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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 50 53 49
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 10 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.52% 1.82% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.90% 7.14% 7.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 8
Average salary £30,701 £37,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.02% +8.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £36,400 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £36,800 £45,000 £38,450
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +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
101 140 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 25.44% 25.45% 24.83%
Number of salaries quoted 77 99 94
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 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 9 (81.82%) ISEB
2 7 (63.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (54.55%) Service Management
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
5 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Selenium
6 3 (27.27%) PHP
6 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (27.27%) Linux
6 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
6 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
7 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
7 2 (18.18%) Test Management
7 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
7 2 (18.18%) V-Model
7 2 (18.18%) Node.js
7 2 (18.18%) Python
7 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 2 (18.18%) MySQL
7 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 2 (18.18%) Ruby
7 2 (18.18%) Marketing
8 1 (9.09%) JSON
8 1 (9.09%) JIRA
8 1 (9.09%) QA
8 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) Node.js
2 1 (9.09%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
1 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) Redis
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
3 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 1 (9.09%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) JMeter
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 2 (18.18%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Analyst
1 9 (81.82%) Test Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Development Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
1 1 (9.09%) XML
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
1 1 (9.09%) Regular Expression
1 1 (9.09%) Gearman
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) GIS
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) CentOS
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Service Management
2 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) V-Model
5 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) PHP
3 2 (18.18%) Python
3 2 (18.18%) Ruby
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) ISEB
2 7 (63.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) IBM
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) HP
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
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