The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 50 73 70
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 10 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.19% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.20% 0.93% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 1
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% +37.50%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
ISTQB
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
122 107 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 26.75% 18.45% 30.21%
Number of salaries quoted 103 88 154
Average salary £46,500 £34,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.78% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £19,000 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Merseyside

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Merseyside

ISTQB
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 January 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
Liverpool +23 10 £32,500 +18.18% 2
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 11 (91.67%) ISEB
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (50.00%) QA
5 5 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (33.33%) Finance
7 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Test Management
7 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (25.00%) HP
8 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (16.67%) Selenium
8 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 2 (16.67%) ITIL
8 2 (16.67%) HNC
9 1 (8.33%) Windows
9 1 (8.33%) Linux
9 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
9 1 (8.33%) HTTP
9 1 (8.33%) CSS
9 1 (8.33%) .NET
9 1 (8.33%) MySQL
9 1 (8.33%) Oracle
9 1 (8.33%) C
9 1 (8.33%) C#
9 1 (8.33%) HTML
9 1 (8.33%) Java
9 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
9 1 (8.33%) Java EE

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 (8.33%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) FogBugz
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
1 9 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior QA Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
4 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (16.67%) HNC
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
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