Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 119 111
Rank change year-on-year +31 -8 +16
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 14 9 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.07% 0.54% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.62% 2.03% 6.08%
Number of salaries quoted 11 3 10
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00% +33.33%
East of England median annual salary £41,750 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.33% +7.14% -9.09%

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 303 444 395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 23.09% 26.73% 19.54%
Number of salaries quoted 210 358 292
Essex median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £70,250 £61,400 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £44,296 £43,000
% change year-on-year +1.59% +3.01% +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
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 20 September 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
Chelmsford +11 9 £45,000 -14.29%
Colchester +14 2 £42,500 -22.73%
Brentwood +12 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
ISTQB
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 13 (92.86%) ISEB
2 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 12 (85.71%) SDLC
3 11 (78.57%) Test Scripting
3 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (78.57%) Acceptance Criteria
4 10 (71.43%) Software Delivery
4 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 10 (71.43%) Java
4 10 (71.43%) SQL
4 10 (71.43%) Python
4 10 (71.43%) Degree
4 10 (71.43%) Computer Science
5 9 (64.29%) OO
5 9 (64.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (64.29%) Time Management
5 9 (64.29%) Visual Studio Team System
5 9 (64.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (64.29%) SpecFlow
5 9 (64.29%) Gherkin
5 9 (64.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (64.29%) AngularJS
5 9 (64.29%) WatiN
5 9 (64.29%) MSTest
5 9 (64.29%) Waterfall
5 9 (64.29%) BDD
5 9 (64.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (64.29%) Visual Studio
5 9 (64.29%) VB
5 9 (64.29%) .NET

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 (7.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) MSTest
1 9 (64.29%) NUnit
1 9 (64.29%) SpecFlow
1 9 (64.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (64.29%) Visual Studio
1 9 (64.29%) Visual Studio Team System
1 9 (64.29%) WatiN
2 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 2 (14.29%) JMeter
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (7.14%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) Toad
General
1 1 (7.14%) Electronics
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Analyst
2 12 (85.71%) Test Analyst
3 10 (71.43%) Automation Test Analyst
4 9 (64.29%) Tester
5 8 (57.14%) Automation Tester
6 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) .NET
1 9 (64.29%) AngularJS
1 9 (64.29%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) SDLC
1 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 11 (78.57%) Acceptance Criteria
2 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) Test Scripting
3 10 (71.43%) Software Delivery
4 9 (64.29%) BDD
4 9 (64.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (64.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 9 (64.29%) OO
4 9 (64.29%) Regression Testing
4 9 (64.29%) TDD
4 9 (64.29%) Time Management
4 9 (64.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (64.29%) Waterfall
5 3 (21.43%) Test Management
6 2 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
7 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
7 1 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Java
1 10 (71.43%) Python
1 10 (71.43%) SQL
2 9 (64.29%) C#
2 9 (64.29%) VB
3 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) ISEB
2 10 (71.43%) Degree
3 9 (64.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (7.14%) Master's Degree
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) webMethods