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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 79 68 71
Rank change year-on-year -11 +3  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 9 33 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.89% 3.06% 2.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.79% 11.70% 9.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5 22 26
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £91,500 £80,000
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 Essex.

Academic & Professional Certification
Essex
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 323 282 360
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 32.08% 26.16% 29.03%
Number of salaries quoted 237 215 282
Median salary £44,296 £45,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.56% -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,159 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 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
Chelmsford -12 5 £55,000 +46.66%
Brentwood +1 2 £42,500 -22.72%
Colchester -6 1 £60,000 +9.09%
Harlow - 1 £50,000 -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 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 Essex region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 31 (91.18%) ISEB
2 20 (58.82%) Test Strategy
3 12 (35.29%) Finance
4 10 (29.41%) LoadRunner
4 10 (29.41%) Java
4 10 (29.41%) QA
5 9 (26.47%) SpecFlow
6 8 (23.53%) C#
6 8 (23.53%) Legal
6 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (20.59%) SQL
7 7 (20.59%) .NET
7 7 (20.59%) MS Office
7 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
7 7 (20.59%) HP UFT
7 7 (20.59%) Client/Server
7 7 (20.59%) Selenium
7 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
7 7 (20.59%) Gherkin
7 7 (20.59%) SDLC
8 6 (17.65%) Test Management
8 6 (17.65%) HP
8 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Scrum
9 5 (14.71%) Law
9 5 (14.71%) Service Management
9 5 (14.71%) SAP
9 5 (14.71%) Manual Testing
9 5 (14.71%) SoapUI
9 5 (14.71%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related 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 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
1 7 (20.59%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) LoadRunner
2 9 (26.47%) SpecFlow
3 7 (20.59%) HP UFT
3 7 (20.59%) Selenium
4 5 (14.71%) SoapUI
5 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.88%) JBehave
7 1 (2.94%) JIRA
7 1 (2.94%) TestDirector
7 1 (2.94%) TestRail
General
1 12 (35.29%) Finance
2 8 (23.53%) Legal
3 5 (14.71%) Law
4 3 (8.82%) Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Back Office
5 1 (2.94%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Tester
2 8 (23.53%) Test Leader
3 7 (20.59%) Analyst
3 7 (20.59%) Automation Tester
4 6 (17.65%) Software Tester
5 3 (8.82%) Java Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Manual Tester
5 3 (8.82%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Team Leader
5 3 (8.82%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (5.88%) Automation Team Leader
6 2 (5.88%) Automation Test Lead
6 2 (5.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Java Software Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) .NET
1 7 (20.59%) Gherkin
2 4 (11.76%) Web Services
3 2 (5.88%) GWT
3 2 (5.88%) J2EE
4 1 (2.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) AS400
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Test Strategy
2 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (20.59%) SDLC
3 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
4 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Test Management
5 5 (14.71%) Automation Testing
5 5 (14.71%) Manual Testing
5 5 (14.71%) Scrum
5 5 (14.71%) Service Management
6 4 (11.76%) BDD
6 4 (11.76%) Functional Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Performance Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.88%) Time Management
8 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) Java
2 8 (23.53%) C#
3 7 (20.59%) SQL
4 2 (5.88%) C++
4 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (91.18%) ISEB
2 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.88%) Degree
3 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (29.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.94%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) HP
2 5 (14.71%) SAP
3 3 (8.82%) Citrix
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft