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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 37 52 25
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -27
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 2 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 0.41% 0.69% 6.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.64% 2.11% 16.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 19
Average salary £30,000 £29,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.84% -15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
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
61 95 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 25.00% 32.65% 39.93%
Number of salaries quoted 54 48 87
Average salary £31,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £29,265 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 2015, 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%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) HP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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%) Visual Studio
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Implementation Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP