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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Suffolk / Ipswich
Rank 34 61 49
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.52% 0.69% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.56% 2.94% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 1
Median salary £30,000 £26,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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
54 102 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 27.41% 23.50% 22.26%
Number of salaries quoted 45 79 48
Median salary £34,000 £53,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-35.84% +28.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,950 £26,500 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

The demand trend of job ads across the Ipswich region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Ipswich region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 8 (80.00%) ISEB
2 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (30.00%) JIRA
3 3 (30.00%) QA
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (30.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 2 (20.00%) TestRail
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) CMS
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Time Management
4 2 (20.00%) Content Management
5 1 (10.00%) General Ledger
5 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Selenium
5 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Management
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) CMS
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) TestRail
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) LoadUI
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
1 6 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Software Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Graduate
4 2 (20.00%) Graduate Software Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Graduate Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Junior
4 2 (20.00%) Junior Tester
4 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) QA Automation Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Software Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Software QA Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Web Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Process Improvement
2 3 (30.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Content Management
3 2 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft