Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 214 200 210
Rank change year-on-year -14 +10 -33
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 74 122 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.90% 1.22% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.23% 5.27% 4.22%
Number of salaries quoted 54 110 108
West Midlands median annual salary £33,250 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,550 £26,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £51,750 £62,500 £48,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.59% -1.25% +2.56%

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 2,288 2,317 2,894
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.76% 23.20% 26.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,512 1,764 2,124
West Midlands median annual salary £43,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.13% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,848 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,225 £66,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,001
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55% +0.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Birmingham -18 23 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Warwickshire +26 11 £46,000 +31.43% 4
Solihull +10 9 £32,500 -13.33% 6
Coventry +7 9 £31,250 -10.71% 4
Staffordshire +20 7 £32,000 -1.54% 7
Shropshire +5 7 £29,500 -26.25%
Worcestershire +4 7 £27,500 -26.67% 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 55 (74.32%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (62.16%) Test Automation
3 44 (59.46%) ISEB
4 34 (45.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 29 (39.19%) Software Testing
6 25 (33.78%) Waterfall
7 24 (32.43%) Test Strategy
8 22 (29.73%) Finance
9 20 (27.03%) QA
10 19 (25.68%) Defect Management
11 18 (24.32%) Selenium
12 16 (21.62%) User Acceptance Testing
12 16 (21.62%) Test Management
13 15 (20.27%) Integration Testing
14 13 (17.57%) JIRA
14 13 (17.57%) Test Scripting
14 13 (17.57%) Regression Testing
14 13 (17.57%) XML
15 12 (16.22%) Java
16 11 (14.86%) Scrum
16 11 (14.86%) Cucumber
17 10 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
17 10 (13.51%) Manual Testing
17 10 (13.51%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 9 (12.16%) SDLC
18 9 (12.16%) Jenkins
18 9 (12.16%) Performance Testing
18 9 (12.16%) Windows
19 8 (10.81%) C#
19 8 (10.81%) SQL

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 5 (6.76%) Confluence
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) SAP FI-CA
1 4 (5.41%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.35%) Google Play
2 1 (1.35%) iTunes
2 1 (1.35%) TestFlight
2 1 (1.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) FTP
1 2 (2.70%) HTTP
1 2 (2.70%) HTTPS
1 2 (2.70%) SSH
2 1 (1.35%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) MongoDB
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.70%) DB2
3 2 (2.70%) MySQL
4 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (24.32%) Selenium
2 13 (17.57%) JIRA
3 11 (14.86%) Cucumber
4 9 (12.16%) Jenkins
5 6 (8.11%) SoapUI
6 5 (6.76%) Git (software)
7 4 (5.41%) JMeter
7 4 (5.41%) SpecFlow
8 3 (4.05%) HP UFT
9 2 (2.70%) Appium
9 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.70%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.35%) Calabash
10 1 (1.35%) Genymotion
10 1 (1.35%) LoadUI
10 1 (1.35%) Sikuli
10 1 (1.35%) Subversion
10 1 (1.35%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.35%) UI Automator
10 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (29.73%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Banking
2 5 (6.76%) Retail
3 2 (2.70%) Billing
4 1 (1.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (48.65%) Analyst
1 36 (48.65%) Test Analyst
2 17 (22.97%) Test Manager
3 13 (17.57%) Tester
4 7 (9.46%) Software Tester
5 4 (5.41%) QA Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Junior
7 2 (2.70%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (2.70%) Junior Test Analyst
7 2 (2.70%) Technical Tester
7 2 (2.70%) Test Assurance Manager
8 1 (1.35%) Agile Test Manager
8 1 (1.35%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (1.35%) Developer in Test
8 1 (1.35%) Junior QA Analyst
8 1 (1.35%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
8 1 (1.35%) LoadRunner Tester
8 1 (1.35%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (1.35%) Mobile Engineer
8 1 (1.35%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.57%) XML
2 8 (10.81%) JSON
3 6 (8.11%) SOAP
4 5 (6.76%) .NET
5 4 (5.41%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.70%) RESTful
6 2 (2.70%) Web Services
7 1 (1.35%) Middleware
7 1 (1.35%) Velocity
7 1 (1.35%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.35%) Fintech
3 1 (1.35%) Social Media
3 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.16%) Windows
2 2 (2.70%) Linux
3 1 (1.35%) Unix
3 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (74.32%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (62.16%) Test Automation
3 29 (39.19%) Software Testing
4 25 (33.78%) Waterfall
5 24 (32.43%) Test Strategy
6 19 (25.68%) Defect Management
7 16 (21.62%) Test Management
7 16 (21.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (20.27%) Integration Testing
9 13 (17.57%) Regression Testing
9 13 (17.57%) Test Scripting
10 11 (14.86%) Scrum
11 10 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (13.51%) Manual Testing
11 10 (13.51%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 9 (12.16%) Performance Testing
12 9 (12.16%) SDLC
13 7 (9.46%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (9.46%) Customer Requirements
14 6 (8.11%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.22%) Java
2 8 (10.81%) C#
2 8 (10.81%) SQL
3 2 (2.70%) VB
4 1 (1.35%) C++
4 1 (1.35%) PHP
4 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.35%) Python
4 1 (1.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (59.46%) ISEB
2 34 (45.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (27.03%) QA
2 3 (4.05%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.35%) HockeyApp
3 1 (1.35%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
1 5 (6.76%) SAP
1 5 (6.76%) ServiceNow
2 4 (5.41%) Google
2 4 (5.41%) HP
3 3 (4.05%) Oracle
4 2 (2.70%) Remedy
5 1 (1.35%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.35%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.35%) webMethods
5 1 (1.35%) Xamarin