Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 169 158
Rank change year-on-year -16 -11 -19
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 21 11 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.51% 0.31% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.31% 0.89% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 19 9 31
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% -5.56% +36.36%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £53,750 £53,250
East of England median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year +7.14% -9.68% -3.13%

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 1609 1233 1384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 38.86% 35.14% 33.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1177 959 1167
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £60,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +1.16% +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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 10 £40,000 +39.37% 1
Peterborough - 8 £28,750 - 1
Huntingdon +11 2 £37,500 -25.00%
ISTQB
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 20 (95.24%) ISEB
2 18 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 15 (71.43%) QA
4 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (52.38%) Software Testing
5 8 (38.10%) Finance
6 7 (33.33%) Scrum
6 7 (33.33%) C#
7 5 (23.81%) Linux
7 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
8 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
8 4 (19.05%) Selenium
8 4 (19.05%) Python
8 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Gerrit
9 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (14.29%) SDLC
9 3 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
9 3 (14.29%) QA Automation
9 3 (14.29%) Java
9 3 (14.29%) .NET
9 3 (14.29%) Ruby
9 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
10 2 (9.52%) Degree
10 2 (9.52%) Stress Testing
10 2 (9.52%) NUnit
10 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
10 2 (9.52%) PHP
10 2 (9.52%) OOP

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 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
2 4 (19.05%) Gerrit
2 4 (19.05%) Selenium
3 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.52%) HP UFT
3 2 (9.52%) NUnit
3 2 (9.52%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Electronics
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Tester
3 4 (19.05%) QA Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Software Test Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Software Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Developer in Test
6 1 (4.76%) Graduate Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Hardware Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Lead Tester
6 1 (4.76%) QA Leader
6 1 (4.76%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) REST
2 2 (9.52%) SOAP
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (4.76%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) Software Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
5 3 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 3 (14.29%) QA Automation
5 3 (14.29%) SDLC
6 2 (9.52%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
6 2 (9.52%) OOP
6 2 (9.52%) Stress Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
6 2 (9.52%) Traceability Matrix
7 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.76%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (19.05%) Python
3 3 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) Ruby
4 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) PHP
5 1 (4.76%) C
5 1 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (95.24%) ISEB
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (71.43%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) SAP