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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 48 48 52
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 19 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.95% 2.00% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.00% 7.46% 3.60%
Number of salaries quoted 17 10 4
Average salary £37,000 £34,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% +7.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,900 £26,950 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £41,100
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
211 134 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 32.71% 26.80% 27.25%
Number of salaries quoted 146 122 115
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £21,650 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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 22 September 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 -4 16 £37,000 +8.82% 4
Gateshead - 3 £36,500 - 1
ISTQB
North East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 14 (70.00%) LoadRunner
1 14 (70.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 12 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (55.00%) ISEB
4 9 (45.00%) Facilita Forecast
5 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (30.00%) Performance Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 5 (25.00%) VB
7 4 (20.00%) Selenium
7 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (15.00%) .NET
8 3 (15.00%) C#
8 3 (15.00%) C++
8 3 (15.00%) SQL
8 3 (15.00%) ITIL
8 3 (15.00%) HP
8 3 (15.00%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
9 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
9 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (10.00%) Coaching
9 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
9 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
9 2 (10.00%) MSTest
9 2 (10.00%) Scrum

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (15.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 14 (70.00%) LoadRunner
2 12 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (45.00%) Facilita Forecast
4 4 (20.00%) Selenium
5 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (10.00%) MSTest
General
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Tester
1 14 (70.00%) Performance Tester
2 7 (35.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (30.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Coaching
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.00%) V-Model
6 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) VB
2 3 (15.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) C++
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 11 (55.00%) ISEB
3 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) HP
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum + Package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + package
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £31,813 to £39,085 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Gateshead
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago