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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 53 52 65
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.21% 1.25% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.00% 5.08% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 2
Average salary £30,500 £30,000 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.66% -20.52%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
100 118 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 21.05% 24.58% 29.05%
Number of salaries quoted 86 89 145
Average salary £48,900 £47,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +21.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,663 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft