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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 17 29 26
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 8.03% 2.52% 1.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.00% 11.11% 9.38%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 2
Median salary £34,000 £29,750 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% +29.34%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.71% -6.66%  

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 Chester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Chester
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 25 36 32
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 18.25% 22.64% 18.82%
Number of salaries quoted 22 31 22
Median salary £34,000 £36,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.84% -17.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £21,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £65,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing ISTQB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Chester

ISTQB
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 11 (100.00%) Finance
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (81.82%) ISEB
2 9 (81.82%) Manual Testing
2 9 (81.82%) Scrum
2 9 (81.82%) Mentoring
2 9 (81.82%) Automated Testing
3 2 (18.18%) System Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Migration

ISTQB
Top Related 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:

General
1 11 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Analyst
1 11 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 10 (90.91%) Senior Analyst
2 10 (90.91%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Junior
3 1 (9.09%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Junior Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (81.82%) Automated Testing
2 9 (81.82%) Manual Testing
2 9 (81.82%) Mentoring
2 9 (81.82%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) ISEB
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago