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 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
West Midlands > Birmingham
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 120 103
Rank change year-on-year +20 -17  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 31 22 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.59% 0.93% 1.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.25% 3.31% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 27 16 31
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
10th Percentile £32,210 £23,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,750 £67,500 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £34,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year +9.48% +5.38%  

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 496 664 672
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 25.42% 28.14% 32.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1173 888 1526
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -10.52%  
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £77,500 £77,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 38 (66.67%) ISEB
2 36 (63.16%) Test Automation
3 33 (57.89%) Software Testing
4 27 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (47.37%) Test Scripting
5 25 (43.86%) QA
6 24 (42.11%) Selenium
6 24 (42.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (28.07%) Java
8 15 (26.32%) Finance
9 13 (22.81%) Unit Testing
9 13 (22.81%) Test Strategy
10 12 (21.05%) Manual Testing
10 12 (21.05%) JMeter
10 12 (21.05%) SDLC
11 11 (19.30%) Waterfall
12 10 (17.54%) JIRA
12 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
13 9 (15.79%) HP UFT
13 9 (15.79%) Integration Testing
13 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
14 8 (14.04%) Cucumber
14 8 (14.04%) BDD
14 8 (14.04%) Degree
14 8 (14.04%) JUnit
15 7 (12.28%) VBScript
15 7 (12.28%) VB
15 7 (12.28%) System Testing
15 7 (12.28%) RESTful
15 7 (12.28%) Scala

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:

Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP HCM
1 1 (1.75%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (42.11%) Selenium
2 12 (21.05%) JMeter
3 10 (17.54%) JIRA
4 9 (15.79%) HP UFT
5 8 (14.04%) Cucumber
5 8 (14.04%) JUnit
6 7 (12.28%) Jenkins
7 6 (10.53%) TestNG
8 5 (8.77%) LoadRunner
9 4 (7.02%) WebDriver
10 3 (5.26%) TestRail
11 2 (3.51%) eCATT
11 2 (3.51%) eggPlant
11 2 (3.51%) MSTest
11 2 (3.51%) Ranorex
11 2 (3.51%) SoapUI
11 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (3.51%) WATIR
12 1 (1.75%) HttpUnit
12 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (26.32%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Automotive
4 3 (5.26%) Games
4 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Analyst
2 16 (28.07%) Test Analyst
3 11 (19.30%) Tester
4 10 (17.54%) Test Leader
5 9 (15.79%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) Software Tester
6 6 (10.53%) Test Manager
7 5 (8.77%) QA Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) QA Leader
7 5 (8.77%) QA Team Leader
7 5 (8.77%) Team Leader
8 4 (7.02%) Automation Tester
8 4 (7.02%) Manual Tester
8 4 (7.02%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Test Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Web Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) QA Tester
9 3 (5.26%) Web Tester
10 2 (3.51%) Regression Tester
10 2 (3.51%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) RESTful
2 6 (10.53%) .NET
3 4 (7.02%) HTML
4 3 (5.26%) Gherkin
4 3 (5.26%) SOAP
5 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.75%) JSON
5 1 (1.75%) REST
5 1 (1.75%) Web Services
5 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.02%) iPhone
2 4 (7.02%) Smartphone
3 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.51%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.75%) Fintech
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Android
2 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.75%) Unix
3 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (63.16%) Test Automation
2 33 (57.89%) Software Testing
3 27 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (47.37%) Test Scripting
4 13 (22.81%) Test Strategy
4 13 (22.81%) Unit Testing
5 12 (21.05%) Manual Testing
5 12 (21.05%) SDLC
6 11 (19.30%) Waterfall
7 9 (15.79%) Integration Testing
8 8 (14.04%) BDD
9 7 (12.28%) Process Improvement
9 7 (12.28%) System Testing
10 6 (10.53%) DevOps
10 6 (10.53%) Scenario Testing
11 5 (8.77%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (7.02%) ITIL
12 4 (7.02%) Software Engineering
12 4 (7.02%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) Java
2 7 (12.28%) Scala
2 7 (12.28%) VB
2 7 (12.28%) VBScript
3 6 (10.53%) C#
4 5 (8.77%) SQL
5 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (66.67%) ISEB
2 24 (42.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (14.04%) Degree
4 4 (7.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (3.51%) GNVQ
5 2 (3.51%) HND
5 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.51%) SAP Certification
6 1 (1.75%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (43.86%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.26%) HP
2 3 (5.26%) SAP
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle
3 1 (1.75%) Serena
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