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

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 202 176 173
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 54 89 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 1.33% 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.74% 5.17% 5.44%
Number of salaries quoted 51 73 67
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,600 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,800 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
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
1442 1720 1746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.58% 25.71% 23.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1117 1314 1380
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 September 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 September 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 -4 48 £32,500 -7.14% 9
Lancashire +12 1 £45,000 +66.66% 1
Cheshire +9 1 - -
Merseyside -29 1 £37,500 +15.38% 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 84 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (54.81%) Test Scripting
3 59 (43.70%) Selenium
4 58 (42.96%) ISEB
5 52 (38.52%) C#
6 50 (37.04%) Scrum
7 42 (31.11%) QA
7 42 (31.11%) Software Testing
8 41 (30.37%) SQL
9 40 (29.63%) Automated Testing
9 40 (29.63%) Test Automation
10 35 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
10 35 (25.93%) SDLC
11 33 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (24.44%) Java
12 30 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 26 (19.26%) Android
14 25 (18.52%) Automation Testing
14 25 (18.52%) Apple iOS
15 23 (17.04%) HTML
15 23 (17.04%) Windows
16 21 (15.56%) .NET
16 21 (15.56%) System Testing
16 21 (15.56%) Jenkins
17 20 (14.81%) Test Management
17 20 (14.81%) Load Testing
17 20 (14.81%) JavaScript
17 20 (14.81%) CSS
17 20 (14.81%) Web Services
17 20 (14.81%) Linux

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 7 (5.19%) CMS
2 1 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.74%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.96%) WinSCP
2 1 (0.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.19%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 59 (43.70%) Selenium
2 21 (15.56%) Jenkins
3 20 (14.81%) JMeter
4 18 (13.33%) Gradle
4 18 (13.33%) NUnit
4 18 (13.33%) TestNG
5 6 (4.44%) Ranorex
5 6 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (3.70%) JIRA
7 4 (2.96%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.96%) HP UFT
7 4 (2.96%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.96%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.96%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.22%) Appium
9 2 (1.48%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.48%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.48%) MSTest
9 2 (1.48%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.74%) Subversion
General
1 15 (11.11%) Finance
2 12 (8.89%) Retail
3 6 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.70%) Banking
5 2 (1.48%) Marketing
5 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.74%) Billing
6 1 (0.74%) Games
6 1 (0.74%) Law
6 1 (0.74%) Legal
6 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (51.85%) Analyst
2 67 (49.63%) Test Analyst
3 58 (42.96%) Tester
4 36 (26.67%) Software Tester
5 28 (20.74%) Automation Tester
6 19 (14.07%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 19 (14.07%) Software Analyst
6 19 (14.07%) Software Test Analyst
7 15 (11.11%) Senior Tester
8 13 (9.63%) Automation Test Analyst
9 11 (8.15%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 11 (8.15%) Selenium Tester
10 10 (7.41%) Java Automation Tester
10 10 (7.41%) Test Manager
11 9 (6.67%) Lead Tester
11 9 (6.67%) QA Tester
11 9 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (5.19%) Agile Tester
12 7 (5.19%) Senior Automation Tester
12 7 (5.19%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.04%) HTML
2 21 (15.56%) .NET
3 20 (14.81%) CSS
3 20 (14.81%) Web Services
4 18 (13.33%) DOM
4 18 (13.33%) Silverlight
5 9 (6.67%) XML
6 5 (3.70%) .NET Framework
6 5 (3.70%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.96%) SOAP
8 2 (1.48%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.74%) ADO.NET
9 1 (0.74%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.74%) HTML5
9 1 (0.74%) Node.js
9 1 (0.74%) REST
9 1 (0.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.74%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.85%) iPad
2 13 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.63%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.48%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.48%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.74%) EPoS
5 1 (0.74%) Interactive TV
5 1 (0.74%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 26 (19.26%) Android
2 25 (18.52%) Apple iOS
3 23 (17.04%) Windows
4 20 (14.81%) Linux
5 3 (2.22%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.48%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (54.81%) Test Scripting
3 50 (37.04%) Scrum
4 42 (31.11%) Software Testing
5 40 (29.63%) Automated Testing
5 40 (29.63%) Test Automation
6 35 (25.93%) SDLC
6 35 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
7 33 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (18.52%) Automation Testing
9 21 (15.56%) System Testing
10 20 (14.81%) Load Testing
10 20 (14.81%) Test Management
11 19 (14.07%) Functional Testing
12 18 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
12 18 (13.33%) Manual Testing
12 18 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
13 14 (10.37%) Web Testing
14 13 (9.63%) Performance Testing
15 12 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (38.52%) C#
2 41 (30.37%) SQL
3 33 (24.44%) Java
4 20 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.48%) PHP
5 2 (1.48%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.74%) Python
6 1 (0.74%) Ruby
6 1 (0.74%) VB
6 1 (0.74%) XPath
Qualifications
1 58 (42.96%) ISEB
2 30 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (10.37%) Degree
4 7 (5.19%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.48%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.74%) HNC
7 1 (0.74%) HND
7 1 (0.74%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (0.74%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (31.11%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) Docker
1 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (9.63%) Microsoft
1 13 (9.63%) Oracle
2 6 (4.44%) HP
3 5 (3.70%) Telerik
4 1 (0.74%) Alterian
4 1 (0.74%) Ektron
4 1 (0.74%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.74%) VMware
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