Period
to 24 June 2018

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 6 months to 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 128 101
Rank change year-on-year +29 -27 +15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 12 14 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.83% 0.71% 2.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.66% 2.33% 8.62%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 26
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.73% - +22.22%
10th Percentile £30,625 £45,625 £36,250
90th Percentile £45,000 £60,000 £78,750
East of England median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,250
% change year-on-year -11.76% +20.57% -11.88%

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 Essex with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Essex
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 328 600 499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 22.61% 30.44% 23.98%
Number of salaries quoted 274 459 376
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £69,625 £65,000 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -

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
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Essex over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 24 June 2018. 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
Southend-on-Sea - 6 £45,000 - 1
Colchester +14 4 £42,500 -26.09% 1
Chelmsford +5 1 £35,000 -36.36%
ISTQB
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (66.67%) JMeter
3 8 (66.67%) Selenium
3 8 (66.67%) SDLC
4 6 (50.00%) System Testing
4 6 (50.00%) JIRA
4 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (50.00%) ISEB
5 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Time Management
6 3 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
7 2 (16.67%) Degree
7 2 (16.67%) QA
7 2 (16.67%) Test Management
7 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 2 (16.67%) Windows
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
8 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
8 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (8.33%) MSTest
8 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
8 1 (8.33%) Kanban

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) JMeter
1 8 (66.67%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) JIRA
3 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) MSTest
4 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (8.33%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Subversion
4 1 (8.33%) Toad
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Systems Manager
2 5 (41.67%) Testing Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (66.67%) SDLC
4 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (50.00%) System Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Time Management
6 3 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
7 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (16.67%) Test Management
7 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Kanban
8 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
8 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Validation
8 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) Python
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) webMethods