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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 167 168 198
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +30
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 67 70 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.10% 1.18% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.09% 4.52% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 56 57 22
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,400 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £54,300 £52,400
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
ISTQB
England

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
1637 1548 1478
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.81% 26.15% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1210 1210 1200
Median salary £41,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -18 24 £41,000 +36.66% 4
Coventry +12 15 £34,525 -23.27% 3
Warwickshire +16 13 £35,000 +7.69%
Staffordshire -1 8 £27,000 -10.00%
Worcestershire +11 2 £32,500 +54.76%
Shropshire -16 1 £47,500 +26.87% 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 95 (67.86%) ISEB
2 69 (49.29%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (39.29%) Software Testing
4 51 (36.43%) QA
5 50 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 44 (31.43%) Test Scripting
6 44 (31.43%) Finance
7 42 (30.00%) SQL
8 41 (29.29%) Manual Testing
9 37 (26.43%) Microsoft
10 35 (25.00%) Test Management
11 34 (24.29%) SDLC
12 32 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
13 31 (22.14%) Automated Testing
14 30 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
15 29 (20.71%) Test Automation
16 26 (18.57%) MS Excel
17 25 (17.86%) JIRA
17 25 (17.86%) Selenium
18 21 (15.00%) SQL Server
18 21 (15.00%) MS Office
18 21 (15.00%) Degree
18 21 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
18 21 (15.00%) Test Planning
18 21 (15.00%) Test Strategy
19 19 (13.57%) Scrum
20 18 (12.86%) Mobile App
20 18 (12.86%) Defect Management
21 17 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
22 16 (11.43%) Windows

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 4 (2.86%) Documentum
1 4 (2.86%) FileNet
2 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (18.57%) MS Excel
2 21 (15.00%) MS Office
3 3 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.14%) MS Project
4 2 (1.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.43%) Google Drive
1 2 (1.43%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.14%) Internet
2 2 (1.43%) HTTP
2 2 (1.43%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (17.86%) JIRA
1 25 (17.86%) Selenium
2 14 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (7.86%) HP UFT
3 11 (7.86%) Visual Studio
4 10 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 9 (6.43%) WebDriver
6 7 (5.00%) Git (software)
7 5 (3.57%) SoapUI
8 4 (2.86%) JBehave
8 4 (2.86%) JUnit
8 4 (2.86%) LoadUI
8 4 (2.86%) RSpec
8 4 (2.86%) TestComplete
9 3 (2.14%) Ant
9 3 (2.14%) Hudson
9 3 (2.14%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.14%) Mercurial
9 3 (2.14%) WATIR
10 2 (1.43%) Zephyr
General
1 44 (31.43%) Finance
2 15 (10.71%) Games
3 6 (4.29%) Aerospace
3 6 (4.29%) Banking
3 6 (4.29%) Marketing
4 5 (3.57%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.57%) Retail
5 2 (1.43%) Automotive
5 2 (1.43%) Back Office
5 2 (1.43%) Electronics
6 1 (0.71%) Billing
Job Titles
1 59 (42.14%) Analyst
2 52 (37.14%) Test Analyst
3 28 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 23 (16.43%) Tester
5 15 (10.71%) Software Tester
6 14 (10.00%) Software Analyst
7 13 (9.29%) Software Test Analyst
8 12 (8.57%) Automation Test Analyst
8 12 (8.57%) Test Leader
9 10 (7.14%) QA Analyst
10 9 (6.43%) Junior
10 9 (6.43%) Test Engineer
11 8 (5.71%) QA Test Analyst
12 7 (5.00%) SQL Analyst
13 6 (4.29%) Manual Tester
13 6 (4.29%) Senior Manager
13 6 (4.29%) Test Automation Engineer
13 6 (4.29%) UAT Manager
14 5 (3.57%) QA Tester
14 5 (3.57%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.00%) HTML
2 10 (7.14%) XML
3 6 (4.29%) .NET
4 5 (3.57%) CSS
4 5 (3.57%) Web Services
5 4 (2.86%) Kafka
5 4 (2.86%) RESTful
5 4 (2.86%) SOAP
6 3 (2.14%) Flash
6 3 (2.14%) REST
7 2 (1.43%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.71%) HTML5
8 1 (0.71%) JSON
8 1 (0.71%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (12.86%) Mobile App
3 9 (6.43%) Client/Server
4 7 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.86%) Smart Meter
6 4 (2.86%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.43%) AS400
8 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.71%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.43%) Windows
2 7 (5.00%) Windows 10
2 7 (5.00%) Windows 7
2 7 (5.00%) Windows 8
2 7 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (2.86%) Linux
4 1 (0.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (49.29%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (39.29%) Software Testing
3 44 (31.43%) Test Scripting
4 41 (29.29%) Manual Testing
5 35 (25.00%) Test Management
6 34 (24.29%) SDLC
7 32 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 31 (22.14%) Automated Testing
9 29 (20.71%) Test Automation
10 21 (15.00%) Test Planning
10 21 (15.00%) Test Strategy
11 19 (13.57%) Scrum
12 18 (12.86%) Defect Management
13 17 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (10.71%) Waterfall
15 14 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
16 13 (9.29%) Integration Testing
16 13 (9.29%) Regression Testing
17 10 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
18 9 (6.43%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 42 (30.00%) SQL
2 15 (10.71%) Java
3 9 (6.43%) C#
4 6 (4.29%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.86%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.14%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.14%) C++
7 3 (2.14%) Perl
7 3 (2.14%) Ruby
8 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 95 (67.86%) ISEB
2 50 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 21 (15.00%) Degree
4 5 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (2.14%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.14%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (36.43%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (26.43%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.43%) HP
3 8 (5.71%) Oracle
4 3 (2.14%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.43%) Google
5 2 (1.43%) hybris
5 2 (1.43%) Serena
6 1 (0.71%) webMethods
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