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

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Suffolk / Ipswich
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 36 60
Rank change year-on-year -2 +24  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 2.34% 3.27% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.49% 10.09% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 5
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £23,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £35,000 £40,900
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,250 £39,000
% change year-on-year +0.67% -4.48%  

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 91 109 135
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 42.52% 32.44% 27.78%
Number of salaries quoted 85 104 130
Median salary £42,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £23,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Ipswich over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 6 (75.00%) QA
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (25.00%) Xbox
5 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (25.00%) Android
5 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) OOP
5 2 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
6 1 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (12.50%) Content Management
6 1 (12.50%) .NET
6 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Legal
6 1 (12.50%) CMS
6 1 (12.50%) Time Management
6 1 (12.50%) Load Testing

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 1 (12.50%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) GitHub
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (62.50%) Software Analyst
4 4 (50.00%) QA Analyst
4 4 (50.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 4 (50.00%) Software Tester
4 4 (50.00%) Tester
5 3 (37.50%) Graduate
5 3 (37.50%) Graduate Analyst
5 3 (37.50%) Graduate QA Analyst
5 3 (37.50%) Graduate Software Analyst
5 3 (37.50%) Graduate Software Tester
5 3 (37.50%) Graduate Tester
5 3 (37.50%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (37.50%) QA Tester
5 3 (37.50%) Software QA Tester
6 2 (25.00%) Graduate Automation Tester
6 2 (25.00%) Graduate Software Test Analyst
6 2 (25.00%) QA Automation Analyst
6 2 (25.00%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Xbox
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Android
1 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) OOP
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Content Management
4 1 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
4 1 (12.50%) People Management
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
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