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 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / North East
Rank 64 63 76
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 6 12 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.95% 1.96% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.44% 8.51% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 2
Median salary £32,000 £33,750 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.18% +1.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £26,100 £27,850
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,300 £38,650
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
135 141 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 21.33% 23.04% 32.46%
Number of salaries quoted 114 109 190
Median salary £29,000 £28,500 £36,331
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.75% -21.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of job ads across the North East region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the North East region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Durham -2 4 £32,000 -20.98%
Tyne and Wear 0 2 £32,500 -0.38%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North East region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 5 (55.56%) HP
2 5 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (55.56%) Test Planning
3 4 (44.44%) Process Improvement
3 4 (44.44%) QA
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) ISEB
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Test Management
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) System Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (22.22%) Gatling
5 2 (22.22%) People Management
5 2 (22.22%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 2 (22.22%) Coaching
5 2 (22.22%) User Stories
5 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 2 (22.22%) Gatling
2 2 (22.22%) JMeter
2 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Law
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Test Leader
2 3 (33.33%) Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Software Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) QA Leader
4 1 (11.11%) QA Manager
4 1 (11.11%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Lead
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Test Planning
3 4 (44.44%) Process Improvement
4 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) System Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Test Management
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Coaching
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
5 2 (22.22%) SOA
5 2 (22.22%) Software Architecture
5 2 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) User Stories
5 2 (22.22%) V-Model
5 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft