The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 38 43 48
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 7 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Peterborough 2.19% 1.34% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.45% 6.56% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 2
Average salary £34,000 £50,000 £31,905
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.00% +56.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £50,000 £30,229
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £50,000 £33,581
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
ISTQB
Cambridgeshire

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

Qualifications Category
Peterborough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
67 61 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Peterborough 20.94% 20.40% 26.50%
Number of salaries quoted 47 57 78
Average salary £40,000 £25,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.00% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £21,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,450 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Peterborough

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Peterborough

ISTQB
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the Peterborough 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 9 (81.82%) ISEB
1 9 (81.82%) QA
2 8 (72.73%) Test Scripting
3 6 (54.55%) Automated Testing
3 6 (54.55%) JIRA
4 4 (36.36%) User Stories
4 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Java
4 4 (36.36%) Selenium
4 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Web Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Change Control
6 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
6 2 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (18.18%) SDLC
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) ATM
6 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
7 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the Peterborough 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) ATM
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) JIRA
2 4 (36.36%) Selenium
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Tester
2 4 (36.36%) Selenium Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Software Tester
4 2 (18.18%) QA Tester
5 1 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Test Scripting
2 6 (54.55%) Automated Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Web Testing
3 4 (36.36%) User Stories
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Change Control
5 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 2 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) SDLC
6 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (81.82%) QA