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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 17 21
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 0 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Preston - 5.26% 1.35%
As % of the Qualifications category - 16.67% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 1
Median salary - £32,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -35.00%  
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 Preston.

Academic & Professional Certification
Preston
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18 18 19
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 14.75% 31.58% 25.68%
Number of salaries quoted 18 12 19
Median salary £30,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.15% -7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £19,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 29 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 Preston region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Testing
3 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (50.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Web Development
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Time Management
4 1 (25.00%) V-Model

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Lead Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Test Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) Time Management
4 1 (25.00%) V-Model
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle