The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 55 54 46
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 0.99% 0.61% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.67% 2.41% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 2
Average salary £40,000 - £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
ISTQB
Suffolk

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

Qualifications Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
109 83 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 26.85% 25.30% 24.15%
Number of salaries quoted 62 60 59
Average salary £43,750 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,050
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Ipswich

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Ipswich

ISTQB
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) Test Planning
3 3 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) ISEB
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) QA Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 3 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
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