The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Wolverhampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 22 27 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 1.05% 0.91% 2.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.57% 2.63% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Average salary - £33,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -17.50%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
ISTQB
West Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Wolverhampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28 38 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 29.47% 34.55% 19.15%
Number of salaries quoted 27 36 8
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £29,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +19.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £25,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £40,200 £42,100
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Wolverhampton

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Wolverhampton

ISTQB
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Wolverhampton 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 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Flash
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) NVQ Level 4
2 2 (66.67%) HNC
2 2 (66.67%) HND
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile Games
2 2 (66.67%) Games
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) MS Project
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Wolverhampton 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 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (66.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Junior
1 2 (66.67%) Junior Penetration Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Junior Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (100.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (66.67%) HNC
2 2 (66.67%) HND
2 2 (66.67%) NVQ Level 4
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft