Period
to 18 February 2020

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 18 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 104 120 159
Rank change year-on-year +16 +39 -30
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 23 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.68% 1.10% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.40% 4.86% 4.24%
Number of salaries quoted 7 18 20
Cheshire median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +4.90%
10th Percentile £30,250 £29,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £46,500 £56,500 £49,750
North West median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% -4.00%

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 324 473 684
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.96% 22.70% 20.40%
Number of salaries quoted 227 344 460
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £26,350 £24,625 £21,475
90th Percentile £67,500 £73,750 £63,750
North West median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.22% +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 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 2020. 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 +26 3 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Warrington - 3 £47,500 - 2
ISTQB
North West

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, 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 10 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Java
3 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 6 (54.55%) Postman
4 5 (45.45%) JIRA
4 5 (45.45%) SoapUI
4 5 (45.45%) SOAP
4 5 (45.45%) ISEB
5 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 4 (36.36%) C#
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) REST
5 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
5 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Defect Management
6 3 (27.27%) API Testing
6 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
6 3 (27.27%) Spring
6 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
6 3 (27.27%) QA
6 3 (27.27%) Agile Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Scrum
7 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 6 (54.55%) Postman
3 5 (45.45%) JIRA
3 5 (45.45%) SoapUI
4 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
5 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
6 2 (18.18%) Hudson
6 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
6 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (9.09%) Appium
7 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
7 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
7 1 (9.09%) JMeter
7 1 (9.09%) JUnit
7 1 (9.09%) NUnit
7 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (9.09%) TestNG
General
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) SOAP
2 4 (36.36%) REST
3 3 (27.27%) Spring
4 2 (18.18%) Chai
4 2 (18.18%) Web Services
5 1 (9.09%) .NET
5 1 (9.09%) CGI
5 1 (9.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (36.36%) Defect Management
4 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Testing
5 3 (27.27%) API Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
5 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
6 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) SDLC
6 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) VB
4 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Arqiva