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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 145 151
Rank change year-on-year +23 +6  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 34 36 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.29% 1.11% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.07% 4.22% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 33 33 28
Median salary £45,000 £33,375 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.83% -16.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £42,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.67% -6.87%  

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 the East Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
East Midlands
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 560 854 977
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 21.25% 26.38% 25.96%
Number of salaries quoted 470 664 737
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.42% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +4 20 £45,000 +34.83% 2
Derbyshire +11 6 £46,500 +19.23%
Leicestershire +10 4 £32,000 -8.57%
Northamptonshire - 3 £26,250 -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 44 (63.77%) Test Automation
2 41 (59.42%) Selenium
3 40 (57.97%) QA
4 33 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (39.13%) Manual Testing
6 24 (34.78%) ISEB
7 18 (26.09%) Software Testing
8 17 (24.64%) WebDriver
9 15 (21.74%) Test Strategy
10 14 (20.29%) Defect Management
10 14 (20.29%) SQL
11 13 (18.84%) Windows
11 13 (18.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (17.39%) Functional Testing
12 12 (17.39%) JIRA
12 12 (17.39%) Regression Testing
13 11 (15.94%) Java
13 11 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (15.94%) Scenario Testing
14 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
14 9 (13.04%) Mentoring
14 9 (13.04%) SDLC
14 9 (13.04%) Finance
15 8 (11.59%) Project Management
15 8 (11.59%) Test Management
16 7 (10.14%) Test Scripting
16 7 (10.14%) BDD
16 7 (10.14%) Web Testing
17 6 (8.70%) Open Source
17 6 (8.70%) RESTful

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 1 (1.45%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 41 (59.42%) Selenium
2 17 (24.64%) WebDriver
3 12 (17.39%) JIRA
4 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
5 6 (8.70%) Ant
5 6 (8.70%) Cucumber
5 6 (8.70%) Maven
6 5 (7.25%) HP UFT
6 5 (7.25%) SoapUI
6 5 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (5.80%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.90%) Calabash
8 2 (2.90%) Capybara
8 2 (2.90%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.90%) IntelliJ
8 2 (2.90%) Protractor
8 2 (2.90%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.45%) JUnit
9 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.45%) TestRail
General
1 9 (13.04%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.90%) Law
3 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (43.48%) Analyst
2 28 (40.58%) Test Analyst
3 20 (28.99%) Team Leader
4 15 (21.74%) Test Leader
5 12 (17.39%) Test Team Leader
6 11 (15.94%) QA Leader
6 11 (15.94%) Tester
7 8 (11.59%) QA Team Leader
7 8 (11.59%) Test Engineer
8 6 (8.70%) Software Analyst
8 6 (8.70%) Software Test Analyst
9 5 (7.25%) Developer
9 5 (7.25%) Developer in Test
9 5 (7.25%) QA Tester
10 4 (5.80%) QA Analyst
10 4 (5.80%) QA Engineer
10 4 (5.80%) QA Test Engineer
10 4 (5.80%) Senior Test Engineer
10 4 (5.80%) Software Tester
11 3 (4.35%) Senior Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) JDBC
1 6 (8.70%) RESTful
2 5 (7.25%) Gherkin
3 3 (4.35%) Behat
3 3 (4.35%) CSS
3 3 (4.35%) HTML
4 2 (2.90%) J2EE
5 1 (1.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) iPad
2 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.45%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.84%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (63.77%) Test Automation
2 33 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (39.13%) Manual Testing
4 18 (26.09%) Software Testing
5 15 (21.74%) Test Strategy
6 14 (20.29%) Defect Management
7 12 (17.39%) Functional Testing
7 12 (17.39%) Regression Testing
8 11 (15.94%) Scenario Testing
8 11 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (13.04%) Mentoring
9 9 (13.04%) SDLC
10 8 (11.59%) Project Management
10 8 (11.59%) Test Management
11 7 (10.14%) BDD
11 7 (10.14%) Test Scripting
11 7 (10.14%) Web Testing
12 6 (8.70%) Open Source
12 6 (8.70%) Performance Management
12 6 (8.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.29%) SQL
2 11 (15.94%) Java
3 6 (8.70%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.35%) Go
4 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.35%) PHP
4 3 (4.35%) Python
4 3 (4.35%) Ruby
4 3 (4.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 24 (34.78%) ISEB
2 13 (18.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (5.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (57.97%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
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