Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 182 165
Rank change year-on-year -6 -17 -16
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 14 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.29% 0.38% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.93% 1.06% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 10 14 20
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +21.43% -22.22%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,625 £21,250
90th Percentile £47,875 £52,000 £43,900
East of England median annual salary £41,750 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.33% +7.14% -9.09%

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 1,179 1,327 1,256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 31.42% 35.66% 34.25%
Number of salaries quoted 812 951 986
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £44,296 £43,000
% change year-on-year +1.59% +3.01% +1.18%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +18 10 £37,500 -16.67% 2
Peterborough -42 1 - - 1
ISTQB
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) ISEB
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) Manual Testing
3 7 (63.64%) C#
3 7 (63.64%) Functional Testing
4 6 (54.55%) .NET
4 6 (54.55%) QA
4 6 (54.55%) Selenium
5 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
5 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
5 5 (45.45%) WebDriver
6 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (36.36%) VB.NET
6 4 (36.36%) JIRA
6 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
7 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
7 3 (27.27%) Python
7 3 (27.27%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (27.27%) BDD
8 2 (18.18%) REST
8 2 (18.18%) Agile Testing
8 2 (18.18%) SOAP
8 2 (18.18%) Web Services
9 1 (9.09%) Cognizant
9 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
9 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
9 1 (9.09%) Finance
9 1 (9.09%) Scrum
9 1 (9.09%) SMS

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) WebDriver
3 4 (36.36%) JIRA
3 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
5 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
5 1 (9.09%) JUnit
5 1 (9.09%) Ranorex
5 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
5 1 (9.09%) TestNG
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Tester
2 4 (36.36%) QA Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Functional QA Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Python Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Web Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Software Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Automation Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
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 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) Functional Testing
3 7 (63.64%) Manual Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
5 3 (27.27%) BDD
5 3 (27.27%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Testing
7 1 (9.09%) API Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (9.09%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Data-Driven Testing
7 1 (9.09%) QA Automation
7 1 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (9.09%) SDLC
7 1 (9.09%) Service Design
7 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
7 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) VB.NET
3 3 (27.27%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Cognizant
1 1 (9.09%) Google