Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 113 98
Rank change year-on-year +32 -15 -5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 8 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.31% 0.57% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.56% 2.52% 8.09%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 25
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -28.57% +2.44%
10th Percentile £42,500 £29,375 £25,200
90th Percentile £47,500 £43,125 £59,000
East of England median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.38% - -

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 234 317 482
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 23.52% 22.45% 24.22%
Number of salaries quoted 153 271 337
Essex median annual salary £41,500 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.75% +3.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £69,500 £71,600
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 6 months to 22 February 2019. 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
Chelmsford +13 13 £45,000 +28.57%
ISTQB
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 13 (100.00%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) Java
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
1 13 (100.00%) VB
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 13 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 13 (100.00%) OO
1 13 (100.00%) Python
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 13 (100.00%) ISEB
1 13 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) TDD
1 13 (100.00%) NUnit
1 13 (100.00%) Degree
1 13 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 13 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 13 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 13 (100.00%) Time Management
1 13 (100.00%) Visual Studio Team System
1 13 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 13 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 13 (100.00%) WatiN
1 13 (100.00%) MSTest
1 13 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 13 (100.00%) BDD
1 13 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 13 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 13 (100.00%) Gherkin

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) MSTest
1 13 (100.00%) NUnit
1 13 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 13 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 13 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 13 (100.00%) Visual Studio Team System
1 13 (100.00%) WatiN
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Analyst
1 13 (100.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 13 (100.00%) Automation Tester
1 13 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 13 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
1 13 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 13 (100.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) BDD
1 13 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 13 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 13 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 13 (100.00%) OO
1 13 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 13 (100.00%) SDLC
1 13 (100.00%) Software Delivery
1 13 (100.00%) TDD
1 13 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 13 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 13 (100.00%) Time Management
1 13 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 13 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) Java
1 13 (100.00%) Python
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
1 13 (100.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 13 (100.00%) Degree
1 13 (100.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft