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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 57 76 62
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -14
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.18% 0.28% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.56% 0.88% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 3
Average salary £33,250 £33,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,450 £27,850 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,850 £38,650 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
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
136 227 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 22.86% 32.29% 22.92%
Number of salaries quoted 105 181 119
Average salary £28,250 £38,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.65% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 13 February 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
Durham - 7 £40,500 -
Tyne and Wear +8 6 £31,500 -5.26% 3
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 23 (92.00%) ISEB
2 20 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 18 (72.00%) Test Management
4 11 (44.00%) Test Strategy
4 11 (44.00%) Selenium
5 10 (40.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 10 (40.00%) Project Management
5 10 (40.00%) Regression Testing
6 9 (36.00%) Automated Testing
6 9 (36.00%) Software Testing
6 9 (36.00%) JIRA
7 8 (32.00%) Manual Testing
7 8 (32.00%) Firebug
7 8 (32.00%) Performance Testing
7 8 (32.00%) Security Testing
7 8 (32.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (32.00%) C#
7 8 (32.00%) SQL
8 7 (28.00%) .NET
8 7 (28.00%) HTML
8 7 (28.00%) Java
8 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
8 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
8 7 (28.00%) CSS
8 7 (28.00%) N-Tier
8 7 (28.00%) Bugzilla
8 7 (28.00%) Functional Testing
9 6 (24.00%) Finance
10 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
10 4 (16.00%) CRM

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 4 (16.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Selenium
2 9 (36.00%) JIRA
3 8 (32.00%) Firebug
4 7 (28.00%) Bugzilla
5 1 (4.00%) MSTest
5 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.00%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 9 (36.00%) Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Automation Tester
6 2 (8.00%) QA Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Software Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.00%) QA Automation Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) .NET
1 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (28.00%) CSS
1 7 (28.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) DOM
2 1 (4.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) N-Tier
2 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 18 (72.00%) Test Management
3 11 (44.00%) Test Strategy
4 10 (40.00%) Project Management
4 10 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 10 (40.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 9 (36.00%) Automated Testing
5 9 (36.00%) Software Testing
6 8 (32.00%) Manual Testing
6 8 (32.00%) Performance Testing
6 8 (32.00%) Security Testing
7 7 (28.00%) Functional Testing
8 4 (16.00%) CRM
8 4 (16.00%) ERP
8 4 (16.00%) System Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (8.00%) Automation Testing
10 2 (8.00%) V-Model
11 1 (4.00%) Test Planning
11 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) C#
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) Java
2 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (92.00%) ISEB
2 8 (32.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (16.00%) Northgate
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