The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 32 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.38% 0.55% -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.00% 1.49% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 0
Average salary £44,500 £38,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
ISTQB
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Qualifications Category
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
100 134 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 34.60% 36.81% 38.62%
Number of salaries quoted 79 107 145
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £28,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £60,150
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Middlesex region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Middlesex

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Middlesex

ISTQB
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 9 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) MS Project
2 6 (66.67%) MS Office
2 6 (66.67%) ClearQuest
2 6 (66.67%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) TestDirector
3 3 (33.33%) Use Case
3 3 (33.33%) GIS
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Validation
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Six Sigma
5 1 (11.11%) CMMI

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 6 (66.67%) MS Project
1 6 (66.67%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) ClearQuest
2 3 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (33.33%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Systems Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Principal Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) GIS
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 3 (33.33%) Validation
2 3 (33.33%) Use Case
3 2 (22.22%) Six Sigma
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) HP