The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB 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 over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 179 201 184
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -17
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 72 48 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.13% 0.69% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.72% 3.06% 4.31%
Number of salaries quoted 66 35 58
Average salary £35,500 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.41% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £49,600 £43,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +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 West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1524 1569 1739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.89% 22.50% 23.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1211 1207 1456
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

ISTQB
Salary Trend in the North West

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in the North West

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the North West region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in the North West

ISTQB
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 within the North West region over the 3 months to 6 July 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
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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
Manchester +22 46 £37,500 +10.29% 2
Cheshire -3 13 £33,500 -2.18% 2
Lancashire - 5 £28,500 - 1
Merseyside +8 4 £32,250 -9.15%
Cumbria - 2 £45,000 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 130 (72.22%) ISEB
2 87 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (47.22%) Software Testing
4 78 (43.33%) SQL
5 75 (41.67%) QA
6 65 (36.11%) Test Scripting
7 63 (35.00%) Finance
8 50 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 43 (23.89%) Degree
10 41 (22.78%) Microsoft
11 39 (21.67%) SDLC
12 37 (20.56%) Test Management
13 34 (18.89%) Selenium
14 31 (17.22%) Automated Testing
14 31 (17.22%) Test Automation
14 31 (17.22%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (15.56%) Banking
16 26 (14.44%) Scrum
17 25 (13.89%) Windows
18 23 (12.78%) .NET
18 23 (12.78%) Team Foundation Server
18 23 (12.78%) Apple iOS
18 23 (12.78%) Test Strategy
18 23 (12.78%) Android
18 23 (12.78%) Manual Testing
19 22 (12.22%) User Acceptance Testing
19 22 (12.22%) Java
20 20 (11.11%) C#
21 18 (10.00%) ITIL
21 18 (10.00%) Performance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.67%) CMS
1 3 (1.67%) Umbraco
2 2 (1.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.56%) Apache
3 1 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.44%) MS Office
3 3 (1.67%) Mingle
4 2 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.78%) Trello
2 2 (1.11%) GitHub
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.78%) Internet
2 3 (1.67%) HTTP
3 2 (1.11%) Wireless
4 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.44%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.11%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (2.78%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.22%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 34 (18.89%) Selenium
2 23 (12.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (6.11%) JIRA
4 7 (3.89%) Cucumber
5 6 (3.33%) WebDriver
5 6 (3.33%) HP UFT
6 5 (2.78%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.78%) Bugzilla
7 4 (2.22%) UltraEdit
8 2 (1.11%) Facilita Forecast
8 2 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.11%) JMeter
8 2 (1.11%) JUnit
8 2 (1.11%) MSTest
8 2 (1.11%) TestComplete
8 2 (1.11%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.11%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.11%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.56%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
General
1 63 (35.00%) Finance
2 28 (15.56%) Banking
3 16 (8.89%) Retail
4 10 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.89%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.22%) Games
7 3 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.67%) Marketing
8 2 (1.11%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.11%) Back Office
8 2 (1.11%) Law
9 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (53.33%) Analyst
2 93 (51.67%) Test Analyst
3 48 (26.67%) Tester
4 32 (17.78%) Test Manager
5 23 (12.78%) Software Tester
6 12 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
6 12 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (6.11%) Graduate
8 9 (5.00%) Automated Tester
9 8 (4.44%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 8 (4.44%) Software Test Analyst
10 7 (3.89%) Test Engineer
11 6 (3.33%) Senior Tester
11 6 (3.33%) Junior Tester
11 6 (3.33%) QA Analyst
11 6 (3.33%) Junior
11 6 (3.33%) Graduate Software Tester
12 5 (2.78%) Test Leader
12 5 (2.78%) Agile Test Analyst
12 5 (2.78%) Automated Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.78%) .NET
2 10 (5.56%) XML
3 3 (1.67%) Web Services
3 3 (1.67%) HTML
4 2 (1.11%) CSS
5 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.56%) COM
5 1 (0.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.22%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.67%) Data Integration
3 11 (6.11%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.78%) Interactive TV
4 5 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.22%) Replication
6 3 (1.67%) Biotechnology
6 3 (1.67%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.11%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.11%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.11%) User Experience
8 1 (0.56%) Telematics
8 1 (0.56%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.89%) Windows
2 23 (12.78%) Android
2 23 (12.78%) Apple iOS
3 7 (3.89%) Linux
4 2 (1.11%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (47.22%) Software Testing
3 65 (36.11%) Test Scripting
4 39 (21.67%) SDLC
5 37 (20.56%) Test Management
6 31 (17.22%) Test Automation
6 31 (17.22%) Automated Testing
7 26 (14.44%) Scrum
8 23 (12.78%) Test Strategy
8 23 (12.78%) Manual Testing
9 22 (12.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (10.00%) Performance Testing
10 18 (10.00%) ITIL
11 17 (9.44%) Mentoring
12 16 (8.89%) Regression Testing
13 14 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (7.78%) Security Testing
13 14 (7.78%) Waterfall
13 14 (7.78%) Coaching
13 14 (7.78%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 78 (43.33%) SQL
2 22 (12.22%) Java
3 20 (11.11%) C#
4 8 (4.44%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.33%) Python
5 6 (3.33%) Ruby
6 4 (2.22%) PHP
7 2 (1.11%) Groovy
7 2 (1.11%) Perl
7 2 (1.11%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.56%) VBScript
8 1 (0.56%) VB
8 1 (0.56%) C++
8 1 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 130 (72.22%) ISEB
2 50 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 43 (23.89%) Degree
4 6 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (2.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.56%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (41.67%) QA
2 14 (7.78%) FATCA
3 2 (1.11%) WCAG
3 2 (1.11%) WAI
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 17 (9.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (22.78%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.78%) Oracle
3 7 (3.89%) HP
4 3 (1.67%) IBM
5 2 (1.11%) Capita
5 2 (1.11%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.56%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.56%) VocaLink
6 1 (0.56%) Aquila
6 1 (0.56%) Perforce
6 1 (0.56%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.56%) Alterian
Manchester, Lancashire
Fabric
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 17 hours ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago