The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 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)
East Midlands / Nottinghamshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 90 87
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 12 12 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 1.18% 1.08% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.06% 3.58% 4.15%
Number of salaries quoted 11 12 13
Median salary £50,000 £33,375 £33,045
Median salary % change year-on-year +49.81% +1.00%  
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 Nottinghamshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Nottinghamshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 198 335 434
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 19.49% 30.04% 35.03%
Number of salaries quoted 139 218 292
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 £27,100 £24,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 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 Nottinghamshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Nottinghamshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Nottinghamshire

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

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Nottinghamshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Nottinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Nottingham +11 11 £50,000 +46.25%
Mansfield - 1 £27,500 -
ISTQB
East Midlands

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 Nottinghamshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 23 (60.53%) Selenium
2 21 (55.26%) QA
2 21 (55.26%) Automation Testing
3 19 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (47.37%) ISEB
5 16 (42.11%) SQL
6 14 (36.84%) Manual Testing
7 10 (26.32%) Java
8 9 (23.68%) JIRA
8 9 (23.68%) Git (software)
8 9 (23.68%) WebDriver
8 9 (23.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (23.68%) Test Strategy
9 8 (21.05%) BDD
9 8 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (21.05%) Test Management
9 8 (21.05%) TDD
10 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
11 6 (15.79%) RESTful
11 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
11 6 (15.79%) User Stories
11 6 (15.79%) Defect Management
11 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
11 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (15.79%) Performance Testing
11 6 (15.79%) Maven
11 6 (15.79%) Ant
11 6 (15.79%) JDBC
11 6 (15.79%) OOP

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottinghamshire 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 23 (60.53%) Selenium
2 9 (23.68%) Git (software)
2 9 (23.68%) JIRA
2 9 (23.68%) WebDriver
3 6 (15.79%) Ant
3 6 (15.79%) Maven
4 5 (13.16%) JMeter
4 5 (13.16%) JUnit
4 5 (13.16%) SoapUI
5 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
5 4 (10.53%) HP UFT
6 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (5.26%) LoadRunner
7 2 (5.26%) TestComplete
8 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (65.79%) Analyst
2 22 (57.89%) Test Analyst
3 9 (23.68%) Automation Test Analyst
4 7 (18.42%) Test Engineer
5 6 (15.79%) Tester
6 5 (13.16%) Developer
6 5 (13.16%) Developer in Test
6 5 (13.16%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (13.16%) Technical Test Analyst
7 4 (10.53%) QA Analyst
7 4 (10.53%) QA Engineer
7 4 (10.53%) QA Test Engineer
7 4 (10.53%) Software Tester
8 3 (7.89%) Quality Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Senior Quality Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Software Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (5.26%) Systems Test Analyst
9 2 (5.26%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) JDBC
1 6 (15.79%) RESTful
2 4 (10.53%) Gherkin
3 3 (7.89%) Behat
3 3 (7.89%) CSS
3 3 (7.89%) HTML
4 2 (5.26%) XML
4 2 (5.26%) XSD
5 1 (2.63%) Swagger
5 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) Automation Testing
2 19 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (36.84%) Manual Testing
5 9 (23.68%) Test Strategy
6 8 (21.05%) BDD
6 8 (21.05%) TDD
6 8 (21.05%) Test Management
6 8 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
8 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (15.79%) Defect Management
8 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
8 6 (15.79%) MVC
8 6 (15.79%) OO
8 6 (15.79%) OOP
8 6 (15.79%) Performance Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
8 6 (15.79%) User Stories
9 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) SQL
2 10 (26.32%) Java
3 3 (7.89%) Go
3 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.89%) PHP
3 3 (7.89%) Python
3 3 (7.89%) Ruby
3 3 (7.89%) Scala
4 1 (2.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (47.37%) ISEB
2 9 (23.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (55.26%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) HP