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 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 74 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.75% 1.12% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.45% 6.14% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 0
Median salary £27,000 £40,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-32.50% -
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.49% +10.00%
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
145 114 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 21.84% 18.30% 20.19%
Number of salaries quoted 115 77 122
Median salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,050 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,750 £44,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 - 2 £25,000 -
Lichfield -4 1 £35,000 +7.69%
Tamworth - 1 £27,500 -
ISTQB
West Midlands

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 8 (66.67%) ISEB
1 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 8 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Test Planning
4 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (33.33%) SDLC
4 4 (33.33%) Test Management
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) QA
5 3 (25.00%) MS Office
5 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (16.67%) Pure360
6 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 2 (16.67%) QMS
6 2 (16.67%) Apache Flex
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (16.67%) ETL
6 2 (16.67%) HTTP
6 2 (16.67%) HTTPS

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 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
1 2 (16.67%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) TestComplete
2 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Tester
2 6 (50.00%) Software Tester
3 4 (33.33%) Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) QA Tester
3 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Manual Tester
4 3 (25.00%) Software Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Software QA Tester
4 3 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) QA Manual Tester
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Tester
6 1 (8.33%) Junior
6 1 (8.33%) Junior Manual Tester
6 1 (8.33%) Junior QA Tester
6 1 (8.33%) Junior Software Tester
6 1 (8.33%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) Apache Flex
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Test Planning
4 4 (33.33%) SDLC
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Management
5 2 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (16.67%) ETL
5 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 2 (16.67%) QMS
5 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
5 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) ISEB
1 8 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft