The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Brentwood with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Essex / Brentwood
Rank 20 23 25
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 16 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Brentwood 2.82% 7.73% 7.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.70% 28.07% 23.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 13
Median salary £42,500 £55,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.72% +26.43%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.71% -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 Brentwood.

Academic & Professional Certification
Brentwood
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 23 57 73
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Brentwood 32.39% 27.54% 32.59%
Number of salaries quoted 13 24 51
Median salary £70,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.27% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £72,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Brentwood

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Brentwood 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 Brentwood

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Brentwood

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Brentwood

ISTQB
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 23 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 Brentwood region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Time Management
3 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) TestDirector
4 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (20.00%) Wealth Management
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Front Office
4 1 (20.00%) Back Office
4 1 (20.00%) AS400
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood 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 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (20.00%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Back Office
2 1 (20.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Implementation Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft