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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 83 98 83
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 10 7 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.99% 0.57% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.61% 2.33% 6.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 5
Median salary £50,000 £24,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+108.33% -33.33%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
217 300 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 21.55% 24.27% 23.07%
Number of salaries quoted 161 230 223
Median salary £51,459 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.63% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 28 June 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 +10 4 £50,000 +29.03%
Basildon - 1 - -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 30 (71.43%) Finance
2 29 (69.05%) QA
3 28 (66.67%) ISEB
4 16 (38.10%) Software Testing
4 16 (38.10%) Test Strategy
5 15 (35.71%) SQL
6 14 (33.33%) HP
6 14 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 13 (30.95%) Performance Testing
7 13 (30.95%) LoadRunner
7 13 (30.95%) Software Delivery
8 12 (28.57%) SoapUI
8 12 (28.57%) C#
8 12 (28.57%) Java
8 12 (28.57%) SOAP
8 12 (28.57%) PRINCE2
8 12 (28.57%) Wealth Management
9 11 (26.19%) Degree
9 11 (26.19%) Computer Science
9 11 (26.19%) HP UFT
9 11 (26.19%) SDLC
9 11 (26.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (23.81%) Citrix
11 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
12 8 (19.05%) HP SiteScope
12 8 (19.05%) VBA
13 7 (16.67%) Selenium
13 7 (16.67%) Line Management
14 6 (14.29%) Legal

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 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 4 (9.52%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (30.95%) LoadRunner
2 12 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 11 (26.19%) HP UFT
4 7 (16.67%) Selenium
5 2 (4.76%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.76%) TestDirector
5 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.76%) XMLSpy
General
1 30 (71.43%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Legal
3 3 (7.14%) Law
4 2 (4.76%) Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Back Office
5 1 (2.38%) Front Office
5 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) Tester
3 8 (19.05%) Test Leader
4 6 (14.29%) QA Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 5 (11.90%) LoadRunner Tester
5 5 (11.90%) Performance Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Performance Tester
6 4 (9.52%) Associate Director
6 4 (9.52%) Automation Tester
6 4 (9.52%) Software Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) QA Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Performance Tester
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Tester
7 3 (7.14%) Team Leader
7 3 (7.14%) Test Team Leader
8 2 (4.76%) Lead Tester
8 2 (4.76%) Services Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) SOAP
2 4 (9.52%) .NET
3 2 (4.76%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) Computer Science
2 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.52%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (4.76%) AS400
4 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Software Testing
1 16 (38.10%) Test Strategy
2 14 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 13 (30.95%) Performance Testing
3 13 (30.95%) Software Delivery
4 12 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 12 (28.57%) Wealth Management
5 11 (26.19%) SDLC
6 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
7 7 (16.67%) Line Management
8 6 (14.29%) E-Commerce
9 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (11.90%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Test Management
9 5 (11.90%) Workflow
10 4 (9.52%) Data Protection
10 4 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (9.52%) Six Sigma
11 3 (7.14%) Load Testing
11 3 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) SQL
2 12 (28.57%) C#
2 12 (28.57%) Java
3 8 (19.05%) VBA
4 2 (4.76%) Groovy
4 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (66.67%) ISEB
2 11 (26.19%) Degree
2 11 (26.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (69.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) HP
2 10 (23.81%) Citrix
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.52%) SAP