Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 208 221 178
Rank change year-on-year +13 -43 +65
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 120 124 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.18% 1.08% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.05% 4.13% 5.63%
Number of salaries quoted 112 108 148
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,469
Median salary % change year-on-year - +0.08% +15.29%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,200 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,906 £50,375 £55,300
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 2374 3000 2736
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.44% 26.25% 25.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1822 2196 2179
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £65,480
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 24 November 2017.

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 24 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
Birmingham +16 57 £40,000 +2.56% 3
Warwickshire 0 17 £35,000 -
Staffordshire +21 16 £32,500 +4.00% 1
Coventry +6 14 £31,750 -15.33% 2
Shropshire +2 5 £40,000 -15.79% 1
Worcestershire -8 3 £37,500 +15.38%
Wolverhampton - 2 £25,000 -
Herefordshire - 2 £37,500 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £29,000 -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 78 (65.00%) ISEB
2 71 (59.17%) Test Automation
3 56 (46.67%) Selenium
4 55 (45.83%) Software Testing
5 52 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (42.50%) QA
7 41 (34.17%) Test Scripting
8 34 (28.33%) Java
9 33 (27.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 31 (25.83%) Cucumber
10 31 (25.83%) JIRA
11 26 (21.67%) Test Strategy
12 25 (20.83%) Waterfall
12 25 (20.83%) Finance
13 23 (19.17%) XML
13 23 (19.17%) User Acceptance Testing
14 22 (18.33%) Manual Testing
15 20 (16.67%) WebDriver
16 19 (15.83%) SoapUI
16 19 (15.83%) Functional Testing
16 19 (15.83%) SQL
16 19 (15.83%) HP UFT
17 18 (15.00%) JavaScript
17 18 (15.00%) Degree
18 17 (14.17%) SOAP
19 15 (12.50%) Mentoring
20 14 (11.67%) Confluence
20 14 (11.67%) Jenkins
20 14 (11.67%) Oracle
20 14 (11.67%) JUnit

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 14 (11.67%) Confluence
2 3 (2.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.83%) Documentum
Applications
1 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.83%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.17%) Intranet
2 3 (2.50%) Internet
3 1 (0.83%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.33%) MySQL
2 5 (4.17%) DB2
2 5 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 56 (46.67%) Selenium
2 31 (25.83%) Cucumber
2 31 (25.83%) JIRA
3 20 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 19 (15.83%) HP UFT
4 19 (15.83%) SoapUI
5 14 (11.67%) Jenkins
5 14 (11.67%) JUnit
6 13 (10.83%) JMeter
7 9 (7.50%) TestRail
7 9 (7.50%) Zephyr
8 7 (5.83%) Protractor
8 7 (5.83%) Ranorex
9 5 (4.17%) TestNG
10 4 (3.33%) LoadRunner
11 3 (2.50%) eCATT
11 3 (2.50%) Toad
11 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.67%) Rational Functional Tester
12 2 (1.67%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (20.83%) Finance
2 8 (6.67%) Games
3 6 (5.00%) Banking
4 4 (3.33%) Retail
5 3 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Automotive
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 45 (37.50%) Analyst
2 37 (30.83%) Test Analyst
3 17 (14.17%) Tester
4 15 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 9 (7.50%) Coordinator
5 9 (7.50%) QA Analyst
5 9 (7.50%) QA Leader
5 9 (7.50%) Test Coordinator
5 9 (7.50%) UAT Coordinator
6 8 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
7 7 (5.83%) Automation Test Lead
7 7 (5.83%) QA Engineer
7 7 (5.83%) Test Manager
8 6 (5.00%) Lead Architect
8 6 (5.00%) QA Team Leader
8 6 (5.00%) Software Tester
8 6 (5.00%) Team Leader
8 6 (5.00%) Test Architect
8 6 (5.00%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.17%) XML
2 17 (14.17%) SOAP
3 13 (10.83%) JSON
4 11 (9.17%) HTML
4 11 (9.17%) REST
5 10 (8.33%) CSS
6 8 (6.67%) .NET
7 6 (5.00%) WPF
8 5 (4.17%) Node.js
8 5 (4.17%) RESTful
9 4 (3.33%) Web Services
10 3 (2.50%) Gherkin
10 3 (2.50%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.83%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.17%) iSeries
4 4 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.33%) PMI
5 3 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.50%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.50%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.67%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (1.67%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.67%) Replication
7 1 (0.83%) EPoS
7 1 (0.83%) Fintech
7 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.83%) Marketing Technology
7 1 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.00%) Unix
1 12 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (59.17%) Test Automation
2 55 (45.83%) Software Testing
3 52 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (34.17%) Test Scripting
5 26 (21.67%) Test Strategy
6 25 (20.83%) Waterfall
7 23 (19.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (18.33%) Manual Testing
9 19 (15.83%) Functional Testing
10 15 (12.50%) Mentoring
11 13 (10.83%) BDD
11 13 (10.83%) TDD
12 12 (10.00%) Defect Management
12 12 (10.00%) E-Commerce
12 12 (10.00%) Test Management
13 11 (9.17%) Unit Testing
14 10 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
15 9 (7.50%) Non-Functional Testing
16 8 (6.67%) CRM
16 8 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (28.33%) Java
2 19 (15.83%) SQL
3 18 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 12 (10.00%) C#
5 7 (5.83%) Groovy
5 7 (5.83%) Scala
6 5 (4.17%) Delphi
6 5 (4.17%) RPG
7 3 (2.50%) Python
8 2 (1.67%) Ruby
9 1 (0.83%) C++
9 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 78 (65.00%) ISEB
2 33 (27.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (15.00%) Degree
4 7 (5.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (3.33%) Master's Degree
6 4 (3.33%) PMI Certification
6 4 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (2.50%) SAP Certification
7 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.50%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.67%) APMP
9 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (42.50%) QA
2 4 (3.33%) P3O
Systems Management
1 9 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (11.67%) Oracle
2 13 (10.83%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.83%) HP
4 5 (4.17%) IBM
5 3 (2.50%) SAP
5 3 (2.50%) webMethods
6 2 (1.67%) New Relic
7 1 (0.83%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.83%) Cognos
7 1 (0.83%) Google
7 1 (0.83%) Informatica
7 1 (0.83%) MKS
7 1 (0.83%) Netezza
7 1 (0.83%) Pega