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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 168 176 190
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +14
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 87 81 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.27% 1.09% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.23% 4.75% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 75 62 39
Average salary £35,000 £30,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.82% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,050 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £60,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
1663 1704 1570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.33% 22.90% 22.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1283 1303 1333
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,150 £65,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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 +8 52 £40,000 +15.10% 13
Cheshire -11 20 £31,000 +3.33% 5
Merseyside +11 6 £25,000 -18.03% 3
Cumbria - 5 £55,000 -
Lancashire - 3 £28,000 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

1 105 (62.13%) ISEB
2 78 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (40.24%) Software Testing
4 66 (39.05%) QA
5 62 (36.69%) Test Scripting
5 62 (36.69%) SQL
6 51 (30.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 45 (26.63%) Test Automation
8 44 (26.04%) Degree
8 44 (26.04%) Finance
9 40 (23.67%) Test Management
10 37 (21.89%) Selenium
10 37 (21.89%) Automated Testing
10 37 (21.89%) Microsoft
11 36 (21.30%) Java
12 32 (18.93%) User Acceptance Testing
13 31 (18.34%) .NET
14 27 (15.98%) Analytical Skills
15 26 (15.38%) Test Strategy
16 25 (14.79%) SDLC
17 23 (13.61%) Validation
17 23 (13.61%) C#
17 23 (13.61%) Windows
18 21 (12.43%) SQL Server
18 21 (12.43%) Banking
18 21 (12.43%) Automation Testing
18 21 (12.43%) Mentoring
19 20 (11.83%) Team Foundation Server
20 19 (11.24%) HP UFT
21 18 (10.65%) Oracle

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 5 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.78%) CMS
2 3 (1.78%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.59%) Liferay
3 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.59%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.33%) MS Office
3 4 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.78%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (2.96%) Primavera
1 5 (2.96%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.59%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.96%) Trello
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.96%) Internet
2 2 (1.18%) Wireless
3 1 (0.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.51%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 5 (2.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 37 (21.89%) Selenium
2 20 (11.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (11.24%) HP UFT
4 15 (8.88%) JIRA
5 14 (8.28%) Cucumber
6 9 (5.33%) SilkTest
7 8 (4.73%) Bugzilla
8 6 (3.55%) Visual Studio
8 6 (3.55%) WebDriver
8 6 (3.55%) MSTest
9 3 (1.78%) UltraEdit
9 3 (1.78%) Rational Functional Tester
10 2 (1.18%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.18%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.18%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.18%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.18%) JMeter
10 2 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.59%) Facilita Forecast
11 1 (0.59%) Selenium IDE
General
1 44 (26.04%) Finance
2 21 (12.43%) Banking
3 17 (10.06%) Retail
4 13 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.14%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.37%) Games
6 4 (2.37%) Law
7 3 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.78%) Marketing
7 3 (1.78%) Billing
8 2 (1.18%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.59%) Back Office
9 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.59%) Legal
9 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 78 (46.15%) Analyst
2 76 (44.97%) Test Analyst
3 49 (28.99%) Tester
4 41 (24.26%) Test Manager
5 25 (14.79%) Software Tester
6 11 (6.51%) Automated Tester
7 10 (5.92%) Graduate
8 9 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (5.33%) Senior Test Analyst
9 7 (4.14%) Test Engineer
9 7 (4.14%) Test Consultant
9 7 (4.14%) Consultant
9 7 (4.14%) Software Test Analyst
10 6 (3.55%) Test Automation Consultant
10 6 (3.55%) Graduate Software Tester
10 6 (3.55%) Senior Tester
11 5 (2.96%) QA Manager
11 5 (2.96%) Automated Test Analyst
12 4 (2.37%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 4 (2.37%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.34%) .NET
2 13 (7.69%) XML
3 11 (6.51%) Web Services
4 5 (2.96%) HTML
5 4 (2.37%) SOAP
5 4 (2.37%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.78%) XBRL
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.59%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.59%) jQuery
8 1 (0.59%) CSS
8 1 (0.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.98%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.92%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.33%) Data Integration
4 5 (2.96%) Interactive TV
5 4 (2.37%) Replication
6 3 (1.78%) Biotechnology
7 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.18%) User Experience
8 1 (0.59%) AS400
8 1 (0.59%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.59%) APACS
8 1 (0.59%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.61%) Windows
2 15 (8.88%) Linux
2 15 (8.88%) Android
2 15 (8.88%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.55%) UNIX
4 2 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (40.24%) Software Testing
3 62 (36.69%) Test Scripting
4 45 (26.63%) Test Automation
5 40 (23.67%) Test Management
6 37 (21.89%) Automated Testing
7 32 (18.93%) User Acceptance Testing
8 26 (15.38%) Test Strategy
9 25 (14.79%) SDLC
10 23 (13.61%) Validation
11 21 (12.43%) Automation Testing
11 21 (12.43%) Mentoring
12 18 (10.65%) Waterfall
13 17 (10.06%) Scrum
14 16 (9.47%) Coaching
15 15 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (8.88%) Regression Testing
15 15 (8.88%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (8.88%) Manual Testing
16 13 (7.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (36.69%) SQL
2 36 (21.30%) Java
3 23 (13.61%) C#
4 10 (5.92%) VB.NET
5 7 (4.14%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.55%) PHP
6 6 (3.55%) C
7 5 (2.96%) Ruby
8 3 (1.78%) Python
9 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.59%) VBScript
10 1 (0.59%) VB
10 1 (0.59%) C++
10 1 (0.59%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 105 (62.13%) ISEB
2 51 (30.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 44 (26.04%) Degree
4 10 (5.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (3.55%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.59%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (39.05%) QA
2 5 (2.96%) FATCA
3 2 (1.18%) WCAG
3 2 (1.18%) WAI
4 1 (0.59%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 15 (8.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (21.89%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.65%) Oracle
3 15 (8.88%) IBM
4 8 (4.73%) SAP
4 8 (4.73%) HP
5 6 (3.55%) Micro Focus
6 2 (1.18%) Citrix
6 2 (1.18%) Capita
6 2 (1.18%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.59%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.59%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.59%) Perforce
7 1 (0.59%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.59%) Alterian
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