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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 187 218 197
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -21
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 59 59 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.90% 0.76% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.12% 2.53% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 50 47 63
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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 of England region.

Qualifications Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1892 2334 2412
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 28.78% 30.15% 29.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1563 1938 1917
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,151 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of job ads across the East of England region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 29 June 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Suffolk +12 15 £35,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire -4 15 £35,000 -13.58% 1
Essex +19 10 £50,000 +108.33%
Hertfordshire +23 9 £35,500 -35.45% 1
Bedfordshire +24 7 £65,000 +92.59%
Norfolk - 3 £21,500 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 of England region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 102 (77.27%) ISEB
2 71 (53.79%) QA
3 54 (40.91%) Software Testing
4 51 (38.64%) Finance
5 48 (36.36%) SQL
6 44 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (32.58%) Selenium
8 36 (27.27%) Java
9 33 (25.00%) JIRA
10 32 (24.24%) Test Scripting
11 31 (23.48%) Microsoft
11 31 (23.48%) HP
12 29 (21.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 29 (21.97%) SDLC
13 25 (18.94%) Automation Testing
13 25 (18.94%) HP UFT
13 25 (18.94%) Degree
14 23 (17.42%) Automated Testing
14 23 (17.42%) C#
14 23 (17.42%) Manual Testing
14 23 (17.42%) Test Automation
15 22 (16.67%) Test Strategy
16 21 (15.91%) Performance Testing
17 20 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
17 20 (15.15%) SoapUI
18 19 (14.39%) LoadRunner
19 18 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
20 17 (12.88%) HP Quality Center
20 17 (12.88%) Regression Testing
21 15 (11.36%) Functional Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (10.61%) MS Office
2 13 (9.85%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 43 (32.58%) Selenium
2 33 (25.00%) JIRA
3 25 (18.94%) HP UFT
4 20 (15.15%) SoapUI
5 19 (14.39%) LoadRunner
6 7 (5.30%) ClearQuest
6 7 (5.30%) JMeter
7 3 (2.27%) Bugzilla
7 3 (2.27%) SpecFlow
7 3 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.27%) Testopia
7 3 (2.27%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.52%) ClearCase
8 2 (1.52%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.52%) TestDirector
8 2 (1.52%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.52%) XMLSpy
9 1 (0.76%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.76%) Subversion
9 1 (0.76%) TestComplete
General
1 51 (38.64%) Finance
2 10 (7.58%) Games
2 10 (7.58%) Retail
3 5 (3.79%) Legal
4 4 (3.03%) Banking
5 2 (1.52%) Law
5 2 (1.52%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.52%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.76%) Back Office
6 1 (0.76%) French Language
6 1 (0.76%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 72 (54.55%) Analyst
2 59 (44.70%) Test Analyst
3 40 (30.30%) Tester
4 22 (16.67%) Software Analyst
5 21 (15.91%) Software Tester
6 20 (15.15%) Automation Tester
6 20 (15.15%) Software Test Analyst
7 19 (14.39%) QA Analyst
8 14 (10.61%) Service Analyst
9 13 (9.85%) Agile Test Analyst
9 13 (9.85%) Automation Test Analyst
10 12 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
10 12 (9.09%) QA Tester
10 12 (9.09%) Software QA Tester
11 11 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
11 11 (8.33%) Manual Tester
11 11 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
11 11 (8.33%) Test Engineer
12 9 (6.82%) QA Automation Analyst
12 9 (6.82%) QA Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.85%) SOAP
2 8 (6.06%) .NET
3 4 (3.03%) Web Services
4 3 (2.27%) HTML
4 3 (2.27%) XML
5 2 (1.52%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.52%) DHTML
5 2 (1.52%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.52%) Qt
6 1 (0.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.85%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.82%) Online Games
4 6 (4.55%) iPad
5 4 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.27%) EPoS
6 3 (2.27%) Statistics
7 2 (1.52%) AS400
7 2 (1.52%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.52%) Fintech
7 2 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.52%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.76%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.33%) Unix
2 4 (3.03%) Windows
3 2 (1.52%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (40.91%) Software Testing
2 44 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (24.24%) Test Scripting
4 29 (21.97%) SDLC
5 25 (18.94%) Automation Testing
6 23 (17.42%) Automated Testing
6 23 (17.42%) Manual Testing
6 23 (17.42%) Test Automation
7 22 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 21 (15.91%) Performance Testing
9 20 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (12.88%) Regression Testing
11 15 (11.36%) Functional Testing
12 14 (10.61%) PRINCE2
13 13 (9.85%) Software Delivery
13 13 (9.85%) Test Management
13 13 (9.85%) Waterfall
14 12 (9.09%) Integration Testing
14 12 (9.09%) Load Testing
14 12 (9.09%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (36.36%) SQL
2 36 (27.27%) Java
3 23 (17.42%) C#
4 8 (6.06%) VBA
5 7 (5.30%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.30%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.27%) Bourne shell
6 3 (2.27%) Python
7 2 (1.52%) C
7 2 (1.52%) Groovy
7 2 (1.52%) Perl
7 2 (1.52%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.52%) VBScript
8 1 (0.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 102 (77.27%) ISEB
2 29 (21.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 25 (18.94%) Degree
4 7 (5.30%) HP ASE
5 3 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (53.79%) QA
2 2 (1.52%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 17 (12.88%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (6.06%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 31 (23.48%) HP
1 31 (23.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.58%) Citrix
3 4 (3.03%) SAP
4 3 (2.27%) Oracle
4 3 (2.27%) Rally
4 3 (2.27%) VMware
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