Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 163 185 165
Rank change year-on-year +22 -20 +12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 20 32 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.65% 0.74% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.97% 1.76% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 14 27 11
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -8.05% +37.01%
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 1,014 1,814 1,332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 32.96% 41.83% 40.13%
Number of salaries quoted 709 1,325 1,014
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.21% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019. 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 +29 13 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Peterborough -15 7 £55,000 +57.14%
ISTQB
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (95.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 15 (75.00%) Test Strategy
4 13 (65.00%) JIRA
4 13 (65.00%) ISEB
4 13 (65.00%) Windows
5 12 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (60.00%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (50.00%) Python
6 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (45.00%) Regression Testing
7 9 (45.00%) Visual Studio
7 9 (45.00%) Photoshop
7 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
7 9 (45.00%) PHP
7 9 (45.00%) Software Testing
7 9 (45.00%) Animation
7 9 (45.00%) Photography
7 9 (45.00%) Case Management
7 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (45.00%) Bash Shell
7 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
7 9 (45.00%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (45.00%) Critical Thinking
8 7 (35.00%) V-Model
8 7 (35.00%) Waterfall
8 7 (35.00%) Selenium
9 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing

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:

Applications
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (45.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (65.00%) JIRA
2 9 (45.00%) Visual Studio
3 7 (35.00%) Selenium
4 6 (30.00%) JUnit
4 6 (30.00%) TestNG
4 6 (30.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.00%) TestLink
5 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Test Engineer
2 12 (60.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 9 (45.00%) Python Engineer
3 9 (45.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (30.00%) Automation Tester
4 6 (30.00%) Senior Automation Tester
4 6 (30.00%) Senior Tester
4 6 (30.00%) Tester
5 3 (15.00%) JIRA Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) QA Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) QA Test Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Software QA Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Test Scripter
5 3 (15.00%) Web Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Animation
1 9 (45.00%) Photography
2 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (95.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 15 (75.00%) Test Strategy
4 9 (45.00%) Case Management
4 9 (45.00%) Critical Thinking
4 9 (45.00%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (45.00%) Regression Testing
4 9 (45.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (35.00%) V-Model
5 7 (35.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
6 6 (30.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 6 (30.00%) Data-Driven Testing
6 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
6 6 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
6 6 (30.00%) Service Design
6 6 (30.00%) Test Planning
7 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) Python
2 9 (45.00%) Bash Shell
2 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (45.00%) PHP
2 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (30.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) ISEB
2 10 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (30.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Cognizant
2 6 (30.00%) Google