The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 79 94
Rank change year-on-year -6 +15  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 10 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.53% 0.99% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.81% 4.65% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 5
Essex median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +108.33%  
10th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £22,350
90th Percentile £59,000 £55,000 £42,000
East of England median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50%  

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 Essex.

Academic & Professional Certification
Essex
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 276 215 298
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 29.05% 21.18% 24.09%
Number of salaries quoted 384 299 444
Essex median annual salary £50,000 £51,459 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.83% +16.95%  
10th Percentile £25,225 £22,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £65,500 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Essex

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Essex

ISTQB
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 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
Chelmsford - 3 £52,500 -
Brentwood +3 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £55,000 -
ISTQB
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 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 Essex region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 13 (92.86%) ISEB
2 10 (71.43%) Test Strategy
3 9 (64.29%) Java
4 8 (57.14%) C#
4 8 (57.14%) .NET
4 8 (57.14%) Client/Server
4 8 (57.14%) SpecFlow
4 8 (57.14%) Gherkin
4 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (57.14%) Selenium
5 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (28.57%) BDD
8 3 (21.43%) Finance
8 3 (21.43%) C++
8 3 (21.43%) SDLC
9 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
9 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
9 2 (14.29%) Time Management
9 2 (14.29%) QA
9 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
9 2 (14.29%) HP UFT
9 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
9 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (7.14%) Service Management
10 1 (7.14%) Law
10 1 (7.14%) Legal
10 1 (7.14%) Project Management

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Selenium
1 8 (57.14%) SpecFlow
2 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (14.29%) HP UFT
3 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Law
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Automation Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Software Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Java Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Manual Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Test Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Implementation Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Software Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) .NET
1 8 (57.14%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.14%) GWT
2 1 (7.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Test Strategy
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
5 4 (28.57%) BDD
6 3 (21.43%) SDLC
7 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
7 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (14.29%) Time Management
8 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
8 1 (7.14%) ITIL
8 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Project Management
8 1 (7.14%) Service Management
8 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
8 1 (7.14%) Test Management
8 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
8 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 1 (7.14%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) SAP