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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 17 25 36
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 6.76% 0.88% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.32% 3.33% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 0
Average salary £27,500 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-45.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
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
19 30 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 25.68% 26.55% 18.98%
Number of salaries quoted 14 25 21
Average salary £27,750 £32,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.61% +4.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,100 £27,500 £19,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,750 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 28 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
3 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (50.00%) Time Management
4 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (50.00%) Defect Management
4 4 (50.00%) Web Development
4 4 (50.00%) QA
5 3 (37.50%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) Bugzilla
6 2 (25.00%) Scrum
6 2 (25.00%) .NET
6 2 (25.00%) IBM
6 2 (25.00%) JIRA
6 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (25.00%) Java
6 2 (25.00%) Test Management
7 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) V-Model
7 1 (12.50%) System Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Appium
7 1 (12.50%) Selenium

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Bugzilla
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Appium
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Software Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (50.00%) Time Management
3 4 (50.00%) Web Development
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) System Testing
5 1 (12.50%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) IBM