Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 130 93
Rank change year-on-year -13 -37 +57
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 32 27 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.03% 1.09% 2.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.49% 4.96% 8.76%
Number of salaries quoted 20 24 50
Cheshire median annual salary £37,500 £34,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +15.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,900 £27,375 £25,450
90th Percentile £51,000 £38,000 £43,750
North West median annual salary £37,500 £33,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year +12.78% +2.31% -

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 713 544 571
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.85% 21.95% 24.88%
Number of salaries quoted 471 354 470
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.42% +1.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,750 £21,975
90th Percentile £72,500 £60,000 £55,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -6 14 £38,750 -22.50% 2
Crewe - 4 £36,250 - 2
Chester -22 3 £28,000 -17.65% 2
Warrington -2 2 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Macclesfield -4 2 £37,500 +36.36%
Wilmslow +9 1 £35,000 -
Nantwich - 1 £25,500 -
ISTQB
North West

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 19 (59.38%) Finance
1 19 (59.38%) Test Automation
2 14 (43.75%) Selenium
2 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (43.75%) Banking
3 13 (40.63%) Test Management
4 12 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 11 (34.38%) Java
6 10 (31.25%) PMI Certification
6 10 (31.25%) QA
6 10 (31.25%) SDLC
7 9 (28.13%) CSQA
7 9 (28.13%) PMI
8 8 (25.00%) ISEB
8 8 (25.00%) SQL
9 6 (18.75%) Resource Management
9 6 (18.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 6 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (15.63%) Defect Management
10 5 (15.63%) Degree
10 5 (15.63%) Wealth Management
10 5 (15.63%) Manual Testing
10 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (15.63%) Cucumber
10 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
10 5 (15.63%) Law
10 5 (15.63%) Advertising
10 5 (15.63%) Investment Banking
10 5 (15.63%) HP
11 4 (12.50%) 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 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Selenium
2 5 (15.63%) Cucumber
2 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (12.50%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.13%) FitNesse
4 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.13%) Introscope
4 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.13%) JIRA
4 1 (3.13%) JMeter
4 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.13%) SOAtest
4 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (59.38%) Finance
2 14 (43.75%) Banking
3 5 (15.63%) Advertising
3 5 (15.63%) Investment Banking
3 5 (15.63%) Law
4 2 (6.25%) Retail
5 1 (3.13%) General Ledger
5 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Test Manager
2 8 (25.00%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 8 (25.00%) Tester
3 7 (21.88%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 3 (9.38%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Automation Test Lead
5 3 (9.38%) Performance Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Performance Test Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Software Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Applications Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Junior
7 1 (3.13%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Web Services
2 2 (6.25%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.25%) J2EE
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) JSON
3 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) PMI
2 4 (12.50%) Virtual Team
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Fintech
4 1 (3.13%) Internet of Things
4 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (3.13%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Unix
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) Test Automation
2 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (40.63%) Test Management
4 12 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 10 (31.25%) SDLC
6 6 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Resource Management
7 5 (15.63%) Defect Management
7 5 (15.63%) Manual Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
7 5 (15.63%) Wealth Management
8 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
9 3 (9.38%) BDD
9 3 (9.38%) DevOps
9 3 (9.38%) Functional Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Scenario Testing
9 3 (9.38%) System Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) Java
2 8 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (12.50%) C#
4 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) REXX
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) PMI Certification
2 9 (28.13%) CSQA
3 8 (25.00%) ISEB
4 5 (15.63%) Degree
5 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (3.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) CA Wily
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) HP
2 4 (12.50%) Google
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) Ab Initio
4 1 (3.13%) AppDynamics
4 1 (3.13%) CA
4 1 (3.13%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (3.13%) Dynatrace
4 1 (3.13%) Informatica
4 1 (3.13%) New Relic
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) SOASTA, Inc