Period
to 15 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 76 74
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +26
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 6 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.61% 0.75% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.70% 4.65% 8.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 18
Staffordshire median annual salary £34,000 £32,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.43% -0.77% +20.37%
10th Percentile £33,000 £21,375 £23,350
90th Percentile £35,000 £40,375 £46,125
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year +20.30% -5.00% -6.67%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 108 129 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 16.46% 16.21% 23.56%
Number of salaries quoted 89 103 198
Staffordshire median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +16.92% -7.14%
10th Percentile £22,250 £23,557 £21,175
90th Percentile £50,000 £57,000 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £45,966 £43,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.67% +4.82% +3.75%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Staffordshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Staffordshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 15 October 2019. 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
Tamworth - 4 £34,000 -
ISTQB
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 4 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 4 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Time Management
1 4 (100.00%) V-Model
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Matrix Organization
1 4 (100.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 4 (100.00%) Collaborative Working
1 4 (100.00%) Problem-Solving

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

General
1 4 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) QA Tester
1 4 (100.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Collaborative Working
1 4 (100.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 4 (100.00%) Matrix Organization
1 4 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 4 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Time Management
1 4 (100.00%) V-Model
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA