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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 44 46 55
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 0.35% 0.72% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.54% 1.94% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
Average salary £30,000 - £22,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +1.47%
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
65 103 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 22.65% 37.05% 21.86%
Number of salaries quoted 47 89 60
Average salary £41,250 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.78% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 17 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Tester
2 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior QA Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle