Period
to 25 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 25 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
England > North West
6 months to
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 311 359 365
Rank change year-on-year +48 +6 -34
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 34 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.33% 0.048% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.43% 0.24% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 0
North West median annual salary £32,500 £62,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -48.00% - -
England median annual salary £77,500 £53,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year +44.19% +13.16% -17.39%

ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,376 2,521 2,908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.01% 20.33% 22.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,565 1,886 2,184
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £67,300 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.86%

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the North West

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the North West

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 June 2019. 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
Lancashire - 25 - -
Manchester +18 8 £32,500 -38.10%
Cheshire - 1 £32,500 -
ISTQB Advanced Certification
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 North West region with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification.

1 34 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 34 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 32 (94.12%) SoapUI
2 32 (94.12%) Degree
2 32 (94.12%) .NET
2 32 (94.12%) SQL Server
2 32 (94.12%) Broadband
2 32 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 32 (94.12%) C#
2 32 (94.12%) C++
2 32 (94.12%) Telecoms
2 32 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (94.12%) Waterfall
2 32 (94.12%) Line Management
3 20 (58.82%) Manual Testing
4 18 (52.94%) System Testing
4 18 (52.94%) QA
4 18 (52.94%) Continuous Improvement
4 18 (52.94%) Process Improvement
4 18 (52.94%) Test Strategy
4 18 (52.94%) Software Architecture
4 18 (52.94%) Enterprise Architecture
4 18 (52.94%) Mentoring
4 18 (52.94%) Prototyping
5 14 (41.18%) SDLC
5 14 (41.18%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (41.18%) Technical Debt
5 14 (41.18%) Java
5 14 (41.18%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (41.18%) OOP

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 32 (94.12%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (94.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (94.12%) SoapUI
2 2 (5.88%) JIRA
2 2 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 32 (94.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (94.12%) Test Engineer
2 18 (52.94%) Principal Engineer
2 18 (52.94%) Principal Test Engineer
3 14 (41.18%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (94.12%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Android
1 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 32 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (94.12%) Line Management
2 32 (94.12%) Waterfall
3 20 (58.82%) Manual Testing
4 18 (52.94%) Continuous Improvement
4 18 (52.94%) Enterprise Architecture
4 18 (52.94%) Mentoring
4 18 (52.94%) Process Improvement
4 18 (52.94%) Prototyping
4 18 (52.94%) Software Architecture
4 18 (52.94%) System Testing
4 18 (52.94%) Test Strategy
5 14 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (41.18%) CRM
5 14 (41.18%) OO
5 14 (41.18%) OOP
5 14 (41.18%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (41.18%) SDLC
5 14 (41.18%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 32 (94.12%) C#
1 32 (94.12%) C++
2 14 (41.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 32 (94.12%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (52.94%) QA
Vendors
1 32 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 14 (41.18%) Pega
2 14 (41.18%) Salesforce.com