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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 86 53 77
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +24
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 6 31 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.48% 2.86% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.91% 11.65% 4.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3 13 9
Average salary £37,500 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +31.25%
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
314 266 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 25.02% 24.52% 30.88%
Number of salaries quoted 243 187 262
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
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 4 September 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 -4 6 £37,500 -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 13 (92.86%) QA
2 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 9 (64.29%) HP UFT
3 7 (50.00%) Selenium
3 7 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 7 (50.00%) SOAP
4 5 (35.71%) ISEB
4 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
4 5 (35.71%) Middleware
4 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (28.57%) HP
5 4 (28.57%) TestDirector
6 3 (21.43%) XMLSpy
6 3 (21.43%) SQL
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) Banking
6 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
6 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
6 3 (21.43%) System Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
7 2 (14.29%) JIRA
7 2 (14.29%) Android
7 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
7 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
7 2 (14.29%) VBScript
7 2 (14.29%) Windows
7 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 2 (14.29%) C#

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2 (14.29%) MS Office
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) AWD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) HP UFT
2 7 (50.00%) Selenium
2 7 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (28.57%) TestDirector
4 3 (21.43%) XMLSpy
5 2 (14.29%) JIRA
6 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
2 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Analyst
2 8 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 8 (57.14%) QA Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) QA Test Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Tester
4 3 (21.43%) Software Tester
4 3 (21.43%) QA Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Automation Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Senior QA Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Senior QA Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Web Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Junior Software Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Junior
6 1 (7.14%) Junior Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) SOAP
2 5 (35.71%) Middleware
3 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.14%) AS400
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Android
1 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
2 3 (21.43%) System Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
2 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
4 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) VBScript
2 2 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) VB
3 1 (7.14%) VBA
3 1 (7.14%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISEB
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (92.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft