Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 143 151
Rank change year-on-year -21 +8 +11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 65 123 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.24% 1.87% 1.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.85% 7.56% 5.95%
Number of salaries quoted 58 111 141
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £33,045
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% +5.92% -5.59%
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £45,000 £50,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 1111 1627 2201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 21.13% 24.78% 29.62%
Number of salaries quoted 923 1234 1641
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -0.66%
10th Percentile £23,250 £22,750 £21,600
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +3 42 £42,500 +24.31% 1
Leicestershire +8 11 £52,500 +34.62% 1
Derbyshire -11 5 £35,000 -9.68%
Northamptonshire -7 1 £45,000 +13.92%
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 (67.69%) Test Automation
2 36 (55.38%) ISEB
3 32 (49.23%) Selenium
4 28 (43.08%) QA
5 23 (35.38%) Regression Testing
6 20 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (26.15%) Project Management
7 17 (26.15%) Manual Testing
8 15 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 13 (20.00%) Performance Management
9 13 (20.00%) JIRA
9 13 (20.00%) Defect Management
10 12 (18.46%) SQL
10 12 (18.46%) SDLC
10 12 (18.46%) Degree
10 12 (18.46%) Software Testing
11 11 (16.92%) Test Strategy
11 11 (16.92%) Windows
12 10 (15.38%) Functional Testing
12 10 (15.38%) Test Management
12 10 (15.38%) Open Source
13 9 (13.85%) RAD
13 9 (13.85%) Telecoms
13 9 (13.85%) Scrum
14 8 (12.31%) Finance
14 8 (12.31%) Programme Management
14 8 (12.31%) TCP/IP
14 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (12.31%) WebDriver
14 8 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing

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 3 (4.62%) IBM Domino
1 3 (4.62%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.54%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.31%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 32 (49.23%) Selenium
2 13 (20.00%) JIRA
3 8 (12.31%) WebDriver
4 5 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.69%) Robot Framework
4 5 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 4 (6.15%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.62%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.54%) Calabash
8 1 (1.54%) Capybara
8 1 (1.54%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.54%) JUnit
8 1 (1.54%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.54%) Protractor
8 1 (1.54%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.54%) TestRail
8 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.54%) YouTrack
General
1 9 (13.85%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.31%) Finance
3 3 (4.62%) Retail
4 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (23.08%) Team Leader
1 15 (23.08%) Test Leader
2 14 (21.54%) QA Leader
2 14 (21.54%) Tester
3 13 (20.00%) Analyst
4 12 (18.46%) Test Analyst
5 9 (13.85%) Automation Tester
5 9 (13.85%) QA Team Leader
6 6 (9.23%) Developer
6 6 (9.23%) Test Manager
7 5 (7.69%) Senior Manager
7 5 (7.69%) Senior Test Manager
7 5 (7.69%) Test Team Leader
8 4 (6.15%) Software Tester
9 3 (4.62%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Lead Test Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) QA Tester
10 2 (3.08%) Senior Tester
11 1 (1.54%) Senior Analyst
11 1 (1.54%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) .NET
2 3 (4.62%) Web Services
3 1 (1.54%) CSS
3 1 (1.54%) Enzyme
3 1 (1.54%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.54%) HTML
3 1 (1.54%) Jest
3 1 (1.54%) React
3 1 (1.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.54%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (67.69%) Test Automation
2 23 (35.38%) Regression Testing
3 20 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (26.15%) Manual Testing
4 17 (26.15%) Project Management
5 13 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 13 (20.00%) Performance Management
6 12 (18.46%) SDLC
6 12 (18.46%) Software Testing
7 11 (16.92%) Test Strategy
8 10 (15.38%) Functional Testing
8 10 (15.38%) Open Source
8 10 (15.38%) Test Management
9 9 (13.85%) RAD
9 9 (13.85%) Scrum
10 8 (12.31%) Programme Management
10 8 (12.31%) Scenario Testing
10 8 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (9.23%) Mentoring
11 6 (9.23%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.46%) SQL
2 7 (10.77%) C#
3 6 (9.23%) Java
4 3 (4.62%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (55.38%) ISEB
2 15 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (18.46%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (43.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (9.23%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.69%) HP
3 4 (6.15%) Google
3 4 (6.15%) Twitter
4 3 (4.62%) IBM
4 3 (4.62%) Lotus
4 3 (4.62%) Oracle
5 1 (1.54%) Remedy
5 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com