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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 170 176 215
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +39
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 90 67 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.15% 0.95% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.83% 3.31% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 61 55 60
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £42,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.24% -1.42%
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
2347 2023 2798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 29.97% 28.65% 30.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1804 1637 2330
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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
(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
Essex +26 43 £61,250 +61.18% 2
Cambridgeshire +14 24 £32,500 - 5
Hertfordshire -10 17 £42,500 - 1
Suffolk +9 3 £36,500 +12.30% 2
Bedfordshire -19 3 £31,000 -4.61%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 148 (85.06%) ISEB
2 123 (70.69%) QA
3 71 (40.80%) Software Testing
4 66 (37.93%) Selenium
5 65 (37.36%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (35.63%) Automated Testing
7 55 (31.61%) Test Scripting
8 53 (30.46%) Finance
9 40 (22.99%) Java
10 38 (21.84%) Manual Testing
11 36 (20.69%) Degree
12 34 (19.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 30 (17.24%) JIRA
14 29 (16.67%) C#
15 28 (16.09%) SQL
15 28 (16.09%) Regression Testing
15 28 (16.09%) Automation Testing
15 28 (16.09%) Test Management
15 28 (16.09%) HP Quality Center
16 26 (14.94%) HTML
17 25 (14.37%) QuickTest Pro
18 24 (13.79%) WebDriver
19 23 (13.22%) Test Automation
20 22 (12.64%) Scrum
21 21 (12.07%) TDD
22 20 (11.49%) JavaScript
23 19 (10.92%) User Acceptance Testing
23 19 (10.92%) Test Strategy
24 17 (9.77%) UNIX
25 16 (9.20%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 4 (2.30%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.87%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.17%) HTTP
1 9 (5.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.30%) MySQL
3 2 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.57%) DbVisualizer
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 66 (37.93%) Selenium
2 30 (17.24%) JIRA
3 25 (14.37%) QuickTest Pro
4 24 (13.79%) WebDriver
5 9 (5.17%) Jasmine
5 9 (5.17%) Sahi
5 9 (5.17%) WATIR
5 9 (5.17%) Selenium IDE
6 5 (2.87%) Bugzilla
7 4 (2.30%) TestDirector
7 4 (2.30%) FitNesse
8 3 (1.72%) TestNG
8 3 (1.72%) Zephyr
9 2 (1.15%) Hudson
9 2 (1.15%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.15%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.15%) JUnit
9 2 (1.15%) JMeter
10 1 (0.57%) Subversion
10 1 (0.57%) Cucumber
General
1 53 (30.46%) Finance
2 10 (5.75%) Banking
3 7 (4.02%) Retail
4 5 (2.87%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.57%) Advertising
6 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (21.84%) Analyst
2 33 (18.97%) Test Analyst
2 33 (18.97%) Tester
3 32 (18.39%) Test Manager
4 24 (13.79%) QA Engineer
5 23 (13.22%) Test Engineer
6 18 (10.34%) Software Tester
7 14 (8.05%) Software Engineer
8 12 (6.90%) Programme Manager
9 11 (6.32%) Test Specialist
10 10 (5.75%) Senior Test Analyst
10 10 (5.75%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (5.75%) Designer
11 9 (5.17%) Lead Designer
12 8 (4.60%) QA Tester
13 7 (4.02%) Senior Tester
13 7 (4.02%) Senior Manager
13 7 (4.02%) Test Leader
13 7 (4.02%) Automation Specialist
13 7 (4.02%) Automated Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.94%) HTML
2 13 (7.47%) CSS
3 7 (4.02%) XML
4 4 (2.30%) SOAP
4 4 (2.30%) REST
5 2 (1.15%) .NET
6 1 (0.57%) J2EE
6 1 (0.57%) Web Services
6 1 (0.57%) Flash
6 1 (0.57%) WSH
6 1 (0.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.17%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.02%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.30%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.72%) Wiki
5 3 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.72%) EFT
6 1 (0.57%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.77%) UNIX
2 16 (9.20%) Windows
3 5 (2.87%) Linux
4 4 (2.30%) Android
4 4 (2.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (40.80%) Software Testing
2 65 (37.36%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (35.63%) Automated Testing
4 55 (31.61%) Test Scripting
5 38 (21.84%) Manual Testing
6 28 (16.09%) Test Management
6 28 (16.09%) Automation Testing
6 28 (16.09%) Regression Testing
7 23 (13.22%) Test Automation
8 22 (12.64%) Scrum
9 21 (12.07%) TDD
10 19 (10.92%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (10.92%) Test Strategy
11 15 (8.62%) System Testing
11 15 (8.62%) Performance Testing
12 14 (8.05%) E-Commerce
13 13 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (6.90%) BDD
15 10 (5.75%) Integration Testing
15 10 (5.75%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (22.99%) Java
2 29 (16.67%) C#
3 28 (16.09%) SQL
4 20 (11.49%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.32%) C++
5 11 (6.32%) Python
6 8 (4.60%) Ruby
6 8 (4.60%) VBA
7 7 (4.02%) F#
7 7 (4.02%) VBScript
7 7 (4.02%) VB
8 5 (2.87%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.87%) C
Qualifications
1 148 (85.06%) ISEB
2 36 (20.69%) Degree
3 34 (19.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (70.69%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 28 (16.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (6.90%) HP
2 6 (3.45%) Oracle
2 6 (3.45%) SAP
2 6 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.15%) Ab Initio
3 2 (1.15%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.57%) Lumesse
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