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 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 70 71
Rank change year-on-year +17 +1  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.89% 1.12% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.13% 6.14% 4.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 5
Median salary £36,500 £34,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.35% -15.00%  
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 Staffordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Staffordshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 79 114 103
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 18.68% 18.18% 16.45%
Number of salaries quoted 50 104 76
Median salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £21,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £45,000 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 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 3 months to 25 April 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tamworth +7 6 £37,750 +34.82% 1
Stafford - 1 £24,500 -
ISTQB
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 16 (94.12%) ISEB
2 13 (76.47%) QA
3 11 (64.71%) Test Scripting
4 9 (52.94%) JIRA
5 8 (47.06%) User Stories
6 6 (35.29%) Retail
6 6 (35.29%) Performance Testing
6 6 (35.29%) Automation Testing
7 5 (29.41%) Selenium
7 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
7 5 (29.41%) Regression Testing
7 5 (29.41%) JMeter
8 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
9 3 (17.65%) Bugzilla
9 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
9 3 (17.65%) Web Services
9 3 (17.65%) SQL
10 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Test Management
10 2 (11.76%) Coaching
11 1 (5.88%) Defect Management
11 1 (5.88%) TestRail
11 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
11 1 (5.88%) Web Testing
11 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing

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 (5.88%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) JIRA
2 5 (29.41%) JMeter
2 5 (29.41%) Selenium
3 3 (17.65%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.88%) FogBugz
4 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) TestRail
General
1 6 (35.29%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Tester
2 9 (52.94%) Analyst
3 8 (47.06%) Software Tester
4 7 (41.18%) Test Analyst
5 6 (35.29%) Software Analyst
5 6 (35.29%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (23.53%) QA Tester
7 3 (17.65%) QA Analyst
7 3 (17.65%) QA Engineer
7 3 (17.65%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (17.65%) QA Test Engineer
7 3 (17.65%) Software QA Engineer
7 3 (17.65%) Software QA Tester
7 3 (17.65%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
8 2 (11.76%) Quality Analyst
8 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
9 1 (5.88%) Applications Tester
9 1 (5.88%) Integration Tester
9 1 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Test Scripting
2 8 (47.06%) User Stories
3 6 (35.29%) Automation Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Performance Testing
4 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
4 5 (29.41%) Regression Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
7 2 (11.76%) Coaching
7 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Test Management
8 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Defect Management
8 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Logistics
8 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) PHP
2 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (94.12%) ISEB
2 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (76.47%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) VMware
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 4 days ago