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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 150 188 153
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -35
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 76 27 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.30% 0.50% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.95% 1.81% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 62 24 58
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £31,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,200 £52,200 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
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
1536 1489 1555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.23% 27.57% 27.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1209 1215 1331
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +23 40 £30,000 -28.57%
Shropshire - 9 £37,438 -
Staffordshire - 9 £30,000 -
Coventry -15 7 £45,000 +20.00%
Warwickshire - 5 £32,500 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £42,500 - 2
Solihull +15 1 £30,000 +0.84%
Worcestershire -4 1 £21,000 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £27,500 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 103 (71.03%) ISEB
2 74 (51.03%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (44.83%) QA
4 62 (42.76%) Software Testing
5 45 (31.03%) Test Scripting
6 43 (29.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 32 (22.07%) SDLC
8 31 (21.38%) HP UFT
9 29 (20.00%) Finance
10 28 (19.31%) HP
11 27 (18.62%) HP Quality Center
12 25 (17.24%) .NET
13 24 (16.55%) Test Automation
13 24 (16.55%) Selenium
14 23 (15.86%) Automation Testing
15 20 (13.79%) Banking
15 20 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
16 18 (12.41%) Performance Testing
16 18 (12.41%) JavaScript
17 17 (11.72%) C#
17 17 (11.72%) Automated Testing
17 17 (11.72%) JIRA
17 17 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (11.03%) Manual Testing
19 15 (10.34%) HTML
19 15 (10.34%) SQL
20 14 (9.66%) Scrum
20 14 (9.66%) FATCA
21 13 (8.97%) Information Assurance
21 13 (8.97%) Security Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (2.07%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (3.45%) MS Office
1 5 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.07%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.38%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.69%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.07%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.76%) MySQL
3 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (21.38%) HP UFT
2 24 (16.55%) Selenium
3 17 (11.72%) JIRA
4 7 (4.83%) JMeter
5 6 (4.14%) LoadRunner
6 5 (3.45%) FitNesse
6 5 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.76%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.76%) NeoLoad
8 3 (2.07%) FogBugz
8 3 (2.07%) Bugzilla
8 3 (2.07%) SilkPerformer
9 2 (1.38%) JUnit
9 2 (1.38%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.69%) Hudson
10 1 (0.69%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.69%) TestComplete
General
1 29 (20.00%) Finance
2 20 (13.79%) Banking
3 7 (4.83%) Retail
4 5 (3.45%) Games
5 3 (2.07%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.38%) Automotive
6 2 (1.38%) Legal
7 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (28.28%) Tester
2 40 (27.59%) Analyst
3 33 (22.76%) Test Analyst
4 23 (15.86%) Test Manager
5 15 (10.34%) Automation Tester
6 14 (9.66%) Test Leader
7 10 (6.90%) Software Tester
8 8 (5.52%) QA Tester
8 8 (5.52%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (4.83%) QA Analyst
9 7 (4.83%) Performance Tester
10 6 (4.14%) Service Manager
10 6 (4.14%) Test Engineer
10 6 (4.14%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (4.14%) Automation Analyst
11 5 (3.45%) QA Leader
11 5 (3.45%) Team Leader
11 5 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (3.45%) Test Team Leader
11 5 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.24%) .NET
2 15 (10.34%) HTML
3 13 (8.97%) ASP.NET
4 8 (5.52%) Velocity
5 4 (2.76%) Flash
5 4 (2.76%) SOAP
6 3 (2.07%) Web Services
6 3 (2.07%) XML
6 3 (2.07%) CSS
7 1 (0.69%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.14%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.07%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.07%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.38%) EPoS
4 2 (1.38%) Mobile Games
4 2 (1.38%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.38%) iPhone
5 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.07%) Windows
2 2 (1.38%) Android
3 1 (0.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (51.03%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (42.76%) Software Testing
3 45 (31.03%) Test Scripting
4 32 (22.07%) SDLC
5 24 (16.55%) Test Automation
6 23 (15.86%) Automation Testing
7 20 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (12.41%) Performance Testing
9 17 (11.72%) Automated Testing
10 16 (11.03%) Manual Testing
11 14 (9.66%) Scrum
12 13 (8.97%) Security Testing
12 13 (8.97%) Information Assurance
12 13 (8.97%) Mentoring
13 11 (7.59%) Integration Testing
14 10 (6.90%) Web Testing
14 10 (6.90%) V-Model
15 9 (6.21%) Test Management
16 8 (5.52%) Coaching
17 7 (4.83%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.41%) JavaScript
2 17 (11.72%) C#
3 15 (10.34%) SQL
4 11 (7.59%) VB.NET
5 8 (5.52%) Java
6 6 (4.14%) PHP
7 5 (3.45%) C
8 4 (2.76%) C++
9 3 (2.07%) VB
10 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.69%) Python
10 1 (0.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 103 (71.03%) ISEB
2 43 (29.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (6.21%) Degree
4 4 (2.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (2.76%) HND
5 3 (2.07%) HNC
5 3 (2.07%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (44.83%) QA
2 14 (9.66%) FATCA
3 2 (1.38%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.69%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (18.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (19.31%) HP
2 7 (4.83%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.14%) Oracle
4 3 (2.07%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.07%) VMware
5 1 (0.69%) Serena
5 1 (0.69%) Telerik
5 1 (0.69%) Google
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + great bonus and bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Connect
Salary: £dependant on experience + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago