Period
to 25 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 179 171
Rank change year-on-year -19 -8 -34
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 14 15 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.33% 0.41% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.99% 1.16% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 12 15 21
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £32,500 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.78% +28.57% -11.39%
10th Percentile £20,350 £34,500 £31,500
90th Percentile £45,650 £52,000 £43,750
East of England median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,250
% change year-on-year -11.76% +20.57% -11.88%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cambridgeshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,413 1,293 1,342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 33.19% 35.73% 33.47%
Number of salaries quoted 970 912 1,075
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £66,250
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Cambridgeshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in Cambridgeshire.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Cambridgeshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Cambridgeshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 25 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -8 13 £32,500 -27.78% 2
Huntingdon - 1 £44,000 -
ISTQB
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 12 (85.71%) QA
1 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 10 (71.43%) ISEB
3 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Exploratory Testing
6 5 (35.71%) C#
6 5 (35.71%) .NET
7 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
7 4 (28.57%) SOAP
7 4 (28.57%) Web Services
7 4 (28.57%) Python
7 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Agile Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
7 4 (28.57%) REST
8 3 (21.43%) BDD
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
8 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
9 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
9 2 (14.29%) PHP
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%) .NET Framework
9 2 (14.29%) NUnit
9 2 (14.29%) Retail
9 2 (14.29%) TestRail
9 2 (14.29%) Matrix Organization

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 2 (14.29%) NUnit
2 2 (14.29%) TestRail
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) QA Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Functional QA Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Python Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Web Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Head of Testing
3 2 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Quality Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Software Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) REST
2 4 (28.57%) SOAP
2 4 (28.57%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 3 (21.43%) BDD
6 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (14.29%) Matrix Management
7 2 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 2 (14.29%) SDLC
7 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 1 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (85.71%) QA