The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 79 76 67
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 12 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.51% 1.54% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.67% 7.10% 4.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 7
Median salary £33,750 £38,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.18% +2.70%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
ISTQB
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North East region.

Qualifications Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
240 169 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 30.34% 21.72% 26.88%
Number of salaries quoted 216 140 162
Median salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of job ads across the North East region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

ISTQB
Salary Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the North East region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in the North East

ISTQB
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the North East region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -11 4 £33,750 -11.18% 4
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 North East region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 10 (62.50%) ISEB
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Scrum
3 7 (43.75%) QA
3 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
4 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) Regression Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Project Management
5 5 (31.25%) Selenium
5 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 5 (31.25%) Test Management
6 4 (25.00%) Coaching
6 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 2 (12.50%) Finance
8 2 (12.50%) Validation
8 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 2 (12.50%) System Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Load Testing
8 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (6.25%) Online Games
9 1 (6.25%) Java
9 1 (6.25%) Refactoring

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 (6.25%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) Appium
2 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Games
2 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Tester
2 5 (31.25%) Automation Tester
2 5 (31.25%) Test Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Test Leader
3 4 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) QA Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Developer in Test
6 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile Games
2 1 (6.25%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Scrum
2 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
3 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (31.25%) Test Management
4 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Coaching
6 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Load Testing
7 2 (12.50%) System Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Validation
7 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) ISO13485
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Sun
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Gamesys
Salary: Competitive + bonus & bens
Posted: 12 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago