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

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 189 171 196
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +25
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 62 86 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 1.29% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.56% 5.30% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 58 71 60
Median salary £33,000 £37,500 £30,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +21.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £80,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1359 1623 1690
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.29% 24.28% 22.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1098 1263 1287
Median salary £40,000 £38,350 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.30% +6.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,000 £62,150
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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +2 56 £33,000 -20.48% 7
Lancashire +8 1 £45,000 +65.13%
Merseyside -13 1 £37,500 +3.44% 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 95 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (51.32%) Test Scripting
3 76 (50.00%) ISEB
4 57 (37.50%) Selenium
5 54 (35.53%) C#
6 51 (33.55%) QA
7 47 (30.92%) Test Automation
7 47 (30.92%) Scrum
8 44 (28.95%) Software Testing
8 44 (28.95%) SQL
9 38 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 36 (23.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 35 (23.03%) Automated Testing
12 33 (21.71%) Java
12 33 (21.71%) SDLC
12 33 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (17.76%) .NET
14 26 (17.11%) Finance
15 25 (16.45%) Web Services
16 24 (15.79%) Windows
16 24 (15.79%) HTML
16 24 (15.79%) Automation Testing
16 24 (15.79%) Functional Testing
17 22 (14.47%) Test Management
17 22 (14.47%) JavaScript
17 22 (14.47%) CSS
18 21 (13.82%) System Testing
19 20 (13.16%) Manual Testing
19 20 (13.16%) Android
20 19 (12.50%) Load Testing

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 10 (6.58%) CMS
2 1 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.97%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.63%) WinSCP
2 1 (0.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.61%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.66%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 57 (37.50%) Selenium
2 19 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 19 (12.50%) JMeter
3 17 (11.18%) Gradle
3 17 (11.18%) NUnit
3 17 (11.18%) TestNG
4 13 (8.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (7.24%) JIRA
6 8 (5.26%) Visual Studio
7 6 (3.95%) MSTest
8 5 (3.29%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.29%) Ranorex
9 4 (2.63%) Appium
9 4 (2.63%) HP UFT
9 4 (2.63%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (2.63%) ReSharper
9 4 (2.63%) SoapUI
9 4 (2.63%) SonarQube
9 4 (2.63%) Subversion
9 4 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (17.11%) Finance
2 12 (7.89%) Retail
3 10 (6.58%) Banking
4 5 (3.29%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.97%) Legal
6 2 (1.32%) Law
6 2 (1.32%) Marketing
6 2 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.66%) Games
Job Titles
1 69 (45.39%) Analyst
2 67 (44.08%) Tester
3 63 (41.45%) Test Analyst
4 40 (26.32%) Software Tester
5 36 (23.68%) Automation Tester
6 19 (12.50%) Senior Tester
6 19 (12.50%) Software Analyst
6 19 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
7 16 (10.53%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 13 (8.55%) Developer
8 13 (8.55%) Test Manager
9 12 (7.89%) QA Tester
9 12 (7.89%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 12 (7.89%) Selenium Tester
10 11 (7.24%) Automation Test Analyst
10 11 (7.24%) Senior Automation Tester
11 10 (6.58%) Java Automation Tester
12 9 (5.92%) Developer in Test
12 9 (5.92%) Lead Tester
12 9 (5.92%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.76%) .NET
2 25 (16.45%) Web Services
3 24 (15.79%) HTML
4 22 (14.47%) CSS
5 17 (11.18%) DOM
5 17 (11.18%) Silverlight
6 13 (8.55%) XML
7 12 (7.89%) .NET Framework
7 12 (7.89%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.63%) ADO.NET
8 4 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (2.63%) HTML5
8 4 (2.63%) jQuery
8 4 (2.63%) JSON
8 4 (2.63%) LINQ
8 4 (2.63%) SOAP
8 4 (2.63%) WCF
8 4 (2.63%) XML Schema
8 4 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.55%) iPad
3 9 (5.92%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.97%) Credit Risk
4 3 (1.97%) Mathematics
4 3 (1.97%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.32%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.66%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.66%) EPoS
6 1 (0.66%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.79%) Windows
2 20 (13.16%) Android
3 19 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 18 (11.84%) Linux
5 4 (2.63%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.97%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (51.32%) Test Scripting
3 47 (30.92%) Scrum
3 47 (30.92%) Test Automation
4 44 (28.95%) Software Testing
5 38 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 35 (23.03%) Automated Testing
7 33 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (21.71%) SDLC
8 24 (15.79%) Automation Testing
8 24 (15.79%) Functional Testing
9 22 (14.47%) Test Management
10 21 (13.82%) System Testing
11 20 (13.16%) Manual Testing
12 19 (12.50%) Load Testing
12 19 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (11.84%) Performance Testing
14 17 (11.18%) Continuous Delivery
14 17 (11.18%) Performance Analysis
15 15 (9.87%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 54 (35.53%) C#
2 44 (28.95%) SQL
3 33 (21.71%) Java
4 22 (14.47%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.95%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.63%) XPath
7 3 (1.97%) C
8 2 (1.32%) PHP
8 2 (1.32%) VB
8 2 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 76 (50.00%) ISEB
2 36 (23.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (11.18%) Degree
4 3 (1.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (1.97%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.32%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.66%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.66%) HNC
6 1 (0.66%) HND
6 1 (0.66%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (0.66%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (33.55%) QA
2 3 (1.97%) SLA
3 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) Docker
1 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (5.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.55%) Oracle
3 6 (3.95%) HP
4 5 (3.29%) Telerik
5 4 (2.63%) Ektron
6 3 (1.97%) Bloomberg
6 3 (1.97%) Reuters
7 1 (0.66%) Alterian
7 1 (0.66%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.66%) VMware
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