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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 112 167 189
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +22
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 128 89 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.28% 1.26% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.53% 4.91% 3.89%
Number of salaries quoted 106 85 57
Average salary £31,500 £34,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.35% +17.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
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
1501 1813 1646
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.78% 25.73% 24.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1168 1494 1340
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,662 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 9 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
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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 +18 65 £32,500 -10.34% 13
Cheshire +44 28 £28,000 +1.81% 1
Merseyside 0 17 £32,500 - 2
Lancashire +23 10 £29,000 -31.76% 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 145 (65.32%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (63.51%) ISEB
3 94 (42.34%) QA
4 82 (36.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 77 (34.68%) Test Scripting
6 73 (32.88%) Software Testing
6 73 (32.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 66 (29.73%) Finance
8 64 (28.83%) SQL
9 52 (23.42%) Selenium
10 49 (22.07%) Scrum
11 46 (20.72%) Degree
12 44 (19.82%) Automated Testing
13 40 (18.02%) Waterfall
14 39 (17.57%) Functional Testing
14 39 (17.57%) Performance Testing
14 39 (17.57%) System Testing
14 39 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
15 38 (17.12%) C#
16 37 (16.67%) Windows
17 34 (15.32%) Test Automation
17 34 (15.32%) SDLC
18 33 (14.86%) JIRA
19 32 (14.41%) SQL Server
20 31 (13.96%) HP UFT
20 31 (13.96%) HP Quality Center
20 31 (13.96%) Non-Functional Testing
21 30 (13.51%) Web Services
22 29 (13.06%) Java
23 27 (12.16%) Migration

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 4 (1.80%) Confluence
2 2 (0.90%) CMS
2 2 (0.90%) LiveLink
3 1 (0.45%) Liferay
3 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (5.41%) MS Office
2 7 (3.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.70%) Intranet
2 2 (0.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.60%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 52 (23.42%) Selenium
2 33 (14.86%) JIRA
3 31 (13.96%) HP UFT
4 24 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (8.11%) Cucumber
6 11 (4.95%) Bugzilla
7 10 (4.50%) FitNesse
8 7 (3.15%) MSTest
9 6 (2.70%) SoapUI
10 5 (2.25%) Appium
10 5 (2.25%) SpecFlow
10 5 (2.25%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.80%) FishEye
11 4 (1.80%) Jenkins
11 4 (1.80%) Ranorex
11 4 (1.80%) SilkTest
12 2 (0.90%) FogBugz
12 2 (0.90%) Toad
12 2 (0.90%) Zephyr
General
1 66 (29.73%) Finance
2 26 (11.71%) Banking
3 18 (8.11%) Retail
4 7 (3.15%) Legal
5 6 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.25%) Games
7 4 (1.80%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (1.80%) Law
7 4 (1.80%) Marketing
7 4 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.80%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.90%) Back Office
9 1 (0.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 111 (50.00%) Analyst
2 97 (43.69%) Test Analyst
3 88 (39.64%) Tester
4 44 (19.82%) Software Tester
5 26 (11.71%) Automated Tester
6 17 (7.66%) Senior Analyst
6 17 (7.66%) Software Analyst
6 17 (7.66%) Software Test Analyst
6 17 (7.66%) Test Manager
7 14 (6.31%) Agile Tester
7 14 (6.31%) Senior Test Analyst
8 13 (5.86%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 13 (5.86%) Senior Tester
8 13 (5.86%) Test Leader
9 12 (5.41%) Automation Tester
9 12 (5.41%) Lead Tester
10 11 (4.95%) Applications Support Analyst
10 11 (4.95%) QA Analyst
10 11 (4.95%) QA Test Analyst
10 11 (4.95%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.51%) Web Services
2 18 (8.11%) .NET
3 9 (4.05%) XML
4 4 (1.80%) REST
5 3 (1.35%) Gherkin
5 3 (1.35%) SOAP
6 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.45%) CSS
6 1 (0.45%) J2EE
6 1 (0.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 39 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.21%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.95%) Credit Risk
3 11 (4.95%) Mathematics
3 11 (4.95%) SWIFT
4 8 (3.60%) EPoS
5 7 (3.15%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.15%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.80%) PMI
7 3 (1.35%) iPhone
8 2 (0.90%) Life Science
9 1 (0.45%) APACS
9 1 (0.45%) AS400
9 1 (0.45%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.45%) NHS
9 1 (0.45%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 37 (16.67%) Windows
2 15 (6.76%) Apple iOS
3 11 (4.95%) Android
3 11 (4.95%) Linux
4 5 (2.25%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.80%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.35%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.35%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (65.32%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (36.94%) User Acceptance Testing
3 77 (34.68%) Test Scripting
4 73 (32.88%) Software Testing
5 49 (22.07%) Scrum
6 44 (19.82%) Automated Testing
7 40 (18.02%) Waterfall
8 39 (17.57%) Functional Testing
8 39 (17.57%) Performance Testing
8 39 (17.57%) System Testing
9 34 (15.32%) SDLC
9 34 (15.32%) Test Automation
10 31 (13.96%) Non-Functional Testing
11 27 (12.16%) Manual Testing
11 27 (12.16%) Migration
12 25 (11.26%) Mentoring
13 21 (9.46%) Automation Testing
13 21 (9.46%) Software Delivery
13 21 (9.46%) Time Management
14 19 (8.56%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 64 (28.83%) SQL
2 38 (17.12%) C#
3 29 (13.06%) Java
4 15 (6.76%) C
5 8 (3.60%) VB.NET
6 4 (1.80%) Python
6 4 (1.80%) Ruby
7 2 (0.90%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 141 (63.51%) ISEB
2 73 (32.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 46 (20.72%) Degree
4 10 (4.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.70%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.80%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (42.34%) QA
2 11 (4.95%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (13.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (9.46%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.31%) HP
3 11 (4.95%) Bloomberg
3 11 (4.95%) Reuters
4 8 (3.60%) Oracle
5 6 (2.70%) IBM
6 4 (1.80%) Citrix
6 4 (1.80%) Micro Focus
6 4 (1.80%) Telerik
7 3 (1.35%) VMware
8 2 (0.90%) OpenText
8 2 (0.90%) Siebel
9 1 (0.45%) ION Trading
9 1 (0.45%) Sage
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £40,000 per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + car + bonus + pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Client Server
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Think Money Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago