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 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 66 67 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.55% 0.67% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% 3.10% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 0
Median salary £31,875 £32,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.92% -
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
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
123 129 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 22.53% 21.64% 21.41%
Number of salaries quoted 104 99 129
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 24 September 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 - 1 £32,500 -
Tamworth - 1 £31,250 -
ISTQB
West Midlands

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 9 (100.00%) ISEB
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
3 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 6 (66.67%) QA
3 6 (66.67%) MS Office
3 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Test Planning
4 5 (55.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (55.56%) SDLC
4 5 (55.56%) Defect Tracking
4 5 (55.56%) Quality Management
4 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
5 4 (44.44%) QMS
6 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Appium
7 1 (11.11%) Java
7 1 (11.11%) OOP
7 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 1 (11.11%) Ruby
7 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
7 1 (11.11%) Games
7 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
7 1 (11.11%) BDD
7 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
7 1 (11.11%) Degree

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 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 6 (66.67%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Appium
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 1 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Software Tester
1 8 (88.89%) Tester
2 6 (66.67%) Manual Tester
3 5 (55.56%) QA Manual Tester
3 5 (55.56%) QA Tester
3 5 (55.56%) Software QA Tester
4 4 (44.44%) Analyst
4 4 (44.44%) Software Analyst
5 3 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
6 2 (22.22%) Junior
6 2 (22.22%) Junior Manual Tester
6 2 (22.22%) Junior QA Tester
6 2 (22.22%) Junior Software Tester
6 2 (22.22%) Junior Tester
7 1 (11.11%) Developer
7 1 (11.11%) Developer in Test
7 1 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
7 1 (11.11%) Quality Management Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Defect Tracking
3 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Quality Management
3 5 (55.56%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (55.56%) SDLC
3 5 (55.56%) Test Planning
4 4 (44.44%) QMS
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) BDD
6 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 1 (11.11%) OOP
6 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) ISEB
2 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA