The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 157 179
Rank change year-on-year -30 +22  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 88 81 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.30% 1.45% 1.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.91% 5.95% 5.09%
Number of salaries quoted 72 72 72
Median salary £32,500 £33,000 £34,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.51% -5.03%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year - -5.06%  

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 the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1488 1362 1553
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.04% 24.34% 24.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1158 1148 1253
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

ISTQB
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in the North West

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in the North West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in the North West

ISTQB
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 within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 June 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 -20 64 £30,250 -8.33% 6
Cheshire -23 14 £38,000 +16.92% 2
Lancashire +9 7 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Merseyside -9 3 £35,000 - 2
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 129 (77.71%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (68.67%) ISEB
3 106 (63.86%) Test Automation
4 77 (46.39%) Test Scripting
5 56 (33.73%) SQL
6 52 (31.33%) Selenium
7 49 (29.52%) Java
8 47 (28.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 43 (25.90%) Scrum
10 42 (25.30%) QA
11 41 (24.70%) Finance
12 40 (24.10%) User Acceptance Testing
13 39 (23.49%) Manual Testing
14 38 (22.89%) SDLC
14 38 (22.89%) Python
15 35 (21.08%) Cucumber
16 34 (20.48%) Software Testing
16 34 (20.48%) Windows
17 32 (19.28%) C#
17 32 (19.28%) Degree
18 31 (18.67%) Microsoft
19 30 (18.07%) Continuous Integration
20 27 (16.27%) Test Strategy
21 26 (15.66%) Ruby
22 23 (13.86%) Mentoring
22 23 (13.86%) Linux
23 22 (13.25%) Retail
23 22 (13.25%) Regression Testing
23 22 (13.25%) JIRA
23 22 (13.25%) Security Cleared

ISTQB
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (0.60%) CMS
1 1 (0.60%) Confluence
1 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.81%) SaaS
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.82%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.01%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.20%) MySQL
4 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.60%) Big Data
5 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 52 (31.33%) Selenium
2 35 (21.08%) Cucumber
3 22 (13.25%) JIRA
4 18 (10.84%) Jenkins
4 18 (10.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (9.04%) JMeter
6 13 (7.83%) LoadRunner
7 11 (6.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (4.82%) Gatling
8 8 (4.82%) WebDriver
9 5 (3.01%) HP UFT
9 5 (3.01%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.41%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.41%) NUnit
10 4 (2.41%) TestRail
11 3 (1.81%) FitNesse
11 3 (1.81%) Gradle
11 3 (1.81%) SpecFlow
11 3 (1.81%) Subversion
11 3 (1.81%) TestNG
General
1 41 (24.70%) Finance
2 22 (13.25%) Retail
3 21 (12.65%) Banking
4 11 (6.63%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.61%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.01%) Back Office
7 4 (2.41%) Marketing
8 3 (1.81%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.81%) Electronics
8 3 (1.81%) Games
8 3 (1.81%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.60%) Billing
9 1 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.60%) German Language
Job Titles
1 99 (59.64%) Analyst
2 97 (58.43%) Test Analyst
3 35 (21.08%) Test Engineer
4 25 (15.06%) Test Automation Engineer
5 23 (13.86%) Software Analyst
5 23 (13.86%) Software Test Analyst
6 22 (13.25%) Tester
7 21 (12.65%) Senior Analyst
7 21 (12.65%) Senior Test Analyst
8 19 (11.45%) Automation Test Analyst
9 13 (7.83%) Graduate
9 13 (7.83%) Graduate Analyst
9 13 (7.83%) Graduate Test Analyst
10 12 (7.23%) QA Analyst
11 11 (6.63%) Test Leader
12 10 (6.02%) Graduate Software Analyst
12 10 (6.02%) Graduate Software Test Analyst
12 10 (6.02%) QA Engineer
12 10 (6.02%) QA Test Analyst
13 9 (5.42%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.24%) HTML
2 12 (7.23%) XML
3 11 (6.63%) .NET
4 10 (6.02%) Web Services
5 6 (3.61%) CSS
6 4 (2.41%) Gherkin
6 4 (2.41%) SOAP
7 3 (1.81%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.81%) DOM
7 3 (1.81%) Silverlight
8 2 (1.20%) HTML5
8 2 (1.20%) jQuery
8 2 (1.20%) WSDL
8 2 (1.20%) XSD
9 1 (0.60%) JSON
9 1 (0.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.83%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.42%) User Experience
4 8 (4.82%) iPad
5 5 (3.01%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.01%) PlayStation
6 4 (2.41%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.81%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.20%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.60%) EPoS
9 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.48%) Windows
2 23 (13.86%) Linux
3 4 (2.41%) Android
3 4 (2.41%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.81%) Unix
5 2 (1.20%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (77.71%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (63.86%) Test Automation
3 77 (46.39%) Test Scripting
4 43 (25.90%) Scrum
5 40 (24.10%) User Acceptance Testing
6 39 (23.49%) Manual Testing
7 38 (22.89%) SDLC
8 34 (20.48%) Software Testing
9 30 (18.07%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (16.27%) Test Strategy
11 23 (13.86%) Mentoring
12 22 (13.25%) Regression Testing
13 18 (10.84%) BDD
14 16 (9.64%) Non-Functional Testing
15 14 (8.43%) Cybersecurity
15 14 (8.43%) TDD
16 13 (7.83%) Process Management
17 12 (7.23%) Exploratory Testing
18 11 (6.63%) Software Engineering
19 10 (6.02%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (33.73%) SQL
2 49 (29.52%) Java
3 38 (22.89%) Python
4 32 (19.28%) C#
5 26 (15.66%) Ruby
6 16 (9.64%) C++
6 16 (9.64%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.61%) C
8 4 (2.41%) VB
8 4 (2.41%) VBScript
9 3 (1.81%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.81%) Perl
9 3 (1.81%) PHP
9 3 (1.81%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.81%) XPath
10 2 (1.20%) ANSI SQL
10 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 114 (68.67%) ISEB
2 47 (28.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 32 (19.28%) Degree
4 22 (13.25%) Security Cleared
5 15 (9.04%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.41%) HND
6 4 (2.41%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.60%) PMP
7 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (25.30%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) SLA
Systems Management
1 18 (10.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.60%) Kibana
2 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (18.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.04%) HP
2 15 (9.04%) Oracle
3 4 (2.41%) SAP
4 1 (0.60%) ForgeRock
4 1 (0.60%) Progress
4 1 (0.60%) Sage
4 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.60%) Sitecore
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Posted: 20 hours ago
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Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
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Salary: £32000.00 per annum + Bens and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
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Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Great Benefits
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Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
Posted: 8 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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