The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in East Sussex 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)
South East / East Sussex
Rank 66 84 92
Rank change year-on-year +18 +8  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 22 11 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 2.44% 1.14% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.69% 5.19% 8.47%
Number of salaries quoted 22 9 16
Median salary £25,500 £35,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.14% -9.09%  
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 East Sussex.

Academic & Professional Certification
East Sussex
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 227 212 236
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in East Sussex 25.17% 21.90% 20.56%
Number of salaries quoted 212 171 169
Median salary £40,000 £41,250 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.03% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in East Sussex 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 East Sussex

ISTQB
Salary Trend in East Sussex

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in East Sussex

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in East Sussex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in East Sussex over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in East Sussex

ISTQB
Job Locations in East Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the East Sussex 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
Brighton +20 17 £25,500 -27.14%
Hove - 11 £25,500 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

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 Sussex region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 35 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (82.50%) Microsoft
3 28 (70.00%) C#
4 27 (67.50%) .NET
5 26 (65.00%) SQL Server
5 26 (65.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (50.00%) ISEB
7 18 (45.00%) ASP.NET
8 17 (42.50%) Software Testing
9 14 (35.00%) Regression Testing
10 11 (27.50%) Windows
10 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
11 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
12 9 (22.50%) Automated Testing
12 9 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (22.50%) Test Automation
12 9 (22.50%) Selenium
13 8 (20.00%) Test Strategy
13 8 (20.00%) QA
13 8 (20.00%) SQL
14 7 (17.50%) Management Information System
14 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
14 7 (17.50%) TDD
14 7 (17.50%) Computer Science
14 7 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (17.50%) Performance Testing
14 7 (17.50%) Open Source
14 7 (17.50%) BDD
14 7 (17.50%) SDLC
14 7 (17.50%) Defect Tracking

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex 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:

Applications
1 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (65.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Selenium
1 9 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.50%) MSTest
General
1 4 (10.00%) Retail
2 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 36 (90.00%) Analyst
1 36 (90.00%) Test Analyst
2 19 (47.50%) Junior
2 19 (47.50%) Junior Analyst
2 19 (47.50%) Junior Test Analyst
2 19 (47.50%) Junior Tester
2 19 (47.50%) Tester
3 14 (35.00%) Software Analyst
3 14 (35.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) QA Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (67.50%) .NET
2 18 (45.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Computer Science
1 7 (17.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (27.50%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) Software Testing
3 14 (35.00%) Regression Testing
4 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
5 9 (22.50%) Automated Testing
5 9 (22.50%) Test Automation
6 8 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 7 (17.50%) BDD
7 7 (17.50%) Defect Tracking
7 7 (17.50%) Open Source
7 7 (17.50%) Performance Testing
7 7 (17.50%) SDLC
7 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
7 7 (17.50%) TDD
7 7 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 5 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Test Management
10 1 (2.50%) Risk Analysis
10 1 (2.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (70.00%) C#
2 8 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (10.00%) Java
4 3 (7.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (65.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 20 (50.00%) ISEB
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 33 (82.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) VMware