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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 65 61 51
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.49% 0.16% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.33% 0.67% 6.57%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 9
Average salary £40,250 £45,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.55% +32.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £45,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £39,700
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
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
150 150 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 27.88% 24.23% 26.50%
Number of salaries quoted 123 129 115
Average salary £30,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.80% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 4 £32,500 -27.77% 5
Gateshead - 2 £42,500 - 1
Sunderland - 2 £42,500 - 1
ISTQB
North East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 5 (45.45%) Selenium
3 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
4 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Test Management
4 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
5 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
5 3 (27.27%) ISEB
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 3 (27.27%) PHP
6 2 (18.18%) UNIX
6 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 2 (18.18%) MySQL
6 2 (18.18%) IBM
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) Python
6 2 (18.18%) JIRA
6 2 (18.18%) Marketing
6 2 (18.18%) Ruby
6 2 (18.18%) Rational Functional Tester
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) V-Model
6 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 2 (18.18%) Node.js
2 1 (9.09%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
1 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) Redis
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
3 2 (18.18%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (18.18%) JIRA
4 1 (9.09%) JMeter
4 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (18.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Test Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
1 1 (9.09%) XML
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
1 1 (9.09%) Regular Expression
1 1 (9.09%) Gearman
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) UNIX
3 1 (9.09%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
1 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
3 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) V-Model
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) API Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Open Source
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) PHP
3 2 (18.18%) Python
3 2 (18.18%) Ruby
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (27.27%) ISEB
3 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) IBM
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) PeopleSoft
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HMRC
Salary: From £28,780 to £32,622 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
HMRC
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
HMRC
Salary: £28,780 - £32,622
Posted: 4 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £34,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago