The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Worcestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 44 - 37
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 2.18% - 2.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.30% - 8.93%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 5
Average salary £35,000 - £20,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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 Worcestershire region.

Qualifications Category
Worcestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
86 61 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 23.43% 25.21% 25.69%
Number of salaries quoted 74 57 52
Average salary £41,500 £36,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.69% -7.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,650 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Worcestershire

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Worcestershire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Worcestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Worcestershire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(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
Worcester - 6 £32,500 -
Redditch - 1 £62,500 -
ISTQB
West Midlands

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Worcestershire 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 (87.50%) ISEB
2 6 (75.00%) Scrum
2 6 (75.00%) QA
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
3 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) MS Office
4 3 (37.50%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
5 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (25.00%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
6 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
6 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
6 1 (12.50%) Retail
6 1 (12.50%) Test Automation

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Worcestershire 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 (37.50%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
5 1 (12.50%) ERP
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) ISEB
2 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP