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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 196 195 210
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 69 76 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.01% 0.99% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.52% 3.32% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 56 63 72
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £31,600 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +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
1960 2288 2565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 28.55% 29.69% 29.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1567 1814 2056
Median salary £42,500 £43,900 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.18% +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of job ads across the East of England region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the East of England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +9 21 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Cambridgeshire -14 15 £34,250 -31.50% 1
Hertfordshire +18 12 £34,000 -19.52% 1
Suffolk +2 10 £33,250 -16.87% 1
Bedfordshire +7 7 £65,000 +103.12%
Norfolk - 4 £21,500 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 124 (75.61%) ISEB
2 83 (50.61%) QA
3 64 (39.02%) Finance
4 58 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (32.93%) Software Testing
6 49 (29.88%) SQL
7 47 (28.66%) Test Scripting
8 46 (28.05%) Selenium
8 46 (28.05%) JIRA
9 41 (25.00%) SDLC
10 40 (24.39%) Test Strategy
11 38 (23.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 34 (20.73%) HP UFT
13 32 (19.51%) Java
14 31 (18.90%) Test Automation
14 31 (18.90%) Test Management
15 30 (18.29%) Microsoft
15 30 (18.29%) HP
16 27 (16.46%) Degree
17 25 (15.24%) LoadRunner
17 25 (15.24%) Performance Testing
17 25 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
18 24 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
18 24 (14.63%) Automated Testing
19 23 (14.02%) HP Quality Center
20 21 (12.80%) Defect Management
20 21 (12.80%) Automation Testing
20 21 (12.80%) SQL Server
20 21 (12.80%) PRINCE2
21 20 (12.20%) Regression Testing

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (10.98%) MS Excel
2 16 (9.76%) MS Office
3 2 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.05%) MySQL
2 5 (3.05%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 46 (28.05%) JIRA
1 46 (28.05%) Selenium
2 34 (20.73%) HP UFT
3 25 (15.24%) LoadRunner
4 18 (10.98%) SoapUI
5 10 (6.10%) JMeter
6 9 (5.49%) WebDriver
7 5 (3.05%) Appium
7 5 (3.05%) TestDirector
8 4 (2.44%) Bugzilla
8 4 (2.44%) ClearQuest
8 4 (2.44%) Testopia
9 3 (1.83%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.83%) XMLSpy
10 2 (1.22%) ClearCase
10 2 (1.22%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.22%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.61%) Protractor
11 1 (0.61%) Subversion
General
1 64 (39.02%) Finance
2 13 (7.93%) Retail
3 10 (6.10%) Law
4 7 (4.27%) Legal
5 4 (2.44%) Banking
6 2 (1.22%) Back Office
6 2 (1.22%) Front Office
6 2 (1.22%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.22%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.61%) French Language
7 1 (0.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 79 (48.17%) Analyst
2 59 (35.98%) Test Analyst
3 33 (20.12%) Tester
4 19 (11.59%) QA Analyst
5 18 (10.98%) Test Leader
6 15 (9.15%) Test Engineer
7 14 (8.54%) Automation Tester
7 14 (8.54%) Service Analyst
7 14 (8.54%) Test Manager
8 13 (7.93%) Software Analyst
9 11 (6.71%) Agile Test Analyst
9 11 (6.71%) Software Test Analyst
9 11 (6.71%) Software Tester
9 11 (6.71%) Team Leader
9 11 (6.71%) Test Automation Engineer
9 11 (6.71%) Test Team Leader
10 9 (5.49%) Financial Analyst
11 7 (4.27%) Technical Leader
11 7 (4.27%) Technical Team Leader
12 6 (3.66%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.98%) SOAP
2 10 (6.10%) Web Services
3 9 (5.49%) .NET
4 7 (4.27%) Gherkin
5 5 (3.05%) REST
6 3 (1.83%) HTML
6 3 (1.83%) XML
7 2 (1.22%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.22%) DHTML
7 2 (1.22%) Qt
8 1 (0.61%) Middleware
8 1 (0.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (10.98%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.66%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.66%) iPad
4 5 (3.05%) AS400
5 4 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.83%) Statistics
7 2 (1.22%) EPoS
7 2 (1.22%) Fintech
7 2 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.22%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.61%) Online Games
8 1 (0.61%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.88%) Unix
2 4 (2.44%) Windows
3 2 (1.22%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (32.93%) Software Testing
3 47 (28.66%) Test Scripting
4 41 (25.00%) SDLC
5 40 (24.39%) Test Strategy
6 31 (18.90%) Test Automation
6 31 (18.90%) Test Management
7 25 (15.24%) Performance Testing
8 24 (14.63%) Automated Testing
8 24 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (12.80%) Automation Testing
9 21 (12.80%) Defect Management
9 21 (12.80%) PRINCE2
10 20 (12.20%) Manual Testing
10 20 (12.20%) Regression Testing
10 20 (12.20%) Software Delivery
10 20 (12.20%) Waterfall
11 19 (11.59%) Functional Testing
12 13 (7.93%) Non-Functional Testing
13 12 (7.32%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 49 (29.88%) SQL
2 32 (19.51%) Java
3 18 (10.98%) C#
4 8 (4.88%) VBA
5 5 (3.05%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.44%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.83%) Bourne shell
8 2 (1.22%) C
8 2 (1.22%) Groovy
8 2 (1.22%) Perl
8 2 (1.22%) Python
8 2 (1.22%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.22%) VBScript
9 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 124 (75.61%) ISEB
2 38 (23.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 27 (16.46%) Degree
4 5 (3.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (3.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (2.44%) HP ASE
6 2 (1.22%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (50.61%) QA
2 3 (1.83%) SLA
3 2 (1.22%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 23 (14.02%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.88%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 30 (18.29%) HP
1 30 (18.29%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.10%) Citrix
2 10 (6.10%) SAP
3 4 (2.44%) Rally
4 3 (1.83%) Oracle
4 3 (1.83%) VMware
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