Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 166 145
Rank change year-on-year +36 -21 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.49% 0.26% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.53% 0.56% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 11
Cambridge median annual salary £35,000 £50,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% +42.86% +3.70%
10th Percentile £25,750 £32,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £52,200 £41,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% -20.77%

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 718 1,244 898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 32.01% 45.42% 39.03%
Number of salaries quoted 542 942 719
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £24,650
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £44,750 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -0.56% +5.88% +1.80%

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 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) ISEB
3 8 (72.73%) Manual Testing
4 7 (63.64%) QA
4 7 (63.64%) C#
5 6 (54.55%) .NET
5 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
5 6 (54.55%) Functional Testing
5 6 (54.55%) JIRA
6 5 (45.45%) Selenium
6 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
7 4 (36.36%) VB.NET
7 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
7 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
8 3 (27.27%) Scrum
8 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
9 2 (18.18%) SOAP
9 2 (18.18%) Web Services
9 2 (18.18%) Windows
9 2 (18.18%) Python
9 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
9 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
9 2 (18.18%) BDD
9 2 (18.18%) REST
9 2 (18.18%) Agile Testing
9 2 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
9 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional 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:

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) JIRA
2 5 (45.45%) Selenium
3 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
4 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
5 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
5 1 (9.09%) Ranorex
5 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Tester
2 5 (45.45%) QA Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Web Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Functional QA Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) JIRA Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Python Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Software QA Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Software Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripter
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) REST
2 2 (18.18%) SOAP
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) Manual Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Functional Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
7 3 (27.27%) Scrum
8 2 (18.18%) Agile Testing
8 2 (18.18%) BDD
8 2 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
9 1 (9.09%) API Testing
9 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
9 1 (9.09%) QA Automation
9 1 (9.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) VB.NET
3 2 (18.18%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Virtual Machines