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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 69 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.42% 0.48% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.90% 1.89% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 0
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
158 159 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 21.97% 25.24% 29.56%
Number of salaries quoted 132 144 109
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -16.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
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 1 October 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 - 2 £31,500 -
ISTQB
West Midlands

ISTQB
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) MSTest
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) C#

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MSTest
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 2 (66.67%) QA Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Software Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Junior Software Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Junior Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Senior QA Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Junior
3 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: To £25k + bns + pkg
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