The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the East of England region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 180 185 216
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +31
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 84 72 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.05% 0.94% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.50% 3.23% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 62 66 57
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,450 £27,500 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Qualifications Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2397 2232 2615
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 30.05% 29.18% 30.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1918 1828 2274
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 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +14 33 £37,500 +10.29% 1
Essex +15 22 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Hertfordshire -9 16 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Bedfordshire -2 13 £32,250 +7.50%
Suffolk +9 2 £37,500 +87.50%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 128 (73.99%) ISEB
2 116 (67.05%) QA
3 86 (49.71%) Software Testing
4 77 (44.51%) Selenium
5 72 (41.62%) Test Scripting
6 69 (39.88%) Automated Testing
7 54 (31.21%) Degree
8 50 (28.90%) SQL
9 45 (26.01%) Java
10 44 (25.43%) Automation Testing
11 42 (24.28%) QuickTest Pro
11 42 (24.28%) Finance
12 41 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
13 31 (17.92%) Scrum
14 30 (17.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 30 (17.34%) JIRA
15 28 (16.18%) C#
16 26 (15.03%) UNIX
16 26 (15.03%) Regression Testing
16 26 (15.03%) Test Management
17 25 (14.45%) Performance Testing
17 25 (14.45%) Banking
18 24 (13.87%) User Acceptance Testing
19 23 (13.29%) Test Automation
19 23 (13.29%) HP Quality Center
19 23 (13.29%) Windows
20 21 (12.14%) SQL Server
20 21 (12.14%) TDD
21 20 (11.56%) HTML
21 20 (11.56%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (1.73%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.89%) MS Excel
1 5 (2.89%) MS Office
2 2 (1.16%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.58%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.94%) Internet
2 11 (6.36%) HTTP
3 5 (2.89%) Wireless
4 4 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.16%) LAN
6 1 (0.58%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.58%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.58%) Star Schema
3 1 (0.58%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 77 (44.51%) Selenium
2 42 (24.28%) QuickTest Pro
3 30 (17.34%) JIRA
4 19 (10.98%) WebDriver
5 10 (5.78%) WATIR
5 10 (5.78%) Sahi
5 10 (5.78%) Selenium IDE
5 10 (5.78%) Jasmine
6 7 (4.05%) FitNesse
6 7 (4.05%) Zephyr
6 7 (4.05%) Bugzilla
7 5 (2.89%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.73%) FogBugz
9 2 (1.16%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (24.28%) Finance
2 25 (14.45%) Banking
3 3 (1.73%) Retail
3 3 (1.73%) Local Government
4 2 (1.16%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (1.16%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.58%) Games
5 1 (0.58%) Advertising
5 1 (0.58%) Publishing
5 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.58%) International Banking
5 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (29.48%) Analyst
2 48 (27.75%) Test Analyst
3 41 (23.70%) Test Engineer
4 30 (17.34%) Tester
5 24 (13.87%) QA Engineer
6 21 (12.14%) Test Manager
7 19 (10.98%) Software Tester
8 16 (9.25%) Software Engineer
8 16 (9.25%) Senior Test Analyst
8 16 (9.25%) Senior Analyst
9 15 (8.67%) Senior Test Engineer
10 10 (5.78%) Test Leader
11 8 (4.62%) Software Test Analyst
12 6 (3.47%) Programme Manager
12 6 (3.47%) Senior Tester
12 6 (3.47%) Software Test Engineer
12 6 (3.47%) QA Tester
12 6 (3.47%) Senior QA Engineer
12 6 (3.47%) Performance Manager
13 5 (2.89%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.56%) HTML
2 16 (9.25%) CSS
3 6 (3.47%) .NET
4 4 (2.31%) XML
5 3 (1.73%) Web Services
6 2 (1.16%) GWT
7 1 (0.58%) MDX
7 1 (0.58%) WSH
7 1 (0.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.78%) Client/Server
1 10 (5.78%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.62%) EFT
3 7 (4.05%) Wiki
4 4 (2.31%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.73%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.16%) EPoS
7 1 (0.58%) Online Games
7 1 (0.58%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.58%) Equities
7 1 (0.58%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.03%) UNIX
2 23 (13.29%) Windows
3 14 (8.09%) Linux
4 6 (3.47%) Android
5 4 (2.31%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (49.71%) Software Testing
2 72 (41.62%) Test Scripting
3 69 (39.88%) Automated Testing
4 44 (25.43%) Automation Testing
5 41 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (17.92%) Scrum
7 26 (15.03%) Regression Testing
7 26 (15.03%) Test Management
8 25 (14.45%) Performance Testing
9 24 (13.87%) User Acceptance Testing
10 23 (13.29%) Test Automation
11 21 (12.14%) TDD
12 19 (10.98%) E-Commerce
13 18 (10.40%) Test Strategy
13 18 (10.40%) Compatibility Testing
14 17 (9.83%) Manual Testing
15 16 (9.25%) Web Testing
16 14 (8.09%) System Testing
17 10 (5.78%) Stakeholder Management
17 10 (5.78%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (28.90%) SQL
2 45 (26.01%) Java
3 28 (16.18%) C#
4 20 (11.56%) JavaScript
5 16 (9.25%) Python
6 10 (5.78%) Ruby
7 8 (4.62%) VB
7 8 (4.62%) F#
8 7 (4.05%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.05%) C++
9 6 (3.47%) C
9 6 (3.47%) VBScript
10 5 (2.89%) VBA
11 3 (1.73%) VB6
12 2 (1.16%) Perl
12 2 (1.16%) Assembly Language
12 2 (1.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 128 (73.99%) ISEB
2 54 (31.21%) Degree
3 30 (17.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (67.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 23 (13.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (10.40%) HP
2 11 (6.36%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.20%) SAP
4 4 (2.31%) Oracle
5 3 (1.73%) Google
6 2 (1.16%) Adobe
6 2 (1.16%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.16%) Atmel
7 1 (0.58%) Cognizant
Watford, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: + Gd benefits 25 days holiday and excellent pensipon scheme
Posted: 19 hours ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20k-25k + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Next Move IT
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Huntingdon
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago