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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 168 148 185
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +37
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 66 82 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.15% 1.44% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.35% 5.56% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 54 71 34
Median salary £39,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,625 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £53,750 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £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
1518 1474 1509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.55% 25.94% 27.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1120 1178 1247
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,670
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +10.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,750 £27,850
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £66,050 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -28 28 £39,000 -2.50% 3
Coventry +6 17 £37,500 -6.25%
Warwickshire +5 6 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Staffordshire -2 6 £31,250 +4.16%
Worcestershire +17 5 £32,500 +54.76% 1
Shropshire -17 1 £47,500 +26.87% 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 82 (63.57%) ISEB
2 57 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (39.53%) QA
4 46 (35.66%) Finance
5 45 (34.88%) Software Testing
6 44 (34.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 40 (31.01%) SDLC
8 36 (27.91%) Manual Testing
8 36 (27.91%) SQL
9 35 (27.13%) Test Scripting
10 31 (24.03%) Test Automation
11 30 (23.26%) User Acceptance Testing
12 29 (22.48%) Selenium
12 29 (22.48%) Test Management
12 29 (22.48%) JIRA
13 28 (21.71%) Automated Testing
14 25 (19.38%) Microsoft
14 25 (19.38%) Analytical Skills
15 23 (17.83%) MS Office
15 23 (17.83%) Degree
16 22 (17.05%) MS Excel
17 20 (15.50%) Scrum
17 20 (15.50%) Test Strategy
18 19 (14.73%) Defect Management
18 19 (14.73%) Cucumber
18 19 (14.73%) Windows
18 19 (14.73%) Java
19 17 (13.18%) Defect Tracking
19 17 (13.18%) Mobile App
20 15 (11.63%) HP UFT

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 6 (4.65%) Documentum
1 6 (4.65%) FileNet
2 2 (1.55%) Confluence
3 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (17.83%) MS Office
2 22 (17.05%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) Google Drive
2 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.78%) Pure360
2 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.33%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.55%) SSH
3 1 (0.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.88%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.10%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.55%) DB2
5 1 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.78%) MySQL
5 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (22.48%) JIRA
1 29 (22.48%) Selenium
2 19 (14.73%) Cucumber
3 15 (11.63%) HP UFT
4 13 (10.08%) Git (software)
5 9 (6.98%) WebDriver
6 8 (6.20%) Jenkins
6 8 (6.20%) Mercurial
7 7 (5.43%) Ant
7 7 (5.43%) Hudson
7 7 (5.43%) RSpec
7 7 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (5.43%) Visual Studio
8 6 (4.65%) SoapUI
8 6 (4.65%) WATIR
9 4 (3.10%) Concordion
9 4 (3.10%) JBehave
9 4 (3.10%) JUnit
9 4 (3.10%) LoadUI
10 3 (2.33%) Appium
General
1 46 (35.66%) Finance
2 15 (11.63%) Games
3 7 (5.43%) Retail
4 6 (4.65%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.88%) Automotive
5 5 (3.88%) Electronics
6 4 (3.10%) Banking
7 3 (2.33%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.55%) Back Office
9 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 57 (44.19%) Analyst
2 49 (37.98%) Test Analyst
3 21 (16.28%) Test Manager
4 18 (13.95%) Automation Test Analyst
5 16 (12.40%) Tester
6 14 (10.85%) Software Tester
7 13 (10.08%) Software Analyst
8 12 (9.30%) Software Test Analyst
8 12 (9.30%) Test Leader
9 10 (7.75%) Test Engineer
10 8 (6.20%) QA Analyst
11 7 (5.43%) QA Leader
11 7 (5.43%) Test Automation Engineer
11 7 (5.43%) UAT Manager
12 6 (4.65%) Junior
12 6 (4.65%) Manual Tester
12 6 (4.65%) QA Test Analyst
13 5 (3.88%) Developer
13 5 (3.88%) QA Tester
13 5 (3.88%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.85%) HTML
2 10 (7.75%) XML
3 8 (6.20%) SOAP
3 8 (6.20%) Web Services
4 7 (5.43%) REST
5 6 (4.65%) CSS
6 5 (3.88%) RESTful
7 4 (3.10%) Kafka
8 1 (0.78%) .NET
8 1 (0.78%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.78%) HTML5
8 1 (0.78%) JSON
8 1 (0.78%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.38%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (13.18%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.43%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (5.43%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.88%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.10%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.33%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.55%) AS400
8 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.78%) Online Games
8 1 (0.78%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.73%) Windows
2 10 (7.75%) Linux
3 3 (2.33%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.33%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.33%) Windows 8
3 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.55%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.55%) Unix
5 1 (0.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (34.88%) Software Testing
3 40 (31.01%) SDLC
4 36 (27.91%) Manual Testing
5 35 (27.13%) Test Scripting
6 31 (24.03%) Test Automation
7 30 (23.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 29 (22.48%) Test Management
9 28 (21.71%) Automated Testing
10 20 (15.50%) Scrum
10 20 (15.50%) Test Strategy
11 19 (14.73%) Defect Management
12 17 (13.18%) Defect Tracking
13 15 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (10.85%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (10.08%) BDD
16 12 (9.30%) Test Planning
17 11 (8.53%) Integration Testing
17 11 (8.53%) Quality Management
17 11 (8.53%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (27.91%) SQL
2 19 (14.73%) Java
3 8 (6.20%) C#
3 8 (6.20%) Ruby
4 7 (5.43%) Bash Shell
4 7 (5.43%) Perl
5 6 (4.65%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.88%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.10%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.78%) PHP
8 1 (0.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 82 (63.57%) ISEB
2 44 (34.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 23 (17.83%) Degree
4 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.78%) CSQA
5 1 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (39.53%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (10.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (19.38%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.08%) HP
3 7 (5.43%) Oracle
4 2 (1.55%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.55%) Google
4 2 (1.55%) Serena
5 1 (0.78%) webMethods
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