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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 68 64 77
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 15 40 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.70% 3.17% 2.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.36% 10.00% 7.07%
Number of salaries quoted 8 23 20
Median salary £50,750 £53,000 £63,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.24% -16.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,900 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £60,000 £81,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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
236 400 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 26.76% 31.70% 30.01%
Number of salaries quoted 159 278 299
Median salary £45,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £22,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £67,500 £62,500
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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +8 4 £52,500 -4.54%
Chelmsford - 4 - -
Brentwood -9 3 - -
Harlow - 2 £50,000 -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 32 (84.21%) ISEB
2 19 (50.00%) Finance
3 16 (42.11%) QA
3 16 (42.11%) Test Strategy
4 14 (36.84%) LoadRunner
5 12 (31.58%) Java
6 11 (28.95%) HP
7 10 (26.32%) Performance Testing
7 10 (26.32%) Software Testing
8 9 (23.68%) C#
8 9 (23.68%) SoapUI
8 9 (23.68%) SDLC
9 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
9 8 (21.05%) MS Excel
9 8 (21.05%) SQL
9 8 (21.05%) MS Office
9 8 (21.05%) Citrix
9 8 (21.05%) Legal
10 6 (15.79%) HP UFT
10 6 (15.79%) Test Management
10 6 (15.79%) SpecFlow
10 6 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (13.16%) HP SiteScope
11 5 (13.16%) Law
11 5 (13.16%) Service Management
11 5 (13.16%) SAP
11 5 (13.16%) SOAP
11 5 (13.16%) VBA
11 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (13.16%) Scrum

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 (21.05%) MS Excel
1 8 (21.05%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) LoadRunner
2 9 (23.68%) SoapUI
3 6 (15.79%) HP UFT
3 6 (15.79%) SpecFlow
4 4 (10.53%) Selenium
5 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.26%) JBehave
6 1 (2.63%) JIRA
6 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.63%) TestDirector
6 1 (2.63%) TestRail
General
1 19 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Legal
3 5 (13.16%) Law
4 3 (7.89%) Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Back Office
5 1 (2.63%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Tester
2 9 (23.68%) Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Test Leader
4 6 (15.79%) Automation Tester
5 5 (13.16%) Performance Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
6 4 (10.53%) LoadRunner Tester
6 4 (10.53%) Performance Tester
6 4 (10.53%) Software Tester
7 3 (7.89%) Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Java Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Java Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Java Software Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Software Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Software Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Technical Leader
8 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) SOAP
2 4 (10.53%) .NET
2 4 (10.53%) Gherkin
2 4 (10.53%) Web Services
3 3 (7.89%) GWT
3 3 (7.89%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.53%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Test Strategy
2 10 (26.32%) Performance Testing
2 10 (26.32%) Software Testing
3 9 (23.68%) SDLC
4 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
5 6 (15.79%) Test Management
6 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.16%) Scrum
6 5 (13.16%) Service Management
7 4 (10.53%) Automation Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Functional Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (7.89%) BDD
8 3 (7.89%) Integration Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Software Delivery
8 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
8 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.26%) Capacity Management
9 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
9 2 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) Java
2 9 (23.68%) C#
3 8 (21.05%) SQL
4 5 (13.16%) VBA
5 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (84.21%) ISEB
2 6 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (13.16%) Degree
4 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (42.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) HP
2 8 (21.05%) Citrix
3 5 (13.16%) SAP
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle
5 2 (5.26%) Microsoft