Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 31 59
Rank change year-on-year -16 +28 -28
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 1 4
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Chester 1.58% 0.59% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.94% 2.50% 4.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 4
Median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -22.22% +32.35%
Cheshire median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% -

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 81 40 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 32.02% 23.53% 21.90%
Number of salaries quoted 60 32 78
Median annual salary £42,750 £25,851 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +65.37% -40.91% +28.68%
10th Percentile £30,000 £19,250 £19,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £53,625 £58,250
Cheshire median annual salary £47,000 £48,625 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.34% +8.06% +18.42%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Chester

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Chester

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 Chester region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
1 4 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 4 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 4 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Case Management
1 4 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (100.00%) Postman

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:

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Postman
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 4 (100.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Software Tester
1 4 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Case Management
1 4 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (100.00%) Degree