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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 64 61 61
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 15 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.86% 1.50% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.75% 5.49% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 4
Average salary £37,000 £34,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% +7.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,300 £26,950 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £55,000 £41,100
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
261 182 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 32.30% 27.37% 27.71%
Number of salaries quoted 177 160 173
Average salary £36,750 £37,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.67% +2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the North East region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear 0 15 £37,000 +8.82% 6
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 (61.90%) ISEB
2 10 (47.62%) LoadRunner
2 10 (47.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (38.10%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Test Planning
5 5 (23.81%) Facilita Forecast
5 5 (23.81%) System Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Use Case
5 5 (23.81%) Asset Management
5 5 (23.81%) Business Analysis
5 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Workflow
5 5 (23.81%) VB
6 4 (19.05%) Selenium
6 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (14.29%) .NET
7 3 (14.29%) C#
7 3 (14.29%) C++
7 3 (14.29%) SQL
7 3 (14.29%) ITIL
7 3 (14.29%) HP
7 3 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
7 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (9.52%) MSTest
8 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 3 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) LoadRunner
2 8 (38.10%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (23.81%) Facilita Forecast
4 4 (19.05%) Selenium
5 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (9.52%) MSTest
5 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Tester
1 10 (47.62%) Performance Tester
2 6 (28.57%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 5 (23.81%) Asset Management
2 5 (23.81%) System Testing
2 5 (23.81%) Workflow
2 5 (23.81%) Business Analysis
2 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
2 5 (23.81%) Use Case
2 5 (23.81%) Test Planning
3 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
5 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
5 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Scrum
5 2 (9.52%) Coaching
6 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.76%) V-Model
6 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) VB
2 3 (14.29%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) C++
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) ISEB
2 10 (47.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) HP
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 13 days ago
Washington Newcastle Sunderland
Questor Resourcing
Salary: £22.5k + bonus + VG Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Gateshead
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago