The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Worcestershire region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 42 41 45
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 0.38% 0.84% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.49% 3.28% 5.66%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 3
Average salary - £32,268 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.56%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
Qualifications Category
Worcestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
67 61 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 25.19% 25.74% 20.08%
Number of salaries quoted 64 54 51
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £26,300 £21,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
West Midlands

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
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Tester
1 4 (66.67%) Functional Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) QA Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (83.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA