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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 72 64 64
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.68% 1.09% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.60% 4.05% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 8
Average salary £38,000 £37,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,000 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £38,450
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
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
171 222 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 22.12% 26.94% 26.67%
Number of salaries quoted 142 164 152
Average salary £34,000 £35,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.22% -8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 28 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 13 £38,000 +2.70% 2
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 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 9 (60.00%) ISEB
1 9 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
3 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Selenium
4 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 5 (33.33%) Service Management
4 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) Test Management
5 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
6 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (20.00%) PHP
6 3 (20.00%) Linux
7 2 (13.33%) Python
7 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
7 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (13.33%) MySQL
7 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
7 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) V-Model
7 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Marketing
7 2 (13.33%) JIRA
7 2 (13.33%) Ruby
7 2 (13.33%) QA
7 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (13.33%) Node.js
2 1 (6.67%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
1 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.67%) Redis
2 1 (6.67%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (13.33%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (6.67%) MSTest
4 1 (6.67%) Firebug
4 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.67%) JMeter
General
1 2 (13.33%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Analyst
1 13 (86.67%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Development Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Junior
5 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Regular Expression
1 1 (6.67%) Gearman
1 1 (6.67%) JSON
1 1 (6.67%) SOAP
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) W3C
2 1 (6.67%) GIS
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) CentOS
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
2 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 5 (33.33%) Service Management
3 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Test Management
4 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (13.33%) V-Model
6 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
7 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Analytics
7 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.67%) SDLC
7 1 (6.67%) API Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) PHP
3 2 (13.33%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) ISEB
1 9 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) PeopleSoft
1 1 (6.67%) IBM
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.67%) HP
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