Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 106 120
Rank change year-on-year +1 +14 -35
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 9 34 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.64% 1.60% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.01% 8.33% 4.30%
Number of salaries quoted 5 22 17
Essex median annual salary £40,000 £52,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.08% +30.00% -27.27%
10th Percentile £34,500 £25,050 £36,250
90th Percentile £56,000 £59,750 £57,500
East of England median annual salary £37,500 £35,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.90% -10.63% -

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 299 408 697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 21.39% 19.22% 26.50%
Number of salaries quoted 246 288 512
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £45,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.10% +13.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £22,625 £24,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £61,500 £66,625 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% - +1.18%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 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
Brentwood +29 4 - -
Chelmsford -5 2 £42,500 +30.77%
Colchester +10 1 £55,000 +2.33% 1
ISTQB
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 Essex region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 9 (100.00%) ISEB
2 6 (66.67%) QA
3 5 (55.56%) LoadRunner
3 5 (55.56%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) VBA
4 4 (44.44%) HP
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) Degree
4 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
4 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Ajax
4 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
4 4 (44.44%) HP SiteScope
4 4 (44.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (11.11%) MSTest
7 1 (11.11%) BDD
7 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
7 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
7 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing

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 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) LoadRunner
2 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
2 1 (11.11%) MSTest
2 1 (11.11%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Law
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Specialist
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Test Specialist
1 4 (44.44%) Test Specialist
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Software Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Ajax
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (44.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Citrix
1 4 (44.44%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) SAP