Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 129 114
Rank change year-on-year -24 -15 +42
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 24 11 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.74% 0.49% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.82% 2.15% 6.68%
Number of salaries quoted 19 14 39
Cheshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +25.00% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £31,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £38,750 £39,000
North West median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -13.33%

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 629 511 689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.43% 22.93% 24.15%
Number of salaries quoted 429 372 588
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £20,750 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,600 £55,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% -1.25%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 £40,000 - 3
Chester - 5 £45,000 - 1
Macclesfield - 4 £37,500 -
Wilmslow - 4 £32,500 - 1
Warrington +4 3 £37,500 +25.00%
Crewe +5 1 £35,000 +7.69%
ISTQB
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (79.17%) Test Automation
2 17 (70.83%) Selenium
3 12 (50.00%) SQL
3 12 (50.00%) ISEB
4 11 (45.83%) Finance
5 10 (41.67%) Cucumber
6 9 (37.50%) Java
7 8 (33.33%) QA
7 8 (33.33%) SDLC
8 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
9 6 (25.00%) Scrum
9 6 (25.00%) Banking
9 6 (25.00%) XML
9 6 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
10 5 (20.83%) API Testing
10 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
10 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (20.83%) User Stories
10 5 (20.83%) Mobile App
10 5 (20.83%) Gherkin
10 5 (20.83%) Unix
10 5 (20.83%) Web Services
11 4 (16.67%) Ab Initio
11 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
11 4 (16.67%) Law
11 4 (16.67%) Investment Banking
11 4 (16.67%) JIRA
11 4 (16.67%) Mainframe

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 3 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.17%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Big Data
1 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (12.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 17 (70.83%) Selenium
2 10 (41.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (16.67%) JIRA
3 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 2 (8.33%) FitNesse
5 2 (8.33%) HP UFT
5 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
5 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.17%) Fiddler
6 1 (4.17%) JMeter
6 1 (4.17%) JUnit
6 1 (4.17%) LoadUI
6 1 (4.17%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Banking
3 4 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 4 (16.67%) Law
4 2 (8.33%) General Ledger
4 2 (8.33%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.17%) Automotive
5 1 (4.17%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Software Tester
1 7 (29.17%) Tester
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Test Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) QA Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) XML
2 5 (20.83%) Gherkin
2 5 (20.83%) Web Services
3 3 (12.50%) .NET
3 3 (12.50%) J2EE
3 3 (12.50%) JSON
4 2 (8.33%) Node.js
5 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (20.83%) Mobile App
2 4 (16.67%) Mainframe
3 3 (12.50%) Smartphone
3 3 (12.50%) VSAM
4 2 (8.33%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (4.17%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Unix
2 4 (16.67%) Android
2 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 3 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (79.17%) Test Automation
2 8 (33.33%) SDLC
3 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
4 6 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Scrum
5 5 (20.83%) API Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
5 5 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (20.83%) User Stories
6 4 (16.67%) DevOps
6 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 4 (16.67%) Test Management
6 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 4 (16.67%) Wealth Management
7 3 (12.50%) Data Analytics
7 3 (12.50%) ETL
7 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) REXX
4 2 (8.33%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) Perl
5 1 (4.17%) Python
5 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) ISEB
2 4 (16.67%) PMI Certification
3 3 (12.50%) Degree
3 3 (12.50%) PMP
4 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (4.17%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Ab Initio
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) CA Agile Central
2 3 (12.50%) HP
2 3 (12.50%) Informatica
3 2 (8.33%) Google