The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 64 63 65
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 7 2 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.13% 0.37% 1.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.31% 2.04% 8.03%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 11
Median salary £36,250 £46,250 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-21.62% +56.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,550 £45,250 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,250 £38,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
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 Staffordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
111 98 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 17.99% 18.15% 20.36%
Number of salaries quoted 99 89 118
Median salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £24,050 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £49,400 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Staffordshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Staffordshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Burton-upon-Trent - 3 £45,000 -
Stafford - 2 £30,500 -
Cannock - 1 £32,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £30,000 -
ISTQB
West Midlands

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 10 (90.91%) ISEB
2 7 (63.64%) QA
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) Test Management
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Coaching
4 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 1 (9.09%) Java
6 1 (9.09%) Selenium
6 1 (9.09%) Online Games
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Degree
6 1 (9.09%) JIRA
6 1 (9.09%) Logistics
6 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) Ruby
6 1 (9.09%) Quality Management
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
6 1 (9.09%) MS Office
6 1 (9.09%) Web Services
6 1 (9.09%) OOP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Appium
1 1 (9.09%) Bugzilla
1 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 1 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Tester
2 5 (45.45%) Software Tester
3 4 (36.36%) Analyst
4 3 (27.27%) Software Analyst
4 3 (27.27%) Test Manager
5 2 (18.18%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Applications Tester
6 1 (9.09%) Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Developer in Test
6 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
6 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) QA Manual Tester
6 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
6 1 (9.09%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Quality Management Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Coaching
2 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Test Management
2 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
4 1 (9.09%) BDD
4 1 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) SDLC
4 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
4 1 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) QA