Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 148 118
Rank change year-on-year +6 -30 +56
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 57 61 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.49% 1.28% 2.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.82% 4.28% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 51 55 76
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +25.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,800 £22,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £52,500 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

ISTQB is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 979 1424 1200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.57% 29.90% 30.26%
Number of salaries quoted 720 935 963
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% -3.23%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £71,000
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Birmingham

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Birmingham

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 36 (63.16%) Test Automation
2 34 (59.65%) ISEB
3 29 (50.88%) Selenium
4 27 (47.37%) QA
4 27 (47.37%) Test Scripting
5 26 (45.61%) Software Testing
6 23 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (29.82%) Finance
7 17 (29.82%) HP UFT
7 17 (29.82%) Java
8 16 (28.07%) Waterfall
9 14 (24.56%) Cucumber
9 14 (24.56%) Jenkins
9 14 (24.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 14 (24.56%) JIRA
9 14 (24.56%) JUnit
10 13 (22.81%) Test Strategy
11 10 (17.54%) Functional Testing
11 10 (17.54%) Degree
11 10 (17.54%) Unit Testing
12 9 (15.79%) TDD
12 9 (15.79%) C#
12 9 (15.79%) Windows
12 9 (15.79%) Manual Testing
12 9 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
12 9 (15.79%) Mentoring
12 9 (15.79%) BDD
12 9 (15.79%) SoapUI
13 8 (14.04%) JMeter
13 8 (14.04%) Games

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) DB2
Development Applications
1 29 (50.88%) Selenium
2 17 (29.82%) HP UFT
3 14 (24.56%) Cucumber
3 14 (24.56%) Jenkins
3 14 (24.56%) JIRA
3 14 (24.56%) JUnit
4 9 (15.79%) SoapUI
5 8 (14.04%) JMeter
6 7 (12.28%) Protractor
6 7 (12.28%) Ranorex
6 7 (12.28%) TestRail
6 7 (12.28%) WebDriver
7 5 (8.77%) TestNG
8 4 (7.02%) LoadRunner
9 3 (5.26%) eCATT
10 2 (3.51%) Appium
10 2 (3.51%) Calabash
10 2 (3.51%) SpecFlow
10 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (3.51%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (29.82%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Games
3 5 (8.77%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Analyst
2 12 (21.05%) Test Leader
3 10 (17.54%) Test Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) QA Leader
5 6 (10.53%) Architect
5 6 (10.53%) Automation Test Lead
5 6 (10.53%) Lead Architect
5 6 (10.53%) QA Team Leader
5 6 (10.53%) Team Leader
5 6 (10.53%) Test Architect
5 6 (10.53%) Test Automation Architect
5 6 (10.53%) Test Manager
6 5 (8.77%) QA Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) QA Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Tester
8 3 (5.26%) Programme Manager
8 3 (5.26%) QA Tester
8 3 (5.26%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) XML
2 5 (8.77%) .NET
2 5 (8.77%) Node.js
2 5 (8.77%) RESTful
2 5 (8.77%) WPF
3 3 (5.26%) Web Services
4 2 (3.51%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.51%) REST
4 2 (3.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.77%) iSeries
2 5 (8.77%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.26%) PMI
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (63.16%) Test Automation
2 27 (47.37%) Test Scripting
3 26 (45.61%) Software Testing
4 23 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (28.07%) Waterfall
6 13 (22.81%) Test Strategy
7 10 (17.54%) Functional Testing
7 10 (17.54%) Unit Testing
8 9 (15.79%) BDD
8 9 (15.79%) Manual Testing
8 9 (15.79%) Mentoring
8 9 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (15.79%) TDD
9 8 (14.04%) Scenario Testing
10 7 (12.28%) System Integration Testing
11 6 (10.53%) Defect Management
11 6 (10.53%) ITIL
11 6 (10.53%) PRINCE2
11 6 (10.53%) Web Testing
12 5 (8.77%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.82%) Java
2 9 (15.79%) C#
3 7 (12.28%) Groovy
3 7 (12.28%) Scala
4 5 (8.77%) Delphi
4 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.77%) RPG
4 5 (8.77%) SQL
5 2 (3.51%) Python
5 2 (3.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (59.65%) ISEB
2 14 (24.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (17.54%) Degree
4 6 (10.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (8.77%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (5.26%) Master's Degree
6 3 (5.26%) PMI Certification
6 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (5.26%) SAP Certification
7 1 (1.75%) APMP
7 1 (1.75%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (47.37%) QA
2 3 (5.26%) P3O
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) IBM
3 3 (5.26%) HP
3 3 (5.26%) SAP
4 2 (3.51%) New Relic