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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 43 49 19
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -30
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 2 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 0.71% 0.71% 9.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.08% 2.56% 20.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 30
Average salary £38,750 £29,750 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.25% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £27,550 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £31,950 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
65 78 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 23.13% 27.76% 49.17%
Number of salaries quoted 57 45 107
Average salary £32,500 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.95% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,950 £29,559 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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
Salary Histogram in Solihull

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Solihull region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Solihull

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Implementation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 1 (33.33%) QA Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) HP