Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 - 65
Rank change year-on-year - +65 -4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.19% - 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.11% - 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 1
Chester median annual salary £41,250 - £22,000
10th Percentile £29,750 - £21,000
90th Percentile £47,500 - £23,000
Cheshire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +20.97% +3.33%

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 Chester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Chester
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 72 56 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 19.67% 20.14% 14.97%
Number of salaries quoted 62 45 38
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +7.10% -19.97%
10th Percentile £19,025 £23,540 £21,250
90th Percentile £54,875 £57,500 £89,375
Cheshire median annual salary £40,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.00% - -6.25%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Chester

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in Chester.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Chester

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Chester over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Chester region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (75.00%) SQL
4 5 (62.50%) Android
4 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
4 5 (62.50%) Mentoring
5 4 (50.00%) Scrum
5 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
5 4 (50.00%) QA
5 4 (50.00%) XML
6 3 (37.50%) Smartphone
6 3 (37.50%) Big Data
6 3 (37.50%) Data Analytics
6 3 (37.50%) Analytics
6 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
6 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
6 3 (37.50%) Software Delivery
6 3 (37.50%) Disruptive Innovation
7 2 (25.00%) ANSI SQL
7 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (25.00%) SOAP
7 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (12.50%) MySQL
8 1 (12.50%) JUnit
8 1 (12.50%) Java
8 1 (12.50%) Unix
8 1 (12.50%) ETL
8 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
8 1 (12.50%) JMeter

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Big Data
2 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (12.50%) Fiddler
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) JMeter
2 1 (12.50%) JUnit
2 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (12.50%) LoadUI
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (37.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Android
1 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Mentoring
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Analytics
4 3 (37.50%) Data Analytics
4 3 (37.50%) Disruptive Innovation
4 3 (37.50%) Software Delivery
4 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (12.50%) API Testing
6 1 (12.50%) BDD
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (12.50%) ETL
6 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 1 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) ANSI SQL
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA