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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 160 186 196
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 77 74 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 1.12% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.55% 4.66% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 69 67 50
Median salary £32,500 £40,000 £30,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +32.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £26,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £80,000 £44,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
1388 1587 1612
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.71% 24.11% 22.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1149 1236 1243
Median salary £42,500 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +14 61 £33,000 -17.50% 4
Cheshire +27 5 £32,500 -1.51%
Lancashire +15 4 £27,500 -1.78%
Merseyside -6 2 £37,500 -3.22% 2
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 112 (65.12%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (51.74%) ISEB
3 76 (44.19%) Test Scripting
4 56 (32.56%) C#
4 56 (32.56%) Selenium
5 54 (31.40%) QA
6 48 (27.91%) SQL
7 47 (27.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 46 (26.74%) Scrum
8 46 (26.74%) Software Testing
9 45 (26.16%) Test Automation
10 39 (22.67%) Finance
11 38 (22.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 37 (21.51%) Automated Testing
13 34 (19.77%) Java
14 29 (16.86%) SDLC
14 29 (16.86%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (16.28%) Functional Testing
15 28 (16.28%) .NET
16 26 (15.12%) Web Services
16 26 (15.12%) Windows
16 26 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
17 25 (14.53%) Degree
17 25 (14.53%) Stakeholder Management
18 23 (13.37%) Microsoft
18 23 (13.37%) Automation Testing
19 22 (12.79%) Performance Testing
19 22 (12.79%) HTML
20 21 (12.21%) JavaScript
20 21 (12.21%) CSS

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 8 (4.65%) CMS
2 1 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (5.81%) MS Office
2 7 (4.07%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.16%) WinSCP
2 1 (0.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.91%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 56 (32.56%) Selenium
2 17 (9.88%) Jenkins
2 17 (9.88%) JMeter
2 17 (9.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (8.72%) Gradle
3 15 (8.72%) NUnit
3 15 (8.72%) TestNG
4 14 (8.14%) JIRA
5 9 (5.23%) MSTest
5 9 (5.23%) Visual Studio
6 6 (3.49%) Cucumber
6 6 (3.49%) WebDriver
7 5 (2.91%) Ranorex
8 4 (2.33%) Appium
8 4 (2.33%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (2.33%) ReSharper
8 4 (2.33%) SoapUI
8 4 (2.33%) SonarQube
8 4 (2.33%) Subversion
9 3 (1.74%) HP UFT
General
1 39 (22.67%) Finance
2 16 (9.30%) Banking
3 15 (8.72%) Retail
4 4 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.74%) Legal
6 2 (1.16%) Law
6 2 (1.16%) Marketing
6 2 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.16%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.58%) Games
Job Titles
1 78 (45.35%) Analyst
2 71 (41.28%) Tester
3 67 (38.95%) Test Analyst
4 40 (23.26%) Automation Tester
5 39 (22.67%) Software Tester
6 19 (11.05%) Senior Tester
7 18 (10.47%) Software Analyst
7 18 (10.47%) Software Test Analyst
8 16 (9.30%) Test Leader
9 15 (8.72%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 14 (8.14%) QA Tester
10 14 (8.14%) Test Manager
11 12 (6.98%) Developer
11 12 (6.98%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 12 (6.98%) Selenium Tester
11 12 (6.98%) Senior Automation Tester
12 11 (6.40%) Automation Test Analyst
13 10 (5.81%) Java Automation Tester
13 10 (5.81%) Lead Tester
14 9 (5.23%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.28%) .NET
2 26 (15.12%) Web Services
3 22 (12.79%) HTML
4 21 (12.21%) CSS
5 15 (8.72%) DOM
5 15 (8.72%) Silverlight
5 15 (8.72%) XML
6 13 (7.56%) .NET Framework
6 13 (7.56%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.91%) jQuery
8 4 (2.33%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (2.33%) HTML5
8 4 (2.33%) LINQ
8 4 (2.33%) Node.js
8 4 (2.33%) REST
8 4 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (2.33%) WCF
8 4 (2.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.98%) iPad
3 8 (4.65%) Credit Risk
3 8 (4.65%) Mathematics
3 8 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.65%) SWIFT
4 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.16%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.58%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.58%) EPoS
5 1 (0.58%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.12%) Windows
2 17 (9.88%) Android
3 16 (9.30%) Apple iOS
3 16 (9.30%) Linux
4 4 (2.33%) Windows 10
4 4 (2.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (65.12%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (44.19%) Test Scripting
3 47 (27.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 46 (26.74%) Scrum
4 46 (26.74%) Software Testing
5 45 (26.16%) Test Automation
6 37 (21.51%) Automated Testing
7 29 (16.86%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (16.86%) SDLC
8 28 (16.28%) Functional Testing
9 25 (14.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (13.37%) Automation Testing
11 22 (12.79%) Performance Testing
12 21 (12.21%) System Testing
12 21 (12.21%) Test Management
13 20 (11.63%) Manual Testing
14 17 (9.88%) Load Testing
15 15 (8.72%) Continuous Delivery
15 15 (8.72%) Non-Functional Testing
15 15 (8.72%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 56 (32.56%) C#
2 48 (27.91%) SQL
3 34 (19.77%) Java
4 21 (12.21%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.65%) C
6 7 (4.07%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.33%) XPath
8 2 (1.16%) PHP
8 2 (1.16%) VB
8 2 (1.16%) VBScript
9 1 (0.58%) RPG
Qualifications
1 89 (51.74%) ISEB
2 38 (22.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 25 (14.53%) Degree
4 1 (0.58%) HNC
4 1 (0.58%) HND
4 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.58%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (0.58%) PhD
4 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.58%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (31.40%) QA
2 8 (4.65%) SLA
3 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (8.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (13.37%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.81%) Oracle
3 8 (4.65%) Bloomberg
3 8 (4.65%) Reuters
4 7 (4.07%) HP
4 7 (4.07%) Telerik
5 4 (2.33%) Ektron
6 2 (1.16%) VMware
7 1 (0.58%) Alterian
7 1 (0.58%) Sitecore
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