Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 142 135
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7 +17
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 27 25 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.98% 0.88% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.91% 3.88% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 20 24 12
Cheshire median annual salary £34,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.43% +7.69% +1.56%
10th Percentile £26,100 £27,000 £25,950
90th Percentile £51,000 £43,375 £43,750
North West median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +4.62% - -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 550 644 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.99% 22.79% 21.20%
Number of salaries quoted 374 431 371
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.90% -1.28%
10th Percentile £23,163 £21,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £77,850 £62,500 £55,000
North West median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 21 September 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 21 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
Knutsford +8 6 £30,000 -40.00%
Crewe +7 6 £36,250 +3.57%
Chester -13 3 £28,000 -26.32% 3
Wilmslow -5 2 - -
Nantwich - 2 £26,000 -
Warrington +7 1 £27,500 -31.25% 4
Ellesmere Port - 1 £52,500 -
ISTQB
North West

For the 6 months to 21 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 20 (74.07%) Test Automation
2 17 (62.96%) Finance
3 15 (55.56%) Test Scripting
4 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (44.44%) ISEB
5 12 (44.44%) Selenium
6 11 (40.74%) SDLC
7 10 (37.04%) Java
8 9 (33.33%) SQL
8 9 (33.33%) Degree
9 7 (25.93%) QA
9 7 (25.93%) Manual Testing
9 7 (25.93%) C#
10 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
11 5 (18.52%) Defect Management
11 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
12 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
12 4 (14.81%) Test Management
12 4 (14.81%) Project Management
12 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
13 3 (11.11%) BDD
13 3 (11.11%) REST
13 3 (11.11%) API Testing
13 3 (11.11%) HP
13 3 (11.11%) Validation
14 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
14 2 (7.41%) Windows
14 2 (7.41%) SOA
14 2 (7.41%) PMI

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (44.44%) Selenium
2 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.41%) JIRA
3 2 (7.41%) PHPUnit
3 2 (7.41%) Zephyr
4 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.70%) Introscope
4 1 (3.70%) JMeter
4 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.70%) MSTest
4 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (62.96%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Tester
2 11 (40.74%) Analyst
3 10 (37.04%) Test Analyst
4 7 (25.93%) Manual Test Analyst
5 6 (22.22%) Software Tester
6 4 (14.81%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (14.81%) Test Leader
7 3 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (11.11%) Senior Software Tester
7 3 (11.11%) Senior Tester
8 2 (7.41%) Automation Tester
8 2 (7.41%) Lead Tester
8 2 (7.41%) QA Tester
8 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
9 1 (3.70%) Automation Test Lead
9 1 (3.70%) Manual Tester
9 1 (3.70%) Mobile Tester
9 1 (3.70%) Performance Test Leader
9 1 (3.70%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 1 (3.70%) Web Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) REST
2 2 (7.41%) Behat
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) J2EE
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
1 2 (7.41%) Fixed Income
1 2 (7.41%) PMI
2 1 (3.70%) Fintech
2 1 (3.70%) Internet of Things
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Test Automation
2 15 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (40.74%) SDLC
5 7 (25.93%) Manual Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Defect Management
6 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
7 4 (14.81%) Project Management
7 4 (14.81%) Test Management
7 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
8 3 (11.11%) API Testing
8 3 (11.11%) BDD
8 3 (11.11%) Validation
9 2 (7.41%) Collaborative Working
9 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (7.41%) Defect Tracking
9 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (7.41%) Service Design
9 2 (7.41%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) Java
2 9 (33.33%) SQL
3 7 (25.93%) C#
4 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) ISEB
2 9 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (7.41%) CSQA
3 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) HP
2 2 (7.41%) Google
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) AppDynamics
3 1 (3.70%) CA
3 1 (3.70%) Dynatrace
3 1 (3.70%) New Relic
3 1 (3.70%) SOASTA, Inc