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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 30 34
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 9 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 6.00% 3.31% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.50% 15.38% 5.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 2
Median salary £38,000 £32,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.92% -2.98%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £29,750 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £38,400 £37,500 £42,700
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year - -5.06%  

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 24 39 39
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 16.00% 21.55% 20.63%
Number of salaries quoted 23 37 18
Median salary £38,000 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.92% -18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £25,300 £23,916
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

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 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (94.74%) SQL
3 17 (89.47%) ISEB
4 16 (84.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (78.95%) Finance
6 14 (73.68%) Scrum
6 14 (73.68%) Manual Testing
6 14 (73.68%) Mentoring
7 13 (68.42%) Test Automation
8 2 (10.53%) ANSI SQL
8 2 (10.53%) System Testing
8 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
8 2 (10.53%) Migration
8 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
9 1 (5.26%) MySQL
9 1 (5.26%) SOAP
9 1 (5.26%) XML
9 1 (5.26%) Unix
9 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
9 1 (5.26%) ETL
9 1 (5.26%) JSON
9 1 (5.26%) JIRA
9 1 (5.26%) QA
9 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Android
9 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
9 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
9 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
9 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration

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 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 15 (78.95%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (94.74%) Analyst
1 18 (94.74%) Test Analyst
2 14 (73.68%) Senior Analyst
2 14 (73.68%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Junior
3 1 (5.26%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) JSON
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Android
1 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (84.21%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (73.68%) Manual Testing
3 14 (73.68%) Mentoring
3 14 (73.68%) Scrum
4 13 (68.42%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) System Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.26%) ETL
6 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) ANSI SQL
2 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (89.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA