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

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 89 93 81
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 6 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.73% 0.50% 1.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.43% 2.06% 6.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 5
Median salary £48,750 £24,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+103.12% -26.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £22,800 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £24,000 £47,400
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
233 291 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 21.14% 24.01% 22.96%
Number of salaries quoted 173 234 212
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 July 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 +6 6 £50,000 -
Basildon - 1 - -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 27 (90.00%) Finance
2 25 (83.33%) QA
3 19 (63.33%) ISEB
4 14 (46.67%) SQL
5 13 (43.33%) Wealth Management
6 12 (40.00%) Software Delivery
7 11 (36.67%) Software Testing
7 11 (36.67%) C#
7 11 (36.67%) Java
7 11 (36.67%) HP
8 10 (33.33%) SOAP
8 10 (33.33%) PRINCE2
8 10 (33.33%) Performance Testing
8 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
8 10 (33.33%) SoapUI
8 10 (33.33%) Test Strategy
9 9 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (30.00%) Computer Science
9 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
9 9 (30.00%) Degree
10 8 (26.67%) LoadRunner
10 8 (26.67%) Citrix
11 7 (23.33%) VBA
11 7 (23.33%) HP SiteScope
11 7 (23.33%) SDLC
12 6 (20.00%) Line Management
12 6 (20.00%) HP UFT
12 6 (20.00%) Selenium
13 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (13.33%) .NET

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 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 8 (26.67%) LoadRunner
3 6 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 6 (20.00%) Selenium
4 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.33%) XMLSpy
General
1 27 (90.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Legal
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Tester
3 5 (16.67%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 5 (16.67%) LoadRunner Tester
3 5 (16.67%) Performance Tester
3 5 (16.67%) Software Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 4 (13.33%) Automation Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) QA Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) QA Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Performance Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Associate Director
6 2 (6.67%) Lead Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Services Director
7 1 (3.33%) Integration Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) QA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) SOAP
2 4 (13.33%) .NET
3 2 (6.67%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.33%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Wealth Management
2 12 (40.00%) Software Delivery
3 11 (36.67%) Software Testing
4 10 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 10 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 10 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
6 7 (23.33%) SDLC
7 6 (20.00%) Line Management
8 4 (13.33%) Data Protection
9 3 (10.00%) Asset Management
9 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
10 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (6.67%) Load Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Six Sigma
10 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) SQL
2 11 (36.67%) C#
2 11 (36.67%) Java
3 7 (23.33%) VBA
4 2 (6.67%) Groovy
4 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (63.33%) ISEB
2 9 (30.00%) Degree
3 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (83.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) HP
2 8 (26.67%) Citrix
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft