Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 101 79
Rank change year-on-year +25 -22 +12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 15 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.51% 0.53% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.43% 1.83% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 5
Merseyside median annual salary £38,750 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.71% +7.69% -0.76%
10th Percentile £23,488 £27,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £51,575 £45,750 £46,250
North West median annual salary £34,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year -9.33% +2.74% +4.29%

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 Merseyside with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 202 383 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 20.28% 29.06% 29.74%
Number of salaries quoted 133 210 155
Merseyside median annual salary £38,500 £38,375 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.33% -4.06% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £22,278
90th Percentile £58,750 £61,250 £59,000
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.90%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

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
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Merseyside over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Liverpool +32 13 £38,750 +19.23% 1
Wirral - 1 £41,500 -
Birkenhead - 1 £32,500 -
ISTQB
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Software Testing
2 11 (73.33%) JIRA
2 11 (73.33%) QA
3 10 (66.67%) ISEB
4 8 (53.33%) Finance
4 8 (53.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (46.67%) SDLC
5 7 (46.67%) Degree
6 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
7 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
8 4 (26.67%) SQL
8 4 (26.67%) Financial Institution
8 4 (26.67%) Usability Testing
8 4 (26.67%) System Testing
8 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
8 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
9 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
9 3 (20.00%) Test Management
9 3 (20.00%) Russian Language
9 3 (20.00%) Banking
9 3 (20.00%) Advertising
9 3 (20.00%) .NET
9 3 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
9 3 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
10 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET

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:

Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (13.33%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) JIRA
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) Hudson
3 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) NUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Financial Institution
3 3 (20.00%) Advertising
3 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Tester
4 3 (20.00%) QA Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Software Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Excel Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Lead Tester
5 2 (13.33%) QA Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Manual Tester
6 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Tester
6 1 (6.67%) QA Manual Tester
6 1 (6.67%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Software Testing
3 7 (46.67%) SDLC
4 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
6 4 (26.67%) System Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
6 4 (26.67%) Usability Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
7 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Test Management
8 2 (13.33%) TDD
8 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
9 1 (6.67%) Information Security
9 1 (6.67%) Migration
9 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) ISEB
2 8 (53.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (46.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
4 1 (6.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (73.33%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft