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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 174 182 186
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 72 62 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.10% 0.86% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.66% 3.75% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 65 51 47
Average salary £38,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £25,000 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £44,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,875 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.07% -
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
1545 1653 1673
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.69% 22.97% 23.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1195 1274 1405
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £64,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 48 £40,000 +40.35% 14
Cheshire -1 10 £31,000 -4.61% 7
Cumbria - 5 £55,000 -
Merseyside +10 4 £38,750 +17.42% 1
Lancashire - 4 £28,000 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 120 (68.18%) ISEB
2 84 (47.73%) Software Testing
3 78 (44.32%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (40.34%) QA
5 69 (39.20%) Test Scripting
6 67 (38.07%) SQL
7 54 (30.68%) Finance
8 47 (26.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 44 (25.00%) Degree
10 41 (23.30%) Test Management
11 39 (22.16%) Microsoft
12 34 (19.32%) Automated Testing
13 33 (18.75%) Selenium
13 33 (18.75%) Test Automation
14 31 (17.61%) Analytical Skills
14 31 (17.61%) SDLC
15 28 (15.91%) Test Strategy
16 27 (15.34%) User Acceptance Testing
16 27 (15.34%) Java
16 27 (15.34%) Banking
17 26 (14.77%) .NET
18 25 (14.20%) Team Foundation Server
19 21 (11.93%) Windows
20 20 (11.36%) C#
20 20 (11.36%) Scrum
21 19 (10.80%) Manual Testing
22 18 (10.23%) Android
22 18 (10.23%) Apple iOS
22 18 (10.23%) Mentoring
22 18 (10.23%) SQL Server

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 4 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.70%) CMS
2 3 (1.70%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.57%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (5.68%) MS Office
2 9 (5.11%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.70%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (2.84%) Primavera
1 5 (2.84%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.84%) Trello
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.84%) Internet
2 2 (1.14%) Wireless
2 2 (1.14%) HTTP
3 1 (0.57%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (5.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 6 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (18.75%) Selenium
2 25 (14.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (6.82%) JIRA
4 10 (5.68%) HP UFT
5 8 (4.55%) Cucumber
6 6 (3.41%) WebDriver
7 5 (2.84%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.84%) Bugzilla
8 4 (2.27%) UltraEdit
9 3 (1.70%) SilkTest
10 2 (1.14%) JMeter
10 2 (1.14%) JUnit
10 2 (1.14%) MSTest
10 2 (1.14%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.14%) Rational Functional Tester
10 2 (1.14%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.14%) Facilita Forecast
10 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.57%) Selenium IDE
General
1 54 (30.68%) Finance
2 27 (15.34%) Banking
3 12 (6.82%) Retail
4 8 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.98%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.27%) Games
7 3 (1.70%) Law
7 3 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.70%) Marketing
8 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.14%) Back Office
9 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.57%) Billing
9 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 88 (50.00%) Analyst
2 85 (48.30%) Test Analyst
3 44 (25.00%) Tester
4 40 (22.73%) Test Manager
5 22 (12.50%) Software Tester
6 11 (6.25%) Graduate
7 9 (5.11%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (5.11%) Senior Test Analyst
7 9 (5.11%) Automated Tester
8 8 (4.55%) Test Engineer
9 7 (3.98%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 6 (3.41%) Graduate Software Tester
10 6 (3.41%) Junior Tester
10 6 (3.41%) QA Analyst
10 6 (3.41%) Junior
11 5 (2.84%) QA Manager
11 5 (2.84%) Automated Test Analyst
11 5 (2.84%) Software Test Analyst
12 4 (2.27%) Test Leader
12 4 (2.27%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.77%) .NET
2 12 (6.82%) XML
3 5 (2.84%) Web Services
4 4 (2.27%) HTML
4 4 (2.27%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.14%) XBRL
5 2 (1.14%) SOAP
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.57%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.57%) jQuery
6 1 (0.57%) COM
6 1 (0.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.61%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.82%) Data Integration
2 12 (6.82%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.84%) Interactive TV
4 4 (2.27%) Replication
5 3 (1.70%) Biotechnology
6 2 (1.14%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.14%) User Experience
7 1 (0.57%) Telematics
7 1 (0.57%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.93%) Windows
2 18 (10.23%) Android
2 18 (10.23%) Apple iOS
3 9 (5.11%) Linux
4 3 (1.70%) UNIX
5 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (47.73%) Software Testing
2 78 (44.32%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (39.20%) Test Scripting
4 41 (23.30%) Test Management
5 34 (19.32%) Automated Testing
6 33 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 31 (17.61%) SDLC
8 28 (15.91%) Test Strategy
9 27 (15.34%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (11.36%) Scrum
11 19 (10.80%) Manual Testing
12 18 (10.23%) Mentoring
13 17 (9.66%) Validation
14 16 (9.09%) Regression Testing
15 15 (8.52%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (8.52%) Waterfall
15 15 (8.52%) Security Testing
16 14 (7.95%) Performance Testing
16 14 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (7.95%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 67 (38.07%) SQL
2 27 (15.34%) Java
3 20 (11.36%) C#
4 8 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.41%) PHP
5 6 (3.41%) Ruby
6 4 (2.27%) Python
7 3 (1.70%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.14%) Groovy
8 2 (1.14%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.57%) VBScript
9 1 (0.57%) VB
9 1 (0.57%) C++
9 1 (0.57%) C
Qualifications
1 120 (68.18%) ISEB
2 47 (26.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 44 (25.00%) Degree
4 10 (5.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (40.34%) QA
2 14 (7.95%) FATCA
3 2 (1.14%) WCAG
3 2 (1.14%) WAI
4 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 13 (7.39%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (22.16%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.66%) Oracle
3 9 (5.11%) IBM
4 7 (3.98%) SAP
5 5 (2.84%) HP
6 2 (1.14%) Capita
6 2 (1.14%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.57%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.57%) Citrix
7 1 (0.57%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.57%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.57%) Perforce
7 1 (0.57%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.57%) Alterian
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
GLM Recruitment
Salary: Salary Circa £35,000 Possibly More for the right Applicant
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
PS Computer
Salary: £38k - £47k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: COMPETITIVE
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
GLM Recruitment
Salary: From £19,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £19,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £27,000 to £32,500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £38551 - £47308 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Birkenhead
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum, Benefits: 25 days holidays, UK healthcare from day 1, contributable pension plan after 6 months, free parking
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago