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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 73 59 79
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +20
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 29 23 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.28% 2.42% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.63% 8.33% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 22 1 5
Average salary £67,500 £90,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +221.42%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -
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
380 276 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 29.92% 28.99% 25.80%
Number of salaries quoted 303 179 185
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £52,500
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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -16 13 £45,000 -50.00%
Colchester - 2 £67,500 -
Basildon +5 1 - - 1
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 66 (92.96%) ISEB
2 47 (66.20%) QA
3 39 (54.93%) Finance
4 32 (45.07%) HP Quality Center
5 25 (35.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 24 (33.80%) Software Testing
7 20 (28.17%) Test Management
8 19 (26.76%) Test Automation
8 19 (26.76%) HP
9 15 (21.13%) Test Scripting
9 15 (21.13%) Performance Testing
10 12 (16.90%) Degree
11 10 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (14.08%) Test Strategy
12 9 (12.68%) Selenium
13 8 (11.27%) QuickTest Pro
13 8 (11.27%) VBA
13 8 (11.27%) JIRA
14 7 (9.86%) C#
14 7 (9.86%) Java
14 7 (9.86%) LoadRunner
15 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
15 6 (8.45%) Security Testing
16 5 (7.04%) Manual Testing
16 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
17 4 (5.63%) Business Analysis
17 4 (5.63%) Migration
17 4 (5.63%) TestDirector
17 4 (5.63%) Project Management
17 4 (5.63%) SQL

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (2.82%) MS Office
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) Selenium
2 8 (11.27%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (11.27%) JIRA
3 7 (9.86%) LoadRunner
4 4 (5.63%) TestDirector
5 3 (4.23%) XMLSpy
5 3 (4.23%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.82%) WebDriver
General
1 39 (54.93%) Finance
2 1 (1.41%) Banking
2 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (29.58%) Test Manager
2 11 (15.49%) Analyst
3 10 (14.08%) Designer
4 9 (12.68%) Programme Manager
4 9 (12.68%) Lead Designer
4 9 (12.68%) Senior Manager
5 8 (11.27%) Test Specialist
6 7 (9.86%) QA Manager
6 7 (9.86%) Tester
6 7 (9.86%) Test Analyst
6 7 (9.86%) QA Analyst
7 6 (8.45%) Senior QA Manager
8 5 (7.04%) Performance Manager
8 5 (7.04%) QA Specialist
8 5 (7.04%) Software Tester
9 4 (5.63%) Senior Programme Manager
9 4 (5.63%) Performance Test Manager
9 4 (5.63%) Programme Test Manager
9 4 (5.63%) Test Automation Specialist
9 4 (5.63%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) SOAP
1 3 (4.23%) Middleware
2 2 (2.82%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.41%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.82%) Windows
1 2 (2.82%) Android
1 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.80%) Software Testing
2 20 (28.17%) Test Management
3 19 (26.76%) Test Automation
4 15 (21.13%) Test Scripting
4 15 (21.13%) Performance Testing
5 10 (14.08%) Test Strategy
5 10 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (8.45%) Security Testing
7 5 (7.04%) Manual Testing
8 4 (5.63%) System Testing
8 4 (5.63%) Integration Testing
8 4 (5.63%) Test Planning
8 4 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (5.63%) Business Analysis
8 4 (5.63%) Migration
8 4 (5.63%) Project Management
9 3 (4.23%) E-Commerce
9 3 (4.23%) Workflow
9 3 (4.23%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.27%) VBA
2 7 (9.86%) C#
2 7 (9.86%) Java
3 4 (5.63%) SQL
3 4 (5.63%) VBScript
3 4 (5.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (92.96%) ISEB
2 25 (35.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (16.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (66.20%) QA
Systems Management
1 32 (45.07%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (26.76%) HP
2 2 (2.82%) Citrix
2 2 (2.82%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle
3 1 (1.41%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.41%) SAP
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft
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