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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 162 178 184
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 97 87 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.37% 1.22% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.12% 3.82% 3.71%
Number of salaries quoted 76 61 79
Average salary £42,250 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £32,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
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
2352 2278 2320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 33.22% 31.99% 28.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1860 1794 1910
Average salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,450
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +23 37 £43,000 +7.50% 3
Essex +3 35 £50,000 -31.03% 3
Hertfordshire -16 15 £37,000 -7.50% 1
Suffolk -1 5 £30,000 -10.44% 3
Bedfordshire +7 4 £33,250 -5.00%
East Anglia - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 136 (76.40%) ISEB
2 82 (46.07%) QA
3 62 (34.83%) Finance
4 53 (29.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 51 (28.65%) Degree
6 46 (25.84%) Software Testing
7 44 (24.72%) HP Quality Center
8 43 (24.16%) Automated Testing
9 40 (22.47%) Test Scripting
10 39 (21.91%) SQL
11 38 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (19.66%) User Acceptance Testing
13 29 (16.29%) Test Management
13 29 (16.29%) JIRA
13 29 (16.29%) Test Strategy
13 29 (16.29%) HP
14 27 (15.17%) Test Automation
15 25 (14.04%) QuickTest Pro
15 25 (14.04%) Selenium
16 24 (13.48%) Regression Testing
17 22 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
18 21 (11.80%) Validation
18 21 (11.80%) Microsoft
18 21 (11.80%) Windows
18 21 (11.80%) Integration Testing
19 20 (11.24%) Retail
20 19 (10.67%) E-Commerce
20 19 (10.67%) Performance Testing
20 19 (10.67%) Computer Science
21 17 (9.55%) System Testing

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 5 (2.81%) Adobe CQ
2 3 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.56%) Drupal
Applications
1 15 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.62%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.81%) ATM
2 4 (2.25%) Internet
3 3 (1.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.56%) DVB
4 1 (0.56%) Wireless
4 1 (0.56%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.81%) MySQL
3 3 (1.69%) SQLPlus
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.56%) DbVisualizer
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.56%) DB2
4 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 29 (16.29%) JIRA
2 25 (14.04%) Selenium
2 25 (14.04%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (7.87%) LoadRunner
4 10 (5.62%) SoapUI
5 9 (5.06%) WebDriver
6 7 (3.93%) XMLSpy
7 6 (3.37%) TestDirector
8 5 (2.81%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (1.69%) JMeter
9 3 (1.69%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (1.69%) Toad
10 2 (1.12%) JUnit
10 2 (1.12%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.12%) Subversion
10 2 (1.12%) MSTest
10 2 (1.12%) Rational Functional Tester
10 2 (1.12%) TestNG
10 2 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.12%) Cucumber
General
1 62 (34.83%) Finance
2 20 (11.24%) Retail
3 9 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.93%) Banking
5 6 (3.37%) Games
6 5 (2.81%) Military
6 5 (2.81%) Legal
6 5 (2.81%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.81%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 54 (30.34%) Analyst
2 49 (27.53%) Test Analyst
3 43 (24.16%) Test Manager
4 36 (20.22%) Tester
5 26 (14.61%) Test Engineer
6 18 (10.11%) Software Tester
6 18 (10.11%) QA Analyst
7 14 (7.87%) Software Test Engineer
7 14 (7.87%) Software Engineer
8 12 (6.74%) QA Test Analyst
9 10 (5.62%) Automation Engineer
10 9 (5.06%) Test Automation Engineer
10 9 (5.06%) Senior Tester
11 8 (4.49%) Test Leader
12 7 (3.93%) SAP Manager
12 7 (3.93%) SAP Test Manager
12 7 (3.93%) Manual Tester
12 7 (3.93%) Senior Manager
12 7 (3.93%) Junior
13 6 (3.37%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.99%) HTML
2 15 (8.43%) SOAP
3 11 (6.18%) XML
4 10 (5.62%) Middleware
5 7 (3.93%) Web Services
6 5 (2.81%) REST
7 4 (2.25%) .NET
8 3 (1.69%) CSS
9 2 (1.12%) Flash
9 2 (1.12%) Ajax
10 1 (0.56%) JSON
10 1 (0.56%) WPF
10 1 (0.56%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.56%) RESTful
10 1 (0.56%) D-Bus
10 1 (0.56%) Android SDK
10 1 (0.56%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.56%) J2EE
10 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (10.67%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.49%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.37%) GIS
5 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.12%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.12%) User Experience
7 1 (0.56%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.56%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.56%) AS400
7 1 (0.56%) Replication
7 1 (0.56%) STB
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.80%) Windows
2 13 (7.30%) Android
3 12 (6.74%) Apple iOS
4 10 (5.62%) UNIX
4 10 (5.62%) Linux
5 2 (1.12%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.56%) Tizen
6 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.84%) Software Testing
2 43 (24.16%) Automated Testing
3 40 (22.47%) Test Scripting
4 38 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (19.66%) User Acceptance Testing
6 29 (16.29%) Test Management
6 29 (16.29%) Test Strategy
7 27 (15.17%) Test Automation
8 24 (13.48%) Regression Testing
9 21 (11.80%) Validation
9 21 (11.80%) Integration Testing
10 19 (10.67%) Performance Testing
10 19 (10.67%) E-Commerce
11 17 (9.55%) System Testing
11 17 (9.55%) Test Planning
12 16 (8.99%) Manual Testing
13 10 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (5.06%) Scrum
14 9 (5.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (21.91%) SQL
2 15 (8.43%) Java
2 15 (8.43%) Python
3 9 (5.06%) JavaScript
3 9 (5.06%) C#
4 5 (2.81%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.69%) VBA
6 2 (1.12%) PHP
6 2 (1.12%) C++
6 2 (1.12%) Ruby
7 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.56%) Delphi
7 1 (0.56%) Perl
7 1 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 136 (76.40%) ISEB
2 53 (29.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 51 (28.65%) Degree
4 4 (2.25%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.25%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.25%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.25%) VCP4
5 1 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (46.07%) QA
2 2 (1.12%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (1.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 44 (24.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (16.29%) HP
2 21 (11.80%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.74%) Oracle
4 8 (4.49%) SAP
5 7 (3.93%) IBM
6 3 (1.69%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.12%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.12%) Citrix
8 1 (0.56%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.56%) hybris
8 1 (0.56%) Twitter
8 1 (0.56%) Business Objects
Suffolk
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £38,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
LV=
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + Bonus, pension, medical, etc
Posted: 4 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, bonus scheme
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Rayleigh
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 14 days ago