The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 71 70
Rank change year-on-year +19 -1  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.89% 0.67% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.75% 2.25% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 4
Median salary £41,500 £44,375 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.47% +36.53%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year - -5.06%  

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 Tyne and Wear.

Academic & Professional Certification
Tyne and Wear
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 80 178 151
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 23.67% 29.77% 28.38%
Number of salaries quoted 69 156 121
Median salary £37,500 £35,250 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +17.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £19,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Tyne and Wear

ISTQB
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +15 3 £41,500 -6.47% 2
ISTQB
North East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) System Testing
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Gatling
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) User Experience
4 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) RSpec
4 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) Gatling
4 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (25.00%) RSpec
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) System Testing
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago