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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 92 110 77
Rank change year-on-year +18 -33  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 27 27 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.50% 1.15% 2.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.07% 4.38% 7.82%
Number of salaries quoted 23 18 25
Median salary £31,500 £34,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.69% -1.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,050 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £37,500 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -6.66%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 445 617 537
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 24.68% 26.21% 31.11%
Number of salaries quoted 307 432 423
Median salary £43,500 £42,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% -11.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing ISTQB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Birmingham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 50 (78.13%) ISEB
2 34 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (40.63%) Selenium
3 26 (40.63%) Test Scripting
4 24 (37.50%) QA
5 23 (35.94%) SDLC
6 20 (31.25%) Automated Testing
7 17 (26.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 16 (25.00%) Manual Testing
9 14 (21.88%) Cucumber
9 14 (21.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (20.31%) Finance
10 13 (20.31%) Microsoft
11 12 (18.75%) HP UFT
12 11 (17.19%) Automation Testing
13 10 (15.63%) SQL
13 10 (15.63%) Degree
14 9 (14.06%) JIRA
14 9 (14.06%) System Testing
14 9 (14.06%) Android
14 9 (14.06%) MS Excel
14 9 (14.06%) CRM
15 8 (12.50%) C#
15 8 (12.50%) Java
15 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
15 8 (12.50%) .NET
15 8 (12.50%) Regression Testing
15 8 (12.50%) JMeter
15 8 (12.50%) Test Management

ISTQB
Top Related 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 4 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (14.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP HCM
1 1 (1.56%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (40.63%) Selenium
2 14 (21.88%) Cucumber
3 12 (18.75%) HP UFT
4 9 (14.06%) JIRA
5 8 (12.50%) JMeter
6 7 (10.94%) JUnit
6 7 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (9.38%) SpecFlow
7 6 (9.38%) WebDriver
8 5 (7.81%) Jenkins
8 5 (7.81%) LoadRunner
8 5 (7.81%) SoapUI
9 4 (6.25%) eggPlant
9 4 (6.25%) JBehave
9 4 (6.25%) Ranorex
9 4 (6.25%) Robot Framework
9 4 (6.25%) Subversion
9 4 (6.25%) TestNG
9 4 (6.25%) WATIR
10 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (20.31%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Automotive
3 4 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.13%) Games
5 1 (1.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (57.81%) Analyst
2 34 (53.13%) Test Analyst
3 14 (21.88%) Tester
4 12 (18.75%) Automation Test Analyst
5 11 (17.19%) Test Manager
6 6 (9.38%) Automation Tester
6 6 (9.38%) Software Tester
7 4 (6.25%) Manual Tester
7 4 (6.25%) QA Leader
7 4 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Test Leader
8 3 (4.69%) Lead Tester
8 3 (4.69%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) QA Team Leader
8 3 (4.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Team Leader
8 3 (4.69%) Web Tester
9 2 (3.13%) Automation Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Regression Test Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Senior Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) .NET
2 7 (10.94%) Gherkin
3 5 (7.81%) RESTful
3 5 (7.81%) SOAP
4 4 (6.25%) HTML
5 3 (4.69%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.13%) CSS
7 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.56%) JSON
7 1 (1.56%) Node.js
7 1 (1.56%) REST
7 1 (1.56%) Web Services
7 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.81%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.25%) iPhone
3 4 (6.25%) Smartphone
4 3 (4.69%) Fintech
5 2 (3.13%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.56%) Replication
6 1 (1.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.06%) Android
2 5 (7.81%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.25%) Linux
3 4 (6.25%) Unix
3 4 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (40.63%) Test Scripting
3 23 (35.94%) SDLC
4 20 (31.25%) Automated Testing
5 17 (26.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 16 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 11 (17.19%) Automation Testing
8 9 (14.06%) CRM
8 9 (14.06%) System Testing
9 8 (12.50%) Regression Testing
9 8 (12.50%) Test Management
9 8 (12.50%) Test Strategy
9 8 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
9 8 (12.50%) Wealth Management
10 7 (10.94%) BDD
10 7 (10.94%) Unit Testing
10 7 (10.94%) Waterfall
11 6 (9.38%) Performance Testing
11 6 (9.38%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) SQL
2 8 (12.50%) C#
2 8 (12.50%) Java
2 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.25%) C
3 4 (6.25%) C++
3 4 (6.25%) Perl
3 4 (6.25%) Python
4 3 (4.69%) Scala
4 3 (4.69%) VB
4 3 (4.69%) VB.NET
4 3 (4.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (78.13%) ISEB
2 14 (21.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (15.63%) Degree
4 5 (7.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (3.13%) GNVQ
5 2 (3.13%) HND
5 2 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (37.50%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (20.31%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.81%) HP
3 4 (6.25%) Oracle
4 3 (4.69%) Serena
5 1 (1.56%) SAP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 41k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive salary + company benefits + training + bonus + expenses
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago