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

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / North East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 66 76
Rank change year-on-year +1 +10  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.78% 1.70% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.68% 6.11% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 2
Median salary £32,500 £33,750 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +1.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £25,500 £27,850
10% offered a salary of more than £33,400 £37,200 £38,650
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -6.66%  

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 the North East.

Academic & Professional Certification
North East
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 136 180 235
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 21.35% 27.78% 32.50%
Number of salaries quoted 121 141 202
Median salary £39,000 £33,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -5.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

ISTQB
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in the North East

ISTQB
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Durham 0 4 £32,000 -20.98%
Tyne and Wear +3 1 £32,500 -0.38% 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 North East region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) HP
2 5 (55.56%) Test Planning
3 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (44.44%) Process Improvement
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) System Testing
3 4 (44.44%) ISEB
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (33.33%) QA
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (22.22%) Software Architecture
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) User Stories
5 2 (22.22%) Coaching
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) V-Model

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (22.22%) Gatling
3 2 (22.22%) JMeter
3 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
4 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (11.11%) RSpec
4 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 3 (33.33%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (11.11%) UAT Lead
3 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) iPad
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Test Planning
3 4 (44.44%) Process Improvement
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) System Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) SOA
5 2 (22.22%) Software Architecture
5 2 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) User Stories
5 2 (22.22%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
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