Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 162 187
Rank change year-on-year -25 +25 -7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 39 68 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.79% 1.26% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.85% 6.08% 4.26%
Number of salaries quoted 36 66 66
East Midlands median annual salary £38,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.59% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £24,875 £26,875 £27,500
90th Percentile £50,000 £58,750 £43,125
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,012 1,118 1,689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 20.62% 20.69% 26.11%
Number of salaries quoted 803 898 1,287
East Midlands median annual salary £40,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.71% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £23,775 £25,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £69,750 £58,975 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in the East Midlands

ISTQB
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in the East Midlands

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in the East Midlands

ISTQB
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 August 2018. 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
Nottinghamshire -7 14 £38,000 -15.56% 3
Leicestershire -2 11 £49,500 +52.31% 3
Derbyshire +5 10 £25,000 -46.24% 2
Northamptonshire -12 4 £39,500 +50.48% 3
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 32 (82.05%) Test Automation
2 21 (53.85%) Degree
3 20 (51.28%) Selenium
4 17 (43.59%) QA
4 17 (43.59%) ISEB
4 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
4 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (35.90%) Java
6 13 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (30.77%) Oracle
8 11 (28.21%) SQL
8 11 (28.21%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (25.64%) Web Services
9 10 (25.64%) Software Testing
9 10 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (23.08%) Cucumber
10 9 (23.08%) Performance Testing
10 9 (23.08%) Scenario Testing
11 8 (20.51%) Logistics
11 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
11 8 (20.51%) UML
11 8 (20.51%) OO
11 8 (20.51%) MQSeries
11 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
11 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Office
11 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
11 8 (20.51%) PL/SQL
11 8 (20.51%) Time Management
11 8 (20.51%) Black-Box Testing
12 7 (17.95%) Test Planning

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (20.51%) MQSeries
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (51.28%) Selenium
2 9 (23.08%) Cucumber
3 7 (17.95%) LoadRunner
3 7 (17.95%) NeoLoad
4 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (7.69%) JIRA
6 1 (2.56%) Appium
6 1 (2.56%) JMeter
6 1 (2.56%) UI Automator
6 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Electronics
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (56.41%) Analyst
2 21 (53.85%) Test Analyst
3 12 (30.77%) Tester
4 9 (23.08%) Automation Test Analyst
4 9 (23.08%) Software Tester
5 7 (17.95%) Junior
5 7 (17.95%) Junior Tester
5 7 (17.95%) Performance Analyst
5 7 (17.95%) Performance Test Analyst
6 6 (15.38%) Junior Software Tester
7 5 (12.82%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (12.82%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (10.26%) QA Engineer
9 3 (7.69%) Senior QA Engineer
10 2 (5.13%) Agile Test Analyst
10 2 (5.13%) IT Analyst
10 2 (5.13%) Manual Test Analyst
10 2 (5.13%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 1 (2.56%) QA Automation Analyst
11 1 (2.56%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) Web Services
2 3 (7.69%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.13%) .NET
3 2 (5.13%) HTML
3 2 (5.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.26%) NHS
4 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.13%) Fintech
5 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Unix
2 2 (5.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (82.05%) Test Automation
2 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (28.21%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (25.64%) Software Testing
5 9 (23.08%) Performance Testing
5 9 (23.08%) Scenario Testing
6 8 (20.51%) Black-Box Testing
6 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
6 8 (20.51%) Logistics
6 8 (20.51%) OO
6 8 (20.51%) Time Management
6 8 (20.51%) UML
7 7 (17.95%) E-Commerce
7 7 (17.95%) SDLC
7 7 (17.95%) Test Planning
8 6 (15.38%) Scrum
9 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (12.82%) Manual Testing
9 5 (12.82%) System Testing
9 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.90%) Java
2 11 (28.21%) SQL
3 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
3 8 (20.51%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.13%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (53.85%) Degree
2 17 (43.59%) ISEB
3 13 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.56%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (43.59%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) PMO
3 1 (2.56%) SEPA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.77%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) Google
4 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.56%) Cadence
4 1 (2.56%) JDA
4 1 (2.56%) Misys
4 1 (2.56%) SAP