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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 75 49 63
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +14
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.15% 1.64% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 6.03% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 2
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -0.76%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
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
222 116 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 32.60% 27.17% 22.53%
Number of salaries quoted 99 78 108
Median salary £44,000 £38,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,484 £24,700 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of job ads across the Merseyside region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) EPoS
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Degree

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) EPoS Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Quality Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Team Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Test Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) V-Model
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
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