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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 81 92 91
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 22 18 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.19% 1.36% 1.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.23% 5.11% 5.33%
Number of salaries quoted 14 15 9
Median salary £52,500 £37,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -48.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £33,500 £38,400
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £48,000 £77,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
215 352 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 21.41% 26.51% 23.84%
Number of salaries quoted 162 270 255
Median salary £52,500 £45,400 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.63% +0.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £63,998
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Brentwood +6 10 £55,000 +46.66%
Basildon - 3 £60,000 -
Chelmsford +10 2 £37,500 +15.38%
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 39 (60.94%) ISEB
2 37 (57.81%) Finance
3 36 (56.25%) QA
4 25 (39.06%) Test Scripting
5 23 (35.94%) Test Strategy
5 23 (35.94%) HP UFT
6 20 (31.25%) LoadRunner
7 19 (29.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 19 (29.69%) Software Delivery
8 18 (28.13%) SDLC
8 18 (28.13%) SQL
9 17 (26.56%) HP
9 17 (26.56%) Software Testing
10 15 (23.44%) PRINCE2
11 14 (21.88%) Test Management
12 13 (20.31%) Performance Testing
12 13 (20.31%) Test Automation
12 13 (20.31%) HP Quality Center
13 12 (18.75%) Wealth Management
13 12 (18.75%) SoapUI
13 12 (18.75%) SOAP
13 12 (18.75%) Java
14 11 (17.19%) C#
14 11 (17.19%) Degree
14 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (15.63%) Line Management
15 10 (15.63%) Law
15 10 (15.63%) Workflow
15 10 (15.63%) Computer Science
15 10 (15.63%) E-Commerce

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 9 (14.06%) MS Excel
1 9 (14.06%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (35.94%) HP UFT
2 20 (31.25%) LoadRunner
3 12 (18.75%) SoapUI
4 8 (12.50%) Selenium
5 5 (7.81%) TestDirector
6 3 (4.69%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.69%) XMLSpy
7 2 (3.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 37 (57.81%) Finance
2 10 (15.63%) Law
3 7 (10.94%) Legal
4 3 (4.69%) Retail
5 2 (3.13%) Back Office
5 2 (3.13%) Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 25 (39.06%) Analyst
2 15 (23.44%) QA Analyst
3 12 (18.75%) Test Leader
4 11 (17.19%) Team Leader
4 11 (17.19%) Test Team Leader
5 8 (12.50%) Tester
6 7 (10.94%) Technical Leader
6 7 (10.94%) Technical Team Leader
6 7 (10.94%) Test Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Associate Director
7 5 (7.81%) Performance Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Automation Tester
8 4 (6.25%) Defect Manager
8 4 (6.25%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
8 4 (6.25%) LoadRunner Tester
8 4 (6.25%) Performance Tester
8 4 (6.25%) Software Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) IT Manager
9 3 (4.69%) QA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.75%) SOAP
2 5 (7.81%) .NET
3 2 (3.13%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (15.63%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.81%) AS400
4 4 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.06%) Test Scripting
2 23 (35.94%) Test Strategy
3 19 (29.69%) Software Delivery
4 18 (28.13%) SDLC
5 17 (26.56%) Software Testing
6 15 (23.44%) PRINCE2
7 14 (21.88%) Test Management
8 13 (20.31%) Performance Testing
8 13 (20.31%) Test Automation
9 12 (18.75%) Wealth Management
10 10 (15.63%) E-Commerce
10 10 (15.63%) Line Management
10 10 (15.63%) Workflow
11 8 (12.50%) Defect Management
12 7 (10.94%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (10.94%) Service Management
12 7 (10.94%) Six Sigma
13 6 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (7.81%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.13%) SQL
2 12 (18.75%) Java
3 11 (17.19%) C#
4 7 (10.94%) VBA
5 2 (3.13%) Groovy
5 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.13%) VBScript
6 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (60.94%) ISEB
2 19 (29.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (17.19%) Degree
4 4 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (56.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (20.31%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (10.94%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 17 (26.56%) HP
2 9 (14.06%) Citrix
2 9 (14.06%) SAP
3 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
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Posted: 2 days ago
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