Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 150 190 148
Rank change year-on-year +40 -42 +15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 63 43 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.50% 0.84% 1.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.58% 4.01% 7.92%
Number of salaries quoted 62 39 98
East Midlands median annual salary £38,000 £38,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.18% +20.77%
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,600 £29,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £53,750 £46,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 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 1,130 1,071 1,464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 26.96% 20.86% 23.94%
Number of salaries quoted 721 892 1,111
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,775 £22,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 -6 24 £42,500 -7.10% 4
Nottinghamshire +22 21 £32,500 -14.47% 3
Northamptonshire +15 14 £60,000 +33.33% 3
Derbyshire +22 4 £28,500 -16.79% 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 44 (69.84%) Test Automation
2 36 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 30 (47.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 25 (39.68%) Degree
4 25 (39.68%) Regression Testing
5 23 (36.51%) ISEB
6 21 (33.33%) QA
7 20 (31.75%) Selenium
7 20 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (31.75%) Java
8 18 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (25.40%) Scrum
10 15 (23.81%) Oracle
11 14 (22.22%) LoadRunner
11 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
11 14 (22.22%) NeoLoad
11 14 (22.22%) Test Scripting
12 13 (20.63%) Scenario Testing
13 12 (19.05%) Load Testing
13 12 (19.05%) Stress Testing
13 12 (19.05%) Test Management
13 12 (19.05%) Finance
13 12 (19.05%) ITIL
14 11 (17.46%) Computer Science
14 11 (17.46%) Test Strategy
14 11 (17.46%) SDLC
14 11 (17.46%) Problem-Solving
15 10 (15.87%) SQL
16 9 (14.29%) Web Services
16 9 (14.29%) Gherkin

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 (12.70%) MQSeries
Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) Wireless
2 3 (4.76%) Internet
3 2 (3.17%) LTE
4 1 (1.59%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (31.75%) Selenium
2 14 (22.22%) LoadRunner
2 14 (22.22%) NeoLoad
3 8 (12.70%) Cucumber
4 7 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (11.11%) Rational Quality Manager
5 6 (9.52%) Bugzilla
6 4 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 1 (1.59%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (19.05%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Retail
3 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (34.92%) Tester
2 20 (31.75%) Analyst
2 20 (31.75%) Test Analyst
3 13 (20.63%) Automation Tester
4 9 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
4 9 (14.29%) QA Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) Systems Tester
6 7 (11.11%) Senior QA Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) Test Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) Software Manager
8 5 (7.94%) Software Test Manager
8 5 (7.94%) Test Manager
9 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Senior Automation Tester
9 3 (4.76%) Senior Tester
10 2 (3.17%) Agile Test Analyst
10 2 (3.17%) IT Analyst
10 2 (3.17%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) Gherkin
1 9 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.94%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.59%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.70%) Windows
2 7 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (69.84%) Test Automation
2 36 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 25 (39.68%) Regression Testing
4 20 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (25.40%) Scrum
6 14 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 13 (20.63%) Scenario Testing
8 12 (19.05%) ITIL
8 12 (19.05%) Load Testing
8 12 (19.05%) Stress Testing
8 12 (19.05%) Test Management
9 11 (17.46%) Computer Science
9 11 (17.46%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (17.46%) SDLC
9 11 (17.46%) Test Strategy
10 9 (14.29%) Time Management
10 9 (14.29%) Usability Testing
10 9 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (12.70%) Black-Box Testing
11 8 (12.70%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 20 (31.75%) Java
2 10 (15.87%) SQL
3 8 (12.70%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (47.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 25 (39.68%) Degree
3 23 (36.51%) ISEB
4 4 (6.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.17%) HNC
6 2 (3.17%) HND
7 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) Netcool
2 1 (1.59%) Nmap
Vendors
1 15 (23.81%) Oracle
2 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.11%) Remedy
3 7 (11.11%) SolarWinds
4 2 (3.17%) OpenText
5 1 (1.59%) Cadence