Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 136 162
Rank change year-on-year -32 +26 -38
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 15 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.48% 0.45% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.08% 1.05% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 15 8 8
Cambridge median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +33.33% -10.11%
10th Percentile £33,750 £21,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £49,750 £55,250 £44,750
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -8.60% +36.76%

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 1,392 949 1,014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 44.22% 42.29% 35.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,037 759 812
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.46% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,500 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +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 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 (93.33%) ISEB
2 13 (86.67%) Test Automation
3 9 (60.00%) Linux
3 9 (60.00%) Scrum
3 9 (60.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (53.33%) Git (software)
5 7 (46.67%) Gerrit
6 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (33.33%) Python
7 4 (26.67%) C#
8 3 (20.00%) Web Services
8 3 (20.00%) Java
8 3 (20.00%) QA
8 3 (20.00%) SDET
9 2 (13.33%) Internet of Things
9 2 (13.33%) Selenium
9 2 (13.33%) Android
9 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
9 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
9 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
9 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
9 2 (13.33%) OOP
9 2 (13.33%) Internet
9 2 (13.33%) NUnit
9 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
9 2 (13.33%) Degree
10 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
10 1 (6.67%) Ruby
10 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
10 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing

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 2 (13.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Git (software)
2 7 (46.67%) Gerrit
3 2 (13.33%) NUnit
3 2 (13.33%) Selenium
3 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.67%) JUnit
4 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Automation Tester
1 6 (40.00%) Software Tester
1 6 (40.00%) Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Developer in Test
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Hardware Test Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) QA Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (6.67%) Qt
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Internet of Things
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Android
2 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Test Automation
2 9 (60.00%) Scrum
2 9 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) SDET
5 2 (13.33%) OOP
5 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.67%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (6.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.67%) SDLC
6 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Python
2 4 (26.67%) C#
3 3 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.67%) C
5 1 (6.67%) C++
5 1 (6.67%) Groovy
5 1 (6.67%) Objective-C
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (93.33%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA