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

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 197 148 171
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +23
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 62 99 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.97% 1.59% 1.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.23% 6.00% 5.63%
Number of salaries quoted 54 84 90
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,650 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £44,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £35,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+11.26% -2.73%
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
1465 1651 1846
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.04% 26.50% 24.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1140 1237 1555
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -41 43 £40,000 +7.38% 8
Cheshire +18 8 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Merseyside -12 7 £32,500 - 1
Lancashire -12 4 £43,250 +54.46% 2
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 77 (62.60%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (51.22%) Test Scripting
3 55 (44.72%) Selenium
4 51 (41.46%) ISEB
5 45 (36.59%) Software Testing
5 45 (36.59%) Automated Testing
6 42 (34.15%) SQL
7 40 (32.52%) QA
8 39 (31.71%) SDLC
9 38 (30.89%) Test Automation
10 35 (28.46%) C#
11 34 (27.64%) Scrum
11 34 (27.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 33 (26.83%) User Acceptance Testing
13 27 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (21.14%) Java
15 24 (19.51%) Regression Testing
16 22 (17.89%) Android
16 22 (17.89%) Test Management
16 22 (17.89%) Apple iOS
17 21 (17.07%) Automation Testing
17 21 (17.07%) .NET
18 16 (13.01%) HTML
18 16 (13.01%) Test Strategy
19 15 (12.20%) JMeter
19 15 (12.20%) Degree
20 14 (11.38%) JIRA
20 14 (11.38%) Integration Testing
20 14 (11.38%) JavaScript
20 14 (11.38%) Windows

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 (4.07%) CMS
2 2 (1.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.25%) WinSCP
2 1 (0.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.69%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.07%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.07%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 55 (44.72%) Selenium
2 15 (12.20%) JMeter
3 14 (11.38%) Jenkins
3 14 (11.38%) JIRA
4 11 (8.94%) Cucumber
4 11 (8.94%) Gradle
4 11 (8.94%) NUnit
4 11 (8.94%) TestNG
5 7 (5.69%) WebDriver
6 5 (4.07%) SoapUI
6 5 (4.07%) SpecFlow
7 4 (3.25%) JUnit
7 4 (3.25%) Ranorex
7 4 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.25%) TestComplete
8 3 (2.44%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.63%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.63%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (5.69%) Finance
2 6 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.25%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.25%) Retail
4 3 (2.44%) Billing
4 3 (2.44%) Marketing
5 2 (1.63%) Advertising
5 2 (1.63%) Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Games
Job Titles
1 67 (54.47%) Analyst
2 65 (52.85%) Test Analyst
3 48 (39.02%) Tester
4 32 (26.02%) Software Tester
5 18 (14.63%) Test Manager
6 17 (13.82%) Automation Test Analyst
6 17 (13.82%) Senior Tester
7 16 (13.01%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 15 (12.20%) Senior Analyst
9 14 (11.38%) Automation Tester
10 13 (10.57%) Senior Test Analyst
10 13 (10.57%) Software Analyst
10 13 (10.57%) Software Test Analyst
11 9 (7.32%) Lead Tester
11 9 (7.32%) Senior Software Tester
11 9 (7.32%) Test Leader
12 8 (6.50%) Lead Test Analyst
13 7 (5.69%) QA Analyst
13 7 (5.69%) QA Test Analyst
14 6 (4.88%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.07%) .NET
2 16 (13.01%) HTML
3 13 (10.57%) Web Services
4 12 (9.76%) CSS
5 11 (8.94%) DOM
5 11 (8.94%) Silverlight
6 5 (4.07%) SOAP
7 4 (3.25%) Gherkin
7 4 (3.25%) ISPF
7 4 (3.25%) XML
8 3 (2.44%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.57%) iPad
2 10 (8.13%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.07%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.25%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.25%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (3.25%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.44%) iSeries
7 2 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.63%) Replication
8 1 (0.81%) Interactive TV
8 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.89%) Android
1 22 (17.89%) Apple iOS
2 14 (11.38%) Linux
2 14 (11.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (62.60%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (51.22%) Test Scripting
3 45 (36.59%) Automated Testing
3 45 (36.59%) Software Testing
4 39 (31.71%) SDLC
5 38 (30.89%) Test Automation
6 34 (27.64%) Scrum
7 33 (26.83%) User Acceptance Testing
8 27 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (19.51%) Regression Testing
10 22 (17.89%) Test Management
11 21 (17.07%) Automation Testing
12 16 (13.01%) Test Strategy
13 14 (11.38%) Integration Testing
13 14 (11.38%) System Integration Testing
14 13 (10.57%) Load Testing
14 13 (10.57%) Mentoring
15 12 (9.76%) Manual Testing
16 11 (8.94%) Continuous Delivery
16 11 (8.94%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 42 (34.15%) SQL
2 35 (28.46%) C#
3 26 (21.14%) Java
4 14 (11.38%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.88%) Python
6 4 (3.25%) JCL
6 4 (3.25%) Ruby
7 2 (1.63%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.81%) C
8 1 (0.81%) C++
8 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (41.46%) ISEB
2 34 (27.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (12.20%) Degree
4 12 (9.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 12 (9.76%) Security Cleared
5 10 (8.13%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.63%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (32.52%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.25%) RACF
1 4 (3.25%) Time Sharing Option
1 4 (3.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (4.07%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.25%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (9.76%) Oracle
2 7 (5.69%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.88%) HP
4 4 (3.25%) IBM
5 1 (0.81%) Telerik
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