The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Essex region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 69 78 98
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +20
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 21 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.75% 0.72% 0.084%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.53% 2.31% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 1
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
Qualifications Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
279 347 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 23.31% 31.21% 24.52%
Number of salaries quoted 210 278 254
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £36,900
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +21.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
East of England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Chelmsford - 4 £32,500 -
Brentwood +7 3 - - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £30,000 -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 31 (77.50%) ISEB
2 19 (47.50%) Software Testing
3 16 (40.00%) QA
4 15 (37.50%) Finance
5 14 (35.00%) Performance Testing
6 11 (27.50%) HP
6 11 (27.50%) Degree
6 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
6 11 (27.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (22.50%) SQL
9 8 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
9 8 (20.00%) Selenium
10 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Business Analysis
10 5 (12.50%) LoadRunner
10 5 (12.50%) Project Management
10 5 (12.50%) C#
10 5 (12.50%) Web Testing
11 4 (10.00%) Test Management
11 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
11 4 (10.00%) Integration Testing
11 4 (10.00%) System Testing
11 4 (10.00%) Android
11 4 (10.00%) Apple iOS
11 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
11 4 (10.00%) Java
11 4 (10.00%) Windows
11 4 (10.00%) VBScript
11 4 (10.00%) VB

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 8 (20.00%) Selenium
2 5 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 4 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 15 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Analyst
1 13 (32.50%) Test Analyst
2 11 (27.50%) Test Manager
3 6 (15.00%) Performance Manager
4 5 (12.50%) Functional Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Test Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Programme Manager
4 5 (12.50%) Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Test Automation Specialist
5 4 (10.00%) Automation Specialist
5 4 (10.00%) Programme Test Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Test Specialist
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Performance Test Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Testing Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Test Automation Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) QA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) SOAP
1 3 (7.50%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Android
1 4 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Software Testing
2 14 (35.00%) Performance Testing
3 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
4 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 5 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 5 (12.50%) Project Management
4 5 (12.50%) Web Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Test Management
5 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (10.00%) System Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Load Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.50%) Security Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Manual Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Functional Testing
7 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) C#
3 4 (10.00%) Java
3 4 (10.00%) VBScript
3 4 (10.00%) VB
3 4 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (77.50%) ISEB
2 11 (27.50%) Degree
2 11 (27.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) HP
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) SAP
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