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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 60 74 62
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 46 29 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 3.76% 2.28% 2.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.92% 7.55% 8.90%
Number of salaries quoted 28 22 3
Average salary £55,000 £63,750 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.72% +10.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £42,700
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £80,000 £83,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
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
386 384 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 31.54% 30.16% 28.79%
Number of salaries quoted 269 310 179
Average salary £37,500 £49,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.46% +15.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £29,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
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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 +8 23 £45,000 -
Colchester -16 7 £55,000 -18.51%
Basildon - 5 £60,000 -
Hockley - 3 - -
Chelmsford +9 1 £37,500 +15.38%
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 37 (61.67%) ISEB
2 31 (51.67%) QA
3 30 (50.00%) Finance
4 25 (41.67%) Test Scripting
4 25 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (40.00%) HP UFT
6 19 (31.67%) SDLC
6 19 (31.67%) Test Strategy
7 17 (28.33%) LoadRunner
8 16 (26.67%) Software Testing
9 14 (23.33%) Test Management
9 14 (23.33%) E-Commerce
9 14 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
10 13 (21.67%) HP
11 12 (20.00%) SOAP
11 12 (20.00%) SoapUI
11 12 (20.00%) Software Delivery
12 11 (18.33%) SQL
12 11 (18.33%) Performance Testing
12 11 (18.33%) Workflow
13 10 (16.67%) Law
13 10 (16.67%) MS Office
13 10 (16.67%) PRINCE2
13 10 (16.67%) MS Excel
14 9 (15.00%) SAP
14 9 (15.00%) C#
14 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
15 8 (13.33%) Functional Testing
15 8 (13.33%) Defect Management
15 8 (13.33%) Microsoft

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 10 (16.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (40.00%) HP UFT
2 17 (28.33%) LoadRunner
3 12 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 6 (10.00%) TestDirector
5 5 (8.33%) Selenium
6 4 (6.67%) XMLSpy
7 3 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (5.00%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 30 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (16.67%) Law
3 6 (10.00%) Legal
4 3 (5.00%) Retail
5 2 (3.33%) Back Office
5 2 (3.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 27 (45.00%) Analyst
2 16 (26.67%) QA Analyst
3 11 (18.33%) Team Leader
3 11 (18.33%) Test Team Leader
4 8 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 8 (13.33%) Test Leader
5 7 (11.67%) Technical Leader
5 7 (11.67%) Technical Team Leader
6 6 (10.00%) Associate Director
7 5 (8.33%) Performance Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Defect Manager
8 4 (6.67%) QA Specialist
9 3 (5.00%) IT Manager
9 3 (5.00%) Test Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Test Manager
9 3 (5.00%) Tester
10 2 (3.33%) Automation Tester
10 2 (3.33%) E-Commerce Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) Financial Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) SOAP
2 6 (10.00%) .NET
3 4 (6.67%) Middleware
4 1 (1.67%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) AS400
1 5 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 19 (31.67%) SDLC
2 19 (31.67%) Test Strategy
3 16 (26.67%) Software Testing
4 14 (23.33%) E-Commerce
4 14 (23.33%) Test Management
5 12 (20.00%) Software Delivery
6 11 (18.33%) Performance Testing
6 11 (18.33%) Workflow
7 10 (16.67%) PRINCE2
8 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
9 8 (13.33%) Defect Management
9 8 (13.33%) Functional Testing
9 8 (13.33%) Six Sigma
10 7 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (11.67%) Service Management
11 6 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
12 5 (8.33%) Line Management
12 5 (8.33%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.33%) SQL
2 9 (15.00%) C#
3 7 (11.67%) Java
4 4 (6.67%) VBA
5 1 (1.67%) Groovy
5 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (61.67%) ISEB
2 25 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (10.00%) Degree
4 5 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (51.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.67%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 13 (21.67%) HP
2 9 (15.00%) SAP
3 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.00%) Citrix
5 3 (5.00%) Telerik