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

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 146 164 197
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +33
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 89 86 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.63% 1.39% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.51% 5.35% 3.28%
Number of salaries quoted 78 75 32
Median salary £32,750 £32,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.34% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,714 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.84% +10.00%
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
1368 1606 1614
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.05% 26.00% 22.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1147 1273 1244
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 +21 58 £35,000 +12.00% 8
Cheshire +31 18 £33,750 +5.46% 1
Lancashire +7 5 £30,000 +25.00%
Merseyside -1 5 - - 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 156 (73.93%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (56.87%) ISEB
3 85 (40.28%) Test Scripting
4 68 (32.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 67 (31.75%) Finance
6 63 (29.86%) QA
7 59 (27.96%) Software Testing
8 54 (25.59%) Scrum
9 50 (23.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 48 (22.75%) Selenium
10 48 (22.75%) SQL
11 46 (21.80%) Automated Testing
11 46 (21.80%) Analytical Skills
12 44 (20.85%) Test Automation
13 42 (19.91%) Functional Testing
14 40 (18.96%) SDLC
14 40 (18.96%) Waterfall
14 40 (18.96%) Degree
15 37 (17.54%) C#
16 31 (14.69%) Manual Testing
17 30 (14.22%) Windows
18 28 (13.27%) Web Services
18 28 (13.27%) Non-Functional Testing
19 27 (12.80%) Performance Testing
19 27 (12.80%) Microsoft
20 26 (12.32%) SQL Server
20 26 (12.32%) Stakeholder Management
21 25 (11.85%) Team Foundation Server
22 24 (11.37%) System Testing
22 24 (11.37%) Banking

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 (2.37%) CMS
2 4 (1.90%) Confluence
2 4 (1.90%) Node.js
3 1 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (8.06%) MS Office
2 9 (4.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.37%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.90%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 48 (22.75%) Selenium
2 25 (11.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (10.90%) JIRA
4 15 (7.11%) Cucumber
5 14 (6.64%) HP UFT
6 11 (5.21%) FitNesse
6 11 (5.21%) MSTest
7 9 (4.27%) Jenkins
8 7 (3.32%) Gradle
8 7 (3.32%) JMeter
8 7 (3.32%) NUnit
8 7 (3.32%) TestNG
8 7 (3.32%) Visual Studio
9 6 (2.84%) Appium
9 6 (2.84%) SoapUI
9 6 (2.84%) WebDriver
10 5 (2.37%) Ranorex
11 4 (1.90%) FishEye
11 4 (1.90%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (1.90%) SonarQube
General
1 67 (31.75%) Finance
2 24 (11.37%) Banking
3 18 (8.53%) Retail
4 5 (2.37%) Legal
5 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.42%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.42%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.95%) Law
6 2 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 104 (49.29%) Analyst
2 88 (41.71%) Test Analyst
3 79 (37.44%) Tester
4 46 (21.80%) Automation Tester
5 43 (20.38%) Software Tester
6 21 (9.95%) Test Manager
7 17 (8.06%) Software Analyst
7 17 (8.06%) Software Test Analyst
7 17 (8.06%) Test Leader
8 15 (7.11%) Applications Support
8 15 (7.11%) Applications Support Analyst
8 15 (7.11%) Support Analyst
9 14 (6.64%) QA Tester
10 13 (6.16%) Senior Tester
11 11 (5.21%) Developer
12 10 (4.74%) Agile Tester
12 10 (4.74%) Automation Test Analyst
12 10 (4.74%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (4.74%) Software QA Tester
13 9 (4.27%) Head of Testing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.27%) Web Services
2 23 (10.90%) .NET
3 14 (6.64%) XML
4 13 (6.16%) .NET Framework
4 13 (6.16%) ASP.NET
5 12 (5.69%) CSS
6 11 (5.21%) HTML
7 8 (3.79%) REST
8 7 (3.32%) DOM
8 7 (3.32%) Silverlight
9 5 (2.37%) jQuery
10 4 (1.90%) ADO.NET
10 4 (1.90%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (1.90%) HTML5
10 4 (1.90%) LINQ
10 4 (1.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (1.90%) WCF
10 4 (1.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 46 (21.80%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.11%) Credit Risk
2 15 (7.11%) Mathematics
2 15 (7.11%) SWIFT
3 9 (4.27%) iPad
4 5 (2.37%) EPoS
4 5 (2.37%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.90%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.90%) PMI
6 2 (0.95%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.47%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 30 (14.22%) Windows
2 12 (5.69%) Apple iOS
3 9 (4.27%) Android
4 7 (3.32%) Linux
5 6 (2.84%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.37%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.90%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (73.93%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (40.28%) Test Scripting
3 68 (32.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 59 (27.96%) Software Testing
5 54 (25.59%) Scrum
6 46 (21.80%) Automated Testing
7 44 (20.85%) Test Automation
8 42 (19.91%) Functional Testing
9 40 (18.96%) SDLC
9 40 (18.96%) Waterfall
10 31 (14.69%) Manual Testing
11 28 (13.27%) Non-Functional Testing
12 27 (12.80%) Performance Testing
13 26 (12.32%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (11.37%) System Testing
15 22 (10.43%) Test Management
15 22 (10.43%) Time Management
16 21 (9.95%) Software Delivery
17 19 (9.00%) Test Strategy
18 18 (8.53%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 48 (22.75%) SQL
2 37 (17.54%) C#
3 24 (11.37%) Java
4 15 (7.11%) C
5 12 (5.69%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.32%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.90%) Python
7 4 (1.90%) Ruby
7 4 (1.90%) XPath
8 2 (0.95%) PHP
8 2 (0.95%) VB
8 2 (0.95%) VBScript
9 1 (0.47%) RPG
Qualifications
1 120 (56.87%) ISEB
2 50 (23.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 40 (18.96%) Degree
4 8 (3.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (1.90%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.42%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.42%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) HNC
7 1 (0.47%) HND
7 1 (0.47%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (0.47%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (29.86%) QA
2 15 (7.11%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (9.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (12.80%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.11%) Bloomberg
2 15 (7.11%) Reuters
3 8 (3.79%) HP
4 7 (3.32%) Telerik
5 6 (2.84%) Oracle
6 4 (1.90%) Ektron
6 4 (1.90%) VMware
7 1 (0.47%) Alterian
7 1 (0.47%) Sitecore
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