Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 161 162
Rank change year-on-year -17 +1 -10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 48 63 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.02% 1.26% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.53% 5.82% 5.64%
Number of salaries quoted 48 61 91
East Midlands median annual salary £38,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.59% +21.43% +0.47%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £43,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% -1.25%

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 1,059 1,082 1,667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 22.51% 21.68% 25.80%
Number of salaries quoted 776 922 1,246
East Midlands median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £23,625 £23,000 £22,125
90th Percentile £73,750 £58,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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
Leicestershire -1 18 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Derbyshire +18 12 £26,250 -43.55% 1
Nottinghamshire -12 10 £38,000 -10.59% 3
Northamptonshire -6 8 £60,000 +128.57%
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 33 (68.75%) Test Automation
2 24 (50.00%) ISEB
2 24 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (47.92%) Software Testing
4 20 (41.67%) QA
5 18 (37.50%) Degree
5 18 (37.50%) Scenario Testing
6 16 (33.33%) SDLC
6 16 (33.33%) Selenium
7 13 (27.08%) Scrum
7 13 (27.08%) Java
8 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 12 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (25.00%) Cucumber
9 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (22.92%) Finance
10 10 (20.83%) E-Commerce
10 10 (20.83%) Gherkin
11 9 (18.75%) Defect Management
11 9 (18.75%) Usability Testing
11 9 (18.75%) Performance Testing
11 9 (18.75%) Computer Science
12 8 (16.67%) Regression Testing
12 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
12 8 (16.67%) Oracle
12 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 8 (16.67%) Use Case
12 8 (16.67%) Test Planning
12 8 (16.67%) Decision-Making
13 7 (14.58%) NeoLoad

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 (2.08%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) Internet
1 2 (4.17%) Wireless
2 1 (2.08%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (33.33%) Selenium
2 12 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (14.58%) LoadRunner
3 7 (14.58%) NeoLoad
4 6 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (4.17%) Rational Quality Manager
6 1 (2.08%) Appium
6 1 (2.08%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.08%) JIRA
6 1 (2.08%) UI Automator
6 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (22.92%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Tester
2 17 (35.42%) Analyst
3 16 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 9 (18.75%) Software Tester
5 8 (16.67%) Systems Tester
6 7 (14.58%) Performance Analyst
6 7 (14.58%) Performance Test Analyst
6 7 (14.58%) QA Engineer
6 7 (14.58%) Senior QA Engineer
7 6 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (10.42%) Junior
8 5 (10.42%) Junior Software Tester
8 5 (10.42%) Junior Tester
9 3 (6.25%) IT Analyst
9 3 (6.25%) Software Manager
9 3 (6.25%) Software Test Manager
9 3 (6.25%) Test Manager
10 2 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
10 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) Gherkin
2 4 (8.33%) Web Services
3 2 (4.17%) .NET
3 2 (4.17%) HTML
3 2 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 6 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (6.25%) NHS
6 2 (4.17%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) Unix
2 4 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (68.75%) Test Automation
2 24 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (47.92%) Software Testing
4 18 (37.50%) Scenario Testing
5 16 (33.33%) SDLC
6 13 (27.08%) Scrum
7 12 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (20.83%) E-Commerce
9 9 (18.75%) Defect Management
9 9 (18.75%) Performance Testing
9 9 (18.75%) Usability Testing
10 8 (16.67%) Decision-Making
10 8 (16.67%) Regression Testing
10 8 (16.67%) Test Planning
10 8 (16.67%) Use Case
11 6 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (10.42%) Manual Testing
12 5 (10.42%) System Testing
12 5 (10.42%) Test Management
13 4 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) Java
2 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.42%) SQL
4 2 (4.17%) C#
5 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (50.00%) ISEB
2 18 (37.50%) Degree
3 6 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.08%) HNC
6 1 (2.08%) HND
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (41.67%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Netcool
2 1 (2.08%) Nmap
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) Cadence
3 2 (4.17%) Google
3 2 (4.17%) Remedy
3 2 (4.17%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.08%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.08%) OpenText