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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 43 59 56
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.81% 0.19% 1.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.19% 0.96% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 9
Average salary £38,750 £30,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.04% +1.66%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
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
94 104 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 25.34% 19.85% 24.17%
Number of salaries quoted 61 92 89
Average salary £34,375 £47,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.01% +6.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £70,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Salary Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Liverpool

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 21 (91.30%) ISEB
2 20 (86.96%) SQL
3 13 (56.52%) ETL
4 12 (52.17%) Finance
4 12 (52.17%) Data Integration
5 11 (47.83%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
6 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
7 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
8 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (34.78%) Test Planning
9 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (26.09%) Test Management
11 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
11 5 (21.74%) Validation
12 4 (17.39%) Replication
12 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
12 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (17.39%) Selenium
12 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
13 3 (13.04%) QA
13 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
13 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
14 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
14 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
14 2 (8.70%) MSTest
14 2 (8.70%) .NET

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
3 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Selenium
2 2 (8.70%) MSTest
2 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.35%) SilkTest
3 1 (4.35%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Games
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 20 (86.96%) Analyst
1 20 (86.96%) Test Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Data Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) QA Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Functional Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Test Data Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) XBRL
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) Data Integration
2 4 (17.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) UNIX
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) ETL
2 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
3 8 (34.78%) Test Planning
4 6 (26.09%) Test Management
5 5 (21.74%) Validation
5 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
6 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
7 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Project Management
8 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
8 2 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
9 1 (4.35%) SDLC
9 1 (4.35%) Time Management
9 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Automation Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (91.30%) ISEB
2 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) SAP