The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Merseyside region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 62 56 77
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +21
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.77% 1.67% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.65% 6.90% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 1
Average salary £33,000 £30,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
137 145 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.14% 24.21% 27.60%
Number of salaries quoted 117 110 178
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
North West

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
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 23 July 2014. 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
Birkenhead - 3 - -
Liverpool -8 1 £30,500 +1.66%
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (75.00%) QA
2 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 6 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
2 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft