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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 31 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 0 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire - 3.24% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 13.95% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 0
Average salary - £20,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
58 43 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 25.22% 23.24% 25.45%
Number of salaries quoted 56 40 48
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) System Testing
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Graduate
2 1 (33.33%) Junior
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) System Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) VMware