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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 248 233 -
Rank change year-on-year -15 -  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 1 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.016% 0.070% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.072% 0.27% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 0
Median salary - £47,500 -
UK excluding London median salary £41,250 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +12.50%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1389 1460 1835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.68% 25.41% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1011 1182 1441
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing ISTQB Advanced Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 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
Manchester -23 1 - -
ISTQB Advanced Certification
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 West region with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification.

1 10 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (50.00%) TestComplete
3 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Degree
3 5 (50.00%) JIRA
3 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Test Management
4 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (10.00%) QA
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (10.00%) SLA
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management

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:

Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) JIRA
1 5 (50.00%) TestComplete
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Senior Software Tester
1 5 (50.00%) Senior Tester
1 5 (50.00%) Software Tester
1 5 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 5 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 5 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (40.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (50.00%) Degree
3 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
1 1 (10.00%) SLA