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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 46 45 72
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +27
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 17 12 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.18% 2.51% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.71% 9.16% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 2
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £28,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.04%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,250
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.78%
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
124 131 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.22% 27.35% 18.65%
Number of salaries quoted 79 111 92
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,100 £57,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
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 12 February 2016. 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 +3 17 £32,500 -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 18 (90.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 12 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (60.00%) Banking
2 12 (60.00%) Degree
2 12 (60.00%) Finance
2 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 11 (55.00%) MS Office
3 11 (55.00%) C
3 11 (55.00%) ITIL
3 11 (55.00%) SLA
3 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (55.00%) Reuters
3 11 (55.00%) Bloomberg
3 11 (55.00%) Service Delivery
3 11 (55.00%) Change Management
3 11 (55.00%) Mathematics
3 11 (55.00%) Wealth Management
3 11 (55.00%) Credit Risk
3 11 (55.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (55.00%) Data Analysis
3 11 (55.00%) Time Management
3 11 (55.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (55.00%) SWIFT
4 9 (45.00%) ISEB
4 9 (45.00%) SQL
5 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (40.00%) QA
6 7 (35.00%) Test Management
6 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
6 7 (35.00%) Functional Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (5.00%) Liferay
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (55.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (55.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (35.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (5.00%) FogBugz
1 1 (5.00%) JMeter
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 12 (60.00%) Banking
1 12 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Analyst
2 11 (55.00%) Applications Support
2 11 (55.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 11 (55.00%) Support Analyst
3 8 (40.00%) Test Analyst
4 7 (35.00%) QA Analyst
4 7 (35.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 7 (35.00%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (35.00%) Senior QA Analyst
4 7 (35.00%) Senior QA Test Analyst
4 7 (35.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 7 (35.00%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) J2EE
1 1 (5.00%) SOAP
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (55.00%) Credit Risk
2 11 (55.00%) Mathematics
2 11 (55.00%) SWIFT
3 1 (5.00%) APACS
3 1 (5.00%) AS400
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Change Management
1 11 (55.00%) Data Analysis
1 11 (55.00%) ITIL
1 11 (55.00%) Service Delivery
1 11 (55.00%) Time Management
1 11 (55.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 11 (55.00%) Wealth Management
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) Defect Tracking
3 7 (35.00%) Functional Testing
3 7 (35.00%) Software Delivery
3 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (35.00%) Test Management
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Scrum
4 1 (5.00%) System Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) C
2 9 (45.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (90.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 12 (60.00%) Degree
3 9 (45.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (55.00%) SLA
2 8 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Bloomberg
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (55.00%) Reuters
2 7 (35.00%) HP