The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB Advanced Certification in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB Advanced Certification over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank 247 241 270
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +29
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 3 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.041% 0.044% 0.075%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.19% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 5
Average salary £45,250 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,450 £45,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,050 £49,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
ISTQB Advanced Certification
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1788 1595 1955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.27% 23.48% 24.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1499 1336 1714
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Advanced Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification across the North West region.

ISTQB Advanced Certification Salary Trend in the North West

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Cheshire - 3 £45,250 -
ISTQB Advanced Certification
England

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 Advanced Certification.

1 17 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 15 (88.24%) Finance
3 13 (76.47%) Software Testing
4 12 (70.59%) Migration
4 12 (70.59%) Test Strategy
4 12 (70.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (70.59%) Test Management
5 11 (64.71%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
6 8 (47.06%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (47.06%) Automated Testing
6 8 (47.06%) Degree
6 8 (47.06%) Validation
7 3 (17.65%) QA
8 2 (11.76%) Banking
9 1 (5.88%) Retail
9 1 (5.88%) Back Office
9 1 (5.88%) HP
9 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
9 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
9 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
9 1 (5.88%) Line Management
9 1 (5.88%) ISEB
9 1 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 Advanced Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 12 (70.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (88.24%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (11.76%) QA Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Quality Manager
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Software Testing
2 12 (70.59%) Migration
2 12 (70.59%) Test Management
2 12 (70.59%) Test Strategy
3 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
3 8 (47.06%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (47.06%) Validation
3 8 (47.06%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (47.06%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) HP