Period
to 20 July 2018

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 6 months to 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 156 144
Rank change year-on-year -5 -12 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 14 13 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.50% 0.48% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.43% 1.15% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 12 13 16
Cambridge median annual salary £33,750 £45,000 £34,950
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +28.76% -0.14%
10th Percentile £20,350 £33,500 £31,500
90th Percentile £47,000 £52,000 £41,125
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £35,000 £43,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% -22.22%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 982 1,131 999
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 34.85% 42.01% 38.28%
Number of salaries quoted 689 813 793
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

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 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 11 (78.57%) QA
3 10 (71.43%) ISEB
4 8 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (42.86%) C#
6 5 (35.71%) .NET
6 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
6 5 (35.71%) Functional Testing
6 5 (35.71%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
7 4 (28.57%) Python
8 3 (21.43%) SOAP
8 3 (21.43%) Web Services
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
8 3 (21.43%) Selenium
8 3 (21.43%) REST
8 3 (21.43%) BDD
8 3 (21.43%) Agile Testing
9 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 2 (14.29%) Matrix Management
9 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
9 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
9 2 (14.29%) SDLC
9 2 (14.29%) TestRail
9 2 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
9 2 (14.29%) PHP

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 3 (21.43%) Selenium
3 2 (14.29%) JIRA
3 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (14.29%) TestRail
3 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
4 1 (7.14%) NUnit
4 1 (7.14%) Ranorex
4 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) QA Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Functional QA Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Python Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Web Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Head of Testing
4 2 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Quality Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Software Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) REST
2 3 (21.43%) SOAP
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Exploratory Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Functional Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Testing
4 3 (21.43%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Matrix Management
5 2 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) SDLC
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.14%) API Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) PHP
3 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (78.57%) QA