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

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 181 182 216
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +34
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 87 63 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.11% 0.90% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.67% 3.10% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 59 53 59
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 £27,100 £27,500 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £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
2371 2030 2812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 30.35% 28.84% 30.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1815 1651 2348
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 20 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 20 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
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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 +20 41 £55,000 +44.73% 4
Cambridgeshire +3 23 £32,500 - 1
Hertfordshire -4 17 £42,500 - 1
Suffolk +9 3 £36,500 +12.30% 2
Bedfordshire -26 3 £31,000 -4.61% 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 144 (83.72%) ISEB
2 123 (71.51%) QA
3 70 (40.70%) Software Testing
4 66 (38.37%) Selenium
5 65 (37.79%) Agile Software Development
6 60 (34.88%) Automated Testing
7 56 (32.56%) Test Scripting
8 54 (31.40%) Finance
9 41 (23.84%) Java
10 36 (20.93%) Manual Testing
11 34 (19.77%) Degree
12 33 (19.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 30 (17.44%) Automation Testing
14 29 (16.86%) SQL
14 29 (16.86%) C#
14 29 (16.86%) JIRA
15 28 (16.28%) HP Quality Center
16 27 (15.70%) Test Management
16 27 (15.70%) Regression Testing
17 26 (15.12%) HTML
18 25 (14.53%) WebDriver
19 24 (13.95%) QuickTest Pro
20 23 (13.37%) Scrum
21 22 (12.79%) Test Automation
22 21 (12.21%) TDD
22 21 (12.21%) JavaScript
23 19 (11.05%) User Acceptance Testing
24 18 (10.47%) Test Strategy
25 17 (9.88%) UNIX
26 16 (9.30%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 (2.33%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.91%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.81%) Internet
2 9 (5.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.33%) MySQL
3 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.58%) DbVisualizer
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.58%) DB2
Development Applications
1 66 (38.37%) Selenium
2 29 (16.86%) JIRA
3 25 (14.53%) WebDriver
4 24 (13.95%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (5.81%) WATIR
5 10 (5.81%) Jasmine
5 10 (5.81%) Sahi
5 10 (5.81%) Selenium IDE
6 5 (2.91%) Bugzilla
7 4 (2.33%) TestDirector
7 4 (2.33%) FitNesse
8 3 (1.74%) Zephyr
9 2 (1.16%) TestNG
9 2 (1.16%) JMeter
10 1 (0.58%) JUnit
10 1 (0.58%) Subversion
10 1 (0.58%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.58%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.58%) Hudson
General
1 54 (31.40%) Finance
2 11 (6.40%) Banking
3 7 (4.07%) Retail
4 5 (2.91%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Advertising
6 1 (0.58%) Publishing
6 1 (0.58%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (21.51%) Analyst
2 34 (19.77%) Tester
3 32 (18.60%) Test Analyst
4 31 (18.02%) Test Manager
5 24 (13.95%) Test Engineer
6 23 (13.37%) QA Engineer
7 19 (11.05%) Software Tester
8 13 (7.56%) Software Engineer
9 12 (6.98%) Programme Manager
10 10 (5.81%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (5.81%) Senior Test Analyst
10 10 (5.81%) Test Specialist
10 10 (5.81%) Designer
11 9 (5.23%) Lead Designer
12 8 (4.65%) QA Tester
13 7 (4.07%) Senior Tester
13 7 (4.07%) Senior Manager
13 7 (4.07%) Test Leader
13 7 (4.07%) Automation Specialist
13 7 (4.07%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.12%) HTML
2 14 (8.14%) CSS
3 6 (3.49%) XML
4 4 (2.33%) SOAP
4 4 (2.33%) REST
5 2 (1.16%) .NET
6 1 (0.58%) J2EE
6 1 (0.58%) Web Services
6 1 (0.58%) Flash
6 1 (0.58%) WSH
6 1 (0.58%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.33%) EFT
4 4 (2.33%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.74%) Wiki
5 3 (1.74%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.58%) GIS
6 1 (0.58%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.88%) UNIX
2 16 (9.30%) Windows
3 5 (2.91%) Linux
4 4 (2.33%) Android
4 4 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (40.70%) Software Testing
2 65 (37.79%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (34.88%) Automated Testing
4 56 (32.56%) Test Scripting
5 36 (20.93%) Manual Testing
6 30 (17.44%) Automation Testing
7 27 (15.70%) Test Management
7 27 (15.70%) Regression Testing
8 23 (13.37%) Scrum
9 22 (12.79%) Test Automation
10 21 (12.21%) TDD
11 19 (11.05%) User Acceptance Testing
12 18 (10.47%) Test Strategy
13 15 (8.72%) System Testing
13 15 (8.72%) E-Commerce
14 14 (8.14%) Performance Testing
15 13 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (6.98%) BDD
17 11 (6.40%) Web Testing
18 10 (5.81%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.84%) Java
2 29 (16.86%) C#
2 29 (16.86%) SQL
3 21 (12.21%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.98%) Python
5 10 (5.81%) C++
6 9 (5.23%) Ruby
7 8 (4.65%) F#
7 8 (4.65%) VBA
8 7 (4.07%) VBScript
8 7 (4.07%) VB
9 5 (2.91%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.91%) C
Qualifications
1 144 (83.72%) ISEB
2 34 (19.77%) Degree
3 33 (19.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (71.51%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 28 (16.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (6.98%) HP
2 6 (3.49%) Oracle
2 6 (3.49%) SAP
2 6 (3.49%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.16%) Ab Initio
3 2 (1.16%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.58%) Lumesse
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