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

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 54 50
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.56% 0.64% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.52% 2.56% 6.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 10
Median salary £35,000 - £33,000
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 - £26,230
10% offered a salary of more than £40,200 - £37,300
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year - -5.06%  

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 119 117 149
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 22.20% 25.00% 29.22%
Number of salaries quoted 69 95 92
Median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,900 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

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 June 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
Wirral - 2 £38,250 -
Birkenhead - 1 £32,500 - 1
ISTQB
North West

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

1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) V-Model
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Line Management
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) People Management
5 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) System Testing
5 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 1 (14.29%) Hudson
5 1 (14.29%) REST
5 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing

ISTQB
Co-occurring 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Hudson
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) NUnit
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Senior Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Senior Test Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) QA Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Tester
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Manual Tester
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Software QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) V-Model
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) People Management
4 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
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