The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 196 221
Rank change year-on-year -30 +25  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 29 59 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.48% 0.87% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.55% 2.95% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 24 49 45
Median salary £38,750 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.71% -2.77%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,350 £31,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,350 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year - -5.06%  

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 of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1871 2001 2571
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 30.68% 29.43% 31.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1445 1654 2102
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 of England

ISTQB
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in the East of England.

Salary trend for ISTQB in the East of England

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in the East of England

ISTQB
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Suffolk 0 11 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Cambridgeshire -15 9 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Essex -4 5 £55,000 +10.00%
Bedfordshire +14 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire -8 2 £35,000 -1.40%
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 of England region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 75 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (74.00%) ISEB
3 67 (67.00%) Test Automation
4 60 (60.00%) Selenium
4 60 (60.00%) QA
5 37 (37.00%) Test Strategy
6 36 (36.00%) Software Testing
7 33 (33.00%) JIRA
8 31 (31.00%) Manual Testing
9 28 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 24 (24.00%) WebDriver
10 24 (24.00%) Microsoft
10 24 (24.00%) C#
10 24 (24.00%) SQL
11 23 (23.00%) Finance
12 22 (22.00%) SDLC
13 21 (21.00%) .NET
14 20 (20.00%) Waterfall
15 19 (19.00%) Degree
16 16 (16.00%) Test Management
17 13 (13.00%) Defect Management
17 13 (13.00%) Scrum
18 12 (12.00%) Computer Science
18 12 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
18 12 (12.00%) Java
18 12 (12.00%) Client/Server
18 12 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
18 12 (12.00%) Computer Science Degree
18 12 (12.00%) Test Scripting
19 11 (11.00%) Non-Functional Testing

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 3 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.00%) CMS
2 1 (1.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (7.00%) MS Visio
3 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) SaaS
2 1 (1.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 60 (60.00%) Selenium
2 33 (33.00%) JIRA
3 24 (24.00%) WebDriver
4 9 (9.00%) JMeter
5 8 (8.00%) Bugzilla
5 8 (8.00%) SpecFlow
5 8 (8.00%) Testopia
6 4 (4.00%) HP UFT
6 4 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (4.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.00%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.00%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.00%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.00%) Robot Framework
8 2 (2.00%) Subversion
9 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.00%) NUnit
9 1 (1.00%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.00%) SoapUI
General
1 23 (23.00%) Finance
2 8 (8.00%) Retail
3 7 (7.00%) Banking
4 2 (2.00%) Legal
4 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.00%) Electronics
5 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.00%) Games
5 1 (1.00%) Law
5 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (50.00%) Analyst
2 47 (47.00%) Test Analyst
3 22 (22.00%) Tester
4 17 (17.00%) Software Tester
5 16 (16.00%) QA Leader
6 15 (15.00%) Test Leader
7 13 (13.00%) Manual Test Analyst
8 11 (11.00%) Team Leader
9 10 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
9 10 (10.00%) Automation Test Lead
9 10 (10.00%) Automation Tester
9 10 (10.00%) QA Team Leader
10 9 (9.00%) QA Tester
11 8 (8.00%) Manual Tester
11 8 (8.00%) QA Analyst
11 8 (8.00%) Software Analyst
11 8 (8.00%) Software QA Tester
12 7 (7.00%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (7.00%) Senior Test Analyst
12 7 (7.00%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.00%) .NET
2 8 (8.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (3.00%) Silverlight
3 3 (3.00%) WPF
4 2 (2.00%) HTML
4 2 (2.00%) REST
4 2 (2.00%) SOAP
4 2 (2.00%) Web Services
5 1 (1.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.00%) CSS
5 1 (1.00%) GWT
5 1 (1.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.00%) Client/Server
1 12 (12.00%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (8.00%) Virtual Team
3 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.00%) Xbox
5 1 (1.00%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.00%) Fintech
5 1 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.00%) Robotics
5 1 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.00%) Android
1 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (67.00%) Test Automation
3 37 (37.00%) Test Strategy
4 36 (36.00%) Software Testing
5 31 (31.00%) Manual Testing
6 28 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (22.00%) SDLC
8 20 (20.00%) Waterfall
9 16 (16.00%) Test Management
10 13 (13.00%) Defect Management
10 13 (13.00%) Scrum
11 12 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (12.00%) Test Scripting
12 11 (11.00%) Non-Functional Testing
13 10 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (10.00%) Functional Testing
13 10 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 10 (10.00%) Regression Testing
13 10 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
13 10 (10.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (24.00%) C#
1 24 (24.00%) SQL
2 12 (12.00%) Java
3 4 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.00%) C++
5 2 (2.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.00%) Perl
6 1 (1.00%) PHP
6 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.00%) Python
6 1 (1.00%) Ruby
6 1 (1.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (74.00%) ISEB
2 19 (19.00%) Degree
3 12 (12.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (9.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.00%) HND
7 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.00%) CA Agile Central
3 3 (3.00%) HP
4 2 (2.00%) SAP
5 1 (1.00%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + bonuses + career progre
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
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