Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 299 237 237
Rank change year-on-year -62 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 59 136 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.49% 1.03% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.63% 3.61% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 50 111 131
East of England median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -10.26% -2.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £48,875 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3615 3764 4789
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 30.27% 28.43% 31.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2843 2970 3901
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,700 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.97% +1.63% +1.18%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Cambridgeshire -12 21 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Hertfordshire -33 16 £38,750 -8.82% 2
Suffolk -1 9 £32,500 -
Essex -2 9 £40,000 -22.33%
Bedfordshire +20 4 £32,000 -1.54% 2
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 46 (77.97%) ISEB
2 39 (66.10%) Test Automation
3 36 (61.02%) QA
4 28 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (44.07%) Software Testing
6 19 (32.20%) Finance
7 15 (25.42%) C#
7 15 (25.42%) SQL
8 13 (22.03%) Test Scripting
9 12 (20.34%) Test Strategy
9 12 (20.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (18.64%) Manual Testing
10 11 (18.64%) Selenium
10 11 (18.64%) Degree
10 11 (18.64%) Java
11 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (13.56%) Scenario Testing
12 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
13 7 (11.86%) Test Management
13 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
13 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Office
13 7 (11.86%) Scrum
13 7 (11.86%) Regression Testing
13 7 (11.86%) LoadRunner
13 7 (11.86%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (11.86%) SDLC
14 6 (10.17%) Functional Testing
14 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
14 6 (10.17%) Git (software)
14 6 (10.17%) Computer Science

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 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (18.64%) Selenium
2 7 (11.86%) LoadRunner
3 6 (10.17%) Git (software)
3 6 (10.17%) HP UFT
4 5 (8.47%) JIRA
5 4 (6.78%) Gerrit
5 4 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.08%) JMeter
6 3 (5.08%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (5.08%) NUnit
6 3 (5.08%) SpecFlow
6 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.39%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.39%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.69%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.69%) Calabash
8 1 (1.69%) MSTest
8 1 (1.69%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (1.69%) Subversion
General
1 19 (32.20%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Legal
2 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.69%) Electronics
3 1 (1.69%) Games
3 1 (1.69%) Law
3 1 (1.69%) Marketing
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (42.37%) Analyst
2 24 (40.68%) Test Analyst
3 19 (32.20%) Tester
4 9 (15.25%) Automation Tester
4 9 (15.25%) Software Tester
5 8 (13.56%) QA Analyst
5 8 (13.56%) QA Test Analyst
5 8 (13.56%) Software Analyst
5 8 (13.56%) Software Test Analyst
6 7 (11.86%) Test Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) QA Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) QA Tester
8 4 (6.78%) Graduate Tester
8 4 (6.78%) Performance Specialist
8 4 (6.78%) Performance Test Specialist
8 4 (6.78%) QA Automation Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Software QA Tester
8 4 (6.78%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) .NET
1 4 (6.78%) Ajax
2 2 (3.39%) REST
2 2 (3.39%) Silverlight
2 2 (3.39%) SOAP
2 2 (3.39%) Web Services
2 2 (3.39%) WPF
3 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (1.69%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.69%) ODBC
3 1 (1.69%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.08%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.39%) Fintech
4 2 (3.39%) Xbox
5 1 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.69%) Online Games
5 1 (1.69%) Robotics
5 1 (1.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Linux
2 2 (3.39%) Android
2 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.39%) Windows
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (66.10%) Test Automation
2 28 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (44.07%) Software Testing
4 13 (22.03%) Test Scripting
5 12 (20.34%) Test Strategy
6 11 (18.64%) Manual Testing
7 8 (13.56%) Scenario Testing
8 7 (11.86%) Regression Testing
8 7 (11.86%) Scrum
8 7 (11.86%) SDLC
8 7 (11.86%) Test Management
9 6 (10.17%) Functional Testing
9 6 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (8.47%) Performance Testing
10 5 (8.47%) Test Planning
11 4 (6.78%) BDD
11 4 (6.78%) OOP
11 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
11 4 (6.78%) Waterfall
12 3 (5.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.42%) C#
1 15 (25.42%) SQL
2 11 (18.64%) Java
3 4 (6.78%) PL/SQL
3 4 (6.78%) Python
3 4 (6.78%) VBA
4 3 (5.08%) Ruby
5 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.39%) PHP
6 1 (1.69%) C
6 1 (1.69%) C++
6 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (77.97%) ISEB
2 12 (20.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (18.64%) Degree
4 7 (11.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
5 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.69%) HND
6 1 (1.69%) MCITP
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (61.02%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.78%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (3.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.47%) HP
3 4 (6.78%) CA
3 4 (6.78%) Citrix
4 2 (3.39%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.39%) SAP
5 1 (1.69%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.69%) IBM