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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 80 69 54
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 9 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.39% 1.19% 2.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% 4.05% 8.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 13
Average salary £30,000 £45,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +36.36%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +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
240 222 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 31.05% 29.37% 23.96%
Number of salaries quoted 201 191 135
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,500 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 6 May 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 -4 2 £30,000 - 3
Northumberland - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) MSTest
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Regular Expression
4 1 (16.67%) Redis
4 1 (16.67%) Big Data
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (16.67%) V-Model
4 1 (16.67%) CentOS

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (16.67%) Redis
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) MSTest
4 1 (16.67%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (16.67%) JMeter
4 1 (16.67%) Firebug
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Junior
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Junior Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) DOM
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
1 1 (16.67%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) W3C
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago