Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 87 90
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 +1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 7 11 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.65% 1.02% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.13% 5.64% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 7 14 7
Staffordshire median annual salary £32,500 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.16% +5.71% +17.65%
10th Percentile £20,950 £30,375 £30,200
90th Percentile £40,200 £45,000 £49,000
West Midlands median annual salary £36,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.37% +4.29% +7.69%

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 224 195 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 20.68% 18.14% 19.49%
Number of salaries quoted 178 158 207
Staffordshire median annual salary £33,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £20,850 £23,100 £22,000
90th Percentile £69,125 £51,925 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year - -0.62% +0.63%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 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
Burton-upon-Trent +4 3 £22,500 -50.00%
Stafford 0 2 £36,000 +10.77%
ISTQB
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 5 (71.43%) ISEB
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
1 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Marketing Technology
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) V-Model
4 1 (14.29%) Performance 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:

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Junior
2 2 (28.57%) Junior Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Junior Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Product Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) EPoS
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing Technology
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISEB
1 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Google
2 1 (14.29%) MKS