The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 41 39 64
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +25
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 6 15 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.83% 3.76% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.12% 12.71% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 0 15 1
Median salary - £31,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -16.00%
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £37,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.31% +7.85%
ISTQB
Merseyside

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

Qualifications Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
98 118 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 29.88% 29.57% 22.91%
Number of salaries quoted 72 70 93
Median salary £38,000 £33,125 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.71% -22.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £22,000 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

The demand trend of job ads across the Liverpool region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Liverpool

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Liverpool

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 24 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 19 (79.17%) Finance
3 18 (75.00%) Banking
4 17 (70.83%) Degree
5 16 (66.67%) Wealth Management
5 16 (66.67%) Credit Risk
5 16 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (66.67%) Mathematics
5 16 (66.67%) Time Management
5 16 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (66.67%) SWIFT
5 16 (66.67%) Service Delivery
5 16 (66.67%) Change Management
5 16 (66.67%) Data Analysis
5 16 (66.67%) Reuters
5 16 (66.67%) Bloomberg
5 16 (66.67%) SLA
5 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 16 (66.67%) C
5 16 (66.67%) SQL Server
5 16 (66.67%) MS Office
5 16 (66.67%) ITIL
6 8 (33.33%) SQL
6 8 (33.33%) ISEB
6 8 (33.33%) QA
7 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (20.83%) Test Management
8 5 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (20.83%) Functional Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool 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:

Applications
1 16 (66.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 16 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) JIRA
1 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (79.17%) Finance
2 18 (75.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (91.67%) Analyst
2 16 (66.67%) Applications Support
2 16 (66.67%) Applications Support Analyst
2 16 (66.67%) Support Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) QA Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Senior QA Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Senior QA Test Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.33%) QA Automation Tester
5 2 (8.33%) QA Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Software QA Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Tester
6 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (66.67%) Credit Risk
1 16 (66.67%) Mathematics
1 16 (66.67%) SWIFT
2 1 (4.17%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Change Management
1 16 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 16 (66.67%) ITIL
1 16 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 16 (66.67%) Time Management
1 16 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 16 (66.67%) Wealth Management
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) Defect Tracking
3 5 (20.83%) Functional Testing
3 5 (20.83%) Software Delivery
3 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
3 5 (20.83%) Test Management
4 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) C
2 8 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 17 (70.83%) Degree
3 8 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (66.67%) SLA
2 8 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Bloomberg
1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 16 (66.67%) Reuters
2 5 (20.83%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
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