The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 62 65 71
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 35 25 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.86% 2.39% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.71% 9.09% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 27 6 8
Average salary £50,000 £72,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.03% +158.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £48,250 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £87,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
ISTQB
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Qualifications Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
402 275 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 32.82% 26.29% 24.54%
Number of salaries quoted 323 193 171
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Essex region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Essex

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Essex region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Essex

ISTQB
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Essex region over the 3 months to 6 March 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
(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
Brentwood -5 19 £37,500 -57.14% 2
Chelmsford - 2 £32,500 -
Colchester - 2 £67,500 -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 47 (78.33%) ISEB
2 38 (63.33%) QA
3 29 (48.33%) Finance
4 28 (46.67%) HP Quality Center
5 23 (38.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (33.33%) HP
7 15 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 15 (25.00%) Performance Testing
8 13 (21.67%) Test Scripting
8 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
9 12 (20.00%) Degree
10 11 (18.33%) QuickTest Pro
11 10 (16.67%) Middleware
11 10 (16.67%) E-Commerce
11 10 (16.67%) SOAP
11 10 (16.67%) SoapUI
11 10 (16.67%) Test Strategy
11 10 (16.67%) Test Management
12 9 (15.00%) LoadRunner
13 8 (13.33%) JIRA
13 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (11.67%) XMLSpy
14 7 (11.67%) Manual Testing
14 7 (11.67%) Selenium
15 6 (10.00%) Integration Testing
16 5 (8.33%) Computer Science
16 5 (8.33%) MS Office
16 5 (8.33%) MS Excel
16 5 (8.33%) Security Testing
16 5 (8.33%) WebDriver

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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.

Applications
1 5 (8.33%) MS Office
1 5 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (18.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 9 (15.00%) LoadRunner
4 8 (13.33%) JIRA
5 7 (11.67%) Selenium
5 7 (11.67%) XMLSpy
6 5 (8.33%) WebDriver
7 3 (5.00%) TestDirector
8 2 (3.33%) MSTest
8 2 (3.33%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 29 (48.33%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Games
3 1 (1.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Analyst
2 17 (28.33%) Test Manager
3 15 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 13 (21.67%) QA Analyst
5 8 (13.33%) QA Test Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) Senior Manager
7 6 (10.00%) Tester
7 6 (10.00%) Performance Manager
8 5 (8.33%) Performance Test Manager
9 4 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
9 4 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
9 4 (6.67%) Senior QA Manager
9 4 (6.67%) Senior Test Manager
9 4 (6.67%) QA Manager
9 4 (6.67%) Manual Tester
10 3 (5.00%) Software Tester
10 3 (5.00%) Test Specialist
10 3 (5.00%) QA Engineer
10 3 (5.00%) Testing Manager
10 3 (5.00%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) SOAP
1 10 (16.67%) Middleware
2 2 (3.33%) Ajax
3 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) Software Testing
1 15 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 13 (21.67%) Test Scripting
2 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
3 10 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 10 (16.67%) Test Management
3 10 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (11.67%) Manual Testing
6 6 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 5 (8.33%) Test Planning
7 5 (8.33%) Security Testing
8 4 (6.67%) Automation Testing
8 4 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (5.00%) Waterfall
9 3 (5.00%) Line Management
9 3 (5.00%) Performance Management
9 3 (5.00%) V-Model
9 3 (5.00%) Workflow
9 3 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) C#
1 3 (5.00%) Java
1 3 (5.00%) VBA
2 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (78.33%) ISEB
2 23 (38.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (20.00%) Degree
4 3 (5.00%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (63.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 28 (46.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.33%) IBM
3 2 (3.33%) Citrix
3 2 (3.33%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle
4 1 (1.67%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.67%) SAP
Brentwood
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + Bonus, pension, medical, etc
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, bonus scheme
Posted: 6 days ago
Rayleigh
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 14 days ago