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 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 94 82 87
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 21 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.64% 1.59% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.74% 6.95% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 6
Average salary £24,000 £34,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.92% -23.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £32,500 £38,750
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £49,300 £53,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
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
292 302 342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 23.49% 22.93% 32.33%
Number of salaries quoted 228 223 286
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,700 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,098 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,546 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +1.36%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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
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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
Brentwood -3 5 £38,750 -
Chelmsford -2 1 £22,500 -30.76%
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 26 (65.00%) QA
2 25 (62.50%) ISEB
3 22 (55.00%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (45.00%) Finance
5 17 (42.50%) HP
6 14 (35.00%) HP UFT
6 14 (35.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (30.00%) Performance Testing
8 11 (27.50%) SOAP
8 11 (27.50%) SoapUI
9 10 (25.00%) Selenium
9 10 (25.00%) E-Commerce
9 10 (25.00%) Middleware
10 9 (22.50%) LoadRunner
11 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
12 7 (17.50%) XMLSpy
12 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
13 6 (15.00%) Degree
14 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
14 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
14 5 (12.50%) MS Office
14 5 (12.50%) Automation Testing
14 5 (12.50%) Test Planning
14 5 (12.50%) Test Strategy
14 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
14 5 (12.50%) System Testing
14 5 (12.50%) WebDriver
15 4 (10.00%) Test Management
15 4 (10.00%) Software Delivery
15 4 (10.00%) Windows

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (12.50%) MS Office
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) AWD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (35.00%) HP UFT
2 11 (27.50%) SoapUI
3 10 (25.00%) Selenium
4 9 (22.50%) LoadRunner
5 7 (17.50%) XMLSpy
6 5 (12.50%) WebDriver
7 4 (10.00%) JIRA
7 4 (10.00%) TestDirector
8 2 (5.00%) MSTest
8 2 (5.00%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 18 (45.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (60.00%) Analyst
2 18 (45.00%) Test Analyst
3 17 (42.50%) QA Analyst
4 11 (27.50%) QA Test Analyst
5 9 (22.50%) Test Manager
6 7 (17.50%) Tester
7 6 (15.00%) Performance Manager
8 5 (12.50%) Performance Test Manager
9 4 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
9 4 (10.00%) Performance Analyst
10 3 (7.50%) Software Tester
10 3 (7.50%) QA Tester
10 3 (7.50%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
11 2 (5.00%) QA Engineer
11 2 (5.00%) Senior QA Analyst
11 2 (5.00%) Senior QA Manager
11 2 (5.00%) Senior Manager
11 2 (5.00%) QA Manager
11 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
11 2 (5.00%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) SOAP
2 10 (25.00%) Middleware
3 2 (5.00%) Ajax
4 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) AS400
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Android
2 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Performance Testing
2 10 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
5 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 5 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 5 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 5 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 5 (12.50%) System Testing
6 4 (10.00%) Software Delivery
6 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.00%) Test Management
7 3 (7.50%) Manual Testing
8 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.00%) Regression Testing
8 2 (5.00%) Security Testing
8 2 (5.00%) Integration Testing
8 2 (5.00%) SDLC
8 2 (5.00%) Functional Testing
9 1 (2.50%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) VBScript
2 1 (2.50%) VB
2 1 (2.50%) VBA
2 1 (2.50%) C#
2 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (62.50%) ISEB
2 14 (35.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (15.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (65.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 22 (55.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) HP
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.00%) IBM
3 2 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.50%) SAP
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