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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 74 80 68
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 6 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.86% 0.42% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.87% 1.35% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 6
Median salary £33,750 £30,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -33.33%
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.94% +8.57%
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
209 223 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 29.81% 30.89% 27.76%
Number of salaries quoted 177 184 183
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,360 £26,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,580 £50,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the North East region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram 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 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Tyne and Wear +5 5 £33,750 +12.50% 2
Durham - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 11 (64.71%) ISEB
2 10 (58.82%) Test Strategy
3 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting
4 8 (47.06%) Project Management
4 8 (47.06%) Regression Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 8 (47.06%) Test Management
5 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (35.29%) Automated Testing
6 6 (35.29%) QA
7 5 (29.41%) SQL
7 5 (29.41%) Scrum
7 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
8 4 (23.53%) Selenium
8 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Finance
9 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 3 (17.65%) Coaching
10 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
10 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
10 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
10 2 (11.76%) MS Office
10 2 (11.76%) CRM
10 2 (11.76%) ERP
10 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
10 2 (11.76%) System Testing
11 1 (5.88%) Performance Management

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 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Test Leader
2 6 (35.29%) Tester
3 5 (29.41%) Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Automation Tester
3 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Test Strategy
2 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting
3 8 (47.06%) Project Management
3 8 (47.06%) Regression Testing
3 8 (47.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 8 (47.06%) Test Management
4 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (35.29%) Automated Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Scrum
6 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
7 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Coaching
8 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
9 2 (11.76%) CRM
9 2 (11.76%) ERP
9 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
9 2 (11.76%) System Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Northgate
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