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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Lancashire / Preston
Rank 26 16 32
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +16
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 3.05% 8.22% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.00% 35.29% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 1
Median salary £43,250 £27,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+57.27% -45.00%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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
40 17 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 30.53% 23.29% 22.06%
Number of salaries quoted 36 16 24
Median salary £36,250 £30,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.83% -15.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,496 £21,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

The demand trend of job ads across the Preston region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Preston region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Preston

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 Preston region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Testing
3 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (50.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Web Development
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Time Management
4 1 (25.00%) V-Model

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Preston 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Lead Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Test Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Time Management
4 1 (25.00%) V-Model
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle