Period
to 25 September 2017

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 6 months to 25 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > North West
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 222 216 207
Rank change year-on-year -6 -9 +26
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 143 137 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.09% 1.16% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.00% 4.97% 5.02%
Number of salaries quoted 113 125 144
North West median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £22,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £43,750 £51,250 £52,125
England median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +6.67%

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 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 2859 2759 3269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.86% 23.36% 24.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2194 2230 2562
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.17% +2.22% -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 25 September 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 6 months to 25 September 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
Manchester -30 100 £30,500 -6.87% 7
Cheshire -22 25 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Lancashire +5 12 £32,500 -10.34% 1
Merseyside +7 6 £35,000 -6.67% 2
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 101 (70.63%) ISEB
2 89 (62.24%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (58.74%) Test Automation
4 57 (39.86%) SQL
5 54 (37.76%) Test Scripting
6 43 (30.07%) Java
7 42 (29.37%) Software Testing
7 42 (29.37%) Degree
7 42 (29.37%) Selenium
7 42 (29.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 38 (26.57%) JIRA
9 36 (25.17%) QA
9 36 (25.17%) Manual Testing
10 35 (24.48%) Scrum
11 34 (23.78%) SDLC
12 33 (23.08%) Finance
13 31 (21.68%) Regression Testing
14 29 (20.28%) Windows
14 29 (20.28%) User Acceptance Testing
15 25 (17.48%) Microsoft
16 24 (16.78%) Cucumber
17 23 (16.08%) Mentoring
17 23 (16.08%) JavaScript
18 22 (15.38%) C#
18 22 (15.38%) Retail
19 20 (13.99%) Python
20 19 (13.29%) Oracle
20 19 (13.29%) Banking
20 19 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
20 19 (13.29%) Test Strategy

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 2 (1.40%) CMS
1 2 (1.40%) Tuxedo
1 2 (1.40%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.70%) EPiServer
2 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 6 (4.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.40%) SaaS
2 1 (0.70%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.20%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.40%) MySQL
3 2 (1.40%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.40%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 42 (29.37%) Selenium
2 38 (26.57%) JIRA
3 24 (16.78%) Cucumber
4 15 (10.49%) Jenkins
4 15 (10.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (8.39%) WebDriver
6 11 (7.69%) SoapUI
7 10 (6.99%) TestRail
8 8 (5.59%) LoadRunner
9 7 (4.90%) HP UFT
10 6 (4.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (4.20%) Gatling
10 6 (4.20%) JMeter
10 6 (4.20%) Ranorex
11 5 (3.50%) FitNesse
11 5 (3.50%) Git (software)
11 5 (3.50%) Subversion
11 5 (3.50%) Zephyr
12 4 (2.80%) Bugzilla
13 3 (2.10%) NUnit
General
1 33 (23.08%) Finance
2 22 (15.38%) Retail
3 19 (13.29%) Banking
4 9 (6.29%) Automotive
5 8 (5.59%) Games
6 6 (4.20%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.80%) Back Office
7 4 (2.80%) Electronics
7 4 (2.80%) German Language
7 4 (2.80%) Marketing
8 3 (2.10%) French Language
8 3 (2.10%) Italian Language
8 3 (2.10%) Japanese Language
8 3 (2.10%) Russian Language
8 3 (2.10%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.40%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.40%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (58.04%) Analyst
2 82 (57.34%) Test Analyst
3 24 (16.78%) Software Analyst
3 24 (16.78%) Software Test Analyst
4 23 (16.08%) Tester
5 20 (13.99%) Test Engineer
6 15 (10.49%) Test Automation Engineer
7 13 (9.09%) Developer
7 13 (9.09%) Graduate
7 13 (9.09%) Graduate Analyst
7 13 (9.09%) Graduate Test Analyst
7 13 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
7 13 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
7 13 (9.09%) Software Tester
8 12 (8.39%) Software Developer
9 11 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
9 11 (7.69%) Developer Analyst
9 11 (7.69%) Graduate Developer
9 11 (7.69%) Graduate Software Analyst
9 11 (7.69%) Graduate Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.19%) HTML
2 13 (9.09%) XML
3 12 (8.39%) Web Services
4 10 (6.99%) .NET
4 10 (6.99%) SOAP
5 5 (3.50%) CSS
6 3 (2.10%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.10%) HTML5
7 2 (1.40%) DOM
7 2 (1.40%) Middleware
7 2 (1.40%) Silverlight
7 2 (1.40%) WSDL
7 2 (1.40%) XSD
8 1 (0.70%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.70%) JSON
8 1 (0.70%) Node.js
8 1 (0.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (11.89%) Mobile App
3 13 (9.09%) User Experience
4 5 (3.50%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.50%) PlayStation
5 3 (2.10%) Cyber Defence
5 3 (2.10%) EPoS
6 2 (1.40%) iPad
7 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.70%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 29 (20.28%) Windows
2 13 (9.09%) Linux
3 5 (3.50%) Android
3 5 (3.50%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.50%) Unix
4 4 (2.80%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (62.24%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (58.74%) Test Automation
3 54 (37.76%) Test Scripting
4 42 (29.37%) Software Testing
5 36 (25.17%) Manual Testing
6 35 (24.48%) Scrum
7 34 (23.78%) SDLC
8 31 (21.68%) Regression Testing
9 29 (20.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 23 (16.08%) Mentoring
11 19 (13.29%) Test Strategy
12 15 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (9.79%) Non-Functional Testing
14 13 (9.09%) Functional Testing
15 11 (7.69%) Data Analysis
15 11 (7.69%) Scenario Testing
15 11 (7.69%) System Testing
15 11 (7.69%) Test Management
15 11 (7.69%) UX Design
16 9 (6.29%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (39.86%) SQL
2 43 (30.07%) Java
3 23 (16.08%) JavaScript
4 22 (15.38%) C#
5 20 (13.99%) Python
6 13 (9.09%) Ruby
7 8 (5.59%) C
7 8 (5.59%) C++
8 6 (4.20%) PHP
9 5 (3.50%) VB
10 4 (2.80%) VBScript
11 3 (2.10%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.10%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.10%) XPath
12 2 (1.40%) ANSI SQL
12 2 (1.40%) Perl
12 2 (1.40%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.70%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 101 (70.63%) ISEB
2 42 (29.37%) Degree
2 42 (29.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (6.29%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.20%) HND
5 5 (3.50%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.40%) HNC
6 2 (1.40%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (25.17%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (1.40%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (6.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (17.48%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.29%) Oracle
3 8 (5.59%) HP
4 6 (4.20%) SAP
5 5 (3.50%) Sage
6 3 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.40%) Cognos
8 1 (0.70%) hybris
8 1 (0.70%) Progress