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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 162 170 222
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +52
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 98 76 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.26% 1.06% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.09% 3.70% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 72 69 61
Average salary £34,750 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,350 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
2394 2056 2712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 30.76% 28.74% 30.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1868 1700 2349
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Cambridgeshire +10 39 £32,500 - 2
Essex +24 29 £52,500 +27.27% 3
Hertfordshire -17 18 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Bedfordshire -6 10 £32,250 -0.76%
Suffolk - 2 £37,500 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 143 (81.71%) ISEB
2 121 (69.14%) QA
3 82 (46.86%) Software Testing
4 75 (42.86%) Selenium
5 67 (38.29%) Automated Testing
6 65 (37.14%) Test Scripting
7 45 (25.71%) Degree
8 44 (25.14%) Java
9 41 (23.43%) Finance
10 40 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (20.57%) Automation Testing
12 33 (18.86%) QuickTest Pro
12 33 (18.86%) SQL
13 32 (18.29%) JIRA
13 32 (18.29%) HP Quality Center
14 30 (17.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 30 (17.14%) C#
15 29 (16.57%) Regression Testing
15 29 (16.57%) Scrum
16 28 (16.00%) Test Management
17 24 (13.71%) HTML
17 24 (13.71%) User Acceptance Testing
18 23 (13.14%) WebDriver
18 23 (13.14%) JavaScript
19 22 (12.57%) TDD
20 21 (12.00%) Windows
20 21 (12.00%) Test Automation
21 20 (11.43%) Performance Testing
21 20 (11.43%) Test Strategy
22 19 (10.86%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.86%) MS Office
3 2 (1.14%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.86%) Internet
2 11 (6.29%) HTTP
3 2 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 75 (42.86%) Selenium
2 33 (18.86%) QuickTest Pro
3 32 (18.29%) JIRA
4 23 (13.14%) WebDriver
5 10 (5.71%) Sahi
5 10 (5.71%) Jasmine
5 10 (5.71%) Selenium IDE
5 10 (5.71%) WATIR
6 8 (4.57%) Bugzilla
7 6 (3.43%) FitNesse
8 4 (2.29%) LoadRunner
8 4 (2.29%) Zephyr
9 2 (1.14%) TestNG
9 2 (1.14%) JMeter
9 2 (1.14%) FogBugz
10 1 (0.57%) JUnit
10 1 (0.57%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.57%) Hudson
10 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
General
1 41 (23.43%) Finance
2 16 (9.14%) Banking
3 3 (1.71%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.14%) Retail
5 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.57%) Advertising
5 1 (0.57%) Publishing
5 1 (0.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 40 (22.86%) Analyst
2 38 (21.71%) Test Analyst
3 33 (18.86%) Tester
4 30 (17.14%) Test Engineer
5 28 (16.00%) Test Manager
6 27 (15.43%) QA Engineer
7 22 (12.57%) Software Tester
8 16 (9.14%) Software Engineer
9 11 (6.29%) Programme Manager
9 11 (6.29%) Senior Test Analyst
9 11 (6.29%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (5.14%) Test Specialist
11 8 (4.57%) Software Test Analyst
11 8 (4.57%) Programme Test Manager
11 8 (4.57%) Test Automation Specialist
11 8 (4.57%) Automation Specialist
12 7 (4.00%) Test Leader
12 7 (4.00%) SAP Manager
12 7 (4.00%) SAP Test Manager
12 7 (4.00%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (13.71%) HTML
2 17 (9.71%) CSS
3 3 (1.71%) .NET
3 3 (1.71%) XML
4 2 (1.14%) Web Services
5 1 (0.57%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.57%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.00%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.43%) EFT
4 4 (2.29%) Wiki
4 4 (2.29%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.71%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.57%) EPoS
6 1 (0.57%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.00%) Windows
2 19 (10.86%) UNIX
3 10 (5.71%) Linux
4 6 (3.43%) Android
5 4 (2.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (46.86%) Software Testing
2 67 (38.29%) Automated Testing
3 65 (37.14%) Test Scripting
4 40 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (20.57%) Automation Testing
6 29 (16.57%) Regression Testing
6 29 (16.57%) Scrum
7 28 (16.00%) Test Management
8 24 (13.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 22 (12.57%) TDD
10 21 (12.00%) Test Automation
11 20 (11.43%) Test Strategy
11 20 (11.43%) Performance Testing
12 15 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (8.57%) Manual Testing
13 14 (8.00%) System Testing
13 14 (8.00%) Web Testing
13 14 (8.00%) Compatibility Testing
14 13 (7.43%) E-Commerce
15 11 (6.29%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 44 (25.14%) Java
2 33 (18.86%) SQL
3 30 (17.14%) C#
4 23 (13.14%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.00%) Python
6 9 (5.14%) VB
6 9 (5.14%) Ruby
6 9 (5.14%) C++
7 8 (4.57%) VBScript
7 8 (4.57%) F#
7 8 (4.57%) VBA
8 6 (3.43%) C
8 6 (3.43%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.14%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.57%) VB6
10 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 143 (81.71%) ISEB
2 45 (25.71%) Degree
3 30 (17.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (69.14%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 32 (18.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (9.14%) HP
2 9 (5.14%) SAP
2 9 (5.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.14%) Adobe
3 2 (1.14%) Ab Initio
3 2 (1.14%) Atmel
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle
4 1 (0.57%) Lumesse
4 1 (0.57%) Google
4 1 (0.57%) Cognizant
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