The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 96 71
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 0 15 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex - 1.09% 2.97%
As % of the Qualifications category - 4.07% 9.03%
Number of salaries quoted 0 12 38
Average salary - £35,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -20.45%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
ISTQB
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Sussex region.

Qualifications Category
West Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
349 369 487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 28.40% 26.70% 32.86%
Number of salaries quoted 301 304 373
Average salary £41,500 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £50,200 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

ISTQB
Salary Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the West Sussex region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in West Sussex

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Sussex 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 7 (58.33%) SQL
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
2 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) Selenium
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (25.00%) BDD
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) Subversion
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (25.00%) Bugzilla
5 3 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
6 2 (16.67%) Tcl
6 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 2 (16.67%) Rational Robot
6 2 (16.67%) Scrum
6 2 (16.67%) Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) JMeter
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) JUnit
6 2 (16.67%) MS Office
6 2 (16.67%) Perl
6 2 (16.67%) PHP
6 2 (16.67%) C

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Sussex 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 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (25.00%) Subversion
2 3 (25.00%) Bugzilla
2 3 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 2 (16.67%) Rational Robot
3 2 (16.67%) JMeter
3 2 (16.67%) JUnit
3 2 (16.67%) WebLOAD
3 2 (16.67%) NUnit
3 2 (16.67%) Calabash
3 2 (16.67%) LoadUI
3 2 (16.67%) Appium
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (8.33%) SilkTest
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) AWS Developer
3 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) BDD
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Web Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Management
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Tcl
2 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (16.67%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) Perl
2 2 (16.67%) PHP
2 2 (16.67%) C
2 2 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft