Period
to 22 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 197 213
Rank change year-on-year -16 +16 -8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 93 120 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.00% 1.25% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.93% 5.30% 4.46%
Number of salaries quoted 85 112 116
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £47,500 £62,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,368 2,263 3,226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.36% 23.49% 26.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,518 1,760 2,421
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £61,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in the West Midlands

ISTQB
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for ISTQB in the West Midlands

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in the West Midlands

ISTQB
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 May 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
Coventry +2 28 £40,000 +14.29%
Birmingham -49 21 £39,000 +11.43% 3
Warwickshire +13 15 £22,500 -34.78%
Sutton Coldfield +8 9 £31,000 +31.91%
Solihull - 6 £37,500 - 1
Shropshire +11 5 £65,000 +78.08% 1
Herefordshire - 4 - -
Worcestershire +28 3 £26,000 +5.05% 1
Staffordshire -11 2 £27,750 -14.62% 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 66 (70.97%) Test Automation
2 59 (63.44%) ISEB
3 45 (48.39%) Software Testing
4 41 (44.09%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (41.94%) QA
6 36 (38.71%) Manual Testing
7 33 (35.48%) Test Scripting
7 33 (35.48%) Selenium
8 32 (34.41%) Regression Testing
9 31 (33.33%) SQL
10 25 (26.88%) Finance
11 23 (24.73%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (24.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 20 (21.51%) JIRA
12 20 (21.51%) Java
13 18 (19.35%) Test Strategy
14 17 (18.28%) Scrum
15 16 (17.20%) JSON
15 16 (17.20%) XML
15 16 (17.20%) SDLC
16 14 (15.05%) Cucumber
16 14 (15.05%) WebDriver
16 14 (15.05%) CRM
16 14 (15.05%) Retail
17 13 (13.98%) Visual Studio
17 13 (13.98%) Problem-Solving
18 12 (12.90%) Git (software)
18 12 (12.90%) JavaScript
18 12 (12.90%) Windows
19 11 (11.83%) Performance Testing

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 7 (7.53%) CMS
1 7 (7.53%) Drupal
1 7 (7.53%) WebLogic
1 7 (7.53%) WordPress
2 2 (2.15%) MQSeries
2 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.15%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.08%) Confluence
3 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (10.75%) Chatbot
2 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (7.53%) Magento
1 7 (7.53%) Shopify
2 1 (1.08%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.53%) Basecamp
2 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.15%) FTP
1 2 (2.15%) HTTP
1 2 (2.15%) HTTPS
1 2 (2.15%) Internet
1 2 (2.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.53%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.23%) MySQL
2 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.15%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.15%) DB2
4 1 (1.08%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 33 (35.48%) Selenium
2 20 (21.51%) JIRA
3 14 (15.05%) Cucumber
3 14 (15.05%) WebDriver
4 13 (13.98%) Visual Studio
5 12 (12.90%) Git (software)
6 10 (10.75%) Robot Framework
6 10 (10.75%) SoapUI
6 10 (10.75%) Subversion
7 9 (9.68%) Ranorex
8 8 (8.60%) SpecFlow
9 7 (7.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (6.45%) HP UFT
11 5 (5.38%) Toad
12 4 (4.30%) Jenkins
13 3 (3.23%) LoadRunner
13 3 (3.23%) TeamCity
14 2 (2.15%) WATIR
14 2 (2.15%) Zephyr
15 1 (1.08%) NUnit
General
1 25 (26.88%) Finance
2 14 (15.05%) Retail
3 3 (3.23%) Games
3 3 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.15%) Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (48.39%) Analyst
2 33 (35.48%) Test Analyst
3 18 (19.35%) Test Engineer
4 16 (17.20%) Tester
5 13 (13.98%) QA Analyst
6 12 (12.90%) Senior Test Engineer
7 11 (11.83%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 11 (11.83%) Test Automation Engineer
8 9 (9.68%) QA Tester
9 7 (7.53%) Software Tester
9 7 (7.53%) Test Manager
10 6 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (6.45%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (5.38%) Manual Test Analyst
11 5 (5.38%) QA Engineer
12 4 (4.30%) Automation Analyst
12 4 (4.30%) Junior
12 4 (4.30%) QA Automation Analyst
13 3 (3.23%) Consultant
13 3 (3.23%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.20%) JSON
1 16 (17.20%) XML
2 11 (11.83%) .NET
2 11 (11.83%) Web Services
3 8 (8.60%) HTML
4 7 (7.53%) SOAP
5 5 (5.38%) XSL
6 2 (2.15%) HTML5
6 2 (2.15%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (1.08%) .NET Core
7 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.08%) CSS
7 1 (1.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.75%) Mobile App
2 7 (7.53%) User Experience
3 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.23%) Online Games
3 3 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.15%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.15%) CMDB
4 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.15%) DataPower
4 2 (2.15%) Fintech
5 1 (1.08%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.08%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.90%) Windows
2 9 (9.68%) Unix
3 4 (4.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (70.97%) Test Automation
2 45 (48.39%) Software Testing
3 41 (44.09%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (38.71%) Manual Testing
5 33 (35.48%) Test Scripting
6 32 (34.41%) Regression Testing
7 23 (24.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (19.35%) Test Strategy
9 17 (18.28%) Scrum
10 16 (17.20%) SDLC
11 14 (15.05%) CRM
12 13 (13.98%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (11.83%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (11.83%) Performance Testing
14 10 (10.75%) Cross-Browser Testing
14 10 (10.75%) Issue Tracking
15 9 (9.68%) Re-Platforming
15 9 (9.68%) Risk Management
15 9 (9.68%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 31 (33.33%) SQL
2 20 (21.51%) Java
3 12 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.83%) Python
5 8 (8.60%) C#
6 5 (5.38%) C++
7 1 (1.08%) PHP
7 1 (1.08%) R
Qualifications
1 59 (63.44%) ISEB
2 23 (24.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (7.53%) Degree
4 4 (4.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.15%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (41.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.15%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.15%) SCCM
3 1 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (9.68%) Microsoft
1 9 (9.68%) Oracle
2 7 (7.53%) Adobe
2 7 (7.53%) HP
3 5 (5.38%) webMethods
4 3 (3.23%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.15%) AppDynamics
5 2 (2.15%) BMC
5 2 (2.15%) Citrix
5 2 (2.15%) Dynatrace
5 2 (2.15%) IBM
5 2 (2.15%) SAP
5 2 (2.15%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.15%) Teradata
6 1 (1.08%) Cognos
6 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.08%) Siebel