The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Salford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 23 25 18
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Salford 1.15% 1.14% 3.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.09% 8.33% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £28,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
ISTQB
Manchester

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

Qualifications Category
Salford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11 12 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Salford 12.64% 13.64% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 18
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +23.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £33,800 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £41,100 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Salford

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Salford

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Salford 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 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) BBC
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Interactive TV
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Flash
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Broadband
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Firebug
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Web Accessibility
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Product Management
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Salford 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 1 (50.00%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Firebug
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) BBC
1 1 (50.00%) Interactive TV
1 1 (50.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Web Accessibility
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Product Management
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center