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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 21 18 31
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 1.96% 2.04% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.52% 7.69% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Average salary £33,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £37,250 £35,000 £32,846
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +6.55%
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
21 13 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 20.59% 26.53% 21.32%
Number of salaries quoted 21 10 29
Average salary £40,000 £34,500 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.94% -6.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £45,000 £42,400
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 3 Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Finance

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB