The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Tyne and Wear region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 65 47 57
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 17 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.18% 2.74% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 9.50% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 0 14 1
Average salary - £33,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -17.50%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Qualifications Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
139 179 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 25.50% 28.87% 21.80%
Number of salaries quoted 131 150 105
Average salary £40,000 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.67% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £22,500 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £46,688 £50,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
ISTQB
North East

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 1 - -
ISTQB
North East

ISTQB
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) V-Model
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Games
4 1 (16.67%) Business Development
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Security Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Games
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Test Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) V-Model
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Development
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM