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 1 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 52 67 65
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 7 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.57% 1.07% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.33% 5.34% 5.22%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 6
Median salary £37,000 £34,500 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.24% +32.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £28,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,425 £46,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
75 131 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 16.78% 20.03% 20.95%
Number of salaries quoted 54 120 94
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £60,000
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
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 1 March 2017. 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 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
Tamworth +3 3 £37,000 +1.36%
Stafford - 2 £35,000 -
Cannock - 1 £32,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £30,000 -
ISTQB
West Midlands

ISTQB
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, 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 8 (72.73%) QA
3 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
4 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 3 (27.27%) Coaching
5 3 (27.27%) Test Management
6 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (18.18%) User Stories
6 2 (18.18%) JIRA
6 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Bugzilla
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 2 (18.18%) Web Services
7 1 (9.09%) Logistics
7 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Bugzilla
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Tester
2 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Software Tester
3 3 (27.27%) QA Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) QA Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) QA Test Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) QA Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Software Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Software QA Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Software QA Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Software Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Software Test Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Test Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Test Manager
4 2 (18.18%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Coaching
3 3 (27.27%) Test Management
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 2 (18.18%) User Stories
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Logistics
5 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) QA
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