The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 57 47 43
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 15 10 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.46% 2.08% 3.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.29% 8.00% 10.42%
Number of salaries quoted 15 9 14
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,700 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £37,800
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +6.15%
ISTQB
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Qualifications Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
181 125 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 29.72% 25.99% 31.86%
Number of salaries quoted 154 116 127
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £24,900 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Tyne and Wear region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

ISTQB
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 25 November 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 14 £41,250 +37.50% 2
Gateshead - 1 £36,500 -
ISTQB
North East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 22 (81.48%) LoadRunner
2 20 (74.07%) QuickTest Pro
2 20 (74.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (55.56%) Facilita Forecast
4 14 (51.85%) ISEB
5 9 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 5 (18.52%) VB
6 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
8 3 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
8 3 (11.11%) .NET
8 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
8 3 (11.11%) ITIL
8 3 (11.11%) HP
8 3 (11.11%) C#
8 3 (11.11%) C++
8 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Selenium
8 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
8 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
9 2 (7.41%) Coaching
9 2 (7.41%) MSTest
9 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (7.41%) SQL
9 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
9 2 (7.41%) Scrum

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 22 (81.48%) LoadRunner
2 20 (74.07%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (55.56%) Facilita Forecast
4 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 3 (11.11%) Selenium
5 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (7.41%) MSTest
General
1 1 (3.70%) Electronics
1 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (81.48%) Tester
2 21 (77.78%) Performance Tester
3 7 (25.93%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) DTV
1 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
1 1 (3.70%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) UNIX
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
3 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
4 3 (11.11%) ITIL
4 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
4 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Coaching
5 2 (7.41%) Scrum
6 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) VB
2 3 (11.11%) C#
2 3 (11.11%) C++
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (74.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 14 (51.85%) ISEB
3 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) SAP
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago