Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 70 120 139
Rank change year-on-year +50 +19 +7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 20 27
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.43% 1.10% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.84% 5.78% 4.95%
Number of salaries quoted 5 17 20
Median annual salary £30,000 £42,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.57% +21.74% -1.43%
10th Percentile £24,200 £32,750 £26,100
90th Percentile £48,750 £55,250 £51,000
North West median annual salary £38,000 £40,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year -5.59% +15.00% +7.69%

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 163 346 546
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 23.22% 19.08% 19.94%
Number of salaries quoted 89 252 371
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,250 £23,050 £23,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £67,250 £78,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -3.41% +10.00%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Cheshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISTQB in Cheshire.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Cheshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISTQB in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 September 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 22 September 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
Crewe +29 1 £30,000 -
Warrington +3 1 £47,500 +18.75%
ISTQB
North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Ranorex
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) ISO 22301
2 1 (33.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Games

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Ranorex
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (33.33%) Games
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Tester
2 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 22301
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (33.33%) QA