The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 192 189 209
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +20
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 64 65 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.89% 0.89% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.81% 3.56% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 46 46 16
Average salary £31,000 £30,000 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -0.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £18,750 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1679 1825 1711
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.37% 24.86% 23.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1312 1485 1466
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
ISTQB
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +9 38 £30,000 +7.14% 2
Cheshire -5 14 £30,000 -7.69%
Lancashire +4 4 £40,500 +40.86%
Merseyside -14 3 £33,250 +10.83%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 112 (83.58%) ISEB
2 61 (45.52%) Software Testing
3 58 (43.28%) SQL
4 47 (35.07%) QA
5 38 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (27.61%) Test Scripting
7 35 (26.12%) Selenium
8 30 (22.39%) Microsoft
9 28 (20.90%) Finance
10 27 (20.15%) Degree
11 24 (17.91%) Automated Testing
11 24 (17.91%) Manual Testing
11 24 (17.91%) HP Quality Center
12 21 (15.67%) C#
13 20 (14.93%) Scrum
13 20 (14.93%) Test Automation
14 19 (14.18%) HP
15 18 (13.43%) .NET
16 15 (11.19%) Test Management
16 15 (11.19%) User Acceptance Testing
17 14 (10.45%) Java
17 14 (10.45%) Windows
18 13 (9.70%) Load Testing
19 12 (8.96%) Technical Analysis
19 12 (8.96%) XML
19 12 (8.96%) Project Management
19 12 (8.96%) Regression Testing
20 11 (8.21%) UNIX
21 10 (7.46%) Cucumber
21 10 (7.46%) VB

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (0.75%) CMS
1 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.75%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.24%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.49%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.73%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.49%) Informix
4 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (26.12%) Selenium
2 10 (7.46%) Cucumber
3 8 (5.97%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (5.22%) JIRA
4 7 (5.22%) LoadRunner
4 7 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.73%) JUnit
5 5 (3.73%) TestDirector
5 5 (3.73%) Hudson
6 4 (2.99%) Firebug
6 4 (2.99%) JMeter
6 4 (2.99%) SilkPerformer
6 4 (2.99%) TestPartner
6 4 (2.99%) QALoad
7 3 (2.24%) jMock
7 3 (2.24%) Subversion
7 3 (2.24%) EasyMock
8 2 (1.49%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.49%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
General
1 28 (20.90%) Finance
2 3 (2.24%) Publishing
2 3 (2.24%) Banking
2 3 (2.24%) Retail
2 3 (2.24%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.24%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.49%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.49%) Military
4 1 (0.75%) Games
4 1 (0.75%) Marketing
4 1 (0.75%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 66 (49.25%) Analyst
2 59 (44.03%) Test Analyst
3 24 (17.91%) Senior Analyst
3 24 (17.91%) Senior Test Analyst
4 21 (15.67%) Tester
5 16 (11.94%) Test Engineer
6 12 (8.96%) QA Analyst
7 11 (8.21%) Software Test Analyst
7 11 (8.21%) Test Leader
8 10 (7.46%) Test Manager
8 10 (7.46%) Software Tester
9 8 (5.97%) Agile Test Analyst
10 7 (5.22%) Junior
11 6 (4.48%) Senior Test Engineer
11 6 (4.48%) Senior Tester
12 5 (3.73%) Team Leader
12 5 (3.73%) Junior Tester
12 5 (3.73%) QA Test Analyst
12 5 (3.73%) Test Team Leader
12 5 (3.73%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.43%) .NET
2 12 (8.96%) XML
3 8 (5.97%) HTML
4 3 (2.24%) CSS
4 3 (2.24%) Flash
4 3 (2.24%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.49%) Middleware
5 2 (1.49%) SOAP
5 2 (1.49%) Web Services
5 2 (1.49%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.49%) jQuery
6 1 (0.75%) J2EE
6 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.72%) Statistics
2 3 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (1.49%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.49%) Replication
4 1 (0.75%) Biotechnology
4 1 (0.75%) Interactive TV
4 1 (0.75%) NHS
4 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.45%) Windows
2 11 (8.21%) UNIX
3 7 (5.22%) Apple iOS
3 7 (5.22%) Android
4 5 (3.73%) Windows Mobile
4 5 (3.73%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.24%) Windows Vista
5 3 (2.24%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.24%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.49%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (45.52%) Software Testing
2 38 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (27.61%) Test Scripting
4 24 (17.91%) Automated Testing
4 24 (17.91%) Manual Testing
5 20 (14.93%) Scrum
5 20 (14.93%) Test Automation
6 15 (11.19%) Test Management
6 15 (11.19%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (9.70%) Load Testing
8 12 (8.96%) Technical Analysis
8 12 (8.96%) Project Management
8 12 (8.96%) Regression Testing
9 9 (6.72%) TDD
9 9 (6.72%) Migration
9 9 (6.72%) E-Procurement
9 9 (6.72%) Web Testing
10 8 (5.97%) Performance Testing
10 8 (5.97%) Test Strategy
10 8 (5.97%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (43.28%) SQL
2 21 (15.67%) C#
3 14 (10.45%) Java
4 10 (7.46%) VB
5 8 (5.97%) Python
6 6 (4.48%) C++
6 6 (4.48%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.73%) C
8 4 (2.99%) Perl
9 3 (2.24%) Ruby
10 2 (1.49%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.49%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 112 (83.58%) ISEB
2 27 (20.15%) Degree
3 6 (4.48%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.24%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (2.24%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (35.07%) QA
2 3 (2.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 24 (17.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (22.39%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.18%) HP
3 7 (5.22%) Oracle
4 5 (3.73%) VMware
5 3 (2.24%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.49%) Citrix
6 2 (1.49%) AppSense
7 1 (0.75%) ION Trading
Manchester
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Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bens
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