Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 161 209
Rank change year-on-year -24 +48 -9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 41 72 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.81% 1.28% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.28% 5.90% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 36 61 39
East Midlands median annual salary £38,000 £37,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.70% -5.13% +14.71%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £23,250
90th Percentile £42,625 £50,000 £51,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%

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 958 1,221 1,707
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 19.04% 21.68% 27.15%
Number of salaries quoted 769 957 1,286
East Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 0 25 £38,000 -5.00% 1
Derbyshire -3 7 £25,000 -46.24% 5
Leicestershire -5 7 £30,000 -14.29% 1
Northamptonshire -8 2 £45,250 +13.13%
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 34 (82.93%) Test Automation
2 29 (70.73%) Degree
3 28 (68.29%) Selenium
4 26 (63.41%) Oracle
5 25 (60.98%) Java
6 24 (58.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 23 (56.10%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (48.78%) SQL
9 19 (46.34%) Microsoft
9 19 (46.34%) Time Management
9 19 (46.34%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (41.46%) Black-Box Testing
10 17 (41.46%) UML
10 17 (41.46%) OO
10 17 (41.46%) PL/SQL
10 17 (41.46%) Configuration Management
10 17 (41.46%) Microsoft Office
10 17 (41.46%) Web Services
10 17 (41.46%) MQSeries
10 17 (41.46%) Logistics
11 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (39.02%) ISEB
12 13 (31.71%) Software Testing
12 13 (31.71%) QA
13 9 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (19.51%) Computer Science
14 8 (19.51%) Cucumber
14 8 (19.51%) SDLC
14 8 (19.51%) Regression Testing
15 7 (17.07%) Finance

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 17 (41.46%) MQSeries
Applications
1 17 (41.46%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (68.29%) Selenium
2 8 (19.51%) Cucumber
3 6 (14.63%) JIRA
4 3 (7.32%) JMeter
5 2 (4.88%) LoadRunner
5 2 (4.88%) NeoLoad
6 1 (2.44%) Appium
6 1 (2.44%) UI Automator
6 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Banking
3 5 (12.20%) Retail Banking
4 4 (9.76%) Retail
5 1 (2.44%) Electronics
5 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.44%) Marketing
5 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (53.66%) Analyst
1 22 (53.66%) Test Analyst
2 18 (43.90%) Automation Test Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) QA Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Tester
4 6 (14.63%) Junior
5 5 (12.20%) Junior Tester
5 5 (12.20%) Software Tester
6 4 (9.76%) Junior Software Tester
6 4 (9.76%) Senior QA Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Performance Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Release Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Testing Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Administrator
8 1 (2.44%) Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (41.46%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 23 (56.10%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (19.51%) Computer Science
3 6 (14.63%) Fintech
4 5 (12.20%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (9.76%) NHS
6 2 (4.88%) SWIFT
7 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
7 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (82.93%) Test Automation
2 19 (46.34%) Problem-Solving
2 19 (46.34%) Time Management
3 17 (41.46%) Black-Box Testing
3 17 (41.46%) Configuration Management
3 17 (41.46%) Logistics
3 17 (41.46%) OO
3 17 (41.46%) UML
4 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (31.71%) Software Testing
6 9 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (19.51%) Regression Testing
7 8 (19.51%) SDLC
8 7 (17.07%) Scrum
9 6 (14.63%) DevOps
9 6 (14.63%) Unit Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (12.20%) Co-Creation
10 5 (12.20%) Scenario Testing
11 4 (9.76%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (60.98%) Java
2 20 (48.78%) SQL
3 17 (41.46%) PL/SQL
4 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.44%) C
5 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (70.73%) Degree
2 24 (58.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (39.02%) ISEB
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (31.71%) QA
2 2 (4.88%) PMO
2 2 (4.88%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (63.41%) Oracle
2 19 (46.34%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.20%) Misys
4 2 (4.88%) Google
5 1 (2.44%) JDA
5 1 (2.44%) SAP
5 1 (2.44%) Twitter