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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 73 67 53
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -14
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 4 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.41% 0.65% 2.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.27% 2.48% 8.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 14
Average salary £33,250 £26,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.88% -21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,650 £41,200 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
236 161 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 32.02% 26.18% 29.53%
Number of salaries quoted 201 134 175
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £48,000 £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
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 30 March 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 March 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 £33,250 - 4
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (81.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (63.64%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (63.64%) LoadRunner
3 5 (45.45%) Facilita Forecast
3 5 (45.45%) ISEB
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) UNIX
5 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 2 (18.18%) IBM
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Selenium
5 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Rational Functional Tester
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (18.18%) JIRA
5 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (9.09%) Data Structures
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (9.09%) QA
6 1 (9.09%) Test Management
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) QuickTest Pro
1 7 (63.64%) LoadRunner
2 5 (45.45%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (18.18%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) Selenium
3 2 (18.18%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (9.09%) Electronics
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Tester
2 6 (54.55%) Performance Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) DTV
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Data Structures
1 1 (9.09%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
1 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
1 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
2 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (45.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) IBM
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) SAP
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £27,500 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Accenture
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
North East
Harvey Nash RPO
Salary: £40000
Posted: 27 days ago
North East
Harvey Nash RPO
Salary: £40000
Posted: 27 days ago