Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 98 97
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1 +7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 11 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.10% 0.92% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.16% 4.53% 3.75%
Number of salaries quoted 12 13 9
Staffordshire median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £21,625 £30,025 £26,250
90th Percentile £36,975 £45,000 £48,250
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,438
% change year-on-year -6.67% +0.17% +15.19%

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 252 243 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 21.30% 20.37% 20.58%
Number of salaries quoted 200 211 196
Staffordshire median annual salary £32,750 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.67% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £21,225 £22,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £53,500 £55,000
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 12 December 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 12 December 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
Burton-upon-Trent +12 4 £22,500 -50.00% 1
Stafford 0 4 £31,500 -3.08%
Lichfield - 3 £32,500 -
ISTQB
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 8 (61.54%) ISEB
2 7 (53.85%) QA
2 7 (53.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 6 (46.15%) Waterfall
3 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
5 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
6 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
7 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Usability Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (15.38%) BDD
7 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
7 2 (15.38%) TestRail
7 2 (15.38%) Acceptance Criteria
7 2 (15.38%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
7 2 (15.38%) User Stories
7 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
7 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (15.38%) XML
7 2 (15.38%) TDD

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:

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
1 2 (15.38%) TestRail
2 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
1 9 (69.23%) Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Business Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Junior
2 2 (15.38%) Junior Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Junior Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Manual Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Product Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Mindset
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) EPoS
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing Technology
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
1 6 (46.15%) Waterfall
2 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
4 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (15.38%) Test Management
5 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Usability Testing
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) ISEB
2 7 (53.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Google
2 1 (7.69%) MKS