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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank - 236 266
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 0 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - 0.031% 0.077%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.13% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 3
Average salary - £41,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -17.50%
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+16.25% -
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
1766 1587 1898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.39% 24.46% 24.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1471 1292 1587
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 16 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 14 (87.50%) Finance
3 13 (81.25%) Software Testing
4 12 (75.00%) Migration
4 12 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (75.00%) Test Strategy
5 11 (68.75%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (68.75%) Test Management
6 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
6 8 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (50.00%) Validation
6 8 (50.00%) Automated Testing
6 8 (50.00%) Degree
7 3 (18.75%) QA
8 2 (12.50%) Banking
9 1 (6.25%) ISEB
9 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (87.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (100.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (12.50%) QA Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Quality Manager
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Software Testing
2 12 (75.00%) Migration
2 12 (75.00%) Test Strategy
3 11 (68.75%) Test Management
4 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (50.00%) Validation
4 8 (50.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (50.00%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA