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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 64 67 69
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 12 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.41% 1.21% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.53% 4.60% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 1
Average salary £37,000 £34,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% -24.44%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
265 174 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 31.07% 26.32% 24.46%
Number of salaries quoted 182 150 167
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 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 12 £37,000 +8.82% 2
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (68.42%) ISEB
2 9 (47.37%) LoadRunner
2 9 (47.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (36.84%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (26.32%) Facilita Forecast
4 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
4 5 (26.32%) System Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Workflow
4 5 (26.32%) Asset Management
4 5 (26.32%) Use Case
5 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
5 4 (21.05%) VB
5 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Selenium
6 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
7 2 (10.53%) .NET
7 2 (10.53%) ITIL
7 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (10.53%) C#
7 2 (10.53%) C++
7 2 (10.53%) SQL
7 2 (10.53%) HP
7 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
7 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
7 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
7 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (5.26%) MSTest
8 1 (5.26%) Waterfall

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) LoadRunner
2 7 (36.84%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (26.32%) Facilita Forecast
4 3 (15.79%) Selenium
5 1 (5.26%) MSTest
5 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Tester
1 9 (47.37%) Performance Tester
2 6 (31.58%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
1 5 (26.32%) System Testing
1 5 (26.32%) Workflow
1 5 (26.32%) Asset Management
1 5 (26.32%) Use Case
2 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
4 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.26%) V-Model
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) VB
2 2 (10.53%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) C++
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) ISEB
2 9 (47.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Gem Partnership
Salary: From £32,000 to £39,000 per annum Pension + Healthcare + Living Costs
Posted: 2 days ago
North East
LA International
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago