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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 41 42 43
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Peterborough 1.44% 0.74% 1.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.85% 3.57% 6.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 4
Average salary £30,000 £50,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.00% +66.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £50,000 £29,867
10% offered a salary of more than £32,900 £50,000 £32,800
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
73 56 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Peterborough 20.98% 20.66% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 60 55 80
Average salary £37,500 £47,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.05% +26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £27,500 £29,848
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 10 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (90.00%) ISEB
3 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Selenium
4 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Java
5 4 (40.00%) Web Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (40.00%) JIRA
5 4 (40.00%) User Stories
6 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (20.00%) Finance
7 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
7 2 (20.00%) Change Control
7 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (20.00%) SDLC
8 1 (10.00%) Xamarin
8 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
8 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Calabash
8 1 (10.00%) Ranorex
8 1 (10.00%) SQL
8 1 (10.00%) Linux
8 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
8 1 (10.00%) Microsoft

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) Subversion
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (10.00%) Calabash
3 1 (10.00%) Ranorex
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Tester
2 4 (40.00%) Selenium Tester
3 3 (30.00%) QA Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (40.00%) User Stories
3 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Web Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 2 (20.00%) Change Control
6 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Time Management
6 1 (10.00%) Open Source
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Xamarin