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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 142 175 134
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -41
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 79 40 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.39% 0.73% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.44% 2.65% 4.90%
Number of salaries quoted 68 37 75
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £49,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
1452 1507 1612
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.53% 27.53% 29.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1172 1249 1400
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,850 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 September 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +29 35 £40,000 - 3
Coventry -10 12 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Shropshire - 9 £37,438 -
Staffordshire - 8 £31,250 -
Warwickshire - 8 £32,500 - 1
Wolverhampton - 3 £42,500 - 1
Solihull +3 2 £38,750 +30.25%
Worcestershire -3 1 £21,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £27,500 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 92 (67.15%) ISEB
2 84 (61.31%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (48.91%) QA
4 59 (43.07%) Software Testing
5 46 (33.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 43 (31.39%) Test Scripting
7 38 (27.74%) SDLC
8 33 (24.09%) HP Quality Center
9 29 (21.17%) HP UFT
10 27 (19.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 26 (18.98%) .NET
12 25 (18.25%) HP
13 24 (17.52%) SQL
14 23 (16.79%) Test Automation
14 23 (16.79%) Automation Testing
15 21 (15.33%) Selenium
16 20 (14.60%) Finance
17 19 (13.87%) JavaScript
17 19 (13.87%) C#
17 19 (13.87%) HTML
17 19 (13.87%) Performance Testing
17 19 (13.87%) JIRA
18 17 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (11.68%) V-Model
20 15 (10.95%) Automated Testing
21 14 (10.22%) Scrum
21 14 (10.22%) SQL Server
21 14 (10.22%) ASP.NET
21 14 (10.22%) Test Management
22 13 (9.49%) Integration Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.19%) Confluence
2 2 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (6.57%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.84%) MS Office
3 4 (2.92%) MS Project
4 3 (2.19%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.92%) Google Drive
2 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.92%) MySQL
3 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.73%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (21.17%) HP UFT
2 21 (15.33%) Selenium
3 19 (13.87%) JIRA
4 9 (6.57%) LoadRunner
5 6 (4.38%) JMeter
6 5 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.92%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.92%) NeoLoad
8 3 (2.19%) FogBugz
8 3 (2.19%) Bugzilla
8 3 (2.19%) SilkPerformer
9 2 (1.46%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.46%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.46%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.46%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.73%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.73%) Hudson
10 1 (0.73%) JUnit
10 1 (0.73%) TestComplete
General
1 20 (14.60%) Finance
2 6 (4.38%) Retail
3 5 (3.65%) Games
3 5 (3.65%) Banking
4 3 (2.19%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.46%) Automotive
5 2 (1.46%) Legal
5 2 (1.46%) Local Government
6 1 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (32.12%) Tester
2 37 (27.01%) Analyst
3 30 (21.90%) Test Analyst
4 22 (16.06%) Test Manager
5 17 (12.41%) Automation Tester
6 12 (8.76%) Test Leader
7 11 (8.03%) Software Tester
8 8 (5.84%) Performance Tester
9 7 (5.11%) QA Analyst
10 6 (4.38%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (4.38%) Service Manager
10 6 (4.38%) QA Leader
10 6 (4.38%) Automation Analyst
11 5 (3.65%) QA Manager
11 5 (3.65%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (3.65%) Test Engineer
11 5 (3.65%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (3.65%) QA Tester
12 4 (2.92%) Team Leader
12 4 (2.92%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.98%) .NET
2 19 (13.87%) HTML
3 14 (10.22%) ASP.NET
4 8 (5.84%) XML
5 7 (5.11%) Velocity
6 4 (2.92%) Flash
6 4 (2.92%) SOAP
7 3 (2.19%) Web Services
7 3 (2.19%) CSS
8 2 (1.46%) XML Messaging
9 1 (0.73%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.38%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.19%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.19%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.46%) EPoS
4 2 (1.46%) Mobile Games
4 2 (1.46%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.46%) iPhone
5 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.19%) Windows
2 2 (1.46%) Android
3 1 (0.73%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (61.31%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (43.07%) Software Testing
3 43 (31.39%) Test Scripting
4 38 (27.74%) SDLC
5 27 (19.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 23 (16.79%) Automation Testing
6 23 (16.79%) Test Automation
7 19 (13.87%) Performance Testing
8 16 (11.68%) V-Model
9 15 (10.95%) Automated Testing
10 14 (10.22%) Scrum
10 14 (10.22%) Test Management
11 13 (9.49%) Integration Testing
12 12 (8.76%) Manual Testing
13 10 (7.30%) Waterfall
13 10 (7.30%) Keyword-Driven Testing
14 9 (6.57%) Test Strategy
14 9 (6.57%) Mentoring
15 7 (5.11%) Web Testing
15 7 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.52%) SQL
2 19 (13.87%) JavaScript
2 19 (13.87%) C#
3 12 (8.76%) VB.NET
4 7 (5.11%) Java
5 6 (4.38%) PHP
6 4 (2.92%) C++
7 3 (2.19%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.19%) VB
8 2 (1.46%) C
9 1 (0.73%) Python
9 1 (0.73%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 92 (67.15%) ISEB
2 46 (33.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (8.03%) Degree
4 4 (2.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (2.92%) HND
5 3 (2.19%) HNC
5 3 (2.19%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (0.73%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (48.91%) QA
2 2 (1.46%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.73%) FATCA
System Software
1 3 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 33 (24.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (18.25%) HP
2 9 (6.57%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.11%) Oracle
4 4 (2.92%) Google
5 3 (2.19%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.19%) VMware
6 2 (1.46%) Talend
6 2 (1.46%) SAP
7 1 (0.73%) Cognos
7 1 (0.73%) Citrix
7 1 (0.73%) Serena
7 1 (0.73%) Telerik
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hudson IT
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + great bonus and bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000 + Bens
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £30000 to £40000 + excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago