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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 185 155 165
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 45 55 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.78% 1.03% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.79% 3.82% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 45 50 23
Average salary £32,000 £33,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.18% +3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,750 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £50,000 £49,250
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
1611 1439 1302
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.01% 27.05% 28.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1376 1216 1101
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 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 31 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 0 12 £33,750 +9.75%
Birmingham -12 11 £31,500 -19.23% 3
Staffordshire -5 7 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Worcestershire +1 3 £22,500 -23.07%
Warwickshire 0 2 £32,500 -13.33%
Wolverhampton -6 1 £33,000 -17.50%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 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 60 (83.33%) ISEB
2 47 (65.28%) QA
3 32 (44.44%) SQL
4 29 (40.28%) Software Testing
5 27 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (34.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (23.61%) Test Scripting
8 16 (22.22%) Automated Testing
8 16 (22.22%) Finance
9 12 (16.67%) Scrum
9 12 (16.67%) Degree
10 11 (15.28%) Retail
11 10 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (13.89%) .NET
11 10 (13.89%) MS Excel
12 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
12 9 (12.50%) Test Automation
13 8 (11.11%) System Testing
13 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
13 8 (11.11%) HP
13 8 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (9.72%) Oracle Database
14 7 (9.72%) Regression Testing
14 7 (9.72%) Oracle
14 7 (9.72%) Manual Testing
14 7 (9.72%) Billing
15 6 (8.33%) Business Analysis
15 6 (8.33%) Supplier Management
15 6 (8.33%) TestComplete
15 6 (8.33%) HP Quality Center

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 10 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS Project
2 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Servitor
2 3 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) TestComplete
2 5 (6.94%) Selenium
2 5 (6.94%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.17%) MSTest
5 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.78%) Ranorex
5 2 (2.78%) JIRA
5 2 (2.78%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.39%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.39%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.39%) JMeter
6 1 (1.39%) JUnit
6 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.39%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 16 (22.22%) Finance
2 11 (15.28%) Retail
3 7 (9.72%) Billing
4 4 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.39%) Games
5 1 (1.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (55.56%) Analyst
2 34 (47.22%) Tester
3 30 (41.67%) Test Analyst
4 15 (20.83%) Senior Tester
5 11 (15.28%) Software Tester
6 7 (9.72%) QA Analyst
6 7 (9.72%) Test Leader
7 6 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) Systems Test Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) Automated Tester
8 5 (6.94%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) Business Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) QA Leader
9 4 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Lead Tester
10 3 (4.17%) Junior Analyst
10 3 (4.17%) Junior
11 2 (2.78%) Test Manager
11 2 (2.78%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.89%) .NET
2 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.56%) XML
4 2 (2.78%) XSD
5 1 (1.39%) WinForms
5 1 (1.39%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.33%) Smart Meter
3 5 (6.94%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.39%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) Windows
2 2 (2.78%) Linux
2 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.78%) Android
2 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (40.28%) Software Testing
2 27 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (23.61%) Test Scripting
4 16 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 12 (16.67%) Scrum
6 10 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 8 (11.11%) System Testing
9 7 (9.72%) Manual Testing
9 7 (9.72%) Regression Testing
10 6 (8.33%) Project Management
10 6 (8.33%) B2B
10 6 (8.33%) B2C
10 6 (8.33%) Business Analysis
10 6 (8.33%) Supplier Management
10 6 (8.33%) Test Management
10 6 (8.33%) Performance Improvement
10 6 (8.33%) Demand Forecasting
10 6 (8.33%) Test Planning
10 6 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 32 (44.44%) SQL
2 5 (6.94%) PL/SQL
2 5 (6.94%) Java
3 3 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.17%) C++
4 1 (1.39%) C#
4 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (83.33%) ISEB
2 25 (34.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (65.28%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 8 (11.11%) HP
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle
3 2 (2.78%) VMware
3 2 (2.78%) Telerik
3 2 (2.78%) Capita
4 1 (1.39%) SAP
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Staffordshire
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Training
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