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 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 175 162 206
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +44
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 62 62 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.01% 1.13% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.71% 4.38% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 52 50 14
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £29,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £24,900 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,400 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.49% +10.00%
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
1672 1415 1424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.26% 25.83% 26.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1213 1082 1120
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -22 17 £35,000 - 2
Coventry -3 12 £40,750 +0.61% 1
Warwickshire +6 11 £35,000 +23.89% 1
Shropshire -8 8 £31,000 -20.51% 1
Worcestershire - 6 £35,000 -
Staffordshire -3 5 £27,000 -32.50%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 88 (62.86%) ISEB
2 82 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (45.00%) Software Testing
4 49 (35.00%) Test Scripting
5 45 (32.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 43 (30.71%) QA
7 42 (30.00%) Finance
8 37 (26.43%) Microsoft
9 35 (25.00%) Test Management
10 32 (22.86%) SQL
11 31 (22.14%) User Acceptance Testing
12 30 (21.43%) SDLC
13 28 (20.00%) Manual Testing
13 28 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
14 27 (19.29%) Automated Testing
15 25 (17.86%) Test Strategy
16 24 (17.14%) Test Planning
17 23 (16.43%) Analytical Skills
18 22 (15.71%) MS Excel
19 20 (14.29%) Selenium
19 20 (14.29%) Scrum
20 19 (13.57%) JIRA
20 19 (13.57%) Team Foundation Server
21 18 (12.86%) Test Automation
21 18 (12.86%) SQL Server
22 17 (12.14%) Windows
22 17 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
23 16 (11.43%) HP
24 15 (10.71%) Games
24 15 (10.71%) Retail

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:

Applications
1 22 (15.71%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.86%) MS Office
3 3 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.14%) MS Project
4 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.43%) Google Drive
1 2 (1.43%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.86%) Internet
2 2 (1.43%) HTTP
2 2 (1.43%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (14.29%) Selenium
2 19 (13.57%) JIRA
2 19 (13.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (6.43%) Visual Studio
4 7 (5.00%) HP UFT
5 6 (4.29%) WebDriver
6 5 (3.57%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.86%) TestComplete
7 4 (2.86%) Zephyr
8 3 (2.14%) Ant
8 3 (2.14%) LoadUI
8 3 (2.14%) RSpec
8 3 (2.14%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.43%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.43%) Hudson
9 2 (1.43%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.43%) JIRA Agile
9 2 (1.43%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.43%) WATIR
10 1 (0.71%) Calabash
General
1 42 (30.00%) Finance
2 15 (10.71%) Games
2 15 (10.71%) Retail
3 12 (8.57%) Banking
4 11 (7.86%) Marketing
5 6 (4.29%) Aerospace
6 5 (3.57%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.43%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.71%) Back Office
8 1 (0.71%) Billing
8 1 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (41.43%) Analyst
2 55 (39.29%) Test Analyst
3 36 (25.71%) Test Manager
4 27 (19.29%) Tester
5 14 (10.00%) Software Tester
6 12 (8.57%) QA Analyst
7 11 (7.86%) QA Test Analyst
7 11 (7.86%) Senior Manager
7 11 (7.86%) Test Leader
8 10 (7.14%) Senior Test Manager
8 10 (7.14%) Software Manager
8 10 (7.14%) Software Test Manager
9 9 (6.43%) Junior
9 9 (6.43%) Software Analyst
9 9 (6.43%) Software Test Analyst
10 8 (5.71%) Automation Test Analyst
10 8 (5.71%) SQL Analyst
11 7 (5.00%) Test Engineer
12 6 (4.29%) Functional Tester
13 5 (3.57%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.14%) XML
2 6 (4.29%) HTML
3 5 (3.57%) .NET
4 3 (2.14%) Flash
5 2 (1.43%) Apache Flex
5 2 (1.43%) REST
5 2 (1.43%) SOAP
5 2 (1.43%) Web Services
6 1 (0.71%) CSS
6 1 (0.71%) HTML5
6 1 (0.71%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.43%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 9 (6.43%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.71%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.14%) Windows
2 8 (5.71%) Windows 10
2 8 (5.71%) Windows 7
2 8 (5.71%) Windows 8
2 8 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (45.00%) Software Testing
3 49 (35.00%) Test Scripting
4 35 (25.00%) Test Management
5 31 (22.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 30 (21.43%) SDLC
7 28 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 27 (19.29%) Automated Testing
9 25 (17.86%) Test Strategy
10 24 (17.14%) Test Planning
11 20 (14.29%) Scrum
12 18 (12.86%) Test Automation
13 17 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (10.00%) Defect Management
14 14 (10.00%) Waterfall
15 12 (8.57%) V-Model
16 10 (7.14%) Project Management
17 9 (6.43%) Integration Testing
17 9 (6.43%) Performance Testing
17 9 (6.43%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (22.86%) SQL
2 9 (6.43%) Java
3 6 (4.29%) C#
4 3 (2.14%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.14%) C++
4 3 (2.14%) Perl
4 3 (2.14%) Ruby
4 3 (2.14%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 88 (62.86%) ISEB
2 45 (32.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (9.29%) Degree
4 8 (5.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.43%) 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 (30.71%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (26.43%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.43%) HP
3 4 (2.86%) hybris
4 3 (2.14%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.14%) Oracle
4 3 (2.14%) SAP
5 2 (1.43%) Google
6 1 (0.71%) Trayport
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + 20% bonus plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum + great benefits and package
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £29000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 18 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £26,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago