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 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 150 193 199
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 108 73 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.65% 1.02% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.15% 3.52% 3.48%
Number of salaries quoted 75 51 59
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £73,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
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
1757 2076 2357
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 26.88% 29.10% 29.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1380 1627 1878
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,850 £27,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 6 December 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 6 December 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
Hertfordshire +35 53 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Essex +25 30 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Suffolk +5 12 £27,000 -
Cambridgeshire +10 6 £46,750 +62.60%
Bedfordshire +2 6 £43,750 +12.17% 1
Norfolk -32 1 - - 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 113 (76.35%) ISEB
2 78 (52.70%) QA
3 68 (45.95%) Selenium
4 65 (43.92%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (39.86%) Software Testing
6 47 (31.76%) JIRA
6 47 (31.76%) SQL
7 44 (29.73%) Finance
8 41 (27.70%) Manual Testing
9 38 (25.68%) MS Excel
9 38 (25.68%) User Acceptance Testing
10 35 (23.65%) Test Strategy
11 32 (21.62%) Microsoft
12 31 (20.95%) Automation Testing
13 30 (20.27%) Test Scripting
14 29 (19.59%) Automated Testing
15 27 (18.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 27 (18.24%) SDLC
16 25 (16.89%) Scrum
16 25 (16.89%) Java
17 23 (15.54%) Degree
18 21 (14.19%) Banking
19 19 (12.84%) C#
19 19 (12.84%) BDD
20 18 (12.16%) Test Automation
21 17 (11.49%) Performance Testing
22 16 (10.81%) MS Visio
22 16 (10.81%) WebDriver
23 14 (9.46%) LoadRunner
23 14 (9.46%) Non-Functional 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 2 (1.35%) Confluence
2 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 38 (25.68%) MS Excel
2 16 (10.81%) MS Visio
3 11 (7.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.70%) MS Access
3 2 (1.35%) MySQL
3 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 68 (45.95%) Selenium
2 47 (31.76%) JIRA
3 16 (10.81%) WebDriver
4 14 (9.46%) LoadRunner
5 13 (8.78%) SoapUI
6 10 (6.76%) Cucumber
7 8 (5.41%) HP UFT
7 8 (5.41%) Robot Framework
8 7 (4.73%) Git (software)
9 5 (3.38%) Appium
9 5 (3.38%) Eclipse
9 5 (3.38%) Jenkins
9 5 (3.38%) Subversion
9 5 (3.38%) TestRail
10 4 (2.70%) JBehave
10 4 (2.70%) JMeter
10 4 (2.70%) SpecFlow
11 3 (2.03%) Calabash
11 3 (2.03%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.35%) Ranorex
General
1 44 (29.73%) Finance
2 21 (14.19%) Banking
3 9 (6.08%) Legal
4 7 (4.73%) Games
5 4 (2.70%) Law
6 3 (2.03%) Back Office
6 3 (2.03%) Retail
7 2 (1.35%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.68%) Front Office
8 1 (0.68%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 76 (51.35%) Analyst
2 68 (45.95%) Test Analyst
3 34 (22.97%) Tester
4 22 (14.86%) QA Leader
5 18 (12.16%) Software Tester
6 16 (10.81%) Automation Test Analyst
7 15 (10.14%) QA Analyst
7 15 (10.14%) Software Analyst
7 15 (10.14%) Software Test Analyst
8 14 (9.46%) Manual Test Analyst
8 14 (9.46%) Team Leader
8 14 (9.46%) Test Leader
9 12 (8.11%) QA Test Analyst
9 12 (8.11%) QA Tester
10 11 (7.43%) Automation Tester
10 11 (7.43%) QA Team Leader
11 10 (6.76%) Software QA Tester
12 9 (6.08%) Test Engineer
13 7 (4.73%) Manual Tester
13 7 (4.73%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.43%) SOAP
2 8 (5.41%) Web Services
3 6 (4.05%) .NET
4 4 (2.70%) Gherkin
4 4 (2.70%) GWT
4 4 (2.70%) J2EE
5 3 (2.03%) CSS
5 3 (2.03%) HTML
6 2 (1.35%) Ajax
6 2 (1.35%) REST
7 1 (0.68%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.11%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.38%) Online Games
3 4 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.35%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.68%) AS400
5 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.68%) iPad
5 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.68%) User Experience
5 1 (0.68%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.38%) Windows
1 5 (3.38%) Windows Server
2 2 (1.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (43.92%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (39.86%) Software Testing
3 41 (27.70%) Manual Testing
4 38 (25.68%) User Acceptance Testing
5 35 (23.65%) Test Strategy
6 31 (20.95%) Automation Testing
7 30 (20.27%) Test Scripting
8 29 (19.59%) Automated Testing
9 27 (18.24%) SDLC
10 25 (16.89%) Scrum
11 19 (12.84%) BDD
12 18 (12.16%) Test Automation
13 17 (11.49%) Performance Testing
14 14 (9.46%) Non-Functional Testing
15 13 (8.78%) Regression Testing
15 13 (8.78%) TDD
16 10 (6.76%) Software Delivery
17 8 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
17 8 (5.41%) Functional Testing
17 8 (5.41%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 47 (31.76%) SQL
2 25 (16.89%) Java
3 19 (12.84%) C#
4 10 (6.76%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.05%) VBA
6 5 (3.38%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.03%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.35%) Python
9 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 113 (76.35%) ISEB
2 27 (18.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 23 (15.54%) Degree
4 4 (2.70%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.35%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (52.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (4.05%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.78%) HP
3 9 (6.08%) Citrix
4 4 (2.70%) Oracle
4 4 (2.70%) SAP
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