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 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / West Midlands
Rank 160 164 156
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 52 76 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.10% 1.31% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.03% 5.01% 4.34%
Number of salaries quoted 45 59 35
Median salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £28,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £55,200
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
1033 1517 1289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.85% 26.14% 25.85%
Number of salaries quoted 781 1179 1089
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +15 27 £32,750 -2.96% 2
Coventry +15 7 £42,500 +13.33%
Staffordshire +7 7 £37,000 +6.47%
Shropshire -2 7 £36,000 -34.54% 2
Warwickshire +20 2 £42,500 -29.16% 1
Worcestershire -9 2 £24,750 -17.50% 1
Walsall +16 1 £32,500 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 85 (75.89%) ISEB
2 58 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (46.43%) Test Scripting
4 48 (42.86%) QA
5 40 (35.71%) SDLC
6 38 (33.93%) Selenium
7 29 (25.89%) Automated Testing
8 27 (24.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 27 (24.11%) Cucumber
9 25 (22.32%) Software Testing
9 25 (22.32%) SQL
10 24 (21.43%) JIRA
10 24 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 19 (16.96%) Regression Testing
11 19 (16.96%) Manual Testing
12 18 (16.07%) Automation Testing
13 17 (15.18%) Test Management
13 17 (15.18%) Finance
13 17 (15.18%) Microsoft
14 16 (14.29%) HP UFT
15 14 (12.50%) Degree
15 14 (12.50%) Linux
16 13 (11.61%) Wealth Management
16 13 (11.61%) System Testing
16 13 (11.61%) Team Foundation Server
17 12 (10.71%) Test Strategy
17 12 (10.71%) CRM
17 12 (10.71%) Java
18 11 (9.82%) JavaScript
18 11 (9.82%) MS Excel

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 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.57%) Confluence
3 2 (1.79%) Documentum
3 2 (1.79%) FileNet
4 1 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.89%) EPiServer
Applications
1 11 (9.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.57%) MS Office
3 2 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.79%) HTTPS
1 2 (1.79%) SSH
2 1 (0.89%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.46%) Relational Database
1 5 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (1.79%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.79%) MySQL
2 2 (1.79%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.79%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 38 (33.93%) Selenium
2 27 (24.11%) Cucumber
3 24 (21.43%) JIRA
4 16 (14.29%) HP UFT
5 13 (11.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (8.04%) WebDriver
7 7 (6.25%) Jenkins
7 7 (6.25%) JMeter
7 7 (6.25%) Robot Framework
7 7 (6.25%) SoapUI
8 6 (5.36%) JUnit
8 6 (5.36%) LoadRunner
9 5 (4.46%) SpecFlow
10 4 (3.57%) JBehave
10 4 (3.57%) Zephyr
11 3 (2.68%) Appium
11 3 (2.68%) eggPlant
11 3 (2.68%) Gatling
11 3 (2.68%) Mocha
11 3 (2.68%) Ranorex
General
1 17 (15.18%) Finance
2 4 (3.57%) Automotive
2 4 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.79%) Banking
3 2 (1.79%) Games
3 2 (1.79%) Retail
4 1 (0.89%) Advertising
4 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (58.93%) Analyst
2 56 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 21 (18.75%) Tester
4 16 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
5 14 (12.50%) Software Tester
5 14 (12.50%) Test Manager
6 11 (9.82%) Test Engineer
7 8 (7.14%) QA Analyst
7 8 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
7 8 (7.14%) Test Leader
8 7 (6.25%) QA Leader
8 7 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 7 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (6.25%) Software Analyst
8 7 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
9 5 (4.46%) Automation Tester
9 5 (4.46%) QA Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) QA Test Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Software QA Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.14%) Gherkin
2 7 (6.25%) .NET
3 6 (5.36%) RESTful
4 4 (3.57%) SOAP
5 2 (1.79%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.79%) CSS
5 2 (1.79%) HTML
5 2 (1.79%) Web Services
5 2 (1.79%) XML
6 1 (0.89%) Node.js
6 1 (0.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.46%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.79%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.79%) Fintech
5 2 (1.79%) iPhone
5 2 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.79%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.89%) Replication
6 1 (0.89%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.50%) Linux
2 9 (8.04%) Android
2 9 (8.04%) Apple iOS
2 9 (8.04%) Windows
3 8 (7.14%) Unix
4 3 (2.68%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (46.43%) Test Scripting
3 40 (35.71%) SDLC
4 29 (25.89%) Automated Testing
5 27 (24.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 25 (22.32%) Software Testing
7 19 (16.96%) Manual Testing
7 19 (16.96%) Regression Testing
8 18 (16.07%) Automation Testing
9 17 (15.18%) Test Management
10 13 (11.61%) System Testing
10 13 (11.61%) Wealth Management
11 12 (10.71%) CRM
11 12 (10.71%) Test Strategy
12 11 (9.82%) Functional Testing
12 11 (9.82%) Performance Testing
13 9 (8.04%) Translating Business Requirements
14 8 (7.14%) BDD
14 8 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
14 8 (7.14%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.32%) SQL
2 12 (10.71%) Java
3 11 (9.82%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.93%) Python
5 8 (7.14%) C
5 8 (7.14%) C++
6 7 (6.25%) C#
7 4 (3.57%) Perl
8 3 (2.68%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.79%) PHP
10 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.89%) Ruby
10 1 (0.89%) Scala
10 1 (0.89%) VB
10 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 85 (75.89%) ISEB
2 24 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (12.50%) Degree
4 4 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.79%) CSQA
5 2 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (42.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (15.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.36%) Oracle
3 5 (4.46%) HP
4 3 (2.68%) Serena
5 2 (1.79%) Atlassian
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