The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 48 47 58
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 19 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 4.06% 1.13% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.95% 4.17% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 4
Average salary £30,000 £42,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +44.82%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
ISTQB
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Warrington region.

Qualifications Category
Warrington
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
191 96 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 40.81% 27.04% 34.84%
Number of salaries quoted 146 73 131
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +17.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £44,900 £49,200
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Warrington region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Warrington

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Warrington region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Warrington

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Warrington 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 22 (100.00%) ISEB
2 16 (72.73%) SQL
3 15 (68.18%) Windows
3 15 (68.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (68.18%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (63.64%) Windows 7
4 14 (63.64%) Regression Testing
4 14 (63.64%) LoadRunner
4 14 (63.64%) Windows XP
5 12 (54.55%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (40.91%) UNIX
6 9 (40.91%) Linux
6 9 (40.91%) VMware
6 9 (40.91%) VMware ESX
6 9 (40.91%) Test Strategy
6 9 (40.91%) SilkPerformer
6 9 (40.91%) Test Management
7 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
8 7 (31.82%) V-Model
8 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
8 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing
8 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
8 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (31.82%) Migration
8 7 (31.82%) .NET
8 7 (31.82%) Oracle
8 7 (31.82%) SQL Server

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Warrington 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) LAN
1 5 (22.73%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (63.64%) LoadRunner
2 12 (54.55%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (40.91%) SilkPerformer
4 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (13.64%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Test Analyst
1 13 (59.09%) Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Test Manager
3 5 (22.73%) Performance Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Windows
1 15 (68.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (63.64%) Windows 7
2 14 (63.64%) Windows XP
3 9 (40.91%) UNIX
3 9 (40.91%) Linux
4 2 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Regression Testing
2 9 (40.91%) Test Management
2 9 (40.91%) Test Strategy
3 7 (31.82%) V-Model
3 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
3 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Migration
3 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Release Management
4 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
5 4 (18.18%) System Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Stress Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.09%) Validation
6 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (72.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) ISEB
2 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) VMware ESX
2 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (68.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) VMware
2 7 (31.82%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Fujitsu
3 2 (9.09%) NetApp
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft