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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 180 130 169
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +39
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 43 77 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.76% 1.46% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.73% 5.17% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 42 70 25
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £31,416
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £50,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
1576 1489 1360
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.98% 28.20% 28.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1326 1269 1118
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 October 2014.

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 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Coventry +4 17 £37,500 +21.95% 1
Birmingham -39 8 £30,500 -12.85% 2
Staffordshire +2 5 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Warwickshire +2 1 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Solihull -30 1 £32,500 -13.33%
Worcestershire - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 54 (88.52%) ISEB
2 38 (62.30%) QA
3 29 (47.54%) SQL
4 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (31.15%) Software Testing
5 18 (29.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (26.23%) Test Scripting
7 14 (22.95%) Automated Testing
8 11 (18.03%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (16.39%) Finance
9 10 (16.39%) Retail
10 9 (14.75%) Degree
11 8 (13.11%) .NET
11 8 (13.11%) Oracle
11 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (11.48%) Oracle Database
12 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
12 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
12 7 (11.48%) Scrum
12 7 (11.48%) Test Automation
13 6 (9.84%) TestComplete
13 6 (9.84%) System Testing
13 6 (9.84%) Test Management
13 6 (9.84%) Project Management
13 6 (9.84%) HP
14 5 (8.20%) ASP.NET
14 5 (8.20%) PL/SQL
14 5 (8.20%) Oracle Forms
14 5 (8.20%) Java
14 5 (8.20%) Billing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Project
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Servitor
2 1 (1.64%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
1 7 (11.48%) Oracle Database
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) TestComplete
2 5 (8.20%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (6.56%) Selenium
4 2 (3.28%) JIRA
4 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.28%) Ranorex
4 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.28%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.64%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.64%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.64%) JMeter
5 1 (1.64%) JUnit
5 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.64%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (1.64%) MSTest
General
1 10 (16.39%) Finance
1 10 (16.39%) Retail
2 5 (8.20%) Billing
3 4 (6.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.64%) Back Office
4 1 (1.64%) Games
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (52.46%) Tester
2 29 (47.54%) Analyst
3 20 (32.79%) Test Analyst
4 14 (22.95%) Senior Tester
5 11 (18.03%) Software Tester
6 7 (11.48%) Test Leader
7 6 (9.84%) QA Analyst
7 6 (9.84%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) Software Test Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) QA Leader
8 5 (8.20%) Business Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) Automated Tester
9 4 (6.56%) Lead Tester
9 4 (6.56%) Systems Test Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) Systems Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Test Manager
10 3 (4.92%) Head of Testing
11 2 (3.28%) Senior QA Analyst
11 2 (3.28%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) .NET
2 5 (8.20%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.56%) XML
4 2 (3.28%) XSD
5 1 (1.64%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.20%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.20%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.56%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) UNIX
1 2 (3.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (31.15%) Software Testing
2 16 (26.23%) Test Scripting
3 14 (22.95%) Automated Testing
4 11 (18.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (11.48%) Scrum
5 7 (11.48%) Test Automation
6 6 (9.84%) System Testing
6 6 (9.84%) Test Management
6 6 (9.84%) Project Management
7 5 (8.20%) Business Analysis
8 4 (6.56%) Supplier Management
8 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.56%) Regression Testing
8 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.56%) B2B
8 4 (6.56%) B2C
8 4 (6.56%) Performance Improvement
8 4 (6.56%) Demand Forecasting
8 4 (6.56%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 29 (47.54%) SQL
2 5 (8.20%) PL/SQL
2 5 (8.20%) Java
3 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.64%) C#
4 1 (1.64%) C++
4 1 (1.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (88.52%) ISEB
2 18 (29.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (14.75%) Degree
4 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (62.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.11%) Oracle
2 6 (9.84%) HP
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.28%) Telerik
4 2 (3.28%) Capita
5 1 (1.64%) SAP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum £25K + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: To £25k + bns + pkg
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Atos
Salary: competitive + car + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Connect
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 23 days ago