Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 240 198 226
Rank change year-on-year -42 +28 -37
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 58 137 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.64% 1.37% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.34% 5.74% 3.97%
Number of salaries quoted 45 126 104
West Midlands median annual salary £32,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.57% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,600 £25,063 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £49,375 £57,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%

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 2,481 2,386 3,274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.34% 23.85% 27.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,589 1,912 2,388
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -31 24 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Coventry -4 8 £40,500 +30.65% 1
Sutton Coldfield -6 7 £31,000 +31.91% 1
Warwickshire +19 5 £32,000 -7.25% 3
Staffordshire -13 5 £32,000 -1.54% 4
Worcestershire +25 3 £25,000 +25.00%
Shropshire +10 3 £29,500 -19.18%
Solihull +8 2 £33,750 -15.63% 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 37 (63.79%) Test Automation
2 34 (58.62%) ISEB
3 33 (56.90%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (55.17%) Software Testing
5 24 (41.38%) Scrum
6 22 (37.93%) Test Strategy
7 19 (32.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 19 (32.76%) Finance
7 19 (32.76%) QA
7 19 (32.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (29.31%) Test Scripting
8 17 (29.31%) SQL
9 16 (27.59%) Regression Testing
9 16 (27.59%) Manual Testing
10 14 (24.14%) Selenium
11 12 (20.69%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (17.24%) User Stories
12 10 (17.24%) Web Services
12 10 (17.24%) Java
12 10 (17.24%) Windows
12 10 (17.24%) JIRA
12 10 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (15.52%) ITIL
13 9 (15.52%) SpecFlow
14 8 (13.79%) Coaching
14 8 (13.79%) API Testing
14 8 (13.79%) Defect Management
14 8 (13.79%) C#
14 8 (13.79%) Visual Studio
15 7 (12.07%) Integration 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 4 (6.90%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.45%) MQSeries
2 2 (3.45%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.72%) Confluence
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) FTP
1 2 (3.45%) HTTP
1 2 (3.45%) HTTPS
1 2 (3.45%) Internet
1 2 (3.45%) SSH
2 1 (1.72%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.45%) DB2
3 2 (3.45%) MySQL
4 1 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (24.14%) Selenium
2 10 (17.24%) JIRA
3 9 (15.52%) SpecFlow
4 8 (13.79%) Visual Studio
5 7 (12.07%) Ranorex
6 4 (6.90%) LoadRunner
7 3 (5.17%) Cucumber
7 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.17%) SoapUI
7 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (5.17%) WebDriver
8 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.45%) HP UFT
8 2 (3.45%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.45%) Toad
9 1 (1.72%) JMeter
9 1 (1.72%) LoadUI
9 1 (1.72%) Sikuli
9 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.72%) WATIR
General
1 19 (32.76%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Retail
3 5 (8.62%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Advertising
4 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (44.83%) Analyst
2 19 (32.76%) Test Analyst
3 13 (22.41%) Tester
4 9 (15.52%) QA Analyst
5 8 (13.79%) Software Tester
6 7 (12.07%) Test Manager
7 5 (8.62%) QA Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Test Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Automation Analyst
8 4 (6.90%) QA Automation Analyst
9 3 (5.17%) Junior
9 3 (5.17%) QA Test Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) Performance Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Performance Test Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) QA Tester
10 2 (3.45%) Technical Tester
10 2 (3.45%) Test Assurance Manager
10 2 (3.45%) UAT Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) UAT Test Analyst
11 1 (1.72%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) Web Services
2 6 (10.34%) .NET
2 6 (10.34%) XML
3 2 (3.45%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (3.45%) JSON
3 2 (3.45%) XSL
4 1 (1.72%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.72%) HTML
4 1 (1.72%) HTML5
4 1 (1.72%) RESTful
4 1 (1.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) User Experience
2 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.45%) DataPower
3 2 (3.45%) Fintech
4 1 (1.72%) Blog
4 1 (1.72%) CMDB
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.24%) Windows
2 3 (5.17%) Linux
2 3 (5.17%) Unix
3 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (63.79%) Test Automation
2 33 (56.90%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (55.17%) Software Testing
4 24 (41.38%) Scrum
5 22 (37.93%) Test Strategy
6 19 (32.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (29.31%) Test Scripting
8 16 (27.59%) Manual Testing
8 16 (27.59%) Regression Testing
9 12 (20.69%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (17.24%) User Stories
11 9 (15.52%) ITIL
12 8 (13.79%) API Testing
12 8 (13.79%) Coaching
12 8 (13.79%) Defect Management
13 7 (12.07%) Integration Testing
13 7 (12.07%) Kanban
13 7 (12.07%) Re-Platforming
13 7 (12.07%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) SQL
2 10 (17.24%) Java
3 8 (13.79%) C#
4 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (58.62%) ISEB
2 19 (32.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.45%) Degree
3 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.72%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (32.76%) QA
2 3 (5.17%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) HP ALM
1 4 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.72%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (1.72%) Kibana
2 1 (1.72%) SCCM
2 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.72%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) HP
2 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.34%) ServiceNow
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle
4 3 (5.17%) Google
5 2 (3.45%) AppDynamics
5 2 (3.45%) Citrix
5 2 (3.45%) Dynatrace
5 2 (3.45%) IBM
5 2 (3.45%) Remedy
5 2 (3.45%) SAP
5 2 (3.45%) Teradata
5 2 (3.45%) webMethods
6 1 (1.72%) BMC
6 1 (1.72%) Capita
6 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.72%) Splunk