The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Nottingham with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 84 83
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 8 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 1.31% 0.81% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.28% 2.83% 4.30%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 13
Median salary £50,000 £34,188 £33,045
Median salary % change year-on-year +46.25% +3.45%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,900 £28,850 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £53,992 £41,674
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -6.66%  

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 Nottingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Nottingham
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 151 283 419
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 17.95% 28.76% 36.03%
Number of salaries quoted 120 181 279
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +30.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,362 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottingham 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 Nottingham

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Nottingham

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Nottingham

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Nottingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Nottingham over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Nottingham region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 22 (62.86%) Selenium
2 20 (57.14%) Automation Testing
3 19 (54.29%) Automated Testing
3 19 (54.29%) QA
4 17 (48.57%) ISEB
5 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (37.14%) Manual Testing
6 13 (37.14%) SQL
7 10 (28.57%) Java
8 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
8 9 (25.71%) WebDriver
9 8 (22.86%) TDD
9 8 (22.86%) Test Management
9 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (22.86%) BDD
9 8 (22.86%) Test Strategy
9 8 (22.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (17.14%) MVC
10 6 (17.14%) Ant
10 6 (17.14%) JDBC
10 6 (17.14%) OOP
10 6 (17.14%) OO
10 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
10 6 (17.14%) RESTful
10 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (17.14%) Maven
10 6 (17.14%) JIRA
10 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
10 6 (17.14%) User Stories
10 6 (17.14%) Defect Management

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham 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 22 (62.86%) Selenium
2 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
2 9 (25.71%) WebDriver
3 6 (17.14%) Ant
3 6 (17.14%) JIRA
3 6 (17.14%) Maven
4 5 (14.29%) JMeter
4 5 (14.29%) JUnit
4 5 (14.29%) SoapUI
5 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
5 3 (8.57%) HP UFT
5 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.71%) TestComplete
7 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (71.43%) Analyst
2 22 (62.86%) Test Analyst
3 9 (25.71%) Automation Test Analyst
4 7 (20.00%) Test Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Developer in Test
5 5 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Technical Test Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Tester
6 4 (11.43%) QA Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) QA Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) QA Test Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Quality Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Software Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Software Tester
8 2 (5.71%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) JDBC
1 6 (17.14%) RESTful
2 3 (8.57%) Behat
2 3 (8.57%) CSS
2 3 (8.57%) Gherkin
2 3 (8.57%) HTML
3 2 (5.71%) XML
3 2 (5.71%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) Automation Testing
2 19 (54.29%) Automated Testing
3 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (37.14%) Manual Testing
5 8 (22.86%) BDD
5 8 (22.86%) TDD
5 8 (22.86%) Test Management
5 8 (22.86%) Test Strategy
5 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (17.14%) Defect Management
6 6 (17.14%) MVC
6 6 (17.14%) OO
6 6 (17.14%) OOP
6 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
6 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
6 6 (17.14%) User Stories
7 5 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) SQL
2 10 (28.57%) Java
3 3 (8.57%) Go
3 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.57%) PHP
3 3 (8.57%) Python
3 3 (8.57%) Ruby
3 3 (8.57%) Scala
4 1 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (48.57%) ISEB
2 8 (22.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (54.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft