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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 156 181 185
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 100 67 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.40% 1.01% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.75% 3.20% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 75 42 89
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
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
2107 2091 2540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 29.40% 31.54% 29.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1669 1637 2109
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +27 43 £34,000 -28.42% 7
Essex -12 28 £67,500 -25.00% 2
Hertfordshire -13 21 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Suffolk -2 4 £28,500 - 1
Bedfordshire +7 3 £35,000 -
East Anglia - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 164 (86.32%) ISEB
2 104 (54.74%) QA
3 68 (35.79%) Finance
4 62 (32.63%) Software Testing
5 54 (28.42%) Degree
6 52 (27.37%) Automated Testing
7 51 (26.84%) Test Scripting
8 50 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 49 (25.79%) HP Quality Center
10 46 (24.21%) Agile Software Development
11 39 (20.53%) SQL
12 35 (18.42%) JIRA
13 34 (17.89%) Test Automation
13 34 (17.89%) Test Management
14 33 (17.37%) Selenium
15 31 (16.32%) User Acceptance Testing
16 27 (14.21%) HP
17 26 (13.68%) Test Strategy
18 25 (13.16%) Manual Testing
19 24 (12.63%) Java
20 23 (12.11%) HTML
20 23 (12.11%) QuickTest Pro
20 23 (12.11%) Regression Testing
21 22 (11.58%) Performance Testing
22 18 (9.47%) Validation
22 18 (9.47%) Microsoft
22 18 (9.47%) Windows
23 17 (8.95%) Computer Science
24 16 (8.42%) Integration Testing
24 16 (8.42%) Test Planning

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 6 (3.16%) Adobe CQ
2 3 (1.58%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.05%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.53%) Drupal
Applications
1 10 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Magento
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.05%) Office 365
2 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.16%) Internet
2 5 (2.63%) ATM
3 3 (1.58%) HTTP
4 2 (1.05%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.53%) DVB
5 1 (0.53%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.16%) MySQL
3 3 (1.58%) SQLPlus
4 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.53%) DB2
4 1 (0.53%) DbVisualizer
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (18.42%) JIRA
2 33 (17.37%) Selenium
3 23 (12.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 12 (6.32%) LoadRunner
5 11 (5.79%) WebDriver
6 6 (3.16%) TestDirector
7 5 (2.63%) Bugzilla
7 5 (2.63%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (2.11%) TestNG
9 3 (1.58%) XMLSpy
9 3 (1.58%) Toad
9 3 (1.58%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (1.58%) JUnit
9 3 (1.58%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.05%) TestComplete
10 2 (1.05%) Hudson
10 2 (1.05%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.05%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.05%) Subversion
10 2 (1.05%) JMeter
General
1 68 (35.79%) Finance
2 16 (8.42%) Retail
3 9 (4.74%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.68%) Banking
5 5 (2.63%) Legal
5 5 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.63%) Military
5 5 (2.63%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.11%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 44 (23.16%) Test Manager
2 42 (22.11%) Analyst
3 39 (20.53%) Tester
4 38 (20.00%) Test Analyst
5 27 (14.21%) Test Engineer
6 23 (12.11%) Software Tester
7 15 (7.89%) Software Engineer
8 14 (7.37%) Software Test Engineer
9 12 (6.32%) QA Engineer
10 10 (5.26%) Designer
10 10 (5.26%) Test Leader
11 9 (4.74%) Programme Manager
11 9 (4.74%) QA Analyst
11 9 (4.74%) Senior Tester
11 9 (4.74%) Lead Designer
11 9 (4.74%) Senior Manager
11 9 (4.74%) Automation Engineer
11 9 (4.74%) Test Automation Engineer
12 8 (4.21%) QA Manager
12 8 (4.21%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.11%) HTML
2 13 (6.84%) XML
3 9 (4.74%) SOAP
4 6 (3.16%) REST
4 6 (3.16%) Web Services
5 5 (2.63%) CSS
6 3 (1.58%) Middleware
6 3 (1.58%) .NET
7 2 (1.05%) Ajax
7 2 (1.05%) Flash
8 1 (0.53%) J2EE
8 1 (0.53%) Android SDK
8 1 (0.53%) D-Bus
8 1 (0.53%) RESTful
8 1 (0.53%) WPF
8 1 (0.53%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.53%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.95%) Computer Science
2 14 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.16%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.16%) GIS
4 4 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.05%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.53%) Replication
6 1 (0.53%) AS400
6 1 (0.53%) STB
6 1 (0.53%) User Experience
6 1 (0.53%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.53%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.47%) Windows
2 12 (6.32%) UNIX
3 10 (5.26%) Android
3 10 (5.26%) Linux
4 9 (4.74%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.53%) Tizen
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (32.63%) Software Testing
2 52 (27.37%) Automated Testing
3 51 (26.84%) Test Scripting
4 46 (24.21%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (17.89%) Test Automation
5 34 (17.89%) Test Management
6 31 (16.32%) User Acceptance Testing
7 26 (13.68%) Test Strategy
8 25 (13.16%) Manual Testing
9 23 (12.11%) Regression Testing
10 22 (11.58%) Performance Testing
11 18 (9.47%) Validation
12 16 (8.42%) Integration Testing
12 16 (8.42%) Test Planning
13 15 (7.89%) Scrum
14 13 (6.84%) System Testing
14 13 (6.84%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (6.32%) E-Commerce
16 11 (5.79%) Load Testing
16 11 (5.79%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (20.53%) SQL
2 24 (12.63%) Java
3 14 (7.37%) Python
3 14 (7.37%) C#
4 12 (6.32%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.21%) VBA
6 6 (3.16%) C++
6 6 (3.16%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.11%) VBScript
7 4 (2.11%) VB
8 2 (1.05%) Ruby
8 2 (1.05%) PHP
8 2 (1.05%) C
9 1 (0.53%) Delphi
9 1 (0.53%) Perl
9 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 164 (86.32%) ISEB
2 54 (28.42%) Degree
3 50 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.11%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.11%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (54.74%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) WAI
2 1 (0.53%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 49 (25.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (14.21%) HP
2 18 (9.47%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.84%) Oracle
4 5 (2.63%) IBM
5 4 (2.11%) SAP
6 2 (1.05%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.05%) Citrix
6 2 (1.05%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.53%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.53%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.53%) Twitter
7 1 (0.53%) Lumesse
7 1 (0.53%) hybris
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