The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Preston with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 30 36
Rank change year-on-year -6 +6  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Preston 0.61% 1.04% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.94% 5.88% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Median salary - - £29,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,250 £39,000
% change year-on-year +0.67% -4.48%  

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 Preston.

Academic & Professional Certification
Preston
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 34 17 34
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 20.73% 17.71% 21.52%
Number of salaries quoted 29 13 28
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -21.21%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £20,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston 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 Preston

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Preston

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Preston

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Preston region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP