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

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 92 106
Rank change year-on-year -22 +14  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 9 15 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.66% 1.27% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.64% 3.23% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 9 14 4
Median salary £45,000 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £39,000 £40,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,250 £39,000
% change year-on-year +0.67% -4.48%  

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 Cambridge.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 550 465 579
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 40.12% 39.41% 39.50%
Number of salaries quoted 400 394 479
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £53,272 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Cambridge

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Cambridge over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Cambridge

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

1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (92.86%) ISEB
3 12 (85.71%) QA
4 11 (78.57%) .NET
5 10 (71.43%) Selenium
6 9 (64.29%) C#
7 8 (57.14%) Scrum
8 6 (42.86%) JIRA
8 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
8 6 (42.86%) QA Automation
9 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
9 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
10 3 (21.43%) Finance
10 3 (21.43%) SQL
10 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
11 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (14.29%) REST
11 2 (14.29%) SDLC
11 2 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
11 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
11 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
11 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (14.29%) SOAP
11 2 (14.29%) Web Services
11 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
12 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
12 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) JIRA
3 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.14%) NUnit
4 1 (7.14%) Ranorex
4 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Tester
2 7 (50.00%) Software Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Software Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Tester
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Tester
4 3 (21.43%) Automation Tester
4 3 (21.43%) Lead Tester
4 3 (21.43%) QA Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) QA Leader
4 3 (21.43%) QA Tester
4 3 (21.43%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (21.43%) Software QA Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Manual Tester
5 2 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Automation Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Manual Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) REST
2 2 (14.29%) SOAP
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Scrum
3 6 (42.86%) QA Automation
3 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (14.29%) SDLC
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (7.14%) DevOps
6 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (85.71%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) SAP