Period
to 26 July 2017

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 26 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 114 164
Rank change year-on-year -20 +50 -10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 30 26 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.14% 1.17% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.29% 5.24% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 29 26 24
Cheshire median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56% +3.23%
10th Percentile £28,250 £23,750 £23,625
90th Percentile £38,900 £43,750 £43,875
North West median annual salary £34,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +3.03% +1.54% +6.56%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 567 496 783
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 21.59% 22.39% 22.70%
Number of salaries quoted 380 405 562
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £60,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +9.38%

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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 2017. 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
Chester +21 19 £34,000 +4.62%
Wilmslow -14 2 £33,750 +12.50% 1
Knutsford - 2 £50,000 -
Macclesfield - 1 £27,500 - 1
Crewe - 1 £35,000 - 1
ISTQB
North West

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 26 (86.67%) ISEB
2 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (70.00%) SQL
3 21 (70.00%) Test Automation
4 18 (60.00%) Manual Testing
4 18 (60.00%) Finance
5 16 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (53.33%) Scrum
6 15 (50.00%) Mentoring
7 5 (16.67%) Banking
7 5 (16.67%) Unix
7 5 (16.67%) Windows
8 4 (13.33%) LoadRunner
8 4 (13.33%) Selenium
8 4 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
9 3 (10.00%) SDLC
9 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (10.00%) Cucumber
9 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
9 3 (10.00%) HP UFT
10 2 (6.67%) Migration
10 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
10 2 (6.67%) FitNesse
10 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Test Management
10 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
10 2 (6.67%) QA
10 2 (6.67%) Degree
10 2 (6.67%) JIRA

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 (6.67%) Tuxedo
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) LoadRunner
1 4 (13.33%) Selenium
2 3 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (10.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (6.67%) FitNesse
3 2 (6.67%) JIRA
3 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.33%) Calabash
4 1 (3.33%) Capybara
4 1 (3.33%) Protractor
4 1 (3.33%) Ranorex
4 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Automotive
4 1 (3.33%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (3.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 24 (80.00%) Analyst
1 24 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 16 (53.33%) Senior Analyst
2 16 (53.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Software Tester
3 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
3 2 (6.67%) Tester
4 1 (3.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Automation Tester
4 1 (3.33%) Junior
4 1 (3.33%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (3.33%) QA Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Senior QA Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Senior QA Test Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Middleware
1 2 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.33%) JSON
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
2 1 (3.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Unix
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 18 (60.00%) Manual Testing
4 16 (53.33%) Scrum
4 16 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (50.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (10.00%) SDLC
7 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (6.67%) Functional Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
8 2 (6.67%) Migration
8 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
8 2 (6.67%) RAD
8 2 (6.67%) System Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Test Management
9 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (70.00%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) ANSI SQL
2 2 (6.67%) Java
2 2 (6.67%) Perl
2 2 (6.67%) Python
2 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (86.67%) ISEB
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) HP
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle
Crewe, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wilmslow
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Macclesfield
The Access group
Salary: Highly Competitive + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago