The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 31 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 0 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands - 1.24% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 6.52% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 0
Average salary - £62,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
ISTQB
England

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

Qualifications Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
25 46 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 23.58% 19.09% 35.14%
Number of salaries quoted 11 42 63
Average salary £40,000 £55,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

ISTQB
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in the Midlands

ISTQB
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (66.67%) ETL
2 2 (66.67%) Ab Initio
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
1 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Ab Initio
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle