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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 61 70 48
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -22
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.15% 0.38% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.68% 1.23% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 3
Average salary £32,500 £33,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.25% -11.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £27,850 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £38,650 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
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
88 162 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 20.32% 30.92% 23.63%
Number of salaries quoted 76 126 68
Average salary £27,500 £38,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.63% -10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £25,000 £29,086
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,200 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 8 February 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
(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 5 £32,500 -2.25% 5
ISTQB
North East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (88.89%) ISEB
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (33.33%) QA
4 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) V-Model
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
6 1 (11.11%) Python
6 1 (11.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (11.11%) W3C
6 1 (11.11%) C#
6 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 1 (11.11%) PHP
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) MySQL
6 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
6 1 (11.11%) DOM
6 1 (11.11%) Finance
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Ruby
6 1 (11.11%) Time Management
6 1 (11.11%) RESTful

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (11.11%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Firebug
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) MSTest
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 2 (22.22%) QA Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Ruby Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Software QA Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) DOM
1 1 (11.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (22.22%) Test Management
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) V-Model
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) QA Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 1 (11.11%) PHP
1 1 (11.11%) Python
1 1 (11.11%) Ruby
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago