Period
to 18 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Shropshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
West Midlands > Shropshire
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 63 62
Rank change year-on-year +16 -1 -18
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 0.92% 1.06% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.37% 3.76% 5.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 8
Shropshire median annual salary £29,500 £36,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.18% +17.74% -18.89%
10th Percentile £21,400 £34,400 £26,250
90th Percentile £37,200 £55,738 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% -6.67% +7.14%

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 Shropshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Shropshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 89 133 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 27.22% 28.18% 20.72%
Number of salaries quoted 53 100 102
Shropshire median annual salary £40,000 £53,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.53% +41.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £22,300 £31,250 £19,750
90th Percentile £60,750 £71,500 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £40,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.56% +0.63% -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Shropshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Shropshire

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Shropshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Shropshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Shropshire over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Shropshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Shropshire region over the 6 months to 18 September 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
Telford +13 3 £29,500 -19.18% 3
ISTQB
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) webMethods
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) XSL
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Toad
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Planning and Forecasting

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Toad
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Junior
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Junior QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) XSL
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Planning and Forecasting
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) webMethods
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint