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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 57 67 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 12 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.90% 0.64% -
As % of the Qualifications category 9.92% 2.60% -
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 0
Average salary £27,250 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.16% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,250 £35,000 £32,846
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +6.55%
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
121 154 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 19.15% 24.80% 32.18%
Number of salaries quoted 105 140 145
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% -13.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £19,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,750 £48,600
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 December 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford - 8 £23,500 - 1
Tamworth - 1 £32,500 -
Lichfield - 1 £32,500 -
ISTQB
West Midlands

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (100.00%) SQL
1 12 (100.00%) ISEB
2 10 (83.33%) QA
3 8 (66.67%) Degree
3 8 (66.67%) Computer Science
3 8 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
4 6 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 4 (33.33%) MSTest
5 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (33.33%) .NET
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Test Management
5 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 3 (25.00%) CRM
6 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 2 (16.67%) C#
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 4 (33.33%) MSTest
General
1 6 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Analyst
2 7 (58.33%) Tester
3 6 (50.00%) Software Tester
3 6 (50.00%) QA Analyst
4 5 (41.67%) Junior
4 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
4 5 (41.67%) Junior Tester
5 4 (33.33%) Junior Software Tester
5 4 (33.33%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (16.67%) Senior Software Tester
6 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (16.67%) Senior QA Analyst
6 2 (16.67%) Senior Tester
7 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 6 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Test Management
3 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) CRM
5 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management
6 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) ISEB
2 8 (66.67%) Degree
3 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (83.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
Stafford, Staffordshire
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