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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 146 155 168
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 64 30 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.25% 0.72% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.30% 2.54% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 39 22 24
Average salary £35,000 £29,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.64% -9.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,800 £20,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £35,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
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
1489 1183 1278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.99% 28.25% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1235 896 1066
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 £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 2 March 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 2 March 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
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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 +14 40 £35,000 +20.68% 2
Shropshire - 8 - -
Staffordshire - 6 £26,000 -
Coventry -22 5 £42,500 +41.66% 2
Solihull -4 2 £30,000 -14.28%
Warwickshire - 2 £43,750 - 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 79 (73.83%) ISEB
2 56 (52.34%) QA
3 49 (45.79%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (43.93%) Software Testing
5 40 (37.38%) Finance
5 40 (37.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 33 (30.84%) Banking
7 28 (26.17%) SQL
8 26 (24.30%) Retail
8 26 (24.30%) Test Scripting
9 23 (21.50%) Scrum
10 20 (18.69%) Degree
10 20 (18.69%) FATCA
11 17 (15.89%) Manual Testing
12 15 (14.02%) Selenium
12 15 (14.02%) SQL Server
13 13 (12.15%) .NET
13 13 (12.15%) MS Excel
13 13 (12.15%) Test Automation
13 13 (12.15%) HP Quality Center
14 12 (11.21%) Automated Testing
14 12 (11.21%) HP
14 12 (11.21%) Mentoring
15 11 (10.28%) Information Assurance
15 11 (10.28%) Security Testing
16 10 (9.35%) Microsoft
16 10 (9.35%) Coaching
16 10 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
17 8 (7.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 8 (7.48%) SQL Server Integration Services

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 13 (12.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Servitor
2 3 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.87%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.02%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (7.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (7.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (3.74%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (14.02%) Selenium
2 7 (6.54%) JIRA
3 6 (5.61%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (4.67%) Subversion
4 5 (4.67%) TestComplete
5 4 (3.74%) MSTest
5 4 (3.74%) SoapUI
5 4 (3.74%) FitNesse
5 4 (3.74%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.74%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (2.80%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.93%) JMeter
7 1 (0.93%) JUnit
General
1 40 (37.38%) Finance
2 33 (30.84%) Banking
3 26 (24.30%) Retail
4 8 (7.48%) Aerospace
5 6 (5.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.80%) Games
6 3 (2.80%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.87%) Billing
8 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (52.34%) Analyst
2 45 (42.06%) Test Analyst
3 30 (28.04%) Tester
4 21 (19.63%) Test Manager
5 15 (14.02%) Software Tester
6 9 (8.41%) QA Analyst
7 8 (7.48%) Test Leader
8 7 (6.54%) Senior Tester
8 7 (6.54%) QA Tester
9 6 (5.61%) Junior
10 5 (4.67%) Junior Tester
10 5 (4.67%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.67%) Junior Analyst
11 4 (3.74%) Software Test Analyst
11 4 (3.74%) Junior Software Tester
11 4 (3.74%) Business Analyst
11 4 (3.74%) Automation Engineer
12 3 (2.80%) Automated Tester
12 3 (2.80%) Senior Software Tester
12 3 (2.80%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.15%) .NET
2 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.74%) XML
3 3 (2.80%) CSS
3 3 (2.80%) Web Services
3 3 (2.80%) HTML
4 1 (0.93%) WinForms
4 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.93%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.48%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.74%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.80%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.87%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.93%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.74%) UNIX
2 2 (1.87%) Windows
2 2 (1.87%) Linux
2 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (1.87%) Android
2 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (45.79%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (43.93%) Software Testing
3 26 (24.30%) Test Scripting
4 23 (21.50%) Scrum
5 17 (15.89%) Manual Testing
6 13 (12.15%) Test Automation
7 12 (11.21%) Mentoring
7 12 (11.21%) Automated Testing
8 11 (10.28%) Security Testing
8 11 (10.28%) Information Assurance
9 10 (9.35%) Coaching
10 8 (7.48%) BDD
11 7 (6.54%) Automation Testing
11 7 (6.54%) Time Management
11 7 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (5.61%) System Testing
12 6 (5.61%) Resource Management
12 6 (5.61%) Test Management
13 5 (4.67%) V-Model
13 5 (4.67%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (26.17%) SQL
2 6 (5.61%) C#
3 5 (4.67%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.87%) C
4 2 (1.87%) C++
4 2 (1.87%) Java
5 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 79 (73.83%) ISEB
2 40 (37.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 20 (18.69%) Degree
4 4 (3.74%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.74%) VCP4
5 2 (1.87%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (52.34%) QA
2 20 (18.69%) FATCA
3 1 (0.93%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.87%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (12.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (11.21%) HP
2 10 (9.35%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.74%) Oracle
4 2 (1.87%) VMware
5 1 (0.93%) Actimize
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