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

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 179 132 152
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +20
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 35 77 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 1.41% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.31% 4.88% 3.21%
Number of salaries quoted 32 73 36
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,650 £27,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
1515 1579 1370
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.46% 28.85% 28.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1247 1368 1131
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +11.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 August 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 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -24 12 £40,000 +21.21% 1
Coventry - 11 £37,500 - 2
Solihull -29 2 £29,750 -21.19%
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 45 (83.33%) ISEB
2 29 (53.70%) QA
3 18 (33.33%) SQL
4 16 (29.63%) Software Testing
4 16 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (27.78%) Finance
6 13 (24.07%) Retail
6 13 (24.07%) Test Scripting
7 11 (20.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (18.52%) Test Management
9 8 (14.81%) HP
9 8 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (12.96%) Automated Testing
10 7 (12.96%) Degree
10 7 (12.96%) V-Model
10 7 (12.96%) Test Automation
11 6 (11.11%) Oracle
11 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
11 6 (11.11%) Project Management
11 6 (11.11%) Manual Testing
12 5 (9.26%) ITIL
12 5 (9.26%) QuickTest Pro
12 5 (9.26%) Billing
12 5 (9.26%) SC Cleared
12 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
12 5 (9.26%) Test Strategy
12 5 (9.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 4 (7.41%) Java
13 4 (7.41%) MS Project
13 4 (7.41%) MS Office

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.41%) MS Project
2 4 (7.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) SAP HR
2 2 (3.70%) Maximo
3 1 (1.85%) Servitor
3 1 (1.85%) TRIRIGA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (7.41%) LoadRunner
3 3 (5.56%) Selenium
4 2 (3.70%) Ranorex
4 2 (3.70%) JIRA
5 1 (1.85%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.85%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.85%) JMeter
5 1 (1.85%) JUnit
5 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
General
1 15 (27.78%) Finance
2 13 (24.07%) Retail
3 5 (9.26%) Billing
4 3 (5.56%) Back Office
5 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (37.04%) Analyst
2 19 (35.19%) Tester
2 19 (35.19%) Test Analyst
3 9 (16.67%) Senior Tester
4 8 (14.81%) Test Manager
5 7 (12.96%) Test Leader
6 5 (9.26%) QA Leader
7 4 (7.41%) Lead Tester
7 4 (7.41%) Systems Test Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Functional Tester
8 3 (5.56%) Head of Testing
9 2 (3.70%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Software Tester
10 1 (1.85%) Test Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) Analyst Developer
10 1 (1.85%) Performance Tester
10 1 (1.85%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) XML
2 3 (5.56%) .NET
3 2 (3.70%) XSD
4 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.85%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.85%) Statistics
2 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) UNIX
1 2 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) Software Testing
1 16 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (24.07%) Test Scripting
3 10 (18.52%) Test Management
4 7 (12.96%) V-Model
4 7 (12.96%) Test Automation
4 7 (12.96%) Automated Testing
5 6 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 6 (11.11%) Project Management
6 5 (9.26%) ITIL
6 5 (9.26%) Test Strategy
7 4 (7.41%) Performance Improvement
7 4 (7.41%) Demand Forecasting
7 4 (7.41%) B2B
7 4 (7.41%) B2C
7 4 (7.41%) Scrum
7 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.41%) Performance Testing
7 4 (7.41%) Supplier Management
8 3 (5.56%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (7.41%) Java
3 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 45 (83.33%) ISEB
2 11 (20.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (12.96%) Degree
4 5 (9.26%) SC Cleared
4 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (53.70%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (14.81%) HP
2 6 (11.11%) Oracle
3 4 (7.41%) SAP
4 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.70%) Telerik
4 2 (3.70%) Capita
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + car
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 7 days ago