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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 53 57 52
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 14 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.75% 1.59% 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.02% 6.02% 5.59%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 8
Average salary £38,000 £37,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £36,400 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £38,450
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +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
127 166 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 24.90% 26.48% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 102 119 124
Average salary £30,000 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.49% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 31 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
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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 +3 10 £30,701 -17.02% 1
Gateshead - 2 £42,500 -
Sunderland - 2 £42,500 -
ISTQB
North East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 31 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 (60.00%) ISEB
1 9 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) Service Management
3 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) Selenium
5 4 (26.67%) Test Management
5 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
6 3 (20.00%) PHP
6 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (20.00%) Linux
7 2 (13.33%) Python
7 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
7 2 (13.33%) MySQL
7 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Marketing
7 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (13.33%) Ruby
7 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) V-Model
7 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
7 2 (13.33%) Node.js
8 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
8 1 (6.67%) Regular Expression

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (13.33%) Node.js
2 1 (6.67%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
1 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.67%) Redis
2 1 (6.67%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (13.33%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Analyst
1 13 (86.67%) Test Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Development Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) SOAP
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) JSON
1 1 (6.67%) Regular Expression
1 1 (6.67%) Gearman
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) GIS
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) CentOS
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Service Management
1 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Test Management
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (13.33%) V-Model
5 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Analytics
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) PHP
3 2 (13.33%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) Ruby
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) ISEB
1 9 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) PeopleSoft
1 1 (6.67%) IBM
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.67%) HP
Tyneside
Questor Resourcing
Salary: £25 - 36k + bonus + good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago