The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 57 66 44
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -22
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 1 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.45% 0.18% 3.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.44% 0.73% 13.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 14
Average salary £30,000 - £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%
ISTQB
Tyne and Wear

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

Qualifications Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
139 137 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 31.31% 24.95% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 107 127 101
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,745 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £45,050
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) IBM
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (25.00%) JMeter
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (25.00%) PHP
4 1 (25.00%) Marketing
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) V-Model

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (25.00%) Redis
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (25.00%) JMeter
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) V-Model
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago