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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 186 143 166
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +23
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 40 61 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.70% 1.17% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.47% 4.22% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 40 55 21
Average salary £32,250 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.85% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £37,550 £50,000 £49,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -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
1618 1446 1329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.20% 27.71% 27.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1379 1216 1097
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,850
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014. 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
Coventry -7 14 £36,250 +17.88%
Birmingham -26 8 £29,500 -21.33% 2
Staffordshire -9 5 £32,500 +8.33%
Worcestershire -5 1 £30,000 +2.56% 1
Warwickshire -6 1 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £33,000 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 58 (89.23%) ISEB
2 42 (64.62%) QA
3 30 (46.15%) SQL
4 24 (36.92%) Software Testing
5 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (32.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (24.62%) Test Scripting
8 14 (21.54%) Automated Testing
9 11 (16.92%) Retail
9 11 (16.92%) Finance
10 10 (15.38%) Degree
10 10 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (13.85%) Scrum
12 8 (12.31%) .NET
12 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (10.77%) Oracle
13 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
13 7 (10.77%) MS Excel
13 7 (10.77%) Billing
13 7 (10.77%) Test Automation
13 7 (10.77%) Oracle Database
14 6 (9.23%) Smart Meter
14 6 (9.23%) Performance Improvement
14 6 (9.23%) TestComplete
14 6 (9.23%) System Testing
14 6 (9.23%) Supplier Management
14 6 (9.23%) HP
14 6 (9.23%) Project Management
14 6 (9.23%) B2B
14 6 (9.23%) B2C

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 7 (10.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Project
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Servitor
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
1 7 (10.77%) Oracle Database
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) TestComplete
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (7.69%) Selenium
3 2 (3.08%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.08%) Ranorex
3 2 (3.08%) JIRA
3 2 (3.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.54%) JUnit
4 1 (1.54%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.54%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.54%) JMeter
4 1 (1.54%) MSTest
4 1 (1.54%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 11 (16.92%) Retail
1 11 (16.92%) Finance
2 7 (10.77%) Billing
3 4 (6.15%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.54%) Games
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (52.31%) Tester
2 33 (50.77%) Analyst
3 24 (36.92%) Test Analyst
4 15 (23.08%) Senior Tester
5 11 (16.92%) Software Tester
6 7 (10.77%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (10.77%) Test Leader
7 6 (9.23%) QA Analyst
7 6 (9.23%) Software Test Analyst
8 5 (7.69%) Business Analyst
8 5 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (7.69%) QA Leader
8 5 (7.69%) Automated Tester
9 4 (6.15%) Lead Tester
9 4 (6.15%) Systems Test Analyst
9 4 (6.15%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) Head of Testing
10 2 (3.08%) Senior Software Tester
10 2 (3.08%) Junior Software Tester
10 2 (3.08%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) .NET
2 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.15%) XML
4 2 (3.08%) XSD
5 1 (1.54%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.23%) Smart Meter
3 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.08%) UNIX
1 2 (3.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.92%) Software Testing
2 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (24.62%) Test Scripting
4 14 (21.54%) Automated Testing
5 10 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (13.85%) Scrum
7 7 (10.77%) Test Automation
8 6 (9.23%) Performance Improvement
8 6 (9.23%) System Testing
8 6 (9.23%) Supplier Management
8 6 (9.23%) Project Management
8 6 (9.23%) B2B
8 6 (9.23%) B2C
8 6 (9.23%) Demand Forecasting
9 5 (7.69%) Regression Testing
9 5 (7.69%) Business Analysis
10 4 (6.15%) Automation Testing
10 4 (6.15%) V-Model
10 4 (6.15%) Manual Testing
10 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (7.69%) PL/SQL
2 5 (7.69%) Java
3 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.54%) VBScript
4 1 (1.54%) C#
4 1 (1.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 58 (89.23%) ISEB
2 21 (32.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (15.38%) Degree
4 3 (4.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (64.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Oracle
2 6 (9.23%) HP
3 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.08%) Telerik
4 2 (3.08%) Capita
5 1 (1.54%) SAP
Warwickshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcestershire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Talent International
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago