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 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)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 100 112 96
Rank change year-on-year +12 -16  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 3 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.42% 0.20% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.92% 0.58% 3.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 19
Median salary £42,500 £33,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.78% -5.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £30,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £33,400 £55,000
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 Cambridge.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 544 521 541
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 45.30% 35.42% 37.62%
Number of salaries quoted 379 401 442
Median salary £45,000 £41,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -3.48%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

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 Cambridge region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 7 (63.64%) Scrum
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) ISEB
2 5 (45.45%) HP UFT
2 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Selenium
3 4 (36.36%) QA
3 4 (36.36%) V-Model
3 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 4 (36.36%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
3 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
4 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) QA Automation
4 3 (27.27%) Migration
4 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 3 (27.27%) C#
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) Test Management
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
4 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Degree
4 3 (27.27%) JIRA
5 2 (18.18%) Computer Science

ISTQB
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) HP UFT
1 5 (45.45%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 2 (18.18%) JBehave
3 2 (18.18%) Ranorex
3 2 (18.18%) RSpec
3 2 (18.18%) Subversion
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Test Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Manual Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Automation Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Manual Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Software Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Test Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Software Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Test Automation Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) QA Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Automation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) Ajax
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Scrum
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
3 4 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 4 (36.36%) V-Model
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
4 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
4 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Migration
4 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) QA Automation
4 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 3 (27.27%) Test Management
4 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) OO
5 2 (18.18%) Open Source
5 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C#
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) ISEB
2 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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