Period
to 9 August 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 9 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > Midlands
6 months to
9 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 197 225 290
Rank change year-on-year +28 +65 -77
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 25 120 98
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.50% 1.01% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.12% 4.10% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 23 87 84
Median annual salary £38,317 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.21% +11.11% -2.70%
10th Percentile £32,750 £27,500 £24,225
90th Percentile £49,250 £53,750 £54,625
England median annual salary £42,500 £44,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.95% +10.63% -

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 1,178 2,924 3,533
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 23.41% 24.69% 25.13%
Number of salaries quoted 902 2,074 2,423
Median annual salary £46,375 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.06% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £53,826 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.65% - +8.70%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in the Midlands

ISTQB
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISTQB in the Midlands.

Salary trend for ISTQB in the Midlands

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISTQB in the Midlands over the 6 months to 9 August 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 9 August 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 +34 15 £40,000 - 4
East Midlands +51 10 £37,500 -8.54% 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 9 August 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 17 (68.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (52.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 13 (52.00%) Selenium
3 10 (40.00%) QA
3 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (36.00%) SQL
5 8 (32.00%) ISEB
6 7 (28.00%) Software Testing
6 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (20.00%) C#
7 5 (20.00%) Java
7 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Test Management
7 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
8 4 (16.00%) SpecFlow
8 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (16.00%) User Stories
8 4 (16.00%) SDLC
8 4 (16.00%) Continuous Deployment
8 4 (16.00%) HP ALM
8 4 (16.00%) HP
8 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (16.00%) Finance
9 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
9 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
9 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Wireshark
9 3 (12.00%) TDD
9 3 (12.00%) 3G
9 3 (12.00%) Linux

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:

Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.00%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) AWS
1 1 (4.00%) Azure
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (4.00%) Heroku
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) 3G
1 3 (12.00%) 4G
1 3 (12.00%) LTE
1 3 (12.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (4.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 13 (52.00%) Selenium
2 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (16.00%) SpecFlow
4 3 (12.00%) Postman
5 2 (8.00%) Appium
5 2 (8.00%) HP UFT
5 2 (8.00%) JIRA
5 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 1 (4.00%) git-flow
6 1 (4.00%) JMeter
6 1 (4.00%) REST Assured
6 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.00%) Toad
6 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Law
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Analyst
2 10 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Test Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Integration Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Integration Test Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Performance Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Performance Test Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) QA Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Test Leader
5 3 (12.00%) Tester
6 2 (8.00%) JIRA Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) QA Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Systems Integration Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) ETL Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) DHTML
3 1 (4.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
3 1 (4.00%) WCF
3 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Android
2 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (28.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Test Management
5 4 (16.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (16.00%) SDLC
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.00%) User Stories
6 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Requirements Gathering
6 3 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (12.00%) TDD
6 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) API Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) C#
2 5 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.00%) Python
4 2 (8.00%) Ruby
5 1 (4.00%) Perl
5 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (32.00%) ISEB
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) HP ALM
2 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) HP
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) JD Edwards
3 1 (4.00%) Xamarin