The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Ipswich with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Suffolk / Ipswich
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 54 53
Rank change year-on-year +30 -1  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 1.36% 1.41% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.55% 5.17% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 4
Median salary £25,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.57% -12.50%  
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 Ipswich.

Academic & Professional Certification
Ipswich
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 44 116 109
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 29.93% 27.17% 27.81%
Number of salaries quoted 40 94 62
Median salary £34,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.85% -22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Ipswich 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 Ipswich

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in Ipswich.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 30 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 Ipswich region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Time Management
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Content Management
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) CMS
5 1 (14.29%) GitHub
5 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
5 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) JIRA
5 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 1 (14.29%) TestRail
5 1 (14.29%) C#

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich 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 2 (28.57%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) TestRail
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) Tester
4 2 (28.57%) Graduate
4 2 (28.57%) Graduate Software Tester
4 2 (28.57%) Graduate Tester
4 2 (28.57%) QA Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) Software Tester
5 1 (14.29%) Graduate Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Graduate QA Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Graduate Software Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Junior
5 1 (14.29%) Junior Tester
5 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
5 1 (14.29%) Software Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Software QA Tester
5 1 (14.29%) Web Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Content Management
3 2 (28.57%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft