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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 67 - 71
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 9 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.39% - 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.77% - 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 1
Average salary £30,000 - £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,875 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.07% -
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
156 141 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 24.15% 19.53% 30.17%
Number of salaries quoted 109 116 172
Average salary £31,500 £35,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £22,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £51,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 3 August 2015. 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 - 5 £27,500 -
Lichfield - 4 £32,500 -
ISTQB
West Midlands

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) QA
4 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 6 (42.86%) PHP
4 6 (42.86%) .NET
5 5 (35.71%) Web Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Selenium
6 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Scrum
6 4 (28.57%) MySQL
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 4 (28.57%) SOAP
7 3 (21.43%) Web Services
7 3 (21.43%) C#
7 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 3 (21.43%) VMware
7 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Bugzilla
7 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (21.43%) JIRA
7 3 (21.43%) VB
7 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
7 3 (21.43%) Coaching
7 3 (21.43%) SDLC
7 3 (21.43%) FogBugz
8 2 (14.29%) User Stories
8 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) MySQL
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (21.43%) FogBugz
2 3 (21.43%) Bugzilla
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
General
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Tester
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Team Leader
3 3 (21.43%) Software Team Leader
3 3 (21.43%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (14.29%) Software Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Software Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Software Test Manager
4 2 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Quality Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Junior
5 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Junior Tester
5 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Junior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) SOAP
3 3 (21.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) EPoS
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Web Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
5 3 (21.43%) Coaching
5 3 (21.43%) SDLC
6 2 (14.29%) User Stories
6 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
7 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (7.14%) B2C
7 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) PHP
2 3 (21.43%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (21.43%) VB
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) VMware