81%) .NET
5 8 (5.16%) CSS
6 5 (3.23%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.23%) Web Services
7 4 (2.58%) XML
8 2 (1.29%) J2EE
8 2 (1.29%) JSF
8 2 (1.29%) Ajax
8 2 (1.29%) Dojo
8 2 (1.29%) GWT
9 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.65%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.65%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.16%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.52%) IVR
4 6 (3.87%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.58%) GIS
6 4 (2.58%) Replication
7 2 (1.29%) AS400
7 2 (1.29%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.29%) User Experience
8 1 (0.65%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.65%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.84%) Windows
2 7 (4.52%) Android
2 7 (4.52%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.23%) Linux
4 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (32.90%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (28.39%) Software Testing
3 31 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 30 (19.35%) Test Strategy
5 28 (18.06%) Test Management
5 28 (18.06%) User Acceptance Testing
6 27 (17.42%) SDLC
7 25 (16.13%) Test Scripting
8 23 (14.84%) Regression Testing
9 21 (13.55%) System Testing
9 21 (13.55%) Test Automation
10 20 (12.90%) Manual Testing
10 20 (12.90%) Performance Testing
11 19 (12.26%) Test Planning
12 16 (10.32%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (10.32%) Integration Testing
12 16 (10.32%) Validation
13 14 (9.03%) Scrum
14 12 (7.74%) E-Commerce
14 12 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 47 (30.32%) SQL
2 22 (14.19%) JavaScript
3 19 (12.26%) C#
4 12 (7.74%) Java
5 8 (5.16%) T-SQL
6 7 (4.52%) Python
7 2 (1.29%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.29%) C
8 1 (0.65%) C++
8 1 (0.65%) Delphi
8 1 (0.65%) VBScript
8 1 (0.65%) VB
8 1 (0.65%) VBA
8 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 105 (67.74%) ISEB
2 32 (20.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 19 (12.26%) Degree
4 10 (6.45%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.52%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.94%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (49.68%) QA
2 3 (1.94%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (1.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 43 (27.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 29 (18.71%) HP
3 10 (6.45%) Oracle
4 9 (5.81%) SAP
5 4 (2.58%) Cisco
5 4 (2.58%) Verint
6 3 (1.94%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.29%) Sophos
7 2 (1.29%) ESRI
7 2 (1.29%) Google
7 2 (1.29%) Fujitsu
7 2 (1.29%) IBM
7 2 (1.29%) Citrix
7 2 (1.29%) Lumension
8 1 (0.65%) Twitter
8 1 (0.65%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.65%) hybris
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Capita - ITIN
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Fully flexible benefits scheme
Posted: 8 days ago
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Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Fully flexible benefits scheme
Posted: 12 days ago