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 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 76 76 65
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 6 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.78% 0.49% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.05% 1.83% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 8
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +40.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £45,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £40,550
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
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
197 218 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 25.52% 26.46% 25.41%
Number of salaries quoted 165 185 144
Average salary £32,500 £36,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.72% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%

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 1 July 2015. 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 -3 5 £35,000 - 8
Northumberland - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) Selenium
3 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
4 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 4 (44.44%) ISEB
4 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (33.33%) JIRA
5 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (33.33%) PHP
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (22.22%) Marketing
6 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (22.22%) MySQL
6 2 (22.22%) Python
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) IBM
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) Rational Functional Tester
6 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (22.22%) Node.js
6 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
6 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
6 2 (22.22%) UNIX
6 2 (22.22%) Ruby
6 2 (22.22%) V-Model
6 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 (22.22%) Node.js
2 1 (11.11%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
1 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
2 1 (11.11%) Redis
2 1 (11.11%) Big Data
2 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) JIRA
2 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (22.22%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (11.11%) MSTest
4 1 (11.11%) Firebug
4 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 1 (11.11%) JMeter
General
1 2 (22.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Junior
3 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) DOM
1 1 (11.11%) JSON
1 1 (11.11%) Regular Expression
1 1 (11.11%) Gearman
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) W3C
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) V-Model
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Open Source
5 1 (11.11%) API Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) PHP
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) Ruby
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) IBM
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HMRC
Salary: From £28,780 to £32,622 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
HMRC
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
HMRC
Salary: £28,780 - £32,622
Posted: 14 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £34,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North East
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Salary: Up to £38, 000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago