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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 166 187 170
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -17
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 50 13 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.93% 0.27% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.39% 1.01% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 43 11 24
Average salary £31,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,400 £37,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
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
1476 1284 1390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.56% 26.46% 29.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1289 1031 1222
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,800 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Birmingham +10 24 £32,000 -11.72% 1
Staffordshire +9 10 £27,250 -9.16% 2
Shropshire -1 4 - -
Worcestershire +10 3 £22,500 -25.00%
Warwickshire - 3 £32,500 -
Wolverhampton -7 2 £33,000 -17.50%
Coventry - 2 £28,750 -
Solihull - 1 £26,500 - 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 72 (77.42%) ISEB
2 60 (64.52%) QA
3 42 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (39.78%) Software Testing
4 37 (39.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 36 (38.71%) SQL
6 27 (29.03%) Finance
7 22 (23.66%) Scrum
7 22 (23.66%) Test Scripting
8 21 (22.58%) Retail
9 17 (18.28%) Degree
10 14 (15.05%) SQL Server
10 14 (15.05%) MS Excel
10 14 (15.05%) Automated Testing
11 12 (12.90%) .NET
11 12 (12.90%) Banking
11 12 (12.90%) Selenium
11 12 (12.90%) Test Automation
12 11 (11.83%) Microsoft
13 10 (10.75%) Manual Testing
13 10 (10.75%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (9.68%) HP
14 9 (9.68%) Computer Science
15 8 (8.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (8.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (8.60%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (8.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (8.60%) System Testing
15 8 (8.60%) BDD

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 14 (15.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Servitor
2 3 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.15%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.15%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (8.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (8.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (6.45%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (12.90%) Selenium
2 6 (6.45%) TestComplete
3 5 (5.38%) Visual Studio
3 5 (5.38%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (4.30%) MSTest
5 3 (3.23%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.15%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.15%) Ranorex
6 2 (2.15%) FitNesse
6 2 (2.15%) JIRA
7 1 (1.08%) JUnit
7 1 (1.08%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.08%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.08%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.08%) JMeter
7 1 (1.08%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 27 (29.03%) Finance
2 21 (22.58%) Retail
3 12 (12.90%) Banking
4 6 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (6.45%) Billing
5 4 (4.30%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.15%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (53.76%) Analyst
2 40 (43.01%) Tester
3 38 (40.86%) Test Analyst
4 15 (16.13%) Senior Tester
5 14 (15.05%) Software Tester
6 11 (11.83%) Test Leader
7 9 (9.68%) QA Analyst
8 6 (6.45%) QA Leader
8 6 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (6.45%) Test Manager
8 6 (6.45%) Junior
9 5 (5.38%) Business Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) QA Tester
9 5 (5.38%) Junior Tester
9 5 (5.38%) Software Test Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Junior Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Lead Tester
9 5 (5.38%) Automated Tester
10 4 (4.30%) Junior Software Tester
10 4 (4.30%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.90%) .NET
2 5 (5.38%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.30%) XML
4 2 (2.15%) XSD
5 1 (1.08%) WinForms
5 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.08%) COM
5 1 (1.08%) CSS
5 1 (1.08%) Web Services
5 1 (1.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.45%) Smart Meter
4 5 (5.38%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.15%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.08%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.23%) UNIX
1 3 (3.23%) Windows
2 2 (2.15%) Linux
2 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.15%) Android
2 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (39.78%) Software Testing
3 22 (23.66%) Test Scripting
3 22 (23.66%) Scrum
4 14 (15.05%) Automated Testing
5 12 (12.90%) Test Automation
6 10 (10.75%) Manual Testing
7 8 (8.60%) System Testing
7 8 (8.60%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (8.60%) BDD
8 7 (7.53%) Test Management
8 7 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (7.53%) Project Management
9 6 (6.45%) B2B
9 6 (6.45%) B2C
9 6 (6.45%) Regression Testing
9 6 (6.45%) Business Analysis
9 6 (6.45%) Supplier Management
9 6 (6.45%) Performance Improvement
9 6 (6.45%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (38.71%) SQL
2 5 (5.38%) PL/SQL
3 4 (4.30%) C#
3 4 (4.30%) Java
4 3 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.23%) C++
5 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (77.42%) ISEB
2 37 (39.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (18.28%) Degree
4 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (64.52%) QA
2 7 (7.53%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (10.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (11.83%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.68%) HP
3 6 (6.45%) Oracle
4 2 (2.15%) VMware
4 2 (2.15%) Telerik
5 1 (1.08%) Capita
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LA International
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Connect
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 16 days ago