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

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 182 158 177
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +19
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 65 69 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.06% 1.29% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.82% 4.97% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 52 49 20
Median salary £35,250 £35,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.71% +22.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,400 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,500 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +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
1700 1387 1303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.62% 25.90% 26.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1233 1080 1043
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
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 4 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 4 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 -30 17 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Warwickshire -3 11 £50,000 +62.60% 1
Shropshire +1 10 £43,000 +10.25% 1
Coventry +4 8 £44,000 +3.52% 3
Worcestershire - 7 £35,000 -
Staffordshire +8 6 £31,250 -21.87%
Wolverhampton +6 3 - -
Solihull +16 1 £34,000 +30.76%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 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 (62.41%) ISEB
2 87 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (41.84%) Software Testing
4 51 (36.17%) Test Scripting
5 47 (33.33%) QA
6 45 (31.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 43 (30.50%) Microsoft
8 40 (28.37%) Finance
9 35 (24.82%) Test Management
10 28 (19.86%) HP Quality Center
11 27 (19.15%) Automated Testing
12 24 (17.02%) User Acceptance Testing
12 24 (17.02%) Manual Testing
12 24 (17.02%) Test Strategy
12 24 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
13 23 (16.31%) SDLC
13 23 (16.31%) SQL
14 22 (15.60%) JIRA
14 22 (15.60%) Team Foundation Server
15 21 (14.89%) SQL Server
16 20 (14.18%) MS Excel
16 20 (14.18%) Selenium
17 19 (13.48%) Scrum
18 18 (12.77%) Retail
18 18 (12.77%) Test Planning
19 17 (12.06%) Windows
20 16 (11.35%) HP
20 16 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
20 16 (11.35%) Games
20 16 (11.35%) Test Automation

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 20 (14.18%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.96%) MS Office
3 3 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.42%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.84%) Internet
2 2 (1.42%) HTTP
2 2 (1.42%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (15.60%) JIRA
1 22 (15.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (14.18%) Selenium
3 8 (5.67%) Cucumber
3 8 (5.67%) Visual Studio
4 6 (4.26%) Ant
4 6 (4.26%) RSpec
5 5 (3.55%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.55%) HP UFT
5 5 (3.55%) Hudson
5 5 (3.55%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.55%) Mercurial
5 5 (3.55%) WATIR
6 4 (2.84%) Zephyr
7 3 (2.13%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.13%) IntelliJ
7 3 (2.13%) TestComplete
7 3 (2.13%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.42%) JMeter
8 2 (1.42%) LoadRunner
General
1 40 (28.37%) Finance
2 18 (12.77%) Retail
3 16 (11.35%) Games
4 12 (8.51%) Banking
5 11 (7.80%) Marketing
6 6 (4.26%) Aerospace
7 5 (3.55%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.71%) Billing
8 1 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (41.13%) Analyst
2 56 (39.72%) Test Analyst
3 34 (24.11%) Test Manager
4 28 (19.86%) Tester
5 19 (13.48%) QA Analyst
6 18 (12.77%) QA Test Analyst
7 12 (8.51%) Software Analyst
7 12 (8.51%) Software Test Analyst
8 11 (7.80%) Senior Manager
8 11 (7.80%) Senior Test Manager
9 10 (7.09%) Junior
9 10 (7.09%) Software Manager
9 10 (7.09%) Software Test Manager
9 10 (7.09%) Software Tester
9 10 (7.09%) Test Leader
10 9 (6.38%) Automation Test Analyst
11 8 (5.67%) IT Manager
11 8 (5.67%) SQL Analyst
12 6 (4.26%) Business Test Analyst
12 6 (4.26%) QA Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.96%) XML
2 5 (3.55%) .NET
2 5 (3.55%) REST
2 5 (3.55%) SOAP
3 3 (2.13%) Flash
3 3 (2.13%) J2EE
4 2 (1.42%) Apache Flex
4 2 (1.42%) HTML
5 1 (0.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.93%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (7.09%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.96%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.84%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.06%) Windows
2 8 (5.67%) Windows 10
2 8 (5.67%) Windows 7
2 8 (5.67%) Windows 8
2 8 (5.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (5.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (41.84%) Software Testing
3 51 (36.17%) Test Scripting
4 35 (24.82%) Test Management
5 27 (19.15%) Automated Testing
6 24 (17.02%) Manual Testing
6 24 (17.02%) Test Strategy
6 24 (17.02%) User Acceptance Testing
7 23 (16.31%) SDLC
8 19 (13.48%) Scrum
9 18 (12.77%) Test Planning
10 16 (11.35%) Automation Testing
10 16 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (11.35%) Test Automation
11 14 (9.93%) Project Management
12 13 (9.22%) V-Model
13 12 (8.51%) Waterfall
13 12 (8.51%) Web Testing
14 10 (7.09%) E-Commerce
15 8 (5.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.31%) SQL
2 13 (9.22%) Java
3 6 (4.26%) Bash Shell
3 6 (4.26%) Perl
3 6 (4.26%) Ruby
4 3 (2.13%) C#
4 3 (2.13%) C++
5 2 (1.42%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 88 (62.41%) ISEB
2 45 (31.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (10.64%) Degree
4 7 (4.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.13%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.84%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (19.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (30.50%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.35%) HP
3 4 (2.84%) hybris
3 4 (2.84%) Oracle
4 3 (2.13%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.13%) SAP
5 1 (0.71%) Trayport
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