Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 145 140
Rank change year-on-year +22 -5 +15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 27 30 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.13% 0.96% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.63% 4.62% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 20 26 13
Cheshire median annual salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% -5.33% +20.97%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £55,500 £47,500 £38,750
North West median annual salary £32,500 £33,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.52% -12.00% +7.14%

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 Cheshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 480 649 500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.08% 20.71% 21.94%
Number of salaries quoted 344 439 385
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £20,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £63,750 £55,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Cheshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Cheshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Cheshire over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Cheshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Wilmslow -14 6 - -
Crewe +10 5 £35,000 - 1
Knutsford +16 3 £30,000 -25.00%
Chester +12 1 £35,000 -15.15% 2
Warrington +6 1 £27,500 -31.25% 3
Nantwich - 1 £26,500 - 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 £52,500 -
ISTQB
North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 18 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (48.15%) ISEB
3 13 (48.15%) Selenium
4 12 (44.44%) Test Management
4 12 (44.44%) HP
4 12 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (40.74%) SDLC
5 11 (40.74%) Project Management
5 11 (40.74%) Finance
5 11 (40.74%) Test Scripting
5 11 (40.74%) Degree
6 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (29.63%) Java
6 8 (29.63%) Waterfall
6 8 (29.63%) Integration Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (25.93%) C#
7 7 (25.93%) Computer Science
7 7 (25.93%) Test Strategy
8 6 (22.22%) Behat
8 6 (22.22%) BDD
8 6 (22.22%) REST
8 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (22.22%) PHPUnit
8 6 (22.22%) QA
8 6 (22.22%) V-Model
8 6 (22.22%) Incident Management
8 6 (22.22%) Remedy

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) Selenium
2 6 (22.22%) PHPUnit
2 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (18.52%) JIRA
4 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 3 (11.11%) Zephyr
5 2 (7.41%) Protractor
6 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
6 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.70%) MSTest
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Tester
2 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Test Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Automation Tester
4 5 (18.52%) QA Tester
5 4 (14.81%) Manual Test Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Test Leader
6 3 (11.11%) Software Tester
6 3 (11.11%) Test Manager
7 2 (7.41%) Lead Tester
7 2 (7.41%) Software QA Tester
7 2 (7.41%) Test Assurance Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) OAT Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) OAT Test Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Software Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) Behat
1 6 (22.22%) REST
2 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.70%) JSON
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (18.52%) Fixed Income
3 4 (14.81%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (44.44%) Test Management
4 11 (40.74%) Project Management
4 11 (40.74%) SDLC
4 11 (40.74%) Test Scripting
5 8 (29.63%) Integration Testing
5 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (29.63%) Waterfall
6 7 (25.93%) Computer Science
6 7 (25.93%) Test Strategy
7 6 (22.22%) API Testing
7 6 (22.22%) BDD
7 6 (22.22%) Incident Management
7 6 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (22.22%) Service Design
7 6 (22.22%) Test Planning
7 6 (22.22%) V-Model
8 5 (18.52%) Collaborative Working
8 5 (18.52%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) Java
2 7 (25.93%) C#
3 6 (22.22%) PHP
3 6 (22.22%) SQL
4 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) ISEB
2 11 (40.74%) Degree
3 7 (25.93%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) HP ALM
1 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) HP
2 6 (22.22%) Remedy
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft