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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 55 65 58
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.82% 0.78% 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.80% 3.73% 5.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 8
Average salary £38,750 £33,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.42% +10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £38,688 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.53% -
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
143 134 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 29.18% 21.04% 24.12%
Number of salaries quoted 88 113 116
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +13 4 £38,750 +27.04%
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 25 (92.59%) ISEB
2 24 (88.89%) SQL
3 13 (48.15%) Finance
3 13 (48.15%) ETL
4 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 12 (44.44%) Data Integration
5 11 (40.74%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
7 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 9 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (29.63%) Test Planning
8 8 (29.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (29.63%) Test Management
9 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (22.22%) Selenium
9 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
10 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (18.52%) QA
10 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
10 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
10 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
10 5 (18.52%) Validation
11 4 (14.81%) Replication
11 4 (14.81%) .NET
11 4 (14.81%) XML
11 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
12 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
12 3 (11.11%) SDLC

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
1 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (40.74%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 8 (29.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Selenium
2 2 (7.41%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (7.41%) HP UFT
2 2 (7.41%) SilkTest
2 2 (7.41%) MSTest
2 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (88.89%) Analyst
2 23 (85.19%) Test Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Data Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) QA Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Functional Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Test Data Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Tester
5 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Junior Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Software Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
1 4 (14.81%) XML
2 2 (7.41%) XBRL
2 2 (7.41%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) SOAP
2 2 (7.41%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Data Integration
2 4 (14.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) UNIX
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) ETL
2 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
3 8 (29.63%) Test Planning
3 8 (29.63%) Test Management
4 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Validation
5 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
6 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
7 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 3 (11.11%) SDLC
8 2 (7.41%) Wealth Management
8 2 (7.41%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
8 2 (7.41%) SOA
8 2 (7.41%) Project Management
8 2 (7.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (88.89%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (92.59%) ISEB
2 9 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) HP
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