Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > North East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 109 94
Rank change year-on-year +13 -15 -10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 12 9 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.86% 0.59% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.82% 2.00% 7.65%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 21
North East median annual salary £37,500 £35,950 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.31% +19.83% -18.92%
10th Percentile £26,100 £30,850 £26,000
90th Percentile £64,063 £42,125 £43,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 North East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 425 451 379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 30.40% 29.65% 24.47%
Number of salaries quoted 366 388 331
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.04%
10th Percentile £21,875 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

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
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in the North East over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 23 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
Tyne and Wear +10 6 £55,000 +52.99% 1
Durham - 6 £31,500 -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 North East region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (91.67%) Selenium
3 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (66.67%) TDD
4 8 (66.67%) WebDriver
4 8 (66.67%) Cucumber
4 8 (66.67%) BDD
5 7 (58.33%) JMeter
5 7 (58.33%) Validation
5 7 (58.33%) SQL
5 7 (58.33%) SOAP
5 7 (58.33%) SoapUI
5 7 (58.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
7 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
7 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
7 5 (41.67%) Ranorex
7 5 (41.67%) SDLC
7 5 (41.67%) Acceptance Criteria
8 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (33.33%) Robot Framework
8 4 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
8 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
8 4 (33.33%) User Stories
8 4 (33.33%) REST
8 4 (33.33%) ITIL V3
8 4 (33.33%) ATDD
8 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (25.00%) Documentum
3 2 (16.67%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 11 (91.67%) Selenium
2 8 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 8 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 7 (58.33%) JMeter
3 7 (58.33%) SoapUI
4 5 (41.67%) Ranorex
5 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 4 (33.33%) JUnit
5 4 (33.33%) LoadRunner
5 4 (33.33%) Robot Framework
5 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (25.00%) Appium
6 3 (25.00%) JIRA
6 3 (25.00%) TestNG
7 2 (16.67%) Artifactory
7 2 (16.67%) Bitbucket
7 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 2 (16.67%) Maven
8 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
8 1 (8.33%) Protractor
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Test Engineer
2 6 (50.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Test Leader
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
4 2 (16.67%) Java Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Lead Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) SOAP
2 4 (33.33%) REST
2 4 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (25.00%) RESTful
3 3 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (66.67%) BDD
3 8 (66.67%) TDD
4 7 (58.33%) Validation
5 5 (41.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (41.67%) SDLC
5 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
6 4 (33.33%) ATDD
6 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Multithreading
6 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Test Management
6 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 4 (33.33%) User Stories
6 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Groovy
3 1 (8.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Pega
2 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com