Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 141 185
Rank change year-on-year -42 +44 -15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 51 119 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.96% 1.99% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.58% 8.54% 4.18%
Number of salaries quoted 45 97 93
East Midlands median annual salary £38,000 £38,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.92% -15.58%
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £51,250 £46,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £39,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.88% +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 1,113 1,393 1,938
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 20.96% 23.26% 28.17%
Number of salaries quoted 912 1,055 1,439
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,275 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,375 £58,750 £56,250
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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -5 32 £38,000 +8.57% 2
Leicestershire -7 12 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Derbyshire -12 6 £34,250 -19.41% 4
Northamptonshire -17 1 £45,000 +13.92% 3
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 39 (76.47%) Test Automation
2 32 (62.75%) Selenium
3 31 (60.78%) ISEB
4 23 (45.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (41.18%) Degree
6 20 (39.22%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (39.22%) Java
6 20 (39.22%) Oracle
7 19 (37.25%) SQL
7 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (31.37%) JIRA
9 14 (27.45%) Time Management
9 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
10 13 (25.49%) Test Management
11 12 (23.53%) Logistics
11 12 (23.53%) QA
11 12 (23.53%) Black-Box Testing
11 12 (23.53%) Finance
11 12 (23.53%) PL/SQL
11 12 (23.53%) Configuration Management
11 12 (23.53%) Web Services
11 12 (23.53%) MQSeries
11 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
11 12 (23.53%) UML
11 12 (23.53%) OO
12 11 (21.57%) Regression Testing
12 11 (21.57%) Software Testing
13 10 (19.61%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (17.65%) Test Strategy
15 8 (15.69%) Cucumber

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 12 (23.53%) MQSeries
2 2 (3.92%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (62.75%) Selenium
2 16 (31.37%) JIRA
3 8 (15.69%) Cucumber
4 6 (11.76%) WebDriver
5 5 (9.80%) Robot Framework
6 4 (7.84%) Git (software)
6 4 (7.84%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.88%) JMeter
8 1 (1.96%) TestRail
General
1 12 (23.53%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Banking
3 5 (9.80%) Retail Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.92%) Retail
6 1 (1.96%) Electronics
6 1 (1.96%) Marketing
6 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) Analyst
1 18 (35.29%) Test Analyst
2 13 (25.49%) Automation Test Analyst
2 13 (25.49%) Tester
3 8 (15.69%) Automation Tester
4 6 (11.76%) QA Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Test Manager
5 5 (9.80%) Senior Manager
5 5 (9.80%) Senior Test Manager
5 5 (9.80%) Test Leader
6 4 (7.84%) Software Tester
7 3 (5.88%) Senior QA Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) IT Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Junior
8 2 (3.92%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Release Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Testing Manager
9 1 (1.96%) Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Quality Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) Web Services
2 5 (9.80%) .NET
3 1 (1.96%) CSS
3 1 (1.96%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.96%) HTML
3 1 (1.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (39.22%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.73%) Computer Science
3 6 (11.76%) Fintech
4 2 (3.92%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (76.47%) Test Automation
2 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (27.45%) Time Management
4 13 (25.49%) Test Management
5 12 (23.53%) Black-Box Testing
5 12 (23.53%) Configuration Management
5 12 (23.53%) Logistics
5 12 (23.53%) OO
5 12 (23.53%) UML
6 11 (21.57%) Regression Testing
6 11 (21.57%) Software Testing
7 10 (19.61%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (17.65%) Test Strategy
9 8 (15.69%) Programme Management
10 7 (13.73%) DevOps
10 7 (13.73%) Project Management
10 7 (13.73%) Unit Testing
11 6 (11.76%) Manual Testing
11 6 (11.76%) PRINCE2
11 6 (11.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 20 (39.22%) Java
2 19 (37.25%) SQL
3 12 (23.53%) PL/SQL
4 6 (11.76%) C#
5 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (60.78%) ISEB
2 23 (45.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 21 (41.18%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (23.53%) QA
2 2 (3.92%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (39.22%) Oracle
2 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.80%) HP
3 5 (9.80%) Misys
4 4 (7.84%) Google
4 4 (7.84%) Twitter
5 2 (3.92%) IBM
5 2 (3.92%) Lotus
6 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.96%) SAP