The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 48 19 42
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +23
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 30 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 0.72% 9.97% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.63% 20.27% 6.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2 30 1
Average salary £29,750 £38,250 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +53.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
ISTQB
West Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
76 148 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 27.54% 49.17% 26.56%
Number of salaries quoted 45 107 41
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,559 £26,250 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Solihull

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Solihull

ISTQB
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Solihull 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%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Data Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Ranorex
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Telerik
2 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSD
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Ranorex
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Test Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) XSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Data Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Telerik