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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 55 66 60
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 5 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.78% 0.78% 2.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.72% 3.94% 8.63%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 10
Average salary £32,250 £35,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.15% +18.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
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
147 127 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 28.82% 19.81% 25.27%
Number of salaries quoted 87 106 111
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 7 July 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 - 4 £32,250 -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 29 (93.55%) ISEB
2 27 (87.10%) SQL
3 15 (48.39%) Finance
4 13 (41.94%) ETL
5 12 (38.71%) Data Integration
6 11 (35.48%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
7 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
8 9 (29.03%) Test Management
8 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
9 8 (25.81%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (25.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (25.81%) Test Planning
10 6 (19.35%) QA
11 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (16.13%) Manual Testing
11 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (16.13%) Validation
11 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
12 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy
12 4 (12.90%) Replication
12 4 (12.90%) HP
12 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
13 3 (9.68%) Selenium
13 3 (9.68%) Automated Testing
13 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
13 3 (9.68%) ITIL

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
1 11 (35.48%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Selenium
2 2 (6.45%) MSTest
2 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Games
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 28 (90.32%) Analyst
2 27 (87.10%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Tester
5 3 (9.68%) Data Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Functional Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.23%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Junior Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Junior
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
1 2 (6.45%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.23%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Data Integration
2 4 (12.90%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) ETL
2 9 (29.03%) Test Management
2 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
3 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.81%) Test Planning
4 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
4 5 (16.13%) Manual Testing
4 5 (16.13%) Validation
4 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy
6 3 (9.68%) SDLC
6 3 (9.68%) Automated Testing
6 3 (9.68%) ITIL
7 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
7 2 (6.45%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (3.23%) Software Delivery
8 1 (3.23%) Functional Testing
8 1 (3.23%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (3.23%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (87.10%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
2 2 (6.45%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (93.55%) ISEB
2 8 (25.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.23%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) HP