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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 54 44 38
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 3 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.77% 1.06% 3.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.29% 4.41% 12.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 14
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £33,173
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £35,500 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £59,500 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
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
131 68 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 33.42% 24.11% 30.80%
Number of salaries quoted 98 65 115
Average salary £47,500 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.09% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,200 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
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
Salary Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 13 (81.25%) QuickTest Pro
1 13 (81.25%) LoadRunner
2 12 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (62.50%) Facilita Forecast
4 9 (56.25%) ISEB
5 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
6 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
6 3 (18.75%) SQL
7 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) Selenium
7 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (12.50%) MSTest
7 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (12.50%) Coaching
8 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
8 1 (6.25%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
8 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
8 1 (6.25%) Marketing
8 1 (6.25%) QA
8 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 13 (81.25%) QuickTest Pro
1 13 (81.25%) LoadRunner
2 10 (62.50%) Facilita Forecast
3 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
4 2 (12.50%) Selenium
4 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (12.50%) MSTest
General
1 1 (6.25%) Electronics
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Tester
2 12 (75.00%) Performance Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) DTV
1 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
1 1 (6.25%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
2 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Scrum
3 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (56.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle
1 1 (6.25%) SAP
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
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