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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 51 47 52
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.95% 2.30% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.40% 9.90% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 9 10 2
Average salary £37,000 £34,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% -11.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £26,950 £33,300
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £43,700
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
172 101 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 30.55% 23.22% 22.42%
Number of salaries quoted 113 87 85
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,600 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 August 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 9 (75.00%) LoadRunner
1 9 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (66.67%) ISEB
3 7 (58.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (41.67%) Facilita Forecast
5 4 (33.33%) Selenium
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) VB
7 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
7 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 2 (16.67%) Scrum
7 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (16.67%) MSTest
7 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
8 1 (8.33%) V-Model
8 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
8 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (8.33%) C
8 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (8.33%) Banking
8 1 (8.33%) HTTP
8 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
8 1 (8.33%) Finance

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) LoadRunner
2 7 (58.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (41.67%) Facilita Forecast
4 4 (33.33%) Selenium
5 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (16.67%) MSTest
5 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Tester
1 9 (75.00%) Performance Tester
2 6 (50.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Scrum
1 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (8.33%) V-Model
2 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (66.67%) ISEB
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