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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 65 57 43
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 1 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.20% 0.20% 3.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.75% 12.12%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 14
Average salary - - £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +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
155 134 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 31.31% 26.17% 26.45%
Number of salaries quoted 125 125 107
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,740 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £46,197
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 25 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 5 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 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) Facilita Forecast
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) 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, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago