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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 69 77 79
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 32 25 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.56% 1.98% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.86% 8.22% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 25 8 5
Average salary £50,000 £73,750 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.20% +9.25%
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
361 304 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 28.86% 24.07% 22.39%
Number of salaries quoted 285 220 157
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £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 30 March 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 30 March 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 18 £43,500 -50.28%
Chelmsford - 2 £32,500 -
Colchester - 2 £67,500 -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 38 (73.08%) ISEB
2 31 (59.62%) QA
3 26 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 23 (44.23%) Finance
5 22 (42.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (34.62%) HP
7 15 (28.85%) Software Testing
8 14 (26.92%) Performance Testing
9 13 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
10 11 (21.15%) Middleware
10 11 (21.15%) E-Commerce
10 11 (21.15%) SOAP
10 11 (21.15%) Degree
10 11 (21.15%) Test Automation
10 11 (21.15%) SoapUI
11 10 (19.23%) Test Strategy
11 10 (19.23%) Test Scripting
12 9 (17.31%) Software Delivery
12 9 (17.31%) LoadRunner
13 8 (15.38%) XMLSpy
13 8 (15.38%) Selenium
14 7 (13.46%) JIRA
14 7 (13.46%) Manual Testing
14 7 (13.46%) Test Management
15 6 (11.54%) Integration Testing
15 6 (11.54%) MS Office
15 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
16 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
16 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
16 5 (9.62%) WebDriver

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (11.54%) MS Office
1 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (21.15%) SoapUI
3 9 (17.31%) LoadRunner
4 8 (15.38%) XMLSpy
4 8 (15.38%) Selenium
5 7 (13.46%) JIRA
6 5 (9.62%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.85%) MSTest
7 2 (3.85%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (1.92%) TestDirector
General
1 23 (44.23%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Games
2 2 (3.85%) Banking
2 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Analyst
2 16 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 13 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 13 (25.00%) QA Analyst
4 9 (17.31%) QA Test Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) Tester
5 6 (11.54%) Performance Manager
6 5 (9.62%) Performance Test Manager
7 4 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Manual Tester
7 4 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) QA Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Software Tester
8 3 (5.77%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) QA Specialist
9 2 (3.85%) Environment Manager
9 2 (3.85%) Testing Manager
9 2 (3.85%) QA Manager
9 2 (3.85%) Senior Manager
9 2 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) SOAP
1 11 (21.15%) Middleware
2 2 (3.85%) Ajax
3 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.92%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) Software Testing
2 14 (26.92%) Performance Testing
3 11 (21.15%) E-Commerce
3 11 (21.15%) Test Automation
4 10 (19.23%) Test Strategy
4 10 (19.23%) Test Scripting
5 9 (17.31%) Software Delivery
6 7 (13.46%) Manual Testing
6 7 (13.46%) Test Management
7 6 (11.54%) Integration Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Automation Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Test Planning
9 4 (7.69%) Security Testing
9 4 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (5.77%) Line Management
10 3 (5.77%) Performance Management
11 2 (3.85%) System Testing
11 2 (3.85%) Functional Testing
11 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) C#
1 3 (5.77%) Java
1 3 (5.77%) VBA
2 2 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (73.08%) ISEB
2 22 (42.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (21.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (59.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 26 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (34.62%) HP
2 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.85%) IBM
3 2 (3.85%) Citrix
4 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle
4 1 (1.92%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.92%) SAP
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