Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 94 97
Rank change year-on-year +20 +3 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 23 15 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.33% 1.16% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.41% 5.43% 5.34%
Number of salaries quoted 16 15 14
Staffordshire median annual salary £33,500 £28,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.64% -13.85% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,800 £26,250
90th Percentile £46,875 £36,300 £47,750
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 Staffordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Staffordshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 221 276 262
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 22.39% 21.33% 20.40%
Number of salaries quoted 163 234 186
Staffordshire median annual salary £31,000 £32,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.62% -5.80% +6.15%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Salary histogram 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 27 July 2017. 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
Lichfield +7 9 £35,000 +0.72%
Tamworth +8 7 £37,750 +34.82%
Stafford - 5 £25,000 -
Burton-upon-Trent +8 1 - -
ISTQB
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 19 (82.61%) QA
2 14 (60.87%) ISEB
3 12 (52.17%) JIRA
3 12 (52.17%) Test Scripting
4 11 (47.83%) Retail
5 8 (34.78%) Business Analysis
5 8 (34.78%) Manual Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
5 8 (34.78%) Waterfall
6 7 (30.43%) User Stories
7 6 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (26.09%) Defect Management
7 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Selenium
7 6 (26.09%) Software Testing
7 6 (26.09%) JMeter
7 6 (26.09%) SQL
7 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
7 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
8 5 (21.74%) XML
8 5 (21.74%) Finance
8 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
8 5 (21.74%) TestRail
9 4 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Usability Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) JIRA
2 6 (26.09%) JMeter
2 6 (26.09%) Selenium
3 5 (21.74%) TestRail
4 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
4 1 (4.35%) FogBugz
4 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (47.83%) Retail
2 5 (21.74%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Analyst
1 17 (73.91%) Test Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Tester
3 5 (21.74%) Manual Test Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Software Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Software Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Software Tester
5 3 (13.04%) QA Leader
5 3 (13.04%) Test Leader
5 3 (13.04%) UAT Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) UAT Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Business Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) QA Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) QA Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) EPoS
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Test Scripting
2 8 (34.78%) Business Analysis
2 8 (34.78%) Manual Testing
2 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
2 8 (34.78%) Waterfall
3 7 (30.43%) User Stories
4 6 (26.09%) Defect Management
4 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
4 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Software Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
5 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.70%) Logistics
7 2 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (8.70%) Test Planning
7 2 (8.70%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) PHP
2 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) ISEB
2 6 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (82.61%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) VMware