The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 58 47 36
Rank change year-on-year -11 -11  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 14 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.71% 2.87% 4.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.03% 13.73% 15.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 22
Median salary £33,750 £32,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.84% +1.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £32,500 £32,500
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 Merseyside.

Academic & Professional Certification
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 132 102 140
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 23.28% 20.94% 29.17%
Number of salaries quoted 91 65 108
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £57,825 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Merseyside

ISTQB
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 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
Liverpool -11 4 £33,750 +3.84%
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 11 (78.57%) ISEB
2 8 (57.14%) QA
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
5 4 (28.57%) .NET
5 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
6 3 (21.43%) V-Model
6 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
6 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (21.43%) SDLC
6 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (21.43%) Selenium
7 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Test Management
7 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Marketing
7 2 (14.29%) Java
7 2 (14.29%) Finance
7 2 (14.29%) Advertising
7 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 2 (14.29%) People Management
7 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
7 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
7 2 (14.29%) User Stories
7 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (14.29%) Advertising
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
1 9 (64.29%) Test Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Senior Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) QA Manager
4 1 (7.14%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Software Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Software QA Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Replication
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 3 (21.43%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) V-Model
5 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 2 (14.29%) People Management
5 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) Test Management
5 2 (14.29%) User Stories
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
Birkenhead, Merseyside
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