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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 176 197 176
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -21
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 81 88 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.09% 1.02% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.70% 3.39% 3.94%
Number of salaries quoted 65 71 91
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
2189 2594 2485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 29.34% 30.09% 28.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1736 2070 2063
Average salary £43,900 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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
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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
Cambridgeshire +14 28 £50,000 +33.33%
Essex +6 23 £43,500 -42.00% 3
Suffolk +20 12 £40,000 +19.40% 1
Hertfordshire -15 12 £31,500 -25.88% 1
Bedfordshire +20 6 £32,000 -8.57%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 124 (70.06%) ISEB
2 81 (45.76%) QA
3 54 (30.51%) Finance
4 50 (28.25%) SQL
5 47 (26.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 46 (25.99%) Software Testing
6 46 (25.99%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (25.99%) HP Quality Center
7 45 (25.42%) Degree
8 42 (23.73%) Automated Testing
9 38 (21.47%) Test Scripting
10 37 (20.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 33 (18.64%) Microsoft
11 33 (18.64%) Selenium
12 29 (16.38%) JIRA
12 29 (16.38%) HP
13 28 (15.82%) Test Strategy
14 27 (15.25%) Test Management
15 26 (14.69%) Test Automation
15 26 (14.69%) QuickTest Pro
16 24 (13.56%) Windows
16 24 (13.56%) Validation
17 23 (12.99%) Regression Testing
17 23 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
18 22 (12.43%) Test Planning
19 21 (11.86%) SQL Server
19 21 (11.86%) JavaScript
19 21 (11.86%) MS Excel
20 20 (11.30%) Manual Testing
20 20 (11.30%) Performance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.13%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.13%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (0.56%) Drupal
3 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (0.56%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 21 (11.86%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.78%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.56%) Magento
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.82%) ATM
2 4 (2.26%) 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 21 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.69%) SQLPlus
3 2 (1.13%) MySQL
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 33 (18.64%) Selenium
2 29 (16.38%) JIRA
3 26 (14.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 14 (7.91%) LoadRunner
5 11 (6.21%) SoapUI
6 8 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (4.52%) XMLSpy
7 7 (3.95%) WebDriver
8 5 (2.82%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (2.82%) TestDirector
9 3 (1.69%) Toad
9 3 (1.69%) Subversion
9 3 (1.69%) JMeter
9 3 (1.69%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (1.13%) JUnit
10 2 (1.13%) Rational Functional Tester
10 2 (1.13%) TestNG
10 2 (1.13%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.13%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.13%) MSTest
General
1 54 (30.51%) Finance
2 20 (11.30%) Retail
3 12 (6.78%) Telecoms
4 10 (5.65%) Banking
5 7 (3.95%) Retail Banking
6 6 (3.39%) Games
7 5 (2.82%) Military
7 5 (2.82%) Legal
8 2 (1.13%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.13%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.13%) Automotive
9 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 66 (37.29%) Analyst
2 61 (34.46%) Test Analyst
3 38 (21.47%) Test Manager
4 35 (19.77%) Tester
5 27 (15.25%) QA Analyst
6 23 (12.99%) Test Engineer
7 21 (11.86%) Software Tester
8 18 (10.17%) QA Test Analyst
9 14 (7.91%) Software Engineer
10 13 (7.34%) Software Test Engineer
11 10 (5.65%) Automation Engineer
12 9 (5.08%) Test Automation Engineer
13 8 (4.52%) Software Test Analyst
14 7 (3.95%) SAP Manager
14 7 (3.95%) SAP Test Manager
14 7 (3.95%) Junior
15 6 (3.39%) Performance Manager
15 6 (3.39%) Selenium Tester
16 5 (2.82%) Junior Software Tester
16 5 (2.82%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.60%) HTML
2 13 (7.34%) SOAP
3 11 (6.21%) Middleware
4 8 (4.52%) XML
4 8 (4.52%) .NET
4 8 (4.52%) CSS
5 7 (3.95%) Web Services
6 5 (2.82%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.13%) Ajax
7 2 (1.13%) REST
8 1 (0.56%) Android SDK
8 1 (0.56%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.56%) JSF
8 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.56%) JSON
8 1 (0.56%) Dojo
8 1 (0.56%) WPF
8 1 (0.56%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.56%) GWT
8 1 (0.56%) D-Bus
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.91%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.52%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.39%) GIS
5 2 (1.13%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.13%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.13%) User Experience
6 1 (0.56%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.56%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.56%) AS400
6 1 (0.56%) Replication
6 1 (0.56%) STB
6 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.56%) Windows
2 13 (7.34%) Android
3 12 (6.78%) Apple iOS
4 10 (5.65%) Linux
5 6 (3.39%) UNIX
6 2 (1.13%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.56%) Tizen
7 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.99%) Agile Software Development
1 46 (25.99%) Software Testing
2 42 (23.73%) Automated Testing
3 38 (21.47%) Test Scripting
4 37 (20.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 28 (15.82%) Test Strategy
6 27 (15.25%) Test Management
7 26 (14.69%) Test Automation
8 24 (13.56%) Validation
9 23 (12.99%) Regression Testing
10 22 (12.43%) Test Planning
11 20 (11.30%) Integration Testing
11 20 (11.30%) Manual Testing
11 20 (11.30%) Performance Testing
12 16 (9.04%) System Testing
12 16 (9.04%) E-Commerce
13 13 (7.34%) Scrum
13 13 (7.34%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (28.25%) SQL
2 21 (11.86%) JavaScript
3 18 (10.17%) C#
4 16 (9.04%) Python
5 15 (8.47%) Java
6 7 (3.95%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.69%) VBA
8 2 (1.13%) Ruby
8 2 (1.13%) C
8 2 (1.13%) C++
8 2 (1.13%) PHP
9 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.56%) Perl
9 1 (0.56%) Delphi
9 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 124 (70.06%) ISEB
2 47 (26.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 45 (25.42%) Degree
4 4 (2.26%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.26%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (45.76%) QA
2 3 (1.69%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (1.13%) Firmware
2 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 46 (25.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 29 (16.38%) HP
3 9 (5.08%) Oracle
4 8 (4.52%) SAP
5 7 (3.95%) IBM
6 3 (1.69%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.13%) Citrix
8 1 (0.56%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.56%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.56%) Sophos
8 1 (0.56%) ESRI
8 1 (0.56%) Google
8 1 (0.56%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.56%) hybris
8 1 (0.56%) Lumension
8 1 (0.56%) Twitter
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