The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / West Midlands
Rank 148 149 162
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 66 68 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.35% 1.33% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.80% 5.48% 4.09%
Number of salaries quoted 57 55 40
Median salary £36,500 £35,000 £31,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% +10.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £22,450
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £56,500 £49,200
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1137 1242 1319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.30% 24.33% 26.62%
Number of salaries quoted 832 978 1134
Median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,780 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

ISTQB
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in the West Midlands

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

ISTQB
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +9 39 £36,500 +12.30% 4
Staffordshire +7 7 £34,750 -24.86% 2
Coventry +2 7 £37,500 -
Warwickshire +18 6 £40,000 -33.33%
Shropshire - 4 £35,000 - 1
Walsall - 1 £32,500 -
Worcestershire - 1 £26,000 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 83 (69.17%) ISEB
2 66 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (42.50%) Test Scripting
4 48 (40.00%) QA
5 41 (34.17%) SDLC
6 36 (30.00%) Selenium
7 35 (29.17%) Automated Testing
8 30 (25.00%) Cucumber
9 28 (23.33%) JIRA
9 28 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 25 (20.83%) Software Testing
11 24 (20.00%) SQL
12 23 (19.17%) Manual Testing
12 23 (19.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 22 (18.33%) Test Management
14 20 (16.67%) Finance
15 19 (15.83%) Microsoft
15 19 (15.83%) Linux
16 18 (15.00%) Java
16 18 (15.00%) HP UFT
16 18 (15.00%) Regression Testing
17 17 (14.17%) Wealth Management
17 17 (14.17%) Automation Testing
18 16 (13.33%) Windows
19 15 (12.50%) MS Excel
19 15 (12.50%) Test Strategy
20 14 (11.67%) Functional Testing
20 14 (11.67%) Degree
20 14 (11.67%) System Testing
21 13 (10.83%) Performance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.33%) Confluence
3 2 (1.67%) Documentum
3 2 (1.67%) FileNet
Applications
1 15 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.50%) MS Office
3 2 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.50%) SaaS
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.33%) HTTPS
1 4 (3.33%) SSH
2 1 (0.83%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (2.50%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.50%) MySQL
3 3 (2.50%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.67%) DB2
4 2 (1.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 36 (30.00%) Selenium
2 30 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 28 (23.33%) JIRA
4 18 (15.00%) HP UFT
5 10 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (7.50%) Jenkins
7 8 (6.67%) Git (software)
7 8 (6.67%) SoapUI
7 8 (6.67%) WebDriver
8 7 (5.83%) JMeter
8 7 (5.83%) Mercurial
8 7 (5.83%) Robot Framework
9 6 (5.00%) Concordion
9 6 (5.00%) JUnit
9 6 (5.00%) WATIR
9 6 (5.00%) Zephyr
10 5 (4.17%) LoadRunner
10 5 (4.17%) SpecFlow
11 4 (3.33%) Ant
11 4 (3.33%) Appium
General
1 20 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (5.83%) Automotive
3 5 (4.17%) Games
3 5 (4.17%) Retail
4 4 (3.33%) Electronics
4 4 (3.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.67%) Banking
5 2 (1.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.83%) Advertising
6 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (53.33%) Analyst
2 54 (45.00%) Test Analyst
3 20 (16.67%) Tester
4 18 (15.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 15 (12.50%) Test Manager
6 13 (10.83%) Software Tester
7 11 (9.17%) Test Leader
8 9 (7.50%) Test Engineer
9 8 (6.67%) QA Leader
10 7 (5.83%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
12 4 (3.33%) Applications Tester
12 4 (3.33%) Automation Tester
12 4 (3.33%) QA Test Manager
12 4 (3.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 4 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
12 4 (3.33%) Senior Tester
12 4 (3.33%) Software Analyst
12 4 (3.33%) Software Test Analyst
12 4 (3.33%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.67%) SOAP
2 6 (5.00%) Gherkin
3 5 (4.17%) .NET
3 5 (4.17%) RESTful
4 4 (3.33%) CSS
4 4 (3.33%) HTML
4 4 (3.33%) REST
4 4 (3.33%) Web Services
4 4 (3.33%) XML
5 2 (1.67%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.67%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.83%) Node.js
6 1 (0.83%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (5.83%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.67%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.67%) Fintech
4 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.83%) AS400
5 1 (0.83%) iPhone
5 1 (0.83%) Online Games
5 1 (0.83%) Replication
5 1 (0.83%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.83%) Linux
2 16 (13.33%) Windows
3 9 (7.50%) Apple iOS
4 8 (6.67%) Unix
5 6 (5.00%) Android
6 5 (4.17%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (42.50%) Test Scripting
3 41 (34.17%) SDLC
4 35 (29.17%) Automated Testing
5 28 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 25 (20.83%) Software Testing
7 23 (19.17%) Manual Testing
8 22 (18.33%) Test Management
9 18 (15.00%) Regression Testing
10 17 (14.17%) Automation Testing
10 17 (14.17%) Wealth Management
11 15 (12.50%) Test Strategy
12 14 (11.67%) Functional Testing
12 14 (11.67%) System Testing
13 13 (10.83%) Performance Testing
14 11 (9.17%) BDD
14 11 (9.17%) Non-Functional Testing
15 10 (8.33%) CRM
15 10 (8.33%) Scrum
15 10 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.00%) SQL
2 18 (15.00%) Java
3 11 (9.17%) JavaScript
3 11 (9.17%) Python
4 8 (6.67%) C
4 8 (6.67%) C++
5 7 (5.83%) Perl
6 5 (4.17%) C#
6 5 (4.17%) Ruby
7 4 (3.33%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.50%) PHP
9 2 (1.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 83 (69.17%) ISEB
2 23 (19.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (11.67%) Degree
4 4 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (2.50%) CSQA
6 2 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (15.83%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.83%) Oracle
3 5 (4.17%) HP
4 4 (3.33%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.50%) Serena
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