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

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 64 85 81
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 30 27 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.82% 1.96% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.22% 6.72% 6.84%
Number of salaries quoted 20 15 20
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £63,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -21.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £40,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,650 £56,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,750 £36,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.65% -3.33%
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
211 402 380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 19.81% 29.13% 26.95%
Number of salaries quoted 139 273 316
Median salary £47,500 £36,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+31.94% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,150 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of job ads across the Essex region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 5 December 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Essex

ISTQB
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Essex region over the 3 months to 5 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
Colchester +13 6 £53,750 -2.27%
Brentwood -10 5 - -
Basildon +11 3 £55,000 +37.50%
Chelmsford - 2 £32,500 -
Harlow - 1 £50,000 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £24,000 -
Wickford - 1 £27,000 -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 5 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 Essex region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 30 (83.33%) ISEB
2 21 (58.33%) Finance
3 20 (55.56%) QA
4 14 (38.89%) LoadRunner
5 13 (36.11%) Software Testing
5 13 (36.11%) Test Strategy
6 12 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 12 (33.33%) HP
7 10 (27.78%) Java
7 10 (27.78%) SoapUI
7 10 (27.78%) SDLC
8 9 (25.00%) Citrix
9 8 (22.22%) MS Office
9 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
9 8 (22.22%) C#
9 8 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
10 7 (19.44%) SQL
10 7 (19.44%) Legal
11 6 (16.67%) Degree
11 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
11 6 (16.67%) VBA
11 6 (16.67%) SOAP
11 6 (16.67%) HP SiteScope
12 5 (13.89%) HP UFT
13 4 (11.11%) Law
13 4 (11.11%) Service Management
13 4 (11.11%) Web Services
13 4 (11.11%) MS Access
13 4 (11.11%) SAP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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:

Applications
1 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 8 (22.22%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (38.89%) LoadRunner
2 10 (27.78%) SoapUI
3 5 (13.89%) HP UFT
4 4 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.56%) JBehave
5 2 (5.56%) Selenium
6 1 (2.78%) JIRA
6 1 (2.78%) TestDirector
6 1 (2.78%) TestRail
General
1 21 (58.33%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Legal
3 4 (11.11%) Law
4 3 (8.33%) Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Back Office
5 1 (2.78%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Tester
2 11 (30.56%) Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Test Leader
4 6 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Automation Tester
6 4 (11.11%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
6 4 (11.11%) LoadRunner Tester
6 4 (11.11%) Performance Tester
7 3 (8.33%) QA Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Software Tester
7 3 (8.33%) Test Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Java Software Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Services Director
8 2 (5.56%) Software Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Team Leader
8 2 (5.56%) Technical Leader
8 2 (5.56%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) SOAP
2 4 (11.11%) Web Services
3 2 (5.56%) .NET
3 2 (5.56%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.56%) GWT
3 2 (5.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Software Testing
1 13 (36.11%) Test Strategy
2 12 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 10 (27.78%) SDLC
4 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 4 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Scrum
5 4 (11.11%) Service Management
5 4 (11.11%) Software Delivery
5 4 (11.11%) Test Management
6 3 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Process Improvement
6 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.56%) Load Testing
7 2 (5.56%) Manual Testing
7 2 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (5.56%) Security Testing
7 2 (5.56%) Test Planning
7 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) Java
2 8 (22.22%) C#
3 7 (19.44%) SQL
4 6 (16.67%) VBA
5 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (83.33%) ISEB
2 8 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (55.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) HP
2 9 (25.00%) Citrix
3 4 (11.11%) SAP
4 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle