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

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 36 47 54
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 2.02% 0.91% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.85% 3.13% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 1
Average salary £34,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,250
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.78%
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
73 96 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 29.44% 29.09% 39.58%
Number of salaries quoted 57 75 42
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +28.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,250 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) QA
3 5 (62.50%) ISEB
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (50.00%) Internet
4 4 (50.00%) HP
4 4 (50.00%) Client/Server
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (37.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (37.50%) Black-Box Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (37.50%) Time Management
5 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
5 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
5 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (37.50%) Retail
6 1 (12.50%) Trayport
6 1 (12.50%) Web Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
1 3 (37.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Junior
2 4 (50.00%) Junior Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Junior QA Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Junior Test Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) QA Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) QA Leader
3 3 (37.50%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Black-Box Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Trayport