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

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 174 184 167
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -17
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 44 30 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.77% 0.57% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.77% 2.25% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 44 26 32
Average salary £31,500 £31,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.61% -4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,250 £27,750 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £33,850 £43,000 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
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
1589 1335 1423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.69% 25.55% 29.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1394 1128 1239
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -13 14 £31,500 -10.00% 2
Staffordshire +4 10 £31,000 +3.33% 1
Coventry -7 6 £28,750 -6.50%
Worcestershire +8 3 £22,500 -25.00%
Warwickshire - 3 £32,500 -
Wolverhampton -2 2 £33,000 -17.50%
Solihull -7 1 £26,500 -15.87%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 69 (84.15%) ISEB
2 54 (65.85%) QA
3 37 (45.12%) SQL
4 33 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (39.02%) Software Testing
6 26 (31.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (25.61%) Test Scripting
8 19 (23.17%) Finance
9 17 (20.73%) Scrum
10 15 (18.29%) Automated Testing
11 14 (17.07%) Degree
11 14 (17.07%) MS Excel
12 13 (15.85%) .NET
13 12 (14.63%) SQL Server
14 11 (13.41%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (13.41%) Retail
15 10 (12.20%) Test Automation
15 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
15 10 (12.20%) HP
16 8 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
16 8 (9.76%) Manual Testing
16 8 (9.76%) System Testing
16 8 (9.76%) Selenium
16 8 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
17 7 (8.54%) BDD
17 7 (8.54%) Test Management
17 7 (8.54%) Computer Science
17 7 (8.54%) Billing
17 7 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
17 7 (8.54%) Regression Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (17.07%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Servitor
2 3 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (7.32%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Selenium
2 6 (7.32%) TestComplete
3 5 (6.10%) Visual Studio
3 5 (6.10%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (4.88%) MSTest
5 2 (2.44%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.44%) Ranorex
5 2 (2.44%) JIRA
5 2 (2.44%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.22%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.22%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.22%) JMeter
6 1 (1.22%) JUnit
6 1 (1.22%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.22%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 19 (23.17%) Finance
2 11 (13.41%) Retail
3 7 (8.54%) Billing
4 6 (7.32%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.22%) Games
5 1 (1.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (57.32%) Analyst
2 39 (47.56%) Tester
3 35 (42.68%) Test Analyst
4 16 (19.51%) Senior Tester
5 15 (18.29%) Software Tester
6 9 (10.98%) QA Analyst
6 9 (10.98%) Test Leader
7 7 (8.54%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) QA Leader
8 6 (7.32%) Software Test Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Junior Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Junior
9 5 (6.10%) Business Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Systems Test Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Lead Tester
9 5 (6.10%) Automated Tester
10 4 (4.88%) Junior Software Tester
10 4 (4.88%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.85%) .NET
2 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET
2 5 (6.10%) XML
3 2 (2.44%) XSD
4 1 (1.22%) WinForms
4 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.22%) COM
4 1 (1.22%) CSS
4 1 (1.22%) Web Services
4 1 (1.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.54%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.32%) Smart Meter
4 5 (6.10%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.22%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.66%) Windows
2 2 (2.44%) Linux
2 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.44%) Android
2 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (39.02%) Software Testing
3 21 (25.61%) Test Scripting
4 17 (20.73%) Scrum
5 15 (18.29%) Automated Testing
6 11 (13.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (12.20%) Test Automation
8 8 (9.76%) Manual Testing
8 8 (9.76%) System Testing
9 7 (8.54%) Regression Testing
9 7 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (8.54%) Project Management
9 7 (8.54%) Test Management
9 7 (8.54%) BDD
10 6 (7.32%) Performance Improvement
10 6 (7.32%) Demand Forecasting
10 6 (7.32%) Test Planning
10 6 (7.32%) Automation Testing
10 6 (7.32%) B2B
10 6 (7.32%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 37 (45.12%) SQL
2 5 (6.10%) PL/SQL
2 5 (6.10%) Java
3 4 (4.88%) C#
4 3 (3.66%) C++
4 3 (3.66%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (84.15%) ISEB
2 26 (31.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (17.07%) Degree
4 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (65.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
1 10 (12.20%) HP
2 6 (7.32%) Oracle
3 2 (2.44%) VMware
3 2 (2.44%) Telerik
3 2 (2.44%) Capita
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