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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 166 199 176
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -23
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 82 50 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.33% 0.73% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.20% 3.23% 4.29%
Number of salaries quoted 73 29 59
Average salary £32,000 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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
1577 1550 1748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.57% 22.62% 24.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1250 1193 1437
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £53,000
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 27 May 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 27 May 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
(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
Manchester +12 41 £32,500 -4.41% 4
Cheshire +3 18 £32,000 +6.66% 4
Merseyside +26 16 £30,750 -18.00% 3
Lancashire -10 3 £24,000 -40.74% 2
Cumbria - 2 £45,000 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 133 (75.57%) ISEB
2 86 (48.86%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (47.16%) SQL
4 78 (44.32%) Software Testing
5 73 (41.48%) QA
6 65 (36.93%) Finance
7 58 (32.95%) Test Scripting
8 54 (30.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 46 (26.14%) Microsoft
10 40 (22.73%) SDLC
11 39 (22.16%) Degree
12 38 (21.59%) Selenium
13 33 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
14 30 (17.05%) Test Management
14 30 (17.05%) Test Automation
14 30 (17.05%) Automated Testing
15 27 (15.34%) Scrum
16 25 (14.20%) .NET
16 25 (14.20%) Windows
17 24 (13.64%) Banking
17 24 (13.64%) Test Strategy
18 23 (13.07%) Apple iOS
18 23 (13.07%) Android
18 23 (13.07%) Manual Testing
18 23 (13.07%) User Acceptance Testing
19 21 (11.93%) Oracle
19 21 (11.93%) C#
19 21 (11.93%) Team Foundation Server
20 19 (10.80%) Performance Testing
20 19 (10.80%) Mentoring

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (1.70%) CMS
1 3 (1.70%) Umbraco
2 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.57%) Apache
3 1 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.55%) MS Office
3 4 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.14%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.27%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.27%) Trello
2 2 (1.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.27%) Internet
2 3 (1.70%) HTTP
3 2 (1.14%) Wireless
4 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.57%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.41%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (3.41%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.84%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (2.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 38 (21.59%) Selenium
2 21 (11.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (3.98%) JIRA
5 5 (2.84%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.84%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.27%) TestDirector
6 4 (2.27%) Bugzilla
6 4 (2.27%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.70%) UltraEdit
8 2 (1.14%) Facilita Forecast
8 2 (1.14%) MSTest
8 2 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.14%) JUnit
8 2 (1.14%) JMeter
8 2 (1.14%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.14%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.14%) TestComplete
8 2 (1.14%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
General
1 65 (36.93%) Finance
2 24 (13.64%) Banking
3 19 (10.80%) Retail
4 6 (3.41%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.27%) Games
6 4 (2.27%) Marketing
7 3 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.14%) Back Office
8 2 (1.14%) Law
9 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (54.55%) Analyst
2 93 (52.84%) Test Analyst
3 43 (24.43%) Tester
4 22 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 21 (11.93%) Software Tester
6 12 (6.82%) Senior Test Analyst
6 12 (6.82%) Senior Analyst
6 12 (6.82%) Test Leader
7 9 (5.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 9 (5.11%) Graduate
7 9 (5.11%) Test Engineer
8 8 (4.55%) Automated Tester
8 8 (4.55%) Defect Manager
8 8 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
9 7 (3.98%) QA Analyst
10 6 (3.41%) Automated Test Analyst
11 5 (2.84%) Graduate Software Tester
11 5 (2.84%) Senior Test Manager
11 5 (2.84%) Senior Tester
11 5 (2.84%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.20%) .NET
2 8 (4.55%) XML
3 7 (3.98%) Web Services
4 2 (1.14%) HTML
5 1 (0.57%) Middleware
5 1 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.57%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.57%) COM
5 1 (0.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.82%) Data Integration
3 10 (5.68%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.41%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.27%) Replication
5 4 (2.27%) Interactive TV
6 3 (1.70%) Biotechnology
7 2 (1.14%) User Experience
7 2 (1.14%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.14%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.20%) Windows
2 23 (13.07%) Android
2 23 (13.07%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.41%) Linux
4 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.14%) UNIX
5 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (48.86%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (44.32%) Software Testing
3 58 (32.95%) Test Scripting
4 40 (22.73%) SDLC
5 30 (17.05%) Test Management
5 30 (17.05%) Test Automation
5 30 (17.05%) Automated Testing
6 27 (15.34%) Scrum
7 24 (13.64%) Test Strategy
8 23 (13.07%) Manual Testing
8 23 (13.07%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (10.80%) Performance Testing
9 19 (10.80%) Mentoring
10 18 (10.23%) ITIL
11 17 (9.66%) Waterfall
12 15 (8.52%) Time Management
13 14 (7.95%) Information Assurance
13 14 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (7.95%) Security Testing
14 13 (7.39%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (47.16%) SQL
2 21 (11.93%) C#
3 16 (9.09%) Java
4 6 (3.41%) Python
5 5 (2.84%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.27%) Ruby
7 2 (1.14%) Groovy
7 2 (1.14%) Perl
7 2 (1.14%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.57%) VBScript
8 1 (0.57%) VB
8 1 (0.57%) PHP
8 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.57%) C++
8 1 (0.57%) C
Qualifications
1 133 (75.57%) ISEB
2 54 (30.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 39 (22.16%) Degree
4 7 (3.98%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.14%) HNC
5 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (41.48%) QA
2 15 (8.52%) FATCA
3 2 (1.14%) WCAG
3 2 (1.14%) WAI
4 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 16 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 46 (26.14%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.93%) Oracle
3 7 (3.98%) HP
4 5 (2.84%) VMware
5 3 (1.70%) IBM
6 2 (1.14%) Capita
6 2 (1.14%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.57%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.57%) VocaLink
7 1 (0.57%) Aquila
7 1 (0.57%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.57%) Alterian
7 1 (0.57%) Perforce
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + very good benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Test-Direct
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Liverpool
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Macclesfield
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £28 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Preston
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago