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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 52 81 83
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 35 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 3.19% 1.00% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.46% 3.38% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 19 7 2
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
281 325 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 25.64% 29.47% 24.30%
Number of salaries quoted 205 255 208
Average salary £49,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.29% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Basildon +5 4 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Brentwood +2 3 £72,500 - 1
Chelmsford - 3 £32,500 - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £27,500 -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 50 (89.29%) ISEB
2 33 (58.93%) QA
3 28 (50.00%) Finance
4 23 (41.07%) Software Testing
5 17 (30.36%) Test Automation
5 17 (30.36%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (30.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (23.21%) Test Management
7 12 (21.43%) Selenium
8 9 (16.07%) QuickTest Pro
8 9 (16.07%) VBA
8 9 (16.07%) HP
8 9 (16.07%) Performance Testing
8 9 (16.07%) Test Scripting
9 8 (14.29%) Degree
9 8 (14.29%) C#
9 8 (14.29%) Java
9 8 (14.29%) VBScript
9 8 (14.29%) VB
9 8 (14.29%) Project Management
9 8 (14.29%) Business Analysis
10 6 (10.71%) SQL
10 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (10.71%) Functional Testing
11 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (7.14%) Windows
12 4 (7.14%) JIRA
12 4 (7.14%) System Testing
12 4 (7.14%) Android
12 4 (7.14%) Mobile App

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) VisionPLUS
Development Applications
1 12 (21.43%) Selenium
2 9 (16.07%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (7.14%) JIRA
4 3 (5.36%) TestDirector
4 3 (5.36%) LoadRunner
General
1 28 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (26.79%) Test Manager
2 13 (23.21%) Programme Manager
3 11 (19.64%) Analyst
4 10 (17.86%) Designer
5 9 (16.07%) Lead Designer
5 9 (16.07%) Test Specialist
6 8 (14.29%) Automation Specialist
6 8 (14.29%) Programme Test Manager
6 8 (14.29%) Test Automation Specialist
7 7 (12.50%) Test Analyst
8 6 (10.71%) Senior Manager
8 6 (10.71%) QA Manager
9 5 (8.93%) Consultant
9 5 (8.93%) Test Consultant
9 5 (8.93%) Functional Consultant
10 4 (7.14%) Senior Programme Manager
10 4 (7.14%) QA Analyst
10 4 (7.14%) Senior QA Manager
10 4 (7.14%) QA Specialist
11 3 (5.36%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.14%) Windows
1 4 (7.14%) Android
1 4 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.07%) Software Testing
2 17 (30.36%) Test Automation
3 13 (23.21%) Test Management
4 9 (16.07%) Test Scripting
4 9 (16.07%) Performance Testing
5 8 (14.29%) Project Management
5 8 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 6 (10.71%) Functional Testing
6 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.14%) System Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Migration
9 3 (5.36%) Load Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Security Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Web Testing
10 2 (3.57%) Automated Testing
10 2 (3.57%) Workflow
10 2 (3.57%) V-Model
10 2 (3.57%) Waterfall
10 2 (3.57%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) VBA
2 8 (14.29%) C#
2 8 (14.29%) Java
2 8 (14.29%) VBScript
2 8 (14.29%) VB
3 6 (10.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (89.29%) ISEB
2 17 (30.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (58.93%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (30.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) HP
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
Essex
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: Competitive with Excellent Benefits and Bonus!
Posted: 5 days ago
Basildon
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, pension, medical, flex bens
Posted: 27 days ago