The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 182 151 157
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 27 61 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 1.10% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.82% 3.95% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 24 58 41
Average salary £37,500 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,200 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1487 1546 1324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.68% 27.84% 27.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1213 1325 1112
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -16 10 £42,000 +35.48% 4
Coventry - 9 £37,500 - 2
Solihull -27 2 £29,750 -15.00%
Worcestershire -2 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 47 (85.45%) ISEB
2 22 (40.00%) QA
3 19 (34.55%) Finance
4 16 (29.09%) SQL
5 15 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (27.27%) Software Testing
6 14 (25.45%) Retail
7 12 (21.82%) Test Management
7 12 (21.82%) Manual Testing
8 11 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (18.18%) Test Scripting
10 9 (16.36%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (16.36%) HP
11 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
12 7 (12.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 7 (12.73%) Degree
13 6 (10.91%) Selenium
13 6 (10.91%) Test Strategy
13 6 (10.91%) Automation Testing
13 6 (10.91%) V-Model
13 6 (10.91%) E-Commerce
13 6 (10.91%) .NET
14 5 (9.09%) Oracle
14 5 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
14 5 (9.09%) Test Automation
14 5 (9.09%) SC Cleared
14 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
14 5 (9.09%) Web Testing
14 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (9.09%) Billing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.27%) MS Project
2 4 (7.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) SAP HR
2 2 (3.64%) Maximo
3 1 (1.82%) TRIRIGA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.82%) OLAP
2 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.82%) DataStage
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Selenium
2 5 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (7.27%) LoadRunner
3 4 (7.27%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.64%) Ranorex
5 1 (1.82%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.82%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.82%) JMeter
5 1 (1.82%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.82%) JIRA
5 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (34.55%) Finance
2 14 (25.45%) Retail
3 5 (9.09%) Billing
4 3 (5.45%) Back Office
5 2 (3.64%) Banking
6 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (47.27%) Analyst
1 26 (47.27%) Test Analyst
2 15 (27.27%) Tester
3 9 (16.36%) Test Manager
4 6 (10.91%) Senior Tester
5 4 (7.27%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Systems Test Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Manual Test Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Functional Tester
5 4 (7.27%) Test Leader
5 4 (7.27%) Lead Tester
6 2 (3.64%) Head of Testing
6 2 (3.64%) QA Leader
6 2 (3.64%) QA Tester
7 1 (1.82%) QA Engineer
7 1 (1.82%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 1 (1.82%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) .NET
2 4 (7.27%) XML
3 2 (3.64%) XSD
4 1 (1.82%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
1 4 (7.27%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) UNIX
1 3 (5.45%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) Software Testing
1 15 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (21.82%) Test Management
2 12 (21.82%) Manual Testing
3 10 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 6 (10.91%) V-Model
4 6 (10.91%) Automation Testing
4 6 (10.91%) E-Commerce
4 6 (10.91%) Test Strategy
5 5 (9.09%) Web Testing
5 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 5 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 4 (7.27%) Performance Improvement
6 4 (7.27%) Data Migration
6 4 (7.27%) Performance Testing
6 4 (7.27%) Migration
6 4 (7.27%) Supplier Management
6 4 (7.27%) ITIL
6 4 (7.27%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.09%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) Java
3 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 47 (85.45%) ISEB
2 11 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (12.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 7 (12.73%) Degree
4 5 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.27%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) HP
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle
3 4 (7.27%) SAP
3 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.64%) Telerik
4 2 (3.64%) Capita
5 1 (1.82%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.82%) Informatica
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £27,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, Midlands
Trinity
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + car
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 20 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Connect
Salary: Competitive, Depending on experience
Posted: 25 days ago