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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 67 76 92
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +16
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 24 15 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.10% 1.33% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.54% 4.49% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 6 11 2
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,154
% change year-on-year
- -0.43%
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
281 334 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 24.56% 29.69% 25.30%
Number of salaries quoted 199 267 243
Average salary £42,500 £44,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% +25.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +3 3 - -
Chelmsford - 3 £32,500 -
Basildon +6 2 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £30,000 -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 36 (83.72%) ISEB
2 20 (46.51%) Software Testing
3 17 (39.53%) QA
4 16 (37.21%) Finance
5 15 (34.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (32.56%) Test Automation
6 14 (32.56%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (25.58%) Performance Testing
7 11 (25.58%) Selenium
7 11 (25.58%) Degree
8 10 (23.26%) QuickTest Pro
8 10 (23.26%) HP
9 8 (18.60%) Project Management
9 8 (18.60%) Business Analysis
10 7 (16.28%) Test Management
10 7 (16.28%) VBScript
10 7 (16.28%) VB
10 7 (16.28%) VBA
10 7 (16.28%) C#
10 7 (16.28%) Java
11 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (11.63%) SQL
13 4 (9.30%) Windows
13 4 (9.30%) LoadRunner
13 4 (9.30%) JIRA
13 4 (9.30%) Test Scripting
13 4 (9.30%) System Testing
13 4 (9.30%) Android
13 4 (9.30%) Load Testing
13 4 (9.30%) Apple iOS

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (2.33%) MS Office
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) VisionPLUS
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) Selenium
2 10 (23.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (9.30%) LoadRunner
3 4 (9.30%) JIRA
General
1 16 (37.21%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Test Manager
2 8 (18.60%) Test Analyst
2 8 (18.60%) Programme Manager
2 8 (18.60%) Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Test Specialist
3 7 (16.28%) Programme Test Manager
3 7 (16.28%) Test Automation Specialist
3 7 (16.28%) Automation Specialist
4 6 (13.95%) Performance Manager
5 5 (11.63%) Test Consultant
5 5 (11.63%) Functional Consultant
5 5 (11.63%) Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Testing Manager
6 3 (6.98%) QA Specialist
6 3 (6.98%) Designer
6 3 (6.98%) Performance Test Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Test Automation Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Lead Designer
7 2 (4.65%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
1 4 (9.30%) Android
1 4 (9.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (46.51%) Software Testing
2 14 (32.56%) Test Automation
3 11 (25.58%) Performance Testing
4 8 (18.60%) Business Analysis
4 8 (18.60%) Project Management
5 7 (16.28%) Test Management
6 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.30%) Load Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Test Scripting
7 4 (9.30%) System Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Web Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Automated Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.65%) Stress Testing
9 2 (4.65%) Security Testing
9 2 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.65%) Automation Testing
10 1 (2.33%) Test Strategy
10 1 (2.33%) Functional Testing
10 1 (2.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) C#
1 7 (16.28%) Java
1 7 (16.28%) VBScript
1 7 (16.28%) VB
1 7 (16.28%) VBA
2 5 (11.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (83.72%) ISEB
2 15 (34.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (25.58%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (39.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (32.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) HP
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) SAP