The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 62 59
Rank change year-on-year +16 -3  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.07% 0.77% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.62% 2.53% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 3
Median salary £41,500 £44,375 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.47% +47.91%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,950 £32,513 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £57,500 £34,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,688
% change year-on-year - -3.06%  

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 Newcastle upon Tyne.

Academic & Professional Certification
Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 65 158 116
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 23.13% 30.50% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 89 272 265
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £17,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,250 £63,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Newcastle upon Tyne

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 28 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) System Testing
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Gatling
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) User Experience
4 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) RSpec
4 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) Gatling
4 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (25.00%) RSpec
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) System Testing
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago