Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 100 79
Rank change year-on-year +14 -21 -4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 6 7 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.65% 0.60% 1.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.15% 1.94% 6.44%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 14
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £55,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +46.67% +15.38% -12.16%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,550 £27,500
90th Percentile £64,063 £42,250 £43,750
North East median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -18.92%

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Tyne and Wear
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 279 360 295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 30.26% 30.90% 29.53%
Number of salaries quoted 245 307 254
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +2.74%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,600 £63,750
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

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
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 18 November 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 4 £62,500 +66.67%
Gateshead - 2 £37,500 -
ISTQB
North East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 6 (100.00%) TDD
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 6 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (100.00%) BDD
2 5 (83.33%) SoapUI
2 5 (83.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Validation
3 3 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (50.00%) Ranorex
3 3 (50.00%) DevOps
3 3 (50.00%) Line Management
3 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (50.00%) Coaching
3 3 (50.00%) Case Management
3 3 (50.00%) Documentum
3 3 (50.00%) QA
3 3 (50.00%) Pega
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Ruby
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SOAP
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) Documentum
2 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 5 (83.33%) SoapUI
3 3 (50.00%) Ranorex
4 2 (33.33%) JMeter
4 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
4 2 (33.33%) Robot Framework
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
5 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (16.67%) JUnit
5 1 (16.67%) Protractor
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Test Leader
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Lead
2 2 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) REST
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) BDD
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Validation
3 3 (50.00%) Case Management
3 3 (50.00%) Coaching
3 3 (50.00%) DevOps
3 3 (50.00%) Line Management
3 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (50.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (33.33%) ATDD
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
4 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) User Stories
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Ruby
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Groovy
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Pega