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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 160 149 196
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +47
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 95 94 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.30% 1.40% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.30% 6.01% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88 87 49
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
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
1791 1564 1938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.50% 23.32% 24.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1505 1304 1690
Average salary £40,000 £36,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £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 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 24 December 2014.

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 24 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
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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 -12 72 £39,500 +33.89% 4
Cheshire -1 13 £27,500 -8.33%
Merseyside +10 2 £32,500 - 1
Lancashire -5 2 £32,500 - 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 144 (75.79%) ISEB
2 98 (51.58%) Software Testing
3 85 (44.74%) Finance
4 77 (40.53%) SQL
5 74 (38.95%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (32.63%) QA
7 55 (28.95%) Test Strategy
8 52 (27.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 51 (26.84%) Team Foundation Server
10 44 (23.16%) Analytical Skills
11 43 (22.63%) Windows
11 43 (22.63%) Automated Testing
12 42 (22.11%) Degree
13 39 (20.53%) Test Management
14 36 (18.95%) Migration
15 35 (18.42%) ITIL
15 35 (18.42%) QuickTest Pro
16 33 (17.37%) Microsoft
17 32 (16.84%) Oracle
17 32 (16.84%) Selenium
17 32 (16.84%) Time Management
18 30 (15.79%) Manual Testing
19 29 (15.26%) User Acceptance Testing
19 29 (15.26%) Test Automation
20 28 (14.74%) Performance Testing
20 28 (14.74%) Test Scripting
21 27 (14.21%) Regression Testing
22 26 (13.68%) Project Management
22 26 (13.68%) VMware
22 26 (13.68%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (7.37%) MS Office
2 9 (4.74%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (5.26%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.53%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.63%) LAN
1 5 (2.63%) WAN
2 4 (2.11%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.58%) FTP
4 1 (0.53%) Internet
4 1 (0.53%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.63%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.79%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (4.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (4.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.11%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 51 (26.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (18.42%) QuickTest Pro
3 32 (16.84%) Selenium
4 16 (8.42%) LoadRunner
5 12 (6.32%) JIRA
6 10 (5.26%) TestDirector
7 9 (4.74%) SilkPerformer
8 6 (3.16%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.05%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.53%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.53%) FogBugz
10 1 (0.53%) UltraEdit
10 1 (0.53%) Sahi
10 1 (0.53%) RSpec
10 1 (0.53%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.53%) Subversion
General
1 85 (44.74%) Finance
2 17 (8.95%) Retail
3 15 (7.89%) Banking
4 7 (3.68%) Front Office
4 7 (3.68%) Back Office
5 6 (3.16%) Marketing
6 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.05%) Billing
6 2 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.05%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 69 (36.32%) Analyst
2 66 (34.74%) Test Analyst
3 55 (28.95%) Test Manager
4 18 (9.47%) Test Engineer
5 15 (7.89%) Tester
6 14 (7.37%) Software Engineer
6 14 (7.37%) Software Test Engineer
6 14 (7.37%) Test Leader
7 11 (5.79%) Defect Manager
7 11 (5.79%) Senior Test Analyst
7 11 (5.79%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (5.26%) QA Manager
8 10 (5.26%) Senior Manager
8 10 (5.26%) Senior Test Manager
9 9 (4.74%) Environment Manager
10 8 (4.21%) QA Analyst
10 8 (4.21%) Consultant
10 8 (4.21%) Software Test Analyst
11 7 (3.68%) Software Tester
11 7 (3.68%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.47%) .NET
2 14 (7.37%) Web Services
3 9 (4.74%) .NET Framework
4 8 (4.21%) HTML
5 7 (3.68%) CSS
5 7 (3.68%) HTML5
5 7 (3.68%) CSS3
6 6 (3.16%) XML
7 4 (2.11%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (1.05%) jQuery
8 2 (1.05%) Middleware
9 1 (0.53%) Flash
9 1 (0.53%) EDI
9 1 (0.53%) Java EE
9 1 (0.53%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 44 (23.16%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.74%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.11%) Open Source
5 3 (1.58%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.58%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.05%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.05%) Interactive TV
6 2 (1.05%) Biotechnology
6 2 (1.05%) PMI
7 1 (0.53%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.53%) BBC
7 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 43 (22.63%) Windows
2 23 (12.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (7.89%) Linux
3 15 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (7.37%) UNIX
4 14 (7.37%) Windows XP
4 14 (7.37%) Windows 7
5 9 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (4.21%) Apple iOS
6 8 (4.21%) Android
7 2 (1.05%) Solaris
8 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (51.58%) Software Testing
2 74 (38.95%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (28.95%) Test Strategy
4 43 (22.63%) Automated Testing
5 39 (20.53%) Test Management
6 36 (18.95%) Migration
7 35 (18.42%) ITIL
8 32 (16.84%) Time Management
9 30 (15.79%) Manual Testing
10 29 (15.26%) Test Automation
10 29 (15.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 28 (14.74%) Performance Testing
11 28 (14.74%) Test Scripting
12 27 (14.21%) Regression Testing
13 26 (13.68%) Project Management
13 26 (13.68%) Automation Testing
14 25 (13.16%) Mentoring
15 24 (12.63%) Waterfall
16 21 (11.05%) System Testing
16 21 (11.05%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (40.53%) SQL
2 11 (5.79%) C#
2 11 (5.79%) Python
3 10 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 10 (5.26%) Perl
4 9 (4.74%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.16%) VB
6 4 (2.11%) Java
7 2 (1.05%) PHP
8 1 (0.53%) C
8 1 (0.53%) C++
8 1 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 144 (75.79%) ISEB
2 52 (27.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 42 (22.11%) Degree
4 16 (8.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 14 (7.37%) Security Cleared
6 6 (3.16%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.05%) CSQA
8 2 (1.05%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.05%) MBA
9 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (32.63%) QA
2 3 (1.58%) FATCA
2 3 (1.58%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (4.74%) VMware ESX
2 5 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (12.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (17.37%) Microsoft
2 32 (16.84%) Oracle
3 26 (13.68%) VMware
4 8 (4.21%) HP
5 3 (1.58%) IBM
5 3 (1.58%) Telerik
6 2 (1.05%) ION Trading
6 2 (1.05%) NetApp
6 2 (1.05%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.53%) Aquila
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