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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 169 172 184
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 97 99 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.38% 1.35% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.67% 4.51% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 71 74 46
Average salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,150 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £74,250 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
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
2078 2196 2150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 29.56% 29.95% 31.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1591 1744 1675
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 9 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the East of England region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
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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
Essex +18 45 £55,000 -13.72%
Hertfordshire +7 20 £40,000 +8.10%
Norfolk - 13 £23,500 -
Suffolk -6 7 £29,750 +10.18%
Bedfordshire +6 6 £39,000 +11.42% 1
Cambridgeshire -33 6 £31,750 -9.28% 2
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 136 (80.95%) ISEB
2 75 (44.64%) QA
3 72 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (29.76%) Finance
5 46 (27.38%) JIRA
5 46 (27.38%) Test Strategy
6 42 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 40 (23.81%) Selenium
8 39 (23.21%) Test Scripting
9 37 (22.02%) SQL
10 35 (20.83%) HP UFT
10 35 (20.83%) Test Management
11 34 (20.24%) SDLC
11 34 (20.24%) Software Testing
12 33 (19.64%) Waterfall
13 31 (18.45%) HP Quality Center
13 31 (18.45%) Performance Testing
14 29 (17.26%) Degree
15 28 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (16.67%) Java
16 27 (16.07%) HP
16 27 (16.07%) Test Automation
17 26 (15.48%) Defect Management
18 24 (14.29%) BDD
18 24 (14.29%) LoadRunner
19 23 (13.69%) Functional Testing
19 23 (13.69%) Automation Testing
20 22 (13.10%) MS Excel
20 22 (13.10%) Automated Testing
21 21 (12.50%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (13.10%) MS Excel
2 16 (9.52%) MS Office
3 5 (2.98%) MS Project
3 5 (2.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) BASE24
1 2 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.57%) HTTP
2 3 (1.79%) PuTTY
2 3 (1.79%) SSH
2 3 (1.79%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.12%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.98%) MySQL
2 5 (2.98%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 46 (27.38%) JIRA
2 40 (23.81%) Selenium
3 35 (20.83%) HP UFT
4 24 (14.29%) LoadRunner
5 16 (9.52%) SoapUI
6 15 (8.93%) Cucumber
6 15 (8.93%) JMeter
7 11 (6.55%) Eclipse
8 8 (4.76%) Git (software)
8 8 (4.76%) WebDriver
9 7 (4.17%) Subversion
10 6 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (3.57%) TestDirector
11 5 (2.98%) Appium
11 5 (2.98%) Toad
12 4 (2.38%) XMLSpy
13 3 (1.79%) SpecFlow
14 2 (1.19%) Bugzilla
14 2 (1.19%) Testopia
14 2 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (29.76%) Finance
2 17 (10.12%) Retail
3 10 (5.95%) Law
4 6 (3.57%) Legal
5 4 (2.38%) Banking
5 4 (2.38%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.19%) Back Office
6 2 (1.19%) Front Office
7 1 (0.60%) French Language
Job Titles
1 87 (51.79%) Analyst
2 68 (40.48%) Test Analyst
3 20 (11.90%) Tester
4 18 (10.71%) Test Manager
5 17 (10.12%) QA Analyst
6 16 (9.52%) Test Engineer
7 15 (8.93%) Test Leader
8 13 (7.74%) Service Analyst
9 12 (7.14%) Automation Tester
9 12 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
10 11 (6.55%) Team Leader
10 11 (6.55%) Test Team Leader
11 10 (5.95%) Automation Engineer
11 10 (5.95%) Test Automation Engineer
12 7 (4.17%) Software Analyst
12 7 (4.17%) Software Test Analyst
12 7 (4.17%) SQL Analyst
12 7 (4.17%) Technical Leader
12 7 (4.17%) Technical Team Leader
13 6 (3.57%) Associate Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.71%) SOAP
2 11 (6.55%) .NET
2 11 (6.55%) Web Services
3 10 (5.95%) HTML
3 10 (5.95%) XML
4 6 (3.57%) Gherkin
4 6 (3.57%) JSON
5 5 (2.98%) REST
6 4 (2.38%) Middleware
7 1 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.60%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.98%) AS400
3 5 (2.98%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.79%) Statistics
5 2 (1.19%) IVR
5 2 (1.19%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.19%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.60%) EPoS
6 1 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.36%) Unix
2 4 (2.38%) Windows
2 4 (2.38%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.79%) Linux
4 2 (1.19%) Android
5 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (27.38%) Test Strategy
3 39 (23.21%) Test Scripting
4 35 (20.83%) Test Management
5 34 (20.24%) SDLC
5 34 (20.24%) Software Testing
6 33 (19.64%) Waterfall
7 31 (18.45%) Performance Testing
8 27 (16.07%) Test Automation
9 26 (15.48%) Defect Management
10 24 (14.29%) BDD
11 23 (13.69%) Automation Testing
11 23 (13.69%) Functional Testing
12 22 (13.10%) Automated Testing
13 21 (12.50%) Manual Testing
14 20 (11.90%) Validation
15 19 (11.31%) TDD
16 18 (10.71%) Scrum
17 17 (10.12%) Regression Testing
17 17 (10.12%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 37 (22.02%) SQL
2 28 (16.67%) Java
3 15 (8.93%) C#
4 7 (4.17%) Ruby
5 5 (2.98%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.38%) VBA
7 2 (1.19%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.19%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.60%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.60%) Groovy
8 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 136 (80.95%) ISEB
2 42 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 29 (17.26%) Degree
4 11 (6.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 8 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.19%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (44.64%) QA
2 3 (1.79%) SLA
Systems Management
1 31 (18.45%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.38%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (1.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 27 (16.07%) HP
2 18 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.55%) SAP
4 6 (3.57%) Citrix
5 3 (1.79%) Telerik
6 2 (1.19%) Cisco
6 2 (1.19%) Oracle
6 2 (1.19%) Rally
6 2 (1.19%) Verint
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Raytheon
Salary: Flexible Depending On experience
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
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Tui
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 26 days ago