The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North East region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 60 63 69
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 10 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.21% 1.18% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.27% 4.35% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 5
Average salary £37,000 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% +4.61%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Qualifications Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
234 184 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 28.33% 27.14% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 171 161 181
Average salary £35,000 £39,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.39% +8.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
England

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 30 July 2014. 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 0 10 £37,000 +8.82% 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 15 (78.95%) ISEB
2 9 (47.37%) LoadRunner
2 9 (47.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (36.84%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (26.32%) Facilita Forecast
4 5 (26.32%) System Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Workflow
4 5 (26.32%) Asset Management
4 5 (26.32%) Use Case
4 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
5 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
6 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
6 3 (15.79%) MS Office
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.79%) Selenium
6 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
6 3 (15.79%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
7 2 (10.53%) SQL
7 2 (10.53%) VB
8 1 (5.26%) C
8 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
8 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
8 1 (5.26%) HTTP
8 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
8 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 3 (15.79%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) LoadRunner
2 7 (36.84%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (26.32%) Facilita Forecast
4 3 (15.79%) Selenium
5 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.26%) MSTest
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Tester
1 9 (47.37%) Performance Tester
2 6 (31.58%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) System Testing
1 5 (26.32%) Workflow
1 5 (26.32%) Asset Management
1 5 (26.32%) Use Case
1 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
2 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
3 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) V-Model
5 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
1 2 (10.53%) VB
2 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (78.95%) ISEB
2 9 (47.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (15.79%) ISEB Practitioner
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
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