The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Gatwick region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 23 20 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 5 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gatwick 1.94% 5.32% 9.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.09% 16.13% 35.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 18
Average salary £32,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.70% +6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
ISTQB
West Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Gatwick region.

Qualifications Category
Gatwick
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
22 31 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gatwick 21.36% 32.98% 25.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16 31 50
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Gatwick region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Gatwick region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Gatwick

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Gatwick 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 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Calabash
3 1 (25.00%) LoadUI
3 1 (25.00%) Appium
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) DSDM
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (25.00%) Tcl
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) Rational Robot

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Gatwick 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 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) WebLOAD
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) Calabash
2 1 (25.00%) LoadUI
2 1 (25.00%) Appium
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) Rational Robot
2 1 (25.00%) JMeter
2 1 (25.00%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Trainee Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Trainee Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Trainee
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Web Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) DSDM
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Tcl
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Capita