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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / East of England
Rank 179 200 173
Rank change year-on-year +21 -27  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 71 75 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.16% 1.02% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.07% 3.44% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 60 58 74
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -10.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £27,850 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £60,000 £75,000
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 of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1746 2179 2247
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 28.63% 29.64% 30.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1294 1709 1773
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.17% -3.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,100 £60,000 £65,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 25 March 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 25 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
Hertfordshire +36 35 £45,000 +26.76% 1
Bedfordshire +35 14 £32,250 - 1
Essex -5 9 £55,000 -
Suffolk +24 6 £31,250 -10.71% 1
Cambridgeshire +10 6 £42,500 +26.86% 2
Norfolk -16 1 £37,000 +68.18%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 of England region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 136 (73.51%) ISEB
2 110 (59.46%) Selenium
3 100 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (49.73%) QA
5 77 (41.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 70 (37.84%) Software Testing
7 67 (36.22%) SQL
8 65 (35.14%) JIRA
9 61 (32.97%) Test Strategy
10 57 (30.81%) Microsoft
10 57 (30.81%) Finance
11 56 (30.27%) Manual Testing
12 51 (27.57%) MS Excel
13 44 (23.78%) WebDriver
14 39 (21.08%) Automation Testing
15 37 (20.00%) Automated Testing
16 33 (17.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 32 (17.30%) Banking
17 32 (17.30%) Scrum
18 31 (16.76%) SDLC
18 31 (16.76%) Test Scripting
19 29 (15.68%) Test Automation
20 27 (14.59%) MS Visio
21 24 (12.97%) C#
21 24 (12.97%) Degree
22 23 (12.43%) BDD
23 18 (9.73%) Java
24 17 (9.19%) Waterfall
24 17 (9.19%) Test Management
25 16 (8.65%) Functional Testing

ISTQB
Top Related 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 4 (2.16%) Confluence
2 2 (1.08%) CMS
3 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 51 (27.57%) MS Excel
2 27 (14.59%) MS Visio
3 7 (3.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.32%) SaaS
2 1 (0.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.16%) MS Access
1 4 (2.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.08%) MySQL
2 2 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 110 (59.46%) Selenium
2 65 (35.14%) JIRA
3 44 (23.78%) WebDriver
4 16 (8.65%) HP UFT
5 12 (6.49%) JMeter
6 11 (5.95%) LoadRunner
7 10 (5.41%) Git (software)
8 9 (4.86%) SpecFlow
9 7 (3.78%) Robot Framework
9 7 (3.78%) SoapUI
10 6 (3.24%) Bugzilla
10 6 (3.24%) Jenkins
10 6 (3.24%) Subversion
10 6 (3.24%) Testopia
11 4 (2.16%) Appium
11 4 (2.16%) Cucumber
11 4 (2.16%) JBehave
11 4 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (2.16%) TestRail
12 2 (1.08%) RSpec
General
1 57 (30.81%) Finance
2 32 (17.30%) Banking
3 9 (4.86%) Retail
4 8 (4.32%) Legal
5 5 (2.70%) Law
6 4 (2.16%) Games
6 4 (2.16%) Publishing
7 3 (1.62%) Back Office
7 3 (1.62%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.08%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.54%) Front Office
9 1 (0.54%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 109 (58.92%) Analyst
2 104 (56.22%) Test Analyst
3 26 (14.05%) Tester
4 25 (13.51%) Test Leader
5 23 (12.43%) Automation Test Analyst
6 22 (11.89%) QA Leader
7 21 (11.35%) Manual Test Analyst
8 18 (9.73%) Team Leader
9 14 (7.57%) QA Team Leader
9 14 (7.57%) Software Tester
10 13 (7.03%) Automation Test Lead
11 11 (5.95%) QA Analyst
12 10 (5.41%) Automation Tester
13 9 (4.86%) QA Test Analyst
14 8 (4.32%) Software Analyst
14 8 (4.32%) Test Manager
15 7 (3.78%) Manual Tester
15 7 (3.78%) Software Test Analyst
15 7 (3.78%) UAT Analyst
15 7 (3.78%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.65%) .NET
2 9 (4.86%) Gherkin
3 8 (4.32%) Web Services
4 6 (3.24%) CSS
4 6 (3.24%) HTML
5 4 (2.16%) SOAP
6 3 (1.62%) GWT
6 3 (1.62%) J2EE
7 2 (1.08%) Ajax
7 2 (1.08%) REST
8 1 (0.54%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.57%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.32%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (3.24%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.16%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.08%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.54%) AS400
6 1 (0.54%) iPad
6 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.54%) User Experience
6 1 (0.54%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.08%) Windows
1 2 (1.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (41.62%) User Acceptance Testing
3 70 (37.84%) Software Testing
4 61 (32.97%) Test Strategy
5 56 (30.27%) Manual Testing
6 39 (21.08%) Automation Testing
7 37 (20.00%) Automated Testing
8 32 (17.30%) Scrum
9 31 (16.76%) SDLC
9 31 (16.76%) Test Scripting
10 29 (15.68%) Test Automation
11 23 (12.43%) BDD
12 17 (9.19%) Test Management
12 17 (9.19%) Waterfall
13 16 (8.65%) Functional Testing
13 16 (8.65%) Non-Functional Testing
14 15 (8.11%) Performance Testing
15 14 (7.57%) Regression Testing
15 14 (7.57%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (7.03%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 67 (36.22%) SQL
2 24 (12.97%) C#
3 18 (9.73%) Java
4 9 (4.86%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.24%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.16%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.08%) C++
7 2 (1.08%) Ruby
7 2 (1.08%) VBA
7 2 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 136 (73.51%) ISEB
2 33 (17.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 24 (12.97%) Degree
4 5 (2.70%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.62%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.54%) HND
6 1 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (49.73%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (3.78%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.08%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 57 (30.81%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.41%) HP
3 6 (3.24%) CA Agile Central
4 5 (2.70%) SAP
5 4 (2.16%) Citrix
6 3 (1.62%) Oracle
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