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

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 77 95 85
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 10 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.36% 0.81% 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.88% 3.13% 6.79%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 7
Median salary £50,000 £37,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -48.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £23,700 £34,600
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £43,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,688 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.06% +10.53%
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
189 320 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 19.71% 25.95% 22.75%
Number of salaries quoted 149 241 243
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,150 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
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 31 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 +9 5 £50,000 +29.03%
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 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 35 (64.81%) QA
2 34 (62.96%) Finance
3 33 (61.11%) ISEB
4 21 (38.89%) Test Scripting
4 21 (38.89%) Test Strategy
5 18 (33.33%) SQL
6 17 (31.48%) Software Delivery
7 16 (29.63%) HP UFT
7 16 (29.63%) LoadRunner
7 16 (29.63%) Software Testing
8 15 (27.78%) HP
8 15 (27.78%) SDLC
8 15 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 14 (25.93%) PRINCE2
10 13 (24.07%) Wealth Management
10 13 (24.07%) Performance Testing
11 12 (22.22%) SoapUI
11 12 (22.22%) SOAP
11 12 (22.22%) C#
11 12 (22.22%) Java
11 12 (22.22%) Degree
12 11 (20.37%) Computer Science
12 11 (20.37%) Test Automation
13 10 (18.52%) Test Management
13 10 (18.52%) Line Management
13 10 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (18.52%) Citrix
14 8 (14.81%) HP SiteScope
14 8 (14.81%) VBA
14 8 (14.81%) 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 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
1 5 (9.26%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (29.63%) HP UFT
1 16 (29.63%) LoadRunner
2 12 (22.22%) SoapUI
3 7 (12.96%) Selenium
4 3 (5.56%) TestDirector
5 2 (3.70%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.70%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.70%) XMLSpy
General
1 34 (62.96%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Legal
3 5 (9.26%) Law
4 3 (5.56%) Retail
5 2 (3.70%) Back Office
5 2 (3.70%) Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 21 (38.89%) Analyst
2 12 (22.22%) QA Analyst
3 9 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 9 (16.67%) Tester
4 6 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 6 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Test Team Leader
5 5 (9.26%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 5 (9.26%) LoadRunner Tester
5 5 (9.26%) Performance Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Performance Tester
6 4 (7.41%) Associate Director
6 4 (7.41%) Automation Tester
6 4 (7.41%) Software Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) QA Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Performance Tester
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Tester
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Leader
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) SOAP
2 4 (7.41%) .NET
3 2 (3.70%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Computer Science
2 10 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.41%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (5.56%) AS400
5 2 (3.70%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.89%) Test Scripting
1 21 (38.89%) Test Strategy
2 17 (31.48%) Software Delivery
3 16 (29.63%) Software Testing
4 15 (27.78%) SDLC
5 14 (25.93%) PRINCE2
6 13 (24.07%) Performance Testing
6 13 (24.07%) Wealth Management
7 11 (20.37%) Test Automation
8 10 (18.52%) Line Management
8 10 (18.52%) Test Management
9 8 (14.81%) E-Commerce
10 6 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (11.11%) Six Sigma
10 6 (11.11%) Workflow
11 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (7.41%) Functional Testing
12 4 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
12 4 (7.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.33%) SQL
2 12 (22.22%) C#
2 12 (22.22%) Java
3 8 (14.81%) VBA
4 2 (3.70%) Groovy
4 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (61.11%) ISEB
2 15 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (22.22%) Degree
4 3 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (64.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) HP SiteScope
2 7 (12.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) HP
2 10 (18.52%) Citrix
3 6 (11.11%) SAP
4 5 (9.26%) Microsoft