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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 72 84 71
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.48% 0.25% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.91% 0.81% 4.13%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 7
Average salary £33,750 - £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
224 246 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 30.15% 31.14% 29.86%
Number of salaries quoted 182 205 188
Average salary £32,750 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.42% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,150 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the North East region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram 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 1 May 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
(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 +6 8 £33,750 - 1
Durham - 3 £40,500 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 18 (78.26%) ISEB
2 14 (60.87%) Test Scripting
2 14 (60.87%) Test Strategy
3 13 (56.52%) Test Management
4 11 (47.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 11 (47.83%) Project Management
4 11 (47.83%) Regression Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Finance
5 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
7 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
7 5 (21.74%) QA
7 5 (21.74%) Selenium
7 5 (21.74%) System Testing
7 5 (21.74%) SQL
7 5 (21.74%) CRM
7 5 (21.74%) ERP
7 5 (21.74%) MS Office
7 5 (21.74%) Scrum
7 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
8 4 (17.39%) Northgate
8 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
9 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
10 2 (8.70%) JIRA
10 2 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
10 2 (8.70%) V-Model

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Selenium
2 2 (8.70%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
3 1 (4.35%) Firebug
3 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.35%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Test Leader
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Tester
3 5 (21.74%) Automation Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) QA Manager
5 1 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Test Scripting
1 14 (60.87%) Test Strategy
2 13 (56.52%) Test Management
3 11 (47.83%) Project Management
3 11 (47.83%) Regression Testing
3 11 (47.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
6 5 (21.74%) CRM
6 5 (21.74%) ERP
6 5 (21.74%) Scrum
6 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
6 5 (21.74%) System Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
8 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Automation Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Coaching
9 2 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (8.70%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (78.26%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Northgate
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