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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 157 176 185
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 98 63 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.33% 0.92% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.71% 4.02% 3.58%
Number of salaries quoted 71 49 62
Average salary £35,500 £30,000 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.33% -12.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £26,550
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £43,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1716 1569 1927
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.35% 22.86% 26.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1350 1327 1617
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,900 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +2 54 £40,000 +33.33% 11
Cheshire +14 40 £30,000 -14.89% 2
Merseyside +6 3 £32,750 +9.16%
Lancashire +1 1 £18,500 -43.07%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 111 (74.00%) ISEB
2 94 (62.67%) Software Testing
3 63 (42.00%) SQL
4 53 (35.33%) Finance
5 49 (32.67%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (27.33%) Test Scripting
7 37 (24.67%) Windows
8 35 (23.33%) Automated Testing
9 34 (22.67%) QA
10 33 (22.00%) Test Strategy
11 32 (21.33%) Test Management
11 32 (21.33%) HP Quality Center
12 30 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 30 (20.00%) Manual Testing
12 30 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 26 (17.33%) Test Automation
13 26 (17.33%) Regression Testing
14 24 (16.00%) Migration
15 23 (15.33%) Selenium
16 21 (14.00%) Microsoft
17 20 (13.33%) Release Management
17 20 (13.33%) Performance Testing
18 19 (12.67%) Degree
18 19 (12.67%) QuickTest Pro
19 18 (12.00%) SQL Server
19 18 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
19 18 (12.00%) V-Model
19 18 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
20 17 (11.33%) HP
21 16 (10.67%) Windows XP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 3 (2.00%) CMS
2 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (6.67%) MS Office
2 7 (4.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (0.67%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.33%) LAN
1 5 (3.33%) WAN
2 3 (2.00%) FTP
3 1 (0.67%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.00%) DB2
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.67%) Informix
3 1 (0.67%) MySQL
3 1 (0.67%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 30 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (15.33%) Selenium
3 19 (12.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 15 (10.00%) JIRA
4 15 (10.00%) LoadRunner
5 9 (6.00%) SilkPerformer
6 6 (4.00%) WebDriver
7 5 (3.33%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.67%) Firebug
8 4 (2.67%) Hudson
9 3 (2.00%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.33%) TestDirector
10 2 (1.33%) WatiN
10 2 (1.33%) WATIR
10 2 (1.33%) UltraEdit
11 1 (0.67%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.67%) JMeter
11 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.67%) JUnit
General
1 53 (35.33%) Finance
2 8 (5.33%) Banking
3 6 (4.00%) Back Office
3 6 (4.00%) Marketing
4 5 (3.33%) Front Office
5 4 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.00%) Retail
7 2 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.67%) Military
8 1 (0.67%) Publishing
8 1 (0.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 64 (42.67%) Analyst
2 61 (40.67%) Test Analyst
3 32 (21.33%) Test Manager
4 19 (12.67%) Test Engineer
5 16 (10.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 16 (10.67%) Senior Analyst
6 13 (8.67%) Tester
7 10 (6.67%) Software Engineer
7 10 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
8 8 (5.33%) Consultant
8 8 (5.33%) Software Test Analyst
9 6 (4.00%) Senior Test Engineer
10 5 (3.33%) Performance Test Analyst
10 5 (3.33%) Agile Test Analyst
10 5 (3.33%) IT Consultant
10 5 (3.33%) Implementation Consultant
10 5 (3.33%) Performance Analyst
10 5 (3.33%) Trainer
11 4 (2.67%) QA Analyst
11 4 (2.67%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.00%) .NET
2 10 (6.67%) XML
2 10 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 7 (4.67%) HTML
4 5 (3.33%) HTML5
4 5 (3.33%) CSS3
4 5 (3.33%) CSS
4 5 (3.33%) Web Services
5 2 (1.33%) jQuery
6 1 (0.67%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.67%) Java EE
6 1 (0.67%) Flash
6 1 (0.67%) EDI
6 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 7 (4.67%) Mainframe
3 6 (4.00%) Statistics
4 5 (3.33%) PMI
5 2 (1.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.33%) Social Media
6 1 (0.67%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.67%) Biotechnology
6 1 (0.67%) Open Source
6 1 (0.67%) Replication
6 1 (0.67%) BBC
6 1 (0.67%) Interactive TV
6 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 37 (24.67%) Windows
2 16 (10.67%) Windows XP
2 16 (10.67%) Windows 7
3 15 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (9.33%) UNIX
4 14 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (8.00%) Linux
6 5 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
6 5 (3.33%) Android
7 2 (1.33%) Solaris
7 2 (1.33%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.33%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (62.67%) Software Testing
2 49 (32.67%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (27.33%) Test Scripting
4 35 (23.33%) Automated Testing
5 33 (22.00%) Test Strategy
6 32 (21.33%) Test Management
7 30 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 26 (17.33%) Test Automation
8 26 (17.33%) Regression Testing
9 24 (16.00%) Migration
10 20 (13.33%) Release Management
10 20 (13.33%) Performance Testing
11 18 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (12.00%) V-Model
12 16 (10.67%) Scrum
13 15 (10.00%) System Testing
13 15 (10.00%) Mentoring
14 14 (9.33%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (8.67%) ITIL
15 13 (8.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (42.00%) SQL
2 11 (7.33%) C#
3 9 (6.00%) VB
3 9 (6.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.33%) Python
5 7 (4.67%) Perl
6 4 (2.67%) Java
7 2 (1.33%) C++
7 2 (1.33%) PHP
8 1 (0.67%) Ruby
8 1 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 111 (74.00%) ISEB
2 30 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 19 (12.67%) Degree
4 14 (9.33%) Security Cleared
5 13 (8.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (4.67%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.33%) CSQA
7 5 (3.33%) MBA
7 5 (3.33%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (22.67%) QA
2 3 (2.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (6.00%) VMware ESX
2 5 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (21.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.33%) HP
3 13 (8.67%) Oracle
4 9 (6.00%) VMware
5 7 (4.67%) IBM
6 2 (1.33%) NetApp
6 2 (1.33%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.67%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.67%) ION Trading
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Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside
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Salary: To £40,000 + excellent bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford
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Salary: £55 - £80 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £16000 to £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: To £30,000 + excellent bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
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Salary: Excellent Package
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