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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 82 70 79
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 21 19 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.52% 1.76% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.44% 5.99% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 15 3 2
Average salary £57,500 £35,000 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+64.28% +0.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £24,550
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £37,400 £44,950
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +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
386 317 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 27.93% 29.30% 28.42%
Number of salaries quoted 326 209 206
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,829 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £52,500
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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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 -18 9 £42,500 - 1
Basildon +4 2 - -
Colchester - 1 £67,500 -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 53 (92.98%) ISEB
2 41 (71.93%) QA
3 34 (59.65%) Finance
4 22 (38.60%) Software Testing
5 21 (36.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (35.09%) HP Quality Center
7 18 (31.58%) Test Automation
8 16 (28.07%) Test Management
9 14 (24.56%) Test Scripting
10 10 (17.54%) Selenium
11 9 (15.79%) JIRA
11 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (15.79%) VBA
12 8 (14.04%) C#
12 8 (14.04%) Java
13 7 (12.28%) HP
13 7 (12.28%) QuickTest Pro
14 6 (10.53%) Degree
15 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
15 5 (8.77%) VBScript
15 5 (8.77%) VB
15 5 (8.77%) Performance Testing
15 5 (8.77%) Test Strategy
16 4 (7.02%) Security Testing
16 4 (7.02%) Integration Testing
16 4 (7.02%) Manual Testing
16 4 (7.02%) SQL
16 4 (7.02%) Project Management
16 4 (7.02%) TestDirector
16 4 (7.02%) Migration

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 2 (3.51%) MS Office
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Selenium
2 9 (15.79%) JIRA
3 7 (12.28%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (7.02%) TestDirector
5 2 (3.51%) XMLSpy
5 2 (3.51%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (59.65%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Banking
2 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) Test Manager
2 10 (17.54%) Designer
3 9 (15.79%) Programme Manager
3 9 (15.79%) Lead Designer
3 9 (15.79%) Test Specialist
4 8 (14.04%) Analyst
5 7 (12.28%) Senior Manager
6 6 (10.53%) Tester
7 5 (8.77%) QA Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Automation Specialist
7 5 (8.77%) QA Specialist
7 5 (8.77%) Test Automation Specialist
7 5 (8.77%) QA Manager
7 5 (8.77%) Software Tester
8 4 (7.02%) Senior Programme Manager
8 4 (7.02%) Test Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Senior QA Manager
8 4 (7.02%) Programme Test Manager
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Test Manager
10 2 (3.51%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) SOAP
1 2 (3.51%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Windows
1 3 (5.26%) Android
1 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) Software Testing
2 18 (31.58%) Test Automation
3 16 (28.07%) Test Management
4 14 (24.56%) Test Scripting
5 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.77%) Test Strategy
6 5 (8.77%) Performance Testing
6 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.02%) Migration
7 4 (7.02%) Project Management
7 4 (7.02%) Security Testing
7 4 (7.02%) Integration Testing
7 4 (7.02%) Business Analysis
7 4 (7.02%) Manual Testing
8 3 (5.26%) System Testing
8 3 (5.26%) Performance Management
8 3 (5.26%) V-Model
8 3 (5.26%) Waterfall
8 3 (5.26%) Workflow
9 2 (3.51%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) VBA
2 8 (14.04%) C#
2 8 (14.04%) Java
3 5 (8.77%) VBScript
3 5 (8.77%) VB
4 4 (7.02%) SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (92.98%) ISEB
2 21 (36.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (71.93%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (35.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) HP
2 2 (3.51%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + Bonus, pension, medical, etc
Posted: 21 days ago