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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 59 49 50
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.03% 0.40% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.62% 1.61% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 2
Average salary £40,000 - £20,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
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
138 62 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 28.45% 24.51% 20.67%
Number of salaries quoted 135 44 56
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,840 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 8 (88.89%) Finance
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) QA
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
1 8 (88.89%) Test Planning
2 7 (77.78%) C#
2 7 (77.78%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (77.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (77.78%) Data Analysis
2 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Risk Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) Financial Modelling
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 1 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Ruby
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (11.11%) ISEB
5 1 (11.11%) HP UFT

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 7 (77.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
General
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Analyst
1 8 (88.89%) Test Analyst
2 7 (77.78%) QA Test Analyst
2 7 (77.78%) QA Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) Test Planning
2 7 (77.78%) Data Analysis
2 7 (77.78%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (66.67%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Financial Modelling
4 2 (22.22%) Risk Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) Analytics
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
1 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (88.89%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft