Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 249 249 203
Rank change year-on-year 0 -46 +16
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 125 122 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.95% 0.98% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.42% 4.34% 5.45%
Number of salaries quoted 95 115 156
North West median annual salary £33,000 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.59% +4.29% -
10th Percentile £22,625 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £51,250 £52,500
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 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 2826 2808 3305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.39% 22.51% 25.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2162 2235 2533
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £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 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 17 November 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 17 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
Manchester -43 68 £30,500 -7.58% 8
Cheshire -11 28 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Merseyside +24 14 £38,000 +8.57% 3
Lancashire +11 10 £33,750 -25.00% 2
Cumbria - 3 £45,000 - 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 West region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 80 (64.00%) ISEB
2 73 (58.40%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (51.20%) Test Automation
4 55 (44.00%) SQL
5 46 (36.80%) QA
6 44 (35.20%) Degree
7 41 (32.80%) JIRA
7 41 (32.80%) Software Testing
8 39 (31.20%) Test Scripting
9 37 (29.60%) Selenium
10 36 (28.80%) Java
11 35 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 28 (22.40%) Finance
12 28 (22.40%) SDLC
13 26 (20.80%) Manual Testing
14 25 (20.00%) Regression Testing
15 24 (19.20%) C#
16 22 (17.60%) JavaScript
16 22 (17.60%) Mentoring
17 20 (16.00%) Scrum
18 19 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
19 18 (14.40%) Cucumber
20 17 (13.60%) .NET
20 17 (13.60%) Windows
20 17 (13.60%) Microsoft
21 16 (12.80%) Mobile App
21 16 (12.80%) Functional Testing
21 16 (12.80%) User Acceptance Testing
22 15 (12.00%) SoapUI
22 15 (12.00%) 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 (1.60%) Tuxedo
1 2 (1.60%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.80%) CMS
2 1 (0.80%) Confluence
2 1 (0.80%) EPiServer
2 1 (0.80%) SAS
2 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.80%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.00%) SaaS
2 3 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.80%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (0.80%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.40%) Big Data
3 2 (1.60%) MySQL
3 2 (1.60%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.60%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.80%) Redis
Development Applications
1 41 (32.80%) JIRA
2 37 (29.60%) Selenium
3 18 (14.40%) Cucumber
4 15 (12.00%) SoapUI
5 11 (8.80%) WebDriver
6 9 (7.20%) TestRail
7 8 (6.40%) HP UFT
7 8 (6.40%) Jenkins
8 7 (5.60%) Ranorex
9 6 (4.80%) LoadRunner
9 6 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (4.00%) Bugzilla
10 5 (4.00%) FitNesse
10 5 (4.00%) Git (software)
10 5 (4.00%) JMeter
10 5 (4.00%) SpecFlow
10 5 (4.00%) Subversion
11 4 (3.20%) Zephyr
12 3 (2.40%) Robot Framework
12 3 (2.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (22.40%) Finance
2 14 (11.20%) Retail
3 11 (8.80%) Banking
4 9 (7.20%) Automotive
5 7 (5.60%) Games
6 4 (3.20%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.20%) German Language
6 4 (3.20%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.40%) French Language
7 3 (2.40%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.40%) Italian Language
7 3 (2.40%) Japanese Language
7 3 (2.40%) Russian Language
8 2 (1.60%) Advertising
8 2 (1.60%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.60%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.80%) Electronics
9 1 (0.80%) Law
9 1 (0.80%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (51.20%) Analyst
2 63 (50.40%) Test Analyst
3 29 (23.20%) Tester
4 20 (16.00%) Software Tester
5 19 (15.20%) Test Leader
6 14 (11.20%) Software Analyst
6 14 (11.20%) Software Test Analyst
7 13 (10.40%) Developer
8 11 (8.80%) Graduate
9 10 (8.00%) Graduate Analyst
9 10 (8.00%) Graduate Test Analyst
9 10 (8.00%) Software Developer
9 10 (8.00%) Test Engineer
10 9 (7.20%) Analyst Developer
10 9 (7.20%) Developer Analyst
10 9 (7.20%) Graduate Analyst Developer
10 9 (7.20%) Graduate Developer
10 9 (7.20%) Graduate Software Analyst
10 9 (7.20%) Graduate Software Developer
10 9 (7.20%) Graduate Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.60%) .NET
2 15 (12.00%) XML
3 11 (8.80%) Web Services
4 10 (8.00%) SOAP
5 9 (7.20%) HTML
6 5 (4.00%) Gherkin
7 4 (3.20%) CSS
8 3 (2.40%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.40%) HTML5
9 2 (1.60%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.60%) Middleware
9 2 (1.60%) Node.js
9 2 (1.60%) WSDL
9 2 (1.60%) XSD
10 1 (0.80%) DOM
10 1 (0.80%) JSON
10 1 (0.80%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (12.80%) Mobile App
3 10 (8.00%) User Experience
4 8 (6.40%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.40%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.60%) EPoS
6 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.80%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.80%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.80%) iPad
7 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.80%) PlayStation
7 1 (0.80%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.60%) Windows
2 8 (6.40%) Android
2 8 (6.40%) Apple iOS
3 7 (5.60%) Unix
4 3 (2.40%) Linux
4 3 (2.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (58.40%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (51.20%) Test Automation
3 41 (32.80%) Software Testing
4 39 (31.20%) Test Scripting
5 28 (22.40%) SDLC
6 26 (20.80%) Manual Testing
7 25 (20.00%) Regression Testing
8 22 (17.60%) Mentoring
9 20 (16.00%) Scrum
10 16 (12.80%) Functional Testing
10 16 (12.80%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (12.00%) Test Strategy
12 14 (11.20%) Non-Functional Testing
13 12 (9.60%) Scenario Testing
13 12 (9.60%) System Testing
13 12 (9.60%) Test Management
14 11 (8.80%) Acceptance Criteria
15 9 (7.20%) Integration Testing
15 9 (7.20%) Performance Testing
15 9 (7.20%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 55 (44.00%) SQL
2 36 (28.80%) Java
3 24 (19.20%) C#
4 22 (17.60%) JavaScript
5 13 (10.40%) Python
6 8 (6.40%) C++
6 8 (6.40%) PHP
7 7 (5.60%) VB.NET
8 6 (4.80%) C
8 6 (4.80%) Ruby
9 5 (4.00%) VB
10 4 (3.20%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.20%) VBScript
11 3 (2.40%) Perl
11 3 (2.40%) XPath
12 2 (1.60%) ANSI SQL
12 2 (1.60%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.80%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 80 (64.00%) ISEB
2 44 (35.20%) Degree
3 35 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.40%) HND
5 2 (1.60%) HNC
5 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.60%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.80%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.80%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.80%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (36.80%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (1.60%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.80%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (13.60%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.60%) Oracle
3 6 (4.80%) HP
4 5 (4.00%) Sage
5 2 (1.60%) Cognos
5 2 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.60%) SAP
6 1 (0.80%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.80%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.80%) hybris
6 1 (0.80%) Progress