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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 52 43 62
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +19
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 17 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 3.33% 2.30% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.95% 8.16% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 5
Average salary £30,000 £41,930 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.45% +21.53%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
190 98 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 37.25% 28.16% 34.57%
Number of salaries quoted 143 72 150
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 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 25 (100.00%) ISEB
2 20 (80.00%) SQL
3 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (56.00%) Software Testing
4 13 (52.00%) Regression Testing
5 11 (44.00%) Windows
5 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (44.00%) Test Scripting
5 11 (44.00%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (40.00%) Windows XP
6 10 (40.00%) LoadRunner
7 8 (32.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (32.00%) Manual Testing
8 7 (28.00%) V-Model
8 7 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
8 7 (28.00%) QA
8 7 (28.00%) XML
8 7 (28.00%) .NET
9 6 (24.00%) Oracle
9 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (24.00%) UNIX
9 6 (24.00%) Linux
9 6 (24.00%) Migration
9 6 (24.00%) VMware
9 6 (24.00%) VMware ESX
9 6 (24.00%) SilkPerformer
9 6 (24.00%) Test Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 4 (16.00%) LAN
1 4 (16.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 8 (32.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (24.00%) SilkPerformer
5 3 (12.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (8.00%) Retail
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) Analyst
2 13 (52.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) QA Analyst
4 6 (24.00%) Test Manager
5 4 (16.00%) Performance Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 1 (4.00%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) XML
1 7 (28.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
1 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 6 (24.00%) UNIX
3 6 (24.00%) Linux
4 2 (8.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (56.00%) Software Testing
2 13 (52.00%) Regression Testing
3 11 (44.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (32.00%) Manual Testing
5 7 (28.00%) V-Model
6 6 (24.00%) Migration
6 6 (24.00%) Test Management
6 6 (24.00%) Test Strategy
6 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
7 5 (20.00%) Release Management
8 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Stress Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
8 4 (16.00%) System Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Validation
10 1 (4.00%) Automation Testing
10 1 (4.00%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) ISEB
2 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) VMware ESX
2 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (44.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
1 6 (24.00%) VMware
2 2 (8.00%) Fujitsu
2 2 (8.00%) NetApp
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft