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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 178 184 186
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 78 52 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.05% 0.73% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.57% 3.21% 3.10%
Number of salaries quoted 60 41 55
Average salary £30,250 £30,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.83% -13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,500 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
1706 1619 1905
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.97% 22.75% 25.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1298 1374 1616
Average salary £36,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +11 43 £30,500 +1.66% 13
Cheshire 0 32 £30,000 -28.33% 1
Merseyside +2 3 £33,000 +10.00%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 101 (78.29%) ISEB
2 82 (63.57%) Software Testing
3 55 (42.64%) SQL
4 42 (32.56%) Test Scripting
5 35 (27.13%) QA
6 34 (26.36%) Finance
7 29 (22.48%) Windows
8 28 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (20.16%) Automated Testing
9 26 (20.16%) Test Automation
9 26 (20.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 24 (18.60%) HP Quality Center
11 23 (17.83%) Manual Testing
12 22 (17.05%) Test Management
12 22 (17.05%) Selenium
12 22 (17.05%) Test Strategy
13 21 (16.28%) Regression Testing
14 19 (14.73%) Microsoft
14 19 (14.73%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (13.18%) V-Model
16 16 (12.40%) Degree
16 16 (12.40%) Performance Testing
17 15 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
17 15 (11.63%) HP
18 14 (10.85%) SQL Server
18 14 (10.85%) Release Management
19 13 (10.08%) JIRA
19 13 (10.08%) Security Cleared
19 13 (10.08%) .NET
19 13 (10.08%) Migration

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (2.33%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (6.98%) MS Office
2 6 (4.65%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Exstream
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.10%) LAN
1 4 (3.10%) WAN
2 3 (2.33%) FTP
3 1 (0.78%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.33%) DB2
3 2 (1.55%) Informix
4 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 22 (17.05%) Selenium
2 19 (14.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (10.08%) JIRA
4 12 (9.30%) QuickTest Pro
5 11 (8.53%) LoadRunner
6 6 (4.65%) SilkPerformer
6 6 (4.65%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.10%) Bugzilla
7 4 (3.10%) Hudson
7 4 (3.10%) Firebug
8 3 (2.33%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.55%) JUnit
9 2 (1.55%) UltraEdit
9 2 (1.55%) WatiN
9 2 (1.55%) WATIR
10 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.78%) JMeter
10 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (26.36%) Finance
2 5 (3.88%) Marketing
2 5 (3.88%) Banking
3 4 (3.10%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.33%) Retail
4 3 (2.33%) Back Office
5 2 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.55%) Front Office
5 2 (1.55%) Military
6 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 62 (48.06%) Analyst
2 56 (43.41%) Test Analyst
3 19 (14.73%) Senior Analyst
3 19 (14.73%) Test Engineer
3 19 (14.73%) Senior Test Analyst
3 19 (14.73%) Test Manager
4 11 (8.53%) Tester
5 10 (7.75%) Software Engineer
5 10 (7.75%) Software Test Engineer
6 8 (6.20%) QA Analyst
7 7 (5.43%) Senior Test Engineer
8 6 (4.65%) Software Test Analyst
9 5 (3.88%) Software Tester
9 5 (3.88%) Consultant
9 5 (3.88%) Trainer
10 4 (3.10%) Senior Tester
10 4 (3.10%) Performance Test Analyst
10 4 (3.10%) Performance Analyst
11 3 (2.33%) Test Leader
11 3 (2.33%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.08%) .NET
2 12 (9.30%) XML
3 9 (6.98%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.10%) HTML
4 4 (3.10%) Web Services
5 2 (1.55%) CSS
5 2 (1.55%) CSS3
5 2 (1.55%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.55%) HTML5
6 1 (0.78%) Flash
6 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.20%) Statistics
2 7 (5.43%) IBM Mainframe
2 7 (5.43%) Mainframe
3 5 (3.88%) PMI
4 2 (1.55%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.55%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.55%) Social Media
5 1 (0.78%) Biotechnology
5 1 (0.78%) Open Source
5 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.78%) Interactive TV
5 1 (0.78%) Replication
5 1 (0.78%) BBC
5 1 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (22.48%) Windows
2 12 (9.30%) Windows XP
2 12 (9.30%) Windows 7
3 11 (8.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (8.53%) UNIX
4 10 (7.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (6.20%) Linux
6 5 (3.88%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.88%) Android
6 5 (3.88%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.55%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.55%) Solaris
7 2 (1.55%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (63.57%) Software Testing
2 42 (32.56%) Test Scripting
3 28 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (20.16%) Automated Testing
4 26 (20.16%) Test Automation
5 23 (17.83%) Manual Testing
6 22 (17.05%) Test Management
6 22 (17.05%) Test Strategy
7 21 (16.28%) Regression Testing
8 17 (13.18%) V-Model
9 16 (12.40%) Performance Testing
10 15 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (10.85%) Release Management
12 13 (10.08%) Migration
12 13 (10.08%) Scrum
13 12 (9.30%) Project Management
13 12 (9.30%) Unit Testing
14 11 (8.53%) Load Testing
15 10 (7.75%) Continuous Improvement
16 9 (6.98%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (42.64%) SQL
2 9 (6.98%) C#
3 6 (4.65%) VB
4 4 (3.10%) Python
4 4 (3.10%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.10%) Perl
5 3 (2.33%) C++
6 1 (0.78%) Ruby
6 1 (0.78%) C
6 1 (0.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 101 (78.29%) ISEB
2 26 (20.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (12.40%) Degree
4 13 (10.08%) Security Cleared
5 8 (6.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (4.65%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.88%) CSQA
7 5 (3.88%) MBA
7 5 (3.88%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (27.13%) QA
2 2 (1.55%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (4.65%) VMware ESX
2 4 (3.10%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (18.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (14.73%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.63%) HP
3 10 (7.75%) Oracle
4 7 (5.43%) IBM
5 6 (4.65%) VMware
6 2 (1.55%) NetApp
6 2 (1.55%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.78%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.78%) Ab Initio
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