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 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 68 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.81% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 5.00% - -
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 0
Average salary £40,000 - -
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 Staffordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
100 117 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 16.26% 20.00% 32.68%
Number of salaries quoted 74 103 157
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £46,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) ISEB
2 8 (57.14%) .NET
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (42.86%) QA
5 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (28.57%) Degree
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Test Management
6 3 (21.43%) MSTest
6 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
6 3 (21.43%) Coaching
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
6 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
7 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 2 (14.29%) CRM
7 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (14.29%) Change Management
7 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
1 3 (21.43%) MSTest
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Test Team Leader
3 3 (21.43%) Team Leader
3 3 (21.43%) Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Junior
3 3 (21.43%) Junior Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Software Team Leader
4 2 (14.29%) Software Test Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Junior Software Tester
4 2 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Software Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
3 3 (21.43%) Coaching
3 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
3 3 (21.43%) Test Management
4 2 (14.29%) CRM
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) ISEB
2 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft