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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 177 130 159
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +29
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 40 85 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.72% 1.56% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.62% 5.37% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 38 78 29
Average salary £37,500 £36,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1524 1583 1366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.49% 29.05% 27.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1275 1363 1124
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +2 15 £37,500 +29.31% 3
Birmingham -29 13 £36,250 +3.57% 1
Solihull -24 1 £32,500 -14.47%
Worcestershire - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 50 (84.75%) ISEB
2 34 (57.63%) QA
3 21 (35.59%) SQL
3 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (32.20%) Software Testing
5 17 (28.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (27.12%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (25.42%) Test Scripting
8 14 (23.73%) Finance
9 13 (22.03%) Retail
10 11 (18.64%) Automated Testing
11 10 (16.95%) Test Management
12 9 (15.25%) Oracle
13 8 (13.56%) HP
13 8 (13.56%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (11.86%) Test Automation
14 7 (11.86%) V-Model
14 7 (11.86%) Degree
15 6 (10.17%) Manual Testing
15 6 (10.17%) Line Management
15 6 (10.17%) Oracle Database
15 6 (10.17%) Project Management
15 6 (10.17%) Scrum
15 6 (10.17%) MS Excel
15 6 (10.17%) .NET
16 5 (8.47%) Java
16 5 (8.47%) ITIL
16 5 (8.47%) QuickTest Pro
16 5 (8.47%) Mentoring

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 6 (10.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.78%) MS Project
2 4 (6.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Servitor
2 3 (5.08%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.69%) TRIRIGA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (6.78%) Selenium
2 4 (6.78%) LoadRunner
2 4 (6.78%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (5.08%) TestComplete
4 2 (3.39%) JIRA
4 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.39%) Ranorex
5 1 (1.69%) JMeter
5 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.69%) JUnit
5 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.69%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.69%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 14 (23.73%) Finance
2 13 (22.03%) Retail
3 5 (8.47%) Billing
4 3 (5.08%) Back Office
5 1 (1.69%) Games
5 1 (1.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (42.37%) Tester
2 22 (37.29%) Analyst
3 18 (30.51%) Test Analyst
4 11 (18.64%) Senior Tester
5 8 (13.56%) Test Manager
6 7 (11.86%) Test Leader
7 5 (8.47%) QA Leader
8 4 (6.78%) Systems Test Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Software Test Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Lead Tester
8 4 (6.78%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Software Tester
8 4 (6.78%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Business Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Head of Testing
9 3 (5.08%) Automated Tester
10 2 (3.39%) Functional Tester
11 1 (1.69%) QA Manager
11 1 (1.69%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) .NET
2 4 (6.78%) XML
2 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.39%) XSD
4 1 (1.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) Smart Meter
2 4 (6.78%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.39%) UNIX
1 2 (3.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (32.20%) Software Testing
3 16 (27.12%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (25.42%) Test Scripting
5 11 (18.64%) Automated Testing
6 10 (16.95%) Test Management
7 7 (11.86%) Test Automation
7 7 (11.86%) V-Model
8 6 (10.17%) Manual Testing
8 6 (10.17%) Line Management
8 6 (10.17%) Project Management
8 6 (10.17%) Scrum
9 5 (8.47%) ITIL
9 5 (8.47%) Mentoring
9 5 (8.47%) Test Strategy
9 5 (8.47%) System Testing
10 4 (6.78%) Business Analysis
10 4 (6.78%) Supplier Management
10 4 (6.78%) Performance Testing
10 4 (6.78%) Demand Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.59%) SQL
2 5 (8.47%) Java
3 4 (6.78%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 50 (84.75%) ISEB
2 17 (28.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (11.86%) Degree
4 5 (8.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.08%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (57.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) Oracle
2 8 (13.56%) HP
3 4 (6.78%) SAP
4 2 (3.39%) Telerik
4 2 (3.39%) Capita
4 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + pension, health care
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Steria
Salary: £65,000 per annum Plus Bonuses
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Connect
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 8 days ago