Period
to 13 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 53 45
Rank change year-on-year -10 -8 -11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 19 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.63% 4.08% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.50% 10.67% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 - -
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 120 178 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 25.37% 38.20% 45.95%
Number of salaries quoted 78 90 121
Northern Ireland median annual salary £36,250 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% -12.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,125 £57,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Northern Ireland

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Northern Ireland

ISTQB
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 13 November 2018. 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
County Antrim -16 3 £40,000 -
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, IT jobs citing ISTQB 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JUnit
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) TestNG
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) WATIR
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) SDET
2 2 (66.67%) Fintech
2 2 (66.67%) Appium
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (33.33%) Enzyme
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 3 (100.00%) JUnit
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) TestNG
2 2 (66.67%) Appium
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) WATIR
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Gradle
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Spock
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Enzyme
1 1 (33.33%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) SDET
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines