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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 24 33 19
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.85% 1.97% 2.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.94% 6.90% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 3
Median salary - £41,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.37%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
34 58 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 29.06% 28.57% 33.09%
Number of salaries quoted 28 41 23
Median salary £60,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,800 £32,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £57,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the Midlands region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 2 (66.67%) SAP
1 2 (66.67%) CRM
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) EPoS
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
1 2 (66.67%) TestPartner
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) TestPartner
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) EPoS Manager
1 2 (66.67%) EPoS Test Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Portfolio Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Portfolio Test Manager
1 2 (66.67%) SAP Manager
1 2 (66.67%) SAP Test Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Functional QA Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) QC Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QC Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (66.67%) CRM
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) SAP