Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 139 146
Rank change year-on-year -27 +7 -16
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 10 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.33% 0.35% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 0.87% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 10 6 10
Cambridge median annual salary £40,000 £28,700 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +39.37% -8.16% -3.85%
10th Percentile £32,500 £21,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £47,950 £51,250 £48,875
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -11.76% -5.56% +36.36%

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 1378 920 1090
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 45.03% 40.64% 37.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1012 730 911
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,750 £23,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (90.00%) ISEB
3 5 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) QA
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
5 3 (30.00%) Python
5 3 (30.00%) .NET
5 3 (30.00%) Gerrit
6 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (20.00%) REST
6 2 (20.00%) NUnit
6 2 (20.00%) Selenium
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (20.00%) SOAP
6 2 (20.00%) Web Services
7 1 (10.00%) Windows
7 1 (10.00%) OOP
7 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (10.00%) SAP
7 1 (10.00%) C++
7 1 (10.00%) Java
7 1 (10.00%) SQL

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (30.00%) Gerrit
3 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (20.00%) NUnit
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Software Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Developer in Test
4 1 (10.00%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Hardware Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Leader
4 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) REST
2 2 (20.00%) SOAP
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (10.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (10.00%) OOP
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (10.00%) SDET
3 1 (10.00%) SDLC
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) SAP