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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 147 146
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 31 23 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.06% 0.72% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.11% 2.69% 3.34%
Number of salaries quoted 23 23 19
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% +8.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £25,300 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,500 £44,700
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -6.66%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
East Midlands
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 607 856 898
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 20.72% 26.93% 26.55%
Number of salaries quoted 454 638 646
Median salary £43,000 £41,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.61% +18.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing ISTQB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +14 17 £35,000 -12.50%
Nottinghamshire +7 12 £50,000 +49.81%
Northamptonshire - 2 £40,000 -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 45 (41.67%) QA
2 42 (38.89%) ISEB
3 40 (37.04%) Selenium
4 38 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (32.41%) Test Strategy
6 32 (29.63%) Automation Testing
7 31 (28.70%) SQL
8 25 (23.15%) Mentoring
9 23 (21.30%) Automated Testing
10 22 (20.37%) Functional Testing
11 20 (18.52%) WebDriver
12 19 (17.59%) Software Testing
13 16 (14.81%) Load Testing
13 16 (14.81%) Manual Testing
14 14 (12.96%) Problem Management
14 14 (12.96%) JIRA
14 14 (12.96%) IBM
15 13 (12.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 12 (11.11%) Test Management
17 11 (10.19%) Gherkin
18 10 (9.26%) BDD
18 10 (9.26%) SDLC
18 10 (9.26%) Java
18 10 (9.26%) Windows
18 10 (9.26%) TDD
19 9 (8.33%) System Testing
19 9 (8.33%) Git (software)
19 9 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
19 9 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
20 8 (7.41%) HP UFT

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Infor M3
Development Applications
1 40 (37.04%) Selenium
2 20 (18.52%) WebDriver
3 14 (12.96%) JIRA
4 9 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 9 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (7.41%) HP UFT
6 7 (6.48%) Cucumber
7 6 (5.56%) Ant
7 6 (5.56%) Maven
8 5 (4.63%) JMeter
8 5 (4.63%) JUnit
8 5 (4.63%) SoapUI
9 4 (3.70%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.78%) Calabash
10 3 (2.78%) Capybara
10 3 (2.78%) Protractor
10 3 (2.78%) Ranorex
11 2 (1.85%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.85%) TestComplete
12 1 (0.93%) NUnit
General
1 5 (4.63%) Finance
2 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.93%) Law
3 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (35.19%) Analyst
2 36 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 34 (31.48%) Test Analyst
4 29 (26.85%) Team Leader
5 26 (24.07%) Test Team Leader
6 19 (17.59%) Test Manager
7 14 (12.96%) Quality Manager
8 12 (11.11%) Tester
9 9 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
10 8 (7.41%) Software Tester
11 7 (6.48%) Test Engineer
12 6 (5.56%) QA Analyst
12 6 (5.56%) QA Leader
13 5 (4.63%) Developer
13 5 (4.63%) Developer in Test
13 5 (4.63%) Software Analyst
13 5 (4.63%) Software Test Analyst
13 5 (4.63%) Technical Analyst
13 5 (4.63%) Technical Test Analyst
14 4 (3.70%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.19%) Gherkin
2 6 (5.56%) JDBC
2 6 (5.56%) RESTful
3 5 (4.63%) CSS
3 5 (4.63%) HTML
4 3 (2.78%) Behat
4 3 (2.78%) XML
5 2 (1.85%) XSD
6 1 (0.93%) Swagger
6 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.26%) Windows
2 2 (1.85%) Android
2 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (32.41%) Test Strategy
3 32 (29.63%) Automation Testing
4 25 (23.15%) Mentoring
5 23 (21.30%) Automated Testing
6 22 (20.37%) Functional Testing
7 19 (17.59%) Software Testing
8 16 (14.81%) Load Testing
8 16 (14.81%) Manual Testing
9 14 (12.96%) Problem Management
10 12 (11.11%) Test Management
11 10 (9.26%) BDD
11 10 (9.26%) SDLC
11 10 (9.26%) TDD
12 9 (8.33%) System Testing
12 9 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (6.48%) Defect Management
13 7 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (6.48%) Test Automation
14 6 (5.56%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.70%) SQL
2 10 (9.26%) Java
3 5 (4.63%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.78%) Go
4 3 (2.78%) PHP
4 3 (2.78%) Python
4 3 (2.78%) Ruby
4 3 (2.78%) Scala
5 1 (0.93%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (38.89%) ISEB
2 13 (12.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (41.67%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (12.96%) IBM
2 7 (6.48%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.93%) HP
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