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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 165 138 190
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +52
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 58 75 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.04% 1.48% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.19% 6.23% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 53 66 42
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +26.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £53,250 £33,950
UK excluding London median salary £39,750 £36,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.65% -3.33%
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
1385 1203 1605
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.83% 23.73% 28.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1010 952 1407
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -19 35 £38,000 -5.00% 3
Warwickshire +17 8 £36,000 -28.00% 1
Coventry -15 5 £37,500 -13.29%
Staffordshire - 5 £38,750 - 4
Worcestershire - 2 £26,000 -
Walsall - 1 £32,500 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 84 (66.67%) ISEB
2 70 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (37.30%) SDLC
4 46 (36.51%) QA
5 42 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 41 (32.54%) Automated Testing
7 37 (29.37%) Selenium
7 37 (29.37%) JIRA
8 30 (23.81%) Test Management
8 30 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 29 (23.02%) Cucumber
9 29 (23.02%) SQL
10 28 (22.22%) Manual Testing
11 27 (21.43%) Software Testing
12 26 (20.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 25 (19.84%) Finance
14 23 (18.25%) Microsoft
15 21 (16.67%) Test Automation
16 20 (15.87%) HP UFT
16 20 (15.87%) Java
16 20 (15.87%) Linux
17 19 (15.08%) MS Excel
17 19 (15.08%) Degree
17 19 (15.08%) Wealth Management
18 17 (13.49%) Test Strategy
18 17 (13.49%) Defect Tracking
18 17 (13.49%) Regression Testing
18 17 (13.49%) Windows
18 17 (13.49%) MS Office
19 16 (12.70%) Automation 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 (4.76%) Documentum
1 6 (4.76%) FileNet
1 6 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.17%) Confluence
3 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (15.08%) MS Excel
2 17 (13.49%) MS Office
3 2 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.17%) HTTPS
1 4 (3.17%) SSH
2 1 (0.79%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.35%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.59%) DB2
4 2 (1.59%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.79%) MySQL
5 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 37 (29.37%) JIRA
1 37 (29.37%) Selenium
2 29 (23.02%) Cucumber
3 20 (15.87%) HP UFT
4 13 (10.32%) Git (software)
5 9 (7.14%) Jenkins
6 8 (6.35%) Mercurial
7 7 (5.56%) JBehave
7 7 (5.56%) Robot Framework
7 7 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (5.56%) WebDriver
8 6 (4.76%) JUnit
8 6 (4.76%) WATIR
8 6 (4.76%) Zephyr
9 5 (3.97%) Ant
9 5 (3.97%) Hudson
9 5 (3.97%) JMeter
9 5 (3.97%) RSpec
9 5 (3.97%) SoapUI
10 4 (3.17%) Concordion
General
1 25 (19.84%) Finance
2 8 (6.35%) Games
3 7 (5.56%) Automotive
4 6 (4.76%) Retail
5 5 (3.97%) Electronics
6 3 (2.38%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.59%) Banking
8 1 (0.79%) Advertising
8 1 (0.79%) Back Office
8 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (49.21%) Analyst
2 49 (38.89%) Test Analyst
3 21 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 20 (15.87%) Tester
5 17 (13.49%) Test Manager
6 15 (11.90%) Software Tester
7 12 (9.52%) Test Engineer
8 11 (8.73%) Test Leader
9 9 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
10 8 (6.35%) Software Analyst
11 7 (5.56%) QA Leader
11 7 (5.56%) QA Manager
11 7 (5.56%) QA Test Manager
11 7 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
12 5 (3.97%) Manual Tester
12 5 (3.97%) Software Test Engineer
13 4 (3.17%) Business IT Analyst
13 4 (3.17%) Senior Test Analyst
13 4 (3.17%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.73%) HTML
2 8 (6.35%) RESTful
2 8 (6.35%) SOAP
2 8 (6.35%) Web Services
3 7 (5.56%) CSS
4 5 (3.97%) REST
4 5 (3.97%) XML
5 4 (3.17%) .NET
5 4 (3.17%) Gherkin
5 4 (3.17%) Kafka
6 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.79%) JSON
7 1 (0.79%) Node.js
7 1 (0.79%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 12 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.97%) Smart Meter
4 5 (3.97%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.59%) AS400
6 2 (1.59%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.79%) Fintech
7 1 (0.79%) Online Games
7 1 (0.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.87%) Linux
2 17 (13.49%) Windows
3 8 (6.35%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.97%) Mac OS X
5 4 (3.17%) Android
5 4 (3.17%) Unix
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (37.30%) SDLC
3 42 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 41 (32.54%) Automated Testing
5 30 (23.81%) Test Management
5 30 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 28 (22.22%) Manual Testing
7 27 (21.43%) Software Testing
8 21 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 19 (15.08%) Wealth Management
10 17 (13.49%) Defect Tracking
10 17 (13.49%) Regression Testing
10 17 (13.49%) Test Strategy
11 16 (12.70%) Automation Testing
11 16 (12.70%) System Testing
12 14 (11.11%) Functional Testing
12 14 (11.11%) Scrum
13 13 (10.32%) BDD
14 12 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
14 12 (9.52%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.02%) SQL
2 20 (15.87%) Java
3 13 (10.32%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.35%) Python
5 7 (5.56%) C
5 7 (5.56%) C++
5 7 (5.56%) Perl
6 6 (4.76%) Ruby
7 5 (3.97%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.97%) C#
8 4 (3.17%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.59%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.79%) PHP
10 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 84 (66.67%) ISEB
2 26 (20.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 19 (15.08%) Degree
4 4 (3.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.79%) CSQA
5 1 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (36.51%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (18.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.94%) Oracle
3 4 (3.17%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.17%) HP
4 2 (1.59%) Serena
5 1 (0.79%) webMethods
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