The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 75 77 67
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 18 8 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 1.75% 0.83% 1.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.45% 2.75% 5.32%
Number of salaries quoted 16 6 19
Average salary £33,750 £31,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.87% -27.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
ISTQB
Nottinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Nottingham region.

Qualifications Category
Nottingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
330 291 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 32.10% 30.16% 32.90%
Number of salaries quoted 286 251 261
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Nottingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Nottingham region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Nottingham

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Nottingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Nottingham region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Nottingham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Nottingham 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 19 (79.17%) ISEB
2 15 (62.50%) QA
3 9 (37.50%) Automation Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Software Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Manual Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Windows
5 5 (20.83%) Selenium
6 4 (16.67%) RAD
6 4 (16.67%) VoIP
6 4 (16.67%) WAN
6 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 4 (16.67%) Scrum
6 4 (16.67%) Retail
6 4 (16.67%) Degree
6 4 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (16.67%) Open Source
7 3 (12.50%) C#
7 3 (12.50%) C++
7 3 (12.50%) Java
7 3 (12.50%) Perl
7 3 (12.50%) VB
7 3 (12.50%) MCSE
7 3 (12.50%) DHCP
7 3 (12.50%) Cisco
7 3 (12.50%) CCNA
7 3 (12.50%) Active Directory

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Nottingham 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (16.67%) VoIP
1 4 (16.67%) WAN
2 3 (12.50%) DHCP
2 3 (12.50%) RTP
2 3 (12.50%) H.323
2 3 (12.50%) VLAN
2 3 (12.50%) Wireshark
3 1 (4.17%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Selenium
2 3 (12.50%) FogBugz
2 3 (12.50%) Ranorex
2 3 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 4 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Tester
2 11 (45.83%) Software Tester
3 8 (33.33%) Analyst
4 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Senior Software Tester
6 3 (12.50%) Senior Tester
6 3 (12.50%) QA Tester
6 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
7 2 (8.33%) Programme Manager
7 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
7 2 (8.33%) Programme Test Manager
7 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
8 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) QA Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
8 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Open Source
2 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Automation Testing
2 7 (29.17%) Software Testing
2 7 (29.17%) Manual Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 4 (16.67%) RAD
3 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Scrum
4 3 (12.50%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.33%) Resource Management
5 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.17%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (4.17%) System Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Load Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Test Management
6 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) C#
1 3 (12.50%) C++
1 3 (12.50%) Java
1 3 (12.50%) Perl
1 3 (12.50%) VB
1 3 (12.50%) Ruby
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (79.17%) ISEB
2 4 (16.67%) Degree
3 3 (12.50%) MCSE
3 3 (12.50%) CCNA
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (12.50%) MCITP
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (62.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco
1 3 (12.50%) Avaya
1 3 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft