The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 58 40 49
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 17 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.21% 3.14% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.80% 10.49% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 0 14 1
Average salary - £33,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -17.50%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Qualifications Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
125 162 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 26.48% 29.94% 23.25%
Number of salaries quoted 117 135 86
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,850 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,983 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
ISTQB
Tyne and Wear

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 27 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) V-Model
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Games
4 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Business Development
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Games
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) V-Model
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Business Development
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) IBM