The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 22 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 1.16% - 8.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.00% - 30.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 2
Average salary £50,000 - £30,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
ISTQB
Lancashire

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

Qualifications Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
20 24 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 23.26% 16.22% 28.40%
Number of salaries quoted 20 18 17
Average salary £34,274 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.24% +9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Preston

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Preston

ISTQB
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Preston 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 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Preston 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.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA