Period
to 29 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 29 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > Midlands
6 months to
29 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 214 213 239
Rank change year-on-year -1 +26 -27
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 125 151 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.19% 1.24% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.10% 4.39% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 102 127 143
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% -1.33%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £25,100
90th Percentile £47,375 £62,500 £59,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 the Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,451 3,439 3,339
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 23.43% 28.29% 22.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,942 2,228 2,523
Midlands median annual salary £45,540 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.15% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in the Midlands

ISTQB
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in the Midlands

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in the Midlands over the 6 months to 29 January 2020.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in the Midlands

ISTQB
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 29 January 2020. 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
West Midlands +28 86 £40,000 +23.08% 14
East Midlands +1 36 £40,000 +5.26% 9
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 29 January 2020, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 102 (81.60%) Test Automation
2 67 (53.60%) QA
3 64 (51.20%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (50.40%) Test Scripting
5 58 (46.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 55 (44.00%) ISEB
7 52 (41.60%) Regression Testing
8 49 (39.20%) Selenium
9 48 (38.40%) Software Testing
9 48 (38.40%) SQL
10 39 (31.20%) SDLC
11 34 (27.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 34 (27.20%) Scrum
12 33 (26.40%) JIRA
13 29 (23.20%) Finance
13 29 (23.20%) Analytical Skills
14 27 (21.60%) Functional Testing
15 25 (20.00%) Performance Testing
15 25 (20.00%) User Experience
16 24 (19.20%) Mentoring
16 24 (19.20%) Problem-Solving
17 23 (18.40%) Manual Testing
17 23 (18.40%) Microsoft
17 23 (18.40%) VBScript
17 23 (18.40%) C#
18 22 (17.60%) User Stories
19 21 (16.80%) Test Strategy
19 21 (16.80%) HP UFT
20 20 (16.00%) SQL Server
20 20 (16.00%) Defect Management

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 9 (7.20%) Confluence
1 9 (7.20%) SAS
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.80%) SAP EWM
2 1 (0.80%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.60%) Azure
2 4 (3.20%) Heroku
3 3 (2.40%) GitHub
4 1 (0.80%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.00%) PuTTY
2 9 (7.20%) LTE
2 9 (7.20%) Wireless
3 6 (4.80%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (13.60%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (10.40%) MongoDB
4 10 (8.00%) SQLPlus
5 9 (7.20%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (7.20%) BusinessObjects XI
5 9 (7.20%) Cognos Query Studio
5 9 (7.20%) IBM InfoSphere
5 9 (7.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (7.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (5.60%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (2.40%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.80%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 49 (39.20%) Selenium
2 33 (26.40%) JIRA
3 21 (16.80%) HP UFT
4 20 (16.00%) Postman
5 17 (13.60%) WebDriver
6 15 (12.00%) JMeter
7 13 (10.40%) Cucumber
7 13 (10.40%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 12 (9.60%) SoapUI
9 11 (8.80%) Appium
9 11 (8.80%) Visual Studio
10 10 (8.00%) Toad
11 9 (7.20%) Rational DOORS
11 9 (7.20%) Rational Quality Manager
11 9 (7.20%) Zephyr
12 4 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (2.40%) Bitbucket
13 3 (2.40%) JUnit
13 3 (2.40%) NUnit
13 3 (2.40%) TestNG
General
1 29 (23.20%) Finance
2 18 (14.40%) Banking
3 9 (7.20%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.00%) Games
5 4 (3.20%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.40%) Retail
7 1 (0.80%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.80%) Automotive
7 1 (0.80%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 41 (32.80%) Analyst
2 34 (27.20%) Test Analyst
3 27 (21.60%) Tester
4 20 (16.00%) Test Engineer
5 17 (13.60%) Automation Test Analyst
6 16 (12.80%) Test Leader
7 15 (12.00%) QA Analyst
8 14 (11.20%) QA Engineer
9 12 (9.60%) QA Tester
9 12 (9.60%) Test Manager
10 8 (6.40%) Automation Tester
10 8 (6.40%) Manual Tester
10 8 (6.40%) QA Manual Tester
10 8 (6.40%) QA Test Analyst
11 7 (5.60%) Quality Analyst
11 7 (5.60%) Senior Test Engineer
12 6 (4.80%) QA Automation Analyst
13 5 (4.00%) Lead Tester
13 5 (4.00%) QA Leader
13 5 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.00%) SOAP
2 11 (8.80%) Web Services
3 10 (8.00%) DHTML
3 10 (8.00%) HTML
3 10 (8.00%) WCF
3 10 (8.00%) XML
4 9 (7.20%) .NET
5 6 (4.80%) Node.js
6 5 (4.00%) SAP Fiori
7 3 (2.40%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.40%) Entity Framework
7 3 (2.40%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.40%) REST
7 3 (2.40%) Spring
8 1 (0.80%) Nightwatchjs
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.20%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (20.00%) User Experience
3 10 (8.00%) Mobile App
4 9 (7.20%) CCTV
5 6 (4.80%) Handset
6 4 (3.20%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (3.20%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.80%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (81.60%) Test Automation
2 64 (51.20%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (50.40%) Test Scripting
4 52 (41.60%) Regression Testing
5 48 (38.40%) Software Testing
6 39 (31.20%) SDLC
7 34 (27.20%) Scrum
7 34 (27.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 27 (21.60%) Functional Testing
9 25 (20.00%) Performance Testing
10 24 (19.20%) Mentoring
10 24 (19.20%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (18.40%) Manual Testing
12 22 (17.60%) User Stories
13 21 (16.80%) Test Strategy
14 20 (16.00%) Defect Management
15 18 (14.40%) Business Intelligence
16 16 (12.80%) ETL
17 15 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (12.00%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (38.40%) SQL
2 23 (18.40%) C#
2 23 (18.40%) VBScript
3 17 (13.60%) Java
4 10 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.00%) PL/SQL
4 10 (8.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (4.80%) Ruby
6 4 (3.20%) Python
7 3 (2.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 58 (46.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 55 (44.00%) ISEB
3 10 (8.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 7 (5.60%) Degree
5 5 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.40%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (53.60%) QA
2 18 (14.40%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.80%) GDPR
3 1 (0.80%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.80%) PMO
Systems Management
1 9 (7.20%) Netcool
1 9 (7.20%) TeMIP
2 5 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.80%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 23 (18.40%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.20%) Ab Initio
2 9 (7.20%) Cognos
2 9 (7.20%) IBM
2 9 (7.20%) Informatica
2 9 (7.20%) Netezza
2 9 (7.20%) OpenText
2 9 (7.20%) Oracle
2 9 (7.20%) Remedy
2 9 (7.20%) SolarWinds
3 6 (4.80%) SAP
4 5 (4.00%) HP
5 2 (1.60%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.80%) Facebook
6 1 (0.80%) Instagram
6 1 (0.80%) Micro Focus
6 1 (0.80%) Twitter