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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 53 45 43
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 11 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.26% 2.43% 2.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.03% 9.17% 8.47%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 9
Average salary £37,000 £42,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.94% +32.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,400 £22,500 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £40,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.24% -1.42%
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
185 120 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 32.12% 26.49% 29.21%
Number of salaries quoted 141 108 99
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £26,350 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
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 21 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 20 (90.91%) LoadRunner
2 19 (86.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (81.82%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (59.09%) Facilita Forecast
4 13 (59.09%) ISEB
5 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Selenium
7 2 (9.09%) Coaching
7 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (9.09%) MSTest
7 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Scrum
7 2 (9.09%) SQL
7 2 (9.09%) VB
7 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
7 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
8 1 (4.55%) HTTP
8 1 (4.55%) C
8 1 (4.55%) Software Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 20 (90.91%) LoadRunner
2 18 (81.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (59.09%) Facilita Forecast
4 3 (13.64%) Selenium
5 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (9.09%) MSTest
5 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Tester
1 20 (90.91%) Performance Tester
2 7 (31.82%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
2 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
2 2 (9.09%) Coaching
2 2 (9.09%) Scrum
2 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
3 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
1 2 (9.09%) VB
2 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (86.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 13 (59.09%) ISEB
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: £45,000 per annum DOE + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago