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

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 154 177 212
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +35
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 80 80 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.45% 1.25% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.95% 5.16% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 71 73 28
Median salary £33,000 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,000 £44,750
UK excluding London median salary £37,250 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.87% +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
1345 1551 1578
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.30% 24.27% 22.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1130 1246 1213
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,900 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 June 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 June 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 +18 59 £33,000 -10.81% 7
Cheshire +34 11 £32,500 +1.56% 5
Lancashire +11 4 £27,500 -3.50%
Merseyside -4 3 - - 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 139 (71.65%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (54.64%) ISEB
3 82 (42.27%) Test Scripting
4 61 (31.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 59 (30.41%) QA
6 55 (28.35%) Finance
7 53 (27.32%) Selenium
8 52 (26.80%) Software Testing
9 51 (26.29%) Scrum
10 47 (24.23%) SQL
11 46 (23.71%) Test Automation
12 44 (22.68%) C#
13 43 (22.16%) Automated Testing
14 41 (21.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 40 (20.62%) Analytical Skills
16 37 (19.07%) SDLC
17 35 (18.04%) Functional Testing
17 35 (18.04%) Degree
18 31 (15.98%) Windows
18 31 (15.98%) Waterfall
19 30 (15.46%) Web Services
20 29 (14.95%) Java
21 27 (13.92%) Stakeholder Management
22 26 (13.40%) Microsoft
22 26 (13.40%) Performance Testing
23 25 (12.89%) Manual Testing
24 24 (12.37%) System Testing
24 24 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
24 24 (12.37%) Non-Functional Testing
25 23 (11.86%) .NET

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 5 (2.58%) CMS
2 2 (1.03%) Confluence
3 1 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (6.70%) MS Office
2 9 (4.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.03%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 53 (27.32%) Selenium
2 21 (10.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (9.28%) JIRA
4 13 (6.70%) Cucumber
4 13 (6.70%) Jenkins
5 12 (6.19%) HP UFT
6 11 (5.67%) Gradle
6 11 (5.67%) JMeter
6 11 (5.67%) MSTest
6 11 (5.67%) NUnit
6 11 (5.67%) TestNG
7 9 (4.64%) FitNesse
8 7 (3.61%) Ranorex
8 7 (3.61%) Visual Studio
8 7 (3.61%) WebDriver
9 5 (2.58%) Appium
9 5 (2.58%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.06%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (2.06%) SonarQube
10 4 (2.06%) Subversion
General
1 55 (28.35%) Finance
2 19 (9.79%) Banking
3 14 (7.22%) Retail
4 4 (2.06%) Legal
5 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.55%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.03%) Law
6 2 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 89 (45.88%) Analyst
2 81 (41.75%) Tester
3 76 (39.18%) Test Analyst
4 47 (24.23%) Automation Tester
5 43 (22.16%) Software Tester
6 18 (9.28%) Senior Tester
6 18 (9.28%) Test Leader
6 18 (9.28%) Test Manager
7 17 (8.76%) QA Tester
7 17 (8.76%) Software Analyst
7 17 (8.76%) Software Test Analyst
8 12 (6.19%) Senior Automation Tester
8 12 (6.19%) Software QA Tester
9 11 (5.67%) Applications Support
9 11 (5.67%) Applications Support Analyst
9 11 (5.67%) Developer
9 11 (5.67%) Support Analyst
10 10 (5.15%) Agile Tester
10 10 (5.15%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 10 (5.15%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.46%) Web Services
2 23 (11.86%) .NET
3 16 (8.25%) CSS
4 15 (7.73%) HTML
4 15 (7.73%) XML
5 13 (6.70%) .NET Framework
5 13 (6.70%) ASP.NET
6 11 (5.67%) DOM
6 11 (5.67%) Silverlight
7 6 (3.09%) REST
8 5 (2.58%) jQuery
9 4 (2.06%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.06%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (2.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (2.06%) HTML5
9 4 (2.06%) LINQ
9 4 (2.06%) Node.js
9 4 (2.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (2.06%) WCF
9 4 (2.06%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 40 (20.62%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.67%) Credit Risk
2 11 (5.67%) Mathematics
2 11 (5.67%) SWIFT
3 9 (4.64%) iPad
4 5 (2.58%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.55%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.03%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.03%) PMI
7 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.52%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.52%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.98%) Windows
2 13 (6.70%) Apple iOS
3 12 (6.19%) Android
4 11 (5.67%) Linux
5 6 (3.09%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.06%) Mac OS X
6 4 (2.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (71.65%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (42.27%) Test Scripting
3 61 (31.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 52 (26.80%) Software Testing
5 51 (26.29%) Scrum
6 46 (23.71%) Test Automation
7 43 (22.16%) Automated Testing
8 37 (19.07%) SDLC
9 35 (18.04%) Functional Testing
10 31 (15.98%) Waterfall
11 27 (13.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (13.40%) Performance Testing
13 25 (12.89%) Manual Testing
14 24 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (12.37%) Non-Functional Testing
14 24 (12.37%) System Testing
15 20 (10.31%) Automation Testing
16 18 (9.28%) Mentoring
16 18 (9.28%) Test Management
16 18 (9.28%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 47 (24.23%) SQL
2 44 (22.68%) C#
3 29 (14.95%) Java
4 16 (8.25%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.67%) C
6 7 (3.61%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.06%) XPath
8 2 (1.03%) PHP
8 2 (1.03%) Python
8 2 (1.03%) Ruby
8 2 (1.03%) VB
8 2 (1.03%) VBScript
9 1 (0.52%) RPG
Qualifications
1 106 (54.64%) ISEB
2 41 (21.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 35 (18.04%) Degree
4 5 (2.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.03%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.52%) HNC
6 1 (0.52%) HND
6 1 (0.52%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (0.52%) PhD
6 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (30.41%) QA
2 11 (5.67%) SLA
3 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (8.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (13.40%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.67%) Bloomberg
2 11 (5.67%) Reuters
3 9 (4.64%) Telerik
4 7 (3.61%) Oracle
5 5 (2.58%) HP
6 4 (2.06%) Ektron
6 4 (2.06%) VMware
7 1 (0.52%) Alterian
7 1 (0.52%) Sitecore
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