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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 85 88 83
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 19 20 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.44% 1.41% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.41% 5.78% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 16 9 3
Average salary £37,500 £75,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
351 346 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 26.61% 24.31% 26.34%
Number of salaries quoted 275 257 211
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,998 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 -1 14 £37,500 -57.14% 1
Chelmsford - 2 £32,500 -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 32 (68.09%) ISEB
2 28 (59.57%) QA
3 27 (57.45%) HP Quality Center
4 22 (46.81%) Finance
5 19 (40.43%) HP
6 17 (36.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (27.66%) QuickTest Pro
8 12 (25.53%) Performance Testing
9 11 (23.40%) Software Testing
9 11 (23.40%) Middleware
9 11 (23.40%) E-Commerce
9 11 (23.40%) SOAP
9 11 (23.40%) SoapUI
10 9 (19.15%) Degree
10 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
10 9 (19.15%) LoadRunner
10 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
10 9 (19.15%) Software Delivery
11 8 (17.02%) Test Automation
11 8 (17.02%) XMLSpy
11 8 (17.02%) Selenium
12 7 (14.89%) Manual Testing
13 6 (12.77%) JIRA
13 6 (12.77%) MS Office
13 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
13 6 (12.77%) Integration Testing
14 5 (10.64%) Test Management
14 5 (10.64%) WebDriver
14 5 (10.64%) Test Planning
14 5 (10.64%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 6 (12.77%) MS Office
1 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (27.66%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (23.40%) SoapUI
3 9 (19.15%) LoadRunner
4 8 (17.02%) XMLSpy
4 8 (17.02%) Selenium
5 6 (12.77%) JIRA
6 5 (10.64%) WebDriver
7 3 (6.38%) TestDirector
8 2 (4.26%) MSTest
8 2 (4.26%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 22 (46.81%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Analyst
2 17 (36.17%) Test Analyst
3 15 (31.91%) QA Analyst
4 11 (23.40%) Test Manager
5 10 (21.28%) QA Test Analyst
6 6 (12.77%) Tester
6 6 (12.77%) Performance Manager
7 5 (10.64%) Performance Test Manager
8 4 (8.51%) Performance Test Analyst
8 4 (8.51%) Performance Analyst
8 4 (8.51%) Manual Tester
9 3 (6.38%) Software Tester
9 3 (6.38%) QA Engineer
9 3 (6.38%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
10 2 (4.26%) Senior QA Analyst
10 2 (4.26%) Senior QA Manager
10 2 (4.26%) Delivery Manager
10 2 (4.26%) Environment Manager
10 2 (4.26%) Senior Manager
10 2 (4.26%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) SOAP
1 11 (23.40%) Middleware
2 2 (4.26%) Ajax
3 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Performance Testing
2 11 (23.40%) E-Commerce
2 11 (23.40%) Software Testing
3 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
3 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
3 9 (19.15%) Software Delivery
4 8 (17.02%) Test Automation
5 7 (14.89%) Manual Testing
6 6 (12.77%) Integration Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Test Management
7 5 (10.64%) Automation Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Test Planning
8 4 (8.51%) System Testing
8 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (6.38%) Line Management
10 2 (4.26%) Functional Testing
10 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
10 2 (4.26%) Regression Testing
10 2 (4.26%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) C#
1 3 (6.38%) Java
1 3 (6.38%) SQL
1 3 (6.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (68.09%) ISEB
2 17 (36.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (19.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (59.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 27 (57.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (40.43%) HP
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) IBM
3 2 (4.26%) Citrix
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle
4 1 (2.13%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.13%) SAP
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