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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 41 - 45
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 9 0 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.24% - 2.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.41% - 11.01%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 10
Average salary £34,500 - £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
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
107 97 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 26.68% 18.10% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 64 82 88
Average salary £34,750 £45,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.77% +13.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £35,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £70,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,857 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +2.14%

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 30 June 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Liverpool

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 26 (92.86%) ISEB
2 24 (85.71%) SQL
3 14 (50.00%) Finance
4 13 (46.43%) ETL
5 12 (42.86%) Data Integration
6 11 (39.29%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
7 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
7 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
8 8 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (28.57%) Test Management
8 8 (28.57%) Test Planning
9 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (17.86%) QA
10 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
10 5 (17.86%) Validation
11 4 (14.29%) Replication
11 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
11 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
12 3 (10.71%) HP
12 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
12 3 (10.71%) ITIL
13 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
13 2 (7.14%) MSTest
13 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
1 11 (39.29%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Selenium
1 2 (7.14%) MSTest
1 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Games
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 25 (89.29%) Analyst
1 25 (89.29%) Test Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Agile Test Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Data Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Tester
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) QA Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Functional Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Test Data Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Software Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) CSS
1 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Data Integration
2 4 (14.29%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) ETL
2 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
3 8 (28.57%) Test Planning
3 8 (28.57%) Test Management
4 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.86%) Validation
5 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
6 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
7 3 (10.71%) ITIL
8 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
8 2 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
9 1 (3.57%) SDLC
9 1 (3.57%) Software Delivery
9 1 (3.57%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Automation Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (85.71%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.57%) C
3 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (92.86%) ISEB
2 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.57%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) HP