The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North East region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 61 65 72
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 9 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.09% 1.20% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.05% 4.42% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 5
Average salary £37,000 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% +4.61%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
Qualifications Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
222 181 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 26.84% 27.06% 25.89%
Number of salaries quoted 161 157 186
Average salary £35,500 £39,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.97% +7.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
England

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 25 July 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 +4 9 £37,000 +8.82% 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 14 (77.78%) ISEB
2 9 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 9 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (38.89%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (27.78%) Facilita Forecast
4 5 (27.78%) Workflow
4 5 (27.78%) Asset Management
4 5 (27.78%) Business Analysis
4 5 (27.78%) Use Case
4 5 (27.78%) System Testing
5 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (16.67%) MS Office
6 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 3 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Selenium
7 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 2 (11.11%) VB
8 1 (5.56%) HTTP
8 1 (5.56%) C
8 1 (5.56%) SQL
8 1 (5.56%) Finance
8 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
8 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.56%) V-Model
8 1 (5.56%) Waterfall

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 7 (38.89%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (27.78%) Facilita Forecast
4 2 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Tester
1 9 (50.00%) Performance Tester
2 6 (33.33%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Workflow
1 5 (27.78%) Asset Management
1 5 (27.78%) Business Analysis
1 5 (27.78%) Use Case
1 5 (27.78%) System Testing
2 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.56%) V-Model
5 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) VB
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) ISEB
2 9 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
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