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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 136 159 205
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +46
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 96 104 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.70% 1.62% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.03% 5.93% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 84 86 42
Median salary £35,750 £32,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.71% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,150 £25,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,850 £44,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
1365 1754 1641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.23% 27.33% 22.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1124 1343 1266
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 3 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +11 58 £37,000 +13.84% 16
Cheshire +33 22 £35,750 +11.71% 4
Merseyside -3 11 £32,500 +3.17% 1
Lancashire +5 4 £32,500 +1.56% 3
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 158 (70.54%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (64.29%) ISEB
3 80 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 79 (35.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 76 (33.93%) QA
6 73 (32.59%) Software Testing
6 73 (32.59%) Finance
7 62 (27.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 50 (22.32%) Scrum
9 47 (20.98%) SQL
9 47 (20.98%) Selenium
9 47 (20.98%) Analytical Skills
10 43 (19.20%) Waterfall
10 43 (19.20%) Automated Testing
11 40 (17.86%) Degree
12 39 (17.41%) Functional Testing
13 37 (16.52%) Test Automation
14 36 (16.07%) Performance Testing
14 36 (16.07%) SDLC
15 33 (14.73%) System Testing
16 32 (14.29%) JIRA
16 32 (14.29%) Windows
17 31 (13.84%) SQL Server
18 29 (12.95%) C#
18 29 (12.95%) Banking
18 29 (12.95%) Manual Testing
19 28 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
19 28 (12.50%) Web Services
20 27 (12.05%) Team Foundation Server
21 26 (11.61%) Time Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.79%) CMS
1 4 (1.79%) Confluence
1 4 (1.79%) Node.js
Applications
1 18 (8.04%) MS Office
2 9 (4.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (13.84%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 47 (20.98%) Selenium
2 32 (14.29%) JIRA
3 27 (12.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 16 (7.14%) HP UFT
5 11 (4.91%) FitNesse
5 11 (4.91%) MSTest
6 7 (3.13%) Appium
6 7 (3.13%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.68%) SoapUI
7 6 (2.68%) WebDriver
8 5 (2.23%) Bugzilla
8 5 (2.23%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.23%) Ranorex
9 4 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.79%) FishEye
9 4 (1.79%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (1.79%) ReSharper
9 4 (1.79%) SonarQube
9 4 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 73 (32.59%) Finance
2 29 (12.95%) Banking
3 14 (6.25%) Retail
4 7 (3.13%) Legal
5 4 (1.79%) Corporate Banking
5 4 (1.79%) Law
6 3 (1.34%) Games
6 3 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.34%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.34%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 105 (46.88%) Analyst
2 89 (39.73%) Test Analyst
3 85 (37.95%) Tester
4 48 (21.43%) Software Tester
5 44 (19.64%) Automation Tester
6 21 (9.38%) Test Manager
7 19 (8.48%) Test Leader
8 16 (7.14%) Applications Support
8 16 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
8 16 (7.14%) Support Analyst
9 15 (6.70%) Software Analyst
9 15 (6.70%) Software Test Analyst
10 13 (5.80%) QA Tester
10 13 (5.80%) Senior Tester
11 12 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
11 12 (5.36%) Senior Test Analyst
12 11 (4.91%) Automation Test Analyst
12 11 (4.91%) Developer
13 10 (4.46%) Agile Tester
13 10 (4.46%) Head of Testing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.50%) Web Services
2 21 (9.38%) .NET
3 12 (5.36%) .NET Framework
3 12 (5.36%) ASP.NET
4 10 (4.46%) XML
5 8 (3.57%) CSS
5 8 (3.57%) REST
6 7 (3.13%) HTML
7 5 (2.23%) jQuery
8 4 (1.79%) ADO.NET
8 4 (1.79%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (1.79%) HTML5
8 4 (1.79%) JSON
8 4 (1.79%) LINQ
8 4 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (1.79%) WCF
8 4 (1.79%) XML Schema
8 4 (1.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 47 (20.98%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.14%) Credit Risk
2 16 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 16 (7.14%) SWIFT
3 8 (3.57%) EPoS
3 8 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.23%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.23%) iPad
5 4 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.79%) PMI
6 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.45%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 32 (14.29%) Windows
2 9 (4.02%) Apple iOS
3 7 (3.13%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.68%) Android
4 6 (2.68%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.79%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.34%) Linux
6 3 (1.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (70.54%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 79 (35.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 73 (32.59%) Software Testing
5 50 (22.32%) Scrum
6 43 (19.20%) Automated Testing
6 43 (19.20%) Waterfall
7 39 (17.41%) Functional Testing
8 37 (16.52%) Test Automation
9 36 (16.07%) Performance Testing
9 36 (16.07%) SDLC
10 33 (14.73%) System Testing
11 29 (12.95%) Manual Testing
12 28 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
13 26 (11.61%) Time Management
14 24 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (10.71%) Test Management
14 24 (10.71%) Test Strategy
15 23 (10.27%) Software Delivery
16 22 (9.82%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 47 (20.98%) SQL
2 29 (12.95%) C#
3 17 (7.59%) Java
4 16 (7.14%) C
5 9 (4.02%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.13%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.79%) Python
7 4 (1.79%) Ruby
7 4 (1.79%) XPath
8 3 (1.34%) PHP
9 2 (0.89%) VBScript
10 1 (0.45%) RPG
10 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 144 (64.29%) ISEB
2 62 (27.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 40 (17.86%) Degree
4 11 (4.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.13%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.79%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.89%) PhD
8 1 (0.45%) HNC
8 1 (0.45%) HND
8 1 (0.45%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (33.93%) QA
2 16 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (11.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (11.16%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.14%) Bloomberg
2 16 (7.14%) Reuters
3 9 (4.02%) HP
4 6 (2.68%) Telerik
5 4 (1.79%) Ektron
5 4 (1.79%) Oracle
5 4 (1.79%) VMware
6 2 (0.89%) Citrix
7 1 (0.45%) Sage
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