Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 203 183
Rank change year-on-year +4 -20 +42
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 122 110 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.23% 1.07% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.27% 4.41% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 117 102 139
West Midlands median annual salary £36,000 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.37% +4.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,575 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,000 £47,500 £57,750
England median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.25% +6.67% -5.06%

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 2,313 2,492 2,758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.38% 24.31% 25.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,607 1,842 2,170
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -0.62% +0.63%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,540 £62,950 £63,750
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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -19 30 £45,250 +20.67% 4
Coventry +7 28 £38,750 +3.33% 3
Warwickshire +18 26 £31,250 -11.97%
Shropshire +9 10 £40,000 +12.68%
Staffordshire +4 7 £32,500 -12.16% 2
Herefordshire - 6 £37,500 -
Solihull - 5 £37,500 -
Worcestershire +7 4 £36,250 +39.42% 3
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £29,000 - 2
Wolverhampton - 2 £25,000 -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 87 (71.31%) ISEB
2 84 (68.85%) Test Automation
3 55 (45.08%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (43.44%) Software Testing
4 53 (43.44%) Selenium
5 41 (33.61%) QA
6 35 (28.69%) Java
7 33 (27.05%) Test Scripting
8 32 (26.23%) Cucumber
8 32 (26.23%) XML
9 31 (25.41%) Manual Testing
10 30 (24.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 29 (23.77%) SQL
11 29 (23.77%) Finance
12 28 (22.95%) JSON
12 28 (22.95%) JavaScript
13 27 (22.13%) JIRA
13 27 (22.13%) User Acceptance Testing
14 21 (17.21%) Regression Testing
15 20 (16.39%) Degree
15 20 (16.39%) Oracle
15 20 (16.39%) Unix
16 19 (15.57%) Test Management
16 19 (15.57%) WebDriver
17 18 (14.75%) SoapUI
17 18 (14.75%) Test Strategy
18 17 (13.93%) Mobile App
18 17 (13.93%) Windows
18 17 (13.93%) HTML
18 17 (13.93%) HP UFT

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 12 (9.84%) Confluence
2 8 (6.56%) WebLogic
3 7 (5.74%) CMS
3 7 (5.74%) Drupal
3 7 (5.74%) WordPress
4 1 (0.82%) Documentum
4 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (8.20%) Chatbot
2 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.74%) Magento
1 7 (5.74%) Shopify
2 1 (0.82%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.74%) Basecamp
2 2 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.02%) MySQL
2 5 (4.10%) DB2
3 2 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.64%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.82%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.82%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 53 (43.44%) Selenium
2 32 (26.23%) Cucumber
3 27 (22.13%) JIRA
4 19 (15.57%) WebDriver
5 18 (14.75%) SoapUI
6 17 (13.93%) HP UFT
7 11 (9.02%) Zephyr
8 10 (8.20%) Git (software)
8 10 (8.20%) Robot Framework
8 10 (8.20%) Subversion
9 9 (7.38%) Jenkins
10 8 (6.56%) Ranorex
10 8 (6.56%) Toad
11 7 (5.74%) Visual Studio
12 6 (4.92%) JUnit
12 6 (4.92%) Protractor
12 6 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (1.64%) SpecFlow
13 2 (1.64%) TeamCity
14 1 (0.82%) Jasmine
General
1 29 (23.77%) Finance
2 12 (9.84%) Retail
3 5 (4.10%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.46%) Games
5 2 (1.64%) Banking
6 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.82%) Legal
6 1 (0.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (42.62%) Analyst
2 44 (36.07%) Test Analyst
3 23 (18.85%) Tester
4 16 (13.11%) Test Engineer
5 13 (10.66%) Senior Test Engineer
6 12 (9.84%) QA Tester
7 11 (9.02%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 11 (9.02%) Test Automation Engineer
8 10 (8.20%) Coordinator
8 10 (8.20%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (8.20%) Senior Test Analyst
8 10 (8.20%) Test Coordinator
8 10 (8.20%) UAT Coordinator
9 9 (7.38%) QA Analyst
10 8 (6.56%) Software Tester
10 8 (6.56%) Test Manager
11 7 (5.74%) Junior
12 6 (4.92%) Automation Test Lead
13 5 (4.10%) Test Architect
13 5 (4.10%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (26.23%) XML
2 28 (22.95%) JSON
3 17 (13.93%) HTML
4 16 (13.11%) .NET
4 16 (13.11%) SOAP
5 10 (8.20%) CSS
5 10 (8.20%) REST
6 8 (6.56%) XSL
7 5 (4.10%) Node.js
7 5 (4.10%) Web Services
7 5 (4.10%) WPF
8 1 (0.82%) .NET Core
8 1 (0.82%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.82%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.82%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.93%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.10%) iSeries
3 4 (3.28%) PMI
4 3 (2.46%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.46%) Online Games
5 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.64%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.64%) EPoS
5 2 (1.64%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.82%) CMDB
6 1 (0.82%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.82%) Fintech
6 1 (0.82%) Marketing Technology
6 1 (0.82%) Replication
6 1 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.39%) Unix
2 17 (13.93%) Windows
3 1 (0.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (68.85%) Test Automation
2 55 (45.08%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (43.44%) Software Testing
4 33 (27.05%) Test Scripting
5 31 (25.41%) Manual Testing
6 27 (22.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (17.21%) Regression Testing
8 19 (15.57%) Test Management
9 18 (14.75%) Test Strategy
10 16 (13.11%) CRM
10 16 (13.11%) SDLC
11 15 (12.30%) Functional Testing
12 13 (10.66%) Mentoring
12 13 (10.66%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (9.84%) E-Commerce
14 11 (9.02%) BDD
14 11 (9.02%) Project Management
15 10 (8.20%) Cross-Browser Testing
15 10 (8.20%) Defect Management
15 10 (8.20%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.69%) Java
2 29 (23.77%) SQL
3 28 (22.95%) JavaScript
4 12 (9.84%) C#
5 11 (9.02%) Python
6 6 (4.92%) C++
6 6 (4.92%) Groovy
6 6 (4.92%) Scala
7 5 (4.10%) Delphi
7 5 (4.10%) RPG
8 1 (0.82%) PHP
8 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.82%) R
Qualifications
1 87 (71.31%) ISEB
2 30 (24.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 20 (16.39%) Degree
4 9 (7.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (4.10%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.10%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.28%) Master's Degree
6 4 (3.28%) PMI Certification
6 4 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.64%) APMP
8 1 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (33.61%) QA
2 4 (3.28%) P3O
Systems Management
1 6 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (16.39%) Oracle
2 12 (9.84%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.56%) webMethods
4 7 (5.74%) Adobe
4 7 (5.74%) HP
5 5 (4.10%) IBM
6 3 (2.46%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.82%) BMC
7 1 (0.82%) Cognos
7 1 (0.82%) Google
7 1 (0.82%) MKS
7 1 (0.82%) Pega
7 1 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.82%) SAP
7 1 (0.82%) Siebel