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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 140 168 166
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 73 31 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.38% 0.63% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.20% 2.38% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 54 24 33
Average salary £35,000 £28,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.73% -17.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,450 £20,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
1404 1305 1457
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.52% 26.44% 29.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1106 1043 1189
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £59,000
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 21 April 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 21 April 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
(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 +7 37 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Coventry -4 10 £41,500 +107.50%
Staffordshire - 5 £40,000 -
Warwickshire - 4 £30,750 -
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £27,500 -
Solihull 0 2 £28,000 -20.00% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £16,000 -
Shropshire - 1 £39,000 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 91 (70.54%) ISEB
2 57 (44.19%) QA
3 56 (43.41%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (41.86%) Software Testing
5 47 (36.43%) Finance
6 44 (34.11%) Test Scripting
7 39 (30.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 38 (29.46%) Banking
9 28 (21.71%) Retail
10 23 (17.83%) Scrum
10 23 (17.83%) SQL
10 23 (17.83%) FATCA
11 21 (16.28%) Selenium
12 18 (13.95%) Manual Testing
12 18 (13.95%) Test Automation
13 17 (13.18%) HP Quality Center
14 16 (12.40%) Degree
14 16 (12.40%) QuickTest Pro
14 16 (12.40%) HP
14 16 (12.40%) Automation Testing
14 16 (12.40%) Mentoring
15 15 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (10.85%) .NET
16 14 (10.85%) Information Assurance
16 14 (10.85%) Security Testing
16 14 (10.85%) User Acceptance Testing
17 13 (10.08%) Automated Testing
17 13 (10.08%) Coaching
18 12 (9.30%) V-Model
19 11 (8.53%) SQL Server

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 9 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.55%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (3.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (16.28%) Selenium
2 16 (12.40%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (6.20%) JIRA
4 5 (3.88%) Subversion
4 5 (3.88%) FitNesse
5 4 (3.10%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.33%) MSTest
6 3 (2.33%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.33%) JMeter
6 3 (2.33%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.55%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.55%) SilkPerformer
7 2 (1.55%) TestComplete
7 2 (1.55%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.78%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.78%) JUnit
General
1 47 (36.43%) Finance
2 38 (29.46%) Banking
3 28 (21.71%) Retail
4 8 (6.20%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.33%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.55%) Games
6 2 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 58 (44.96%) Analyst
2 51 (39.53%) Test Analyst
3 26 (20.16%) Test Manager
4 23 (17.83%) Tester
5 13 (10.08%) Test Leader
6 9 (6.98%) Software Tester
7 8 (6.20%) QA Tester
8 7 (5.43%) QA Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) Senior Test Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) Automation Tester
9 6 (4.65%) Automation Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) QA Leader
11 4 (3.10%) Junior
12 3 (2.33%) Performance Tester
12 3 (2.33%) Test Team Leader
12 3 (2.33%) Test Engineer
12 3 (2.33%) Team Leader
12 3 (2.33%) Junior Analyst
12 3 (2.33%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.85%) .NET
2 7 (5.43%) Velocity
3 5 (3.88%) XML
4 3 (2.33%) HTML
4 3 (2.33%) CSS
4 3 (2.33%) Web Services
5 1 (0.78%) XSD
5 1 (0.78%) Flash
5 1 (0.78%) WinForms
5 1 (0.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.88%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.33%) SWIFT
4 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.78%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.78%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.88%) UNIX
1 5 (3.88%) Windows
2 2 (1.55%) Linux
2 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (1.55%) Android
2 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (43.41%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (41.86%) Software Testing
3 44 (34.11%) Test Scripting
4 23 (17.83%) Scrum
5 18 (13.95%) Manual Testing
5 18 (13.95%) Test Automation
6 16 (12.40%) Automation Testing
6 16 (12.40%) Mentoring
7 14 (10.85%) Information Assurance
7 14 (10.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (10.85%) Security Testing
8 13 (10.08%) Automated Testing
8 13 (10.08%) Coaching
9 12 (9.30%) V-Model
10 9 (6.98%) Test Management
11 8 (6.20%) Integration Testing
12 7 (5.43%) Time Management
13 6 (4.65%) Performance Testing
13 6 (4.65%) Resource Management
13 6 (4.65%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.83%) SQL
2 5 (3.88%) C#
3 3 (2.33%) C++
3 3 (2.33%) C
4 2 (1.55%) Java
5 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 91 (70.54%) ISEB
2 39 (30.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (12.40%) Degree
4 4 (3.10%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.55%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.78%) HNC
6 1 (0.78%) HND
6 1 (0.78%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (44.19%) QA
2 23 (17.83%) FATCA
3 1 (0.78%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (13.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (12.40%) HP
2 9 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.33%) Oracle
4 2 (1.55%) VMware
5 1 (0.78%) Telerik
5 1 (0.78%) Actimize
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