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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 62 87 -
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 12 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.72% 0.21% -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.63% 0.93% -
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 0
Average salary £34,918 £27,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.32% -
UK excluding London average salary £38,875 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.07% -
ISTQB
East Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Leicestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
181 216 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 25.93% 22.93% 25.99%
Number of salaries quoted 116 193 149
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,450 £23,550 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Leicestershire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +24 9 £34,836 +39.34%
Loughborough - 1 £35,000 -
ISTQB
East Midlands

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 7 (58.33%) ISEB
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (41.67%) SDLC
3 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 5 (41.67%) HP UFT
4 4 (33.33%) QA
4 4 (33.33%) Selenium
4 4 (33.33%) Test Management
5 3 (25.00%) V-Model
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Zephyr
5 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Bugzilla
5 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (25.00%) SAP
6 2 (16.67%) XML
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) NUnit
6 2 (16.67%) Retail
6 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 5 (41.67%) HP UFT
2 4 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (25.00%) Bugzilla
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (25.00%) Zephyr
4 2 (16.67%) NUnit
5 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (8.33%) Ranorex
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Coordinator
2 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Coordinator
3 2 (16.67%) SAP Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) SAP Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) SDLC
3 4 (33.33%) Test Management
4 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) V-Model
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) OOP
6 1 (8.33%) OO
6 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
2 6 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) HP