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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 146 162 171
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 79 54 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.40% 1.07% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.51% 4.05% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 64 39 19
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £25,600 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,400 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
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
1433 1333 1195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.42% 26.32% 27.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1127 1133 922
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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 -6 33 £30,000 -14.28% 4
Warwickshire -8 11 £60,000 +37.14%
Coventry +6 10 £36,250 +11.53%
Solihull +11 5 £34,000 +13.33%
Dudley - 5 £35,000 -
Staffordshire 0 4 £40,000 +81.81% 1
Shropshire +3 1 £55,000 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £30,000 - 1
Brierley Hill - 1 - -
Walsall - 1 £32,500 -
West Bromwich - 1 £28,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 110 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (51.95%) ISEB
3 66 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 66 (42.86%) QA
4 53 (34.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 44 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 40 (25.97%) SDLC
7 39 (25.32%) Test Management
8 38 (24.68%) Microsoft
8 38 (24.68%) Finance
9 37 (24.03%) HP Quality Center
10 32 (20.78%) Test Automation
11 31 (20.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 31 (20.13%) SQL
12 30 (19.48%) Automation Testing
13 29 (18.83%) Selenium
14 28 (18.18%) Automated Testing
14 28 (18.18%) Java
14 28 (18.18%) E-Commerce
15 27 (17.53%) JIRA
15 27 (17.53%) Retail
16 26 (16.88%) Manual Testing
17 25 (16.23%) Test Strategy
18 24 (15.58%) V-Model
19 21 (13.64%) MS Excel
20 20 (12.99%) Scrum
20 20 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
21 18 (11.69%) Cucumber
22 17 (11.04%) Waterfall
22 17 (11.04%) SQL Server

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (1.95%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.49%) MS Office
3 3 (1.95%) MS Project
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.30%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.30%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 5 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (18.83%) Selenium
2 27 (17.53%) JIRA
3 18 (11.69%) Cucumber
4 13 (8.44%) HP UFT
4 13 (8.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (6.49%) FogBugz
5 10 (6.49%) TeamCity
6 9 (5.84%) Ant
6 9 (5.84%) RSpec
7 8 (5.19%) Git (software)
7 8 (5.19%) Hudson
7 8 (5.19%) Jenkins
7 8 (5.19%) Mercurial
7 8 (5.19%) WATIR
7 8 (5.19%) WebDriver
8 7 (4.55%) SpecFlow
9 6 (3.90%) Eclipse
9 6 (3.90%) IntelliJ
9 6 (3.90%) LoadRunner
9 6 (3.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (24.68%) Finance
2 27 (17.53%) Retail
3 9 (5.84%) Games
4 7 (4.55%) Banking
4 7 (4.55%) Marketing
5 6 (3.90%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.95%) Legal
7 2 (1.30%) Local Government
8 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.65%) Billing
8 1 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 64 (41.56%) Analyst
2 61 (39.61%) Test Analyst
3 39 (25.32%) Tester
4 36 (23.38%) Test Manager
5 31 (20.13%) QA Analyst
6 30 (19.48%) QA Test Analyst
7 26 (16.88%) Software Analyst
7 26 (16.88%) Software Test Analyst
8 17 (11.04%) Automation Analyst
8 17 (11.04%) Automation Test Analyst
9 11 (7.14%) Automation Tester
10 10 (6.49%) Agile Test Analyst
10 10 (6.49%) Junior
10 10 (6.49%) Software Tester
11 9 (5.84%) IT Manager
11 9 (5.84%) QA Manager
11 9 (5.84%) Senior Manager
11 9 (5.84%) Senior Test Manager
12 8 (5.19%) QA Test Manager
12 8 (5.19%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.09%) .NET
1 14 (9.09%) XML
2 8 (5.19%) REST
2 8 (5.19%) SOAP
2 8 (5.19%) Web Services
3 7 (4.55%) Gherkin
4 6 (3.90%) J2EE
5 3 (1.95%) Flash
5 3 (1.95%) HTML
5 3 (1.95%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.49%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (4.55%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.60%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.60%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.30%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.30%) Mobile Games
6 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.19%) Windows
2 3 (1.95%) Windows 10
2 3 (1.95%) Windows 7
2 3 (1.95%) Windows 8
2 3 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 44 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 40 (25.97%) SDLC
5 39 (25.32%) Test Management
6 32 (20.78%) Test Automation
7 31 (20.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 30 (19.48%) Automation Testing
9 28 (18.18%) Automated Testing
9 28 (18.18%) E-Commerce
10 26 (16.88%) Manual Testing
11 25 (16.23%) Test Strategy
12 24 (15.58%) V-Model
13 20 (12.99%) Scrum
14 17 (11.04%) Waterfall
15 16 (10.39%) BDD
15 16 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (10.39%) TDD
15 16 (10.39%) Web Development
16 15 (9.74%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.13%) SQL
2 28 (18.18%) Java
3 10 (6.49%) C#
4 9 (5.84%) Bash Shell
4 9 (5.84%) Perl
4 9 (5.84%) Ruby
5 8 (5.19%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.95%) C++
6 3 (1.95%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.30%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 80 (51.95%) ISEB
2 53 (34.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (8.44%) Degree
4 6 (3.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (2.60%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.95%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.30%) HNC
7 2 (1.30%) HND
7 2 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.30%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (42.86%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 37 (24.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (24.68%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.04%) HP
3 6 (3.90%) Oracle
4 5 (3.25%) SAP
5 4 (2.60%) hybris
6 3 (1.95%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.30%) Citrix
7 2 (1.30%) Google
7 2 (1.30%) Talend
8 1 (0.65%) Cognos
8 1 (0.65%) Trayport
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