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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 167 169 236
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +67
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 87 72 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.14% 1.02% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.69% 3.50% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 61 67 52
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,550
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £42,500 £49,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
2357 2059 2785
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 30.94% 29.04% 30.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1836 1717 2390
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,586 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +31 36 £52,500 +31.25% 3
Cambridgeshire +13 30 £32,500 - 4
Hertfordshire -18 13 £40,000 -5.88%
Bedfordshire -24 6 £34,250 +5.38%
Suffolk +12 2 £37,500 +15.38%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 145 (83.33%) ISEB
2 122 (70.11%) QA
3 77 (44.25%) Software Testing
4 70 (40.23%) Selenium
5 66 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (36.21%) Automated Testing
7 60 (34.48%) Test Scripting
8 47 (27.01%) Finance
9 45 (25.86%) Java
10 41 (23.56%) Manual Testing
11 40 (22.99%) Degree
12 32 (18.39%) SQL
12 32 (18.39%) Automation Testing
12 32 (18.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 31 (17.82%) HP Quality Center
14 30 (17.24%) C#
15 29 (16.67%) JIRA
16 28 (16.09%) QuickTest Pro
16 28 (16.09%) Test Management
17 27 (15.52%) HTML
17 27 (15.52%) Scrum
18 26 (14.94%) Regression Testing
19 24 (13.79%) WebDriver
20 23 (13.22%) JavaScript
21 22 (12.64%) Test Automation
22 21 (12.07%) TDD
23 20 (11.49%) User Acceptance Testing
24 19 (10.92%) Test Strategy
25 18 (10.34%) Performance Testing
25 18 (10.34%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 3 (1.72%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 5 (2.87%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.32%) Internet
2 10 (5.75%) HTTP
3 1 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.72%) MySQL
3 2 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 70 (40.23%) Selenium
2 29 (16.67%) JIRA
3 28 (16.09%) QuickTest Pro
4 24 (13.79%) WebDriver
5 10 (5.75%) Jasmine
5 10 (5.75%) Selenium IDE
5 10 (5.75%) WATIR
5 10 (5.75%) Sahi
6 6 (3.45%) Bugzilla
7 5 (2.87%) FitNesse
8 4 (2.30%) Zephyr
9 3 (1.72%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.72%) TestDirector
10 2 (1.15%) JMeter
10 2 (1.15%) TestNG
11 1 (0.57%) Hudson
11 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.57%) FogBugz
11 1 (0.57%) JUnit
11 1 (0.57%) TestComplete
General
1 47 (27.01%) Finance
2 13 (7.47%) Banking
3 5 (2.87%) Retail
4 3 (1.72%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.57%) Advertising
5 1 (0.57%) Publishing
5 1 (0.57%) Games
5 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (21.84%) Analyst
2 33 (18.97%) Test Analyst
3 31 (17.82%) Test Manager
3 31 (17.82%) Tester
4 27 (15.52%) Test Engineer
5 25 (14.37%) QA Engineer
6 22 (12.64%) Software Tester
7 16 (9.20%) Software Engineer
8 13 (7.47%) Programme Manager
9 11 (6.32%) Senior Test Analyst
9 11 (6.32%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (5.75%) Test Specialist
10 10 (5.75%) Designer
11 9 (5.17%) Lead Designer
12 8 (4.60%) Test Leader
12 8 (4.60%) Programme Test Manager
12 8 (4.60%) Test Automation Specialist
12 8 (4.60%) Automation Specialist
13 7 (4.02%) Software Test Analyst
13 7 (4.02%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.52%) HTML
2 16 (9.20%) CSS
3 6 (3.45%) XML
4 3 (1.72%) REST
4 3 (1.72%) SOAP
5 2 (1.15%) Web Services
5 2 (1.15%) .NET
6 1 (0.57%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.02%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.30%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.30%) EFT
4 4 (2.30%) Wiki
5 1 (0.57%) Online Games
5 1 (0.57%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.34%) UNIX
1 18 (10.34%) Windows
2 7 (4.02%) Linux
3 5 (2.87%) Android
4 4 (2.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (44.25%) Software Testing
2 66 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (36.21%) Automated Testing
4 60 (34.48%) Test Scripting
5 41 (23.56%) Manual Testing
6 32 (18.39%) Automation Testing
7 28 (16.09%) Test Management
8 27 (15.52%) Scrum
9 26 (14.94%) Regression Testing
10 22 (12.64%) Test Automation
11 21 (12.07%) TDD
12 20 (11.49%) User Acceptance Testing
13 19 (10.92%) Test Strategy
14 18 (10.34%) Performance Testing
15 15 (8.62%) System Testing
16 13 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (7.47%) E-Commerce
17 12 (6.90%) Web Testing
18 11 (6.32%) BDD
18 11 (6.32%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (25.86%) Java
2 32 (18.39%) SQL
3 30 (17.24%) C#
4 23 (13.22%) JavaScript
5 13 (7.47%) Python
6 10 (5.75%) C++
7 9 (5.17%) VBA
8 8 (4.60%) Ruby
8 8 (4.60%) F#
8 8 (4.60%) VBScript
8 8 (4.60%) VB
9 6 (3.45%) C
10 5 (2.87%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.57%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 145 (83.33%) ISEB
2 40 (22.99%) Degree
3 32 (18.39%) 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
1 122 (70.11%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 31 (17.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (8.62%) HP
2 7 (4.02%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.45%) SAP
4 5 (2.87%) Oracle
5 2 (1.15%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.57%) Atmel
6 1 (0.57%) Lumesse
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