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 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 53 55 61
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.50% 1.87% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.94% 8.43% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 2
Median salary £32,500 £32,625 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.38% -1.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £25,200 £27,850
10% offered a salary of more than £35,300 £34,625 £38,650
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
68 83 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 17.00% 22.13% 34.82%
Number of salaries quoted 65 70 120
Median salary £27,500 £27,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -35.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £20,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The demand trend of job ads across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 February 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) V-Model
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Software Architecture
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (50.00%) Law
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (50.00%) IBM

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) Gatling
2 2 (50.00%) JMeter
2 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (50.00%) Law
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Software Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) Coaching
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (50.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (50.00%) Software Architecture
3 2 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (50.00%) User Stories
3 2 (50.00%) V-Model
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) IBM