The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Essex region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 83 79 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 23 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.63% 0.31% -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.74% 1.20% -
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 0
Average salary £75,000 £67,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Qualifications Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
341 251 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 24.15% 25.77% 25.90%
Number of salaries quoted 253 204 283
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
ISTQB
East of England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Basildon - 4 £72,500 -
Brentwood - 3 £87,500 -
Witham - 2 £57,500 -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (84.09%) ISEB
2 35 (79.55%) Finance
3 26 (59.09%) Software Testing
4 24 (54.55%) QA
5 19 (43.18%) Performance Testing
5 19 (43.18%) HP Quality Center
6 18 (40.91%) HP
7 16 (36.36%) SQL
8 14 (31.82%) Test Automation
9 13 (29.55%) E-Commerce
9 13 (29.55%) SOAP
9 13 (29.55%) Integration Testing
10 12 (27.27%) Retail
11 11 (25.00%) Manual Testing
11 11 (25.00%) Degree
12 10 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
13 9 (20.45%) Load Testing
14 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
15 6 (13.64%) Selenium
15 6 (13.64%) C#
16 5 (11.36%) Java
16 5 (11.36%) VBScript
16 5 (11.36%) VB
16 5 (11.36%) VBA
16 5 (11.36%) LoadRunner
16 5 (11.36%) Automated Testing
17 4 (9.09%) Business Analysis
17 4 (9.09%) Test Management
17 4 (9.09%) Test Scripting
17 4 (9.09%) Six Sigma

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.55%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (13.64%) Selenium
3 5 (11.36%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.27%) XMLSpy
4 1 (2.27%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (79.55%) Finance
2 12 (27.27%) Retail
3 3 (6.82%) Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.27%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Test Analyst
1 20 (45.45%) Analyst
2 13 (29.55%) Test Manager
3 11 (25.00%) Performance Manager
4 8 (18.18%) Testing Manager
5 5 (11.36%) Test Specialist
5 5 (11.36%) Test Automation Specialist
5 5 (11.36%) Automation Specialist
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) QA Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Performance Test Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Senior QA Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Programme Manager
9 1 (2.27%) QA Test Manager
9 1 (2.27%) Programme Test Manager
9 1 (2.27%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (29.55%) SOAP
2 3 (6.82%) XML
3 1 (2.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.09%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (59.09%) Software Testing
2 19 (43.18%) Performance Testing
3 14 (31.82%) Test Automation
4 13 (29.55%) E-Commerce
4 13 (29.55%) Integration Testing
5 11 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 9 (20.45%) Load Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Automated Testing
8 4 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 4 (9.09%) Test Management
8 4 (9.09%) Test Scripting
8 4 (9.09%) Six Sigma
8 4 (9.09%) Project Management
9 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2
9 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (6.82%) Web Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Security Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (4.55%) Test Strategy
10 2 (4.55%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (36.36%) SQL
2 6 (13.64%) C#
3 5 (11.36%) Java
3 5 (11.36%) VBScript
3 5 (11.36%) VB
3 5 (11.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (84.09%) ISEB
2 11 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (54.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (43.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (40.91%) HP
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) SAP