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 24 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 183 166 207
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +41
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 56 62 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.90% 1.08% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.46% 4.17% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 47 52 13
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,200 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £57,800 £54,000 £54,300
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +12.85%
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
1617 1488 1499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.13% 25.97% 27.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1163 1151 1182
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,804
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 June 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -19 20 £37,500 - 5
Coventry +16 10 £36,250 -17.14%
Warwickshire +5 10 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Staffordshire -3 6 £25,750 -20.76%
Shropshire -17 4 £43,000 -
Worcestershire +6 2 £62,500 +197.61%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 90 (63.83%) ISEB
2 75 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (45.39%) Software Testing
4 47 (33.33%) Finance
5 46 (32.62%) Test Scripting
5 46 (32.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 43 (30.50%) QA
7 40 (28.37%) Microsoft
8 37 (26.24%) SQL
8 37 (26.24%) Test Management
9 35 (24.82%) Manual Testing
9 35 (24.82%) User Acceptance Testing
10 33 (23.40%) SDLC
11 29 (20.57%) Automated Testing
12 26 (18.44%) MS Excel
12 26 (18.44%) Test Planning
12 26 (18.44%) Analytical Skills
12 26 (18.44%) Test Strategy
12 26 (18.44%) HP Quality Center
13 22 (15.60%) Test Automation
14 21 (14.89%) SQL Server
14 21 (14.89%) JIRA
15 20 (14.18%) Scrum
15 20 (14.18%) Selenium
16 19 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
17 18 (12.77%) Defect Management
18 17 (12.06%) Degree
18 17 (12.06%) Team Foundation Server
18 17 (12.06%) Windows
18 17 (12.06%) HP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.42%) Documentum
1 2 (1.42%) FileNet
Applications
1 26 (18.44%) MS Excel
2 16 (11.35%) MS Office
3 3 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.13%) MS Project
4 2 (1.42%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.42%) Google Drive
1 2 (1.42%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.84%) Internet
2 2 (1.42%) HTTP
2 2 (1.42%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (14.89%) JIRA
2 20 (14.18%) Selenium
3 17 (12.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (7.80%) Visual Studio
5 8 (5.67%) HP UFT
5 8 (5.67%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.84%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.84%) LoadUI
6 4 (2.84%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.84%) TestComplete
6 4 (2.84%) Zephyr
7 3 (2.13%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.13%) RSpec
8 2 (1.42%) Ant
8 2 (1.42%) Hudson
8 2 (1.42%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.42%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (1.42%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.42%) SilkTest
8 2 (1.42%) WATIR
General
1 47 (33.33%) Finance
2 15 (10.64%) Games
3 11 (7.80%) Retail
4 10 (7.09%) Banking
4 10 (7.09%) Marketing
5 6 (4.26%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.84%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.84%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.71%) Back Office
7 1 (0.71%) Billing
Job Titles
1 57 (40.43%) Analyst
2 54 (38.30%) Test Analyst
3 32 (22.70%) Test Manager
4 26 (18.44%) Tester
5 15 (10.64%) Software Tester
6 12 (8.51%) Test Leader
7 11 (7.80%) Software Analyst
7 11 (7.80%) Software Test Analyst
8 10 (7.09%) Junior
8 10 (7.09%) QA Analyst
8 10 (7.09%) Senior Manager
9 9 (6.38%) QA Test Analyst
9 9 (6.38%) Senior Test Manager
9 9 (6.38%) Software Manager
9 9 (6.38%) Software Test Manager
10 8 (5.67%) Automation Test Analyst
10 8 (5.67%) SQL Analyst
11 7 (4.96%) Test Engineer
12 6 (4.26%) UAT Manager
13 5 (3.55%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.38%) XML
2 7 (4.96%) HTML
3 6 (4.26%) .NET
4 3 (2.13%) Flash
5 2 (1.42%) Apache Flex
5 2 (1.42%) REST
5 2 (1.42%) SOAP
5 2 (1.42%) Web Services
6 1 (0.71%) CSS
6 1 (0.71%) HTML5
6 1 (0.71%) Kafka
6 1 (0.71%) RESTful
6 1 (0.71%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.44%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.51%) Mobile App
3 11 (7.80%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (7.09%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.42%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.71%) AS400
6 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.71%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.71%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.06%) Windows
2 8 (5.67%) Windows 10
2 8 (5.67%) Windows 7
2 8 (5.67%) Windows 8
2 8 (5.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (5.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (45.39%) Software Testing
3 46 (32.62%) Test Scripting
4 37 (26.24%) Test Management
5 35 (24.82%) Manual Testing
5 35 (24.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 33 (23.40%) SDLC
7 29 (20.57%) Automated Testing
8 26 (18.44%) Test Planning
8 26 (18.44%) Test Strategy
9 22 (15.60%) Test Automation
10 20 (14.18%) Scrum
11 19 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (12.77%) Defect Management
13 16 (11.35%) Waterfall
14 13 (9.22%) Project Management
14 13 (9.22%) V-Model
15 12 (8.51%) Integration Testing
15 12 (8.51%) Mentoring
16 10 (7.09%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 37 (26.24%) SQL
2 10 (7.09%) Java
3 8 (5.67%) C#
4 5 (3.55%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.13%) C++
6 2 (1.42%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.42%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.42%) Perl
6 2 (1.42%) Ruby
7 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 90 (63.83%) ISEB
2 46 (32.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (12.06%) Degree
4 9 (6.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.42%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.42%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (30.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.13%) Firmware
2 1 (0.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (18.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (28.37%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.06%) HP
3 4 (2.84%) hybris
3 4 (2.84%) Oracle
4 3 (2.13%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.42%) Google
6 1 (0.71%) SAP
6 1 (0.71%) Trayport
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