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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 151 180 162
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -18
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 56 18 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.12% 0.41% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.28% 1.48% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 42 15 27
Average salary £32,000 £31,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £36,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -
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
1307 1216 1347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.03% 27.57% 28.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1122 955 1167
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +4.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +12 30 £33,250 +10.83% 1
Staffordshire +12 9 £29,500 -1.66%
Shropshire - 8 - - 1
Solihull - 3 £30,000 - 1
Worcestershire +3 2 £22,500 -28.57%
Warwickshire - 2 £36,250 -
Wolverhampton -8 1 £33,000 -17.50%
Coventry -12 1 £32,500 +4.00%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 74 (76.29%) ISEB
2 61 (62.89%) QA
3 51 (52.58%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (41.24%) Software Testing
4 40 (41.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 34 (35.05%) SQL
6 31 (31.96%) Finance
7 27 (27.84%) Scrum
8 25 (25.77%) Test Scripting
9 24 (24.74%) Retail
10 23 (23.71%) Degree
11 22 (22.68%) Banking
12 15 (15.46%) SQL Server
13 14 (14.43%) Selenium
13 14 (14.43%) Automated Testing
13 14 (14.43%) Manual Testing
14 13 (13.40%) .NET
14 13 (13.40%) MS Excel
15 11 (11.34%) Test Automation
16 10 (10.31%) FATCA
16 10 (10.31%) Microsoft
16 10 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
17 9 (9.28%) Computer Science
18 8 (8.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 8 (8.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 8 (8.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 8 (8.25%) BDD
18 8 (8.25%) HP Quality Center
18 8 (8.25%) System Testing
18 8 (8.25%) Aerospace

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

Applications
1 13 (13.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Servitor
2 3 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.06%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (8.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (8.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (5.15%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (14.43%) Selenium
2 7 (7.22%) JIRA
2 7 (7.22%) TestComplete
3 5 (5.15%) Subversion
3 5 (5.15%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (4.12%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.12%) MSTest
4 4 (4.12%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.09%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.06%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.03%) JUnit
7 1 (1.03%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
General
1 31 (31.96%) Finance
2 24 (24.74%) Retail
3 22 (22.68%) Banking
4 8 (8.25%) Aerospace
5 6 (6.19%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (3.09%) Games
6 3 (3.09%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.06%) Billing
8 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (52.58%) Analyst
2 39 (40.21%) Test Analyst
3 36 (37.11%) Tester
4 16 (16.49%) Test Manager
4 16 (16.49%) Software Tester
5 11 (11.34%) Senior Tester
6 9 (9.28%) QA Analyst
7 8 (8.25%) Test Leader
8 6 (6.19%) Software Test Analyst
8 6 (6.19%) Junior
9 5 (5.15%) Business Analyst
9 5 (5.15%) QA Tester
9 5 (5.15%) Junior Tester
9 5 (5.15%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (5.15%) Junior Analyst
10 4 (4.12%) QA Leader
10 4 (4.12%) Junior Software Tester
10 4 (4.12%) Automated Tester
11 3 (3.09%) Senior Test Analyst
12 2 (2.06%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.40%) .NET
2 5 (5.15%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.12%) XML
4 3 (3.09%) HTML
4 3 (3.09%) CSS
4 3 (3.09%) Web Services
5 1 (1.03%) WinForms
5 1 (1.03%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.28%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.15%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.09%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.06%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.12%) UNIX
2 2 (2.06%) Windows
2 2 (2.06%) Linux
2 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.06%) Android
2 2 (2.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (52.58%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (41.24%) Software Testing
3 27 (27.84%) Scrum
4 25 (25.77%) Test Scripting
5 14 (14.43%) Manual Testing
5 14 (14.43%) Automated Testing
6 11 (11.34%) Test Automation
7 8 (8.25%) BDD
7 8 (8.25%) System Testing
8 7 (7.22%) Time Management
8 7 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (6.19%) Business Analysis
9 6 (6.19%) Waterfall
9 6 (6.19%) Test Management
9 6 (6.19%) Mentoring
10 5 (5.15%) Coaching
10 5 (5.15%) Resource Management
10 5 (5.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (5.15%) Asset Management
10 5 (5.15%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.05%) SQL
2 6 (6.19%) C#
3 5 (5.15%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.06%) C++
4 2 (2.06%) Java
4 2 (2.06%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (76.29%) ISEB
2 40 (41.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 23 (23.71%) Degree
4 4 (4.12%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.06%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (62.89%) QA
2 10 (10.31%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (8.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (10.31%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.19%) HP
3 5 (5.15%) Oracle
4 2 (2.06%) VMware
5 1 (1.03%) Actimize
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago