Period
to 22 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 189 239 226
Rank change year-on-year +50 -13 +4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 75 65 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.03% 0.75% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.11% 2.81% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 56 44 103
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £33,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.30% -5.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £28,375 £26,288 £25,025
90th Percentile £45,599 £51,750 £58,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 1,826 2,313 2,363
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.13% 26.75% 23.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,347 1,542 1,866
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 +60 32 £40,000 +19.40% 3
Coventry +17 13 £41,500 +27.69% 1
Warwickshire -12 8 £41,000 -10.87% 1
Worcestershire -4 7 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Shropshire +11 5 - - 1
Staffordshire +3 4 £34,000 +5.43% 2
Solihull -10 2 - - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £30,000 -
Walsall - 1 £35,000 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £29,500 - 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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 60 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 46 (61.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 39 (52.00%) QA
4 38 (50.67%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (46.67%) Test Scripting
6 33 (44.00%) SQL
6 33 (44.00%) Regression Testing
7 29 (38.67%) Performance Testing
7 29 (38.67%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (34.67%) Selenium
8 26 (34.67%) Software Testing
9 25 (33.33%) ISEB
10 24 (32.00%) JIRA
11 23 (30.67%) Scrum
12 22 (29.33%) Defect Management
12 22 (29.33%) Functional Testing
13 20 (26.67%) Test Strategy
14 19 (25.33%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (25.33%) Finance
15 18 (24.00%) Manual Testing
16 17 (22.67%) User Stories
16 17 (22.67%) Confluence
17 16 (21.33%) SDLC
17 16 (21.33%) Java
18 15 (20.00%) Data Quality
18 15 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
19 14 (18.67%) Data Warehouse
19 14 (18.67%) Business Intelligence
20 13 (17.33%) ETL
20 13 (17.33%) XML

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 17 (22.67%) Confluence
2 6 (8.00%) SAS
3 3 (4.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.00%) Azure
2 1 (1.33%) AWS
2 1 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.33%) HTTPS
1 7 (9.33%) SSH
2 4 (5.33%) LTE
3 2 (2.67%) Wireless
4 1 (1.33%) Firewall
4 1 (1.33%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.67%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (14.67%) MongoDB
3 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
4 6 (8.00%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (8.00%) BusinessObjects XI
4 6 (8.00%) Cognos Query Studio
4 6 (8.00%) IBM InfoSphere
4 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.33%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.33%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 26 (34.67%) Selenium
2 24 (32.00%) JIRA
3 10 (13.33%) HP UFT
4 9 (12.00%) Cucumber
4 9 (12.00%) Git (software)
5 8 (10.67%) JMeter
5 8 (10.67%) SoapUI
6 7 (9.33%) Appium
6 7 (9.33%) Mercurial
6 7 (9.33%) Zephyr
7 5 (6.67%) WebDriver
8 4 (5.33%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (5.33%) Toad
9 3 (4.00%) Ranorex
9 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.67%) Bugzilla
10 2 (2.67%) Calabash
10 2 (2.67%) Rational Quality Manager
General
1 19 (25.33%) Finance
2 10 (13.33%) Banking
3 7 (9.33%) Retail
4 4 (5.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (5.33%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.33%) Back Office
6 1 (1.33%) Games
6 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (41.33%) Analyst
2 25 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 17 (22.67%) Tester
4 11 (14.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 8 (10.67%) QA Analyst
6 7 (9.33%) Senior Tester
6 7 (9.33%) Test Leader
6 7 (9.33%) Test Manager
7 6 (8.00%) QA Tester
7 6 (8.00%) Quality Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (5.33%) Manual Test Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) QA Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) Software Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Software Test Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Test Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) Agile Test Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.33%) XML
2 10 (13.33%) Web Services
3 4 (5.33%) JSON
3 4 (5.33%) SOAP
4 3 (4.00%) .NET
5 1 (1.33%) DHTML
5 1 (1.33%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.33%) HTML
5 1 (1.33%) Nightwatchjs
5 1 (1.33%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (1.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (16.00%) User Experience
3 7 (9.33%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (6.67%) Mobile App
5 4 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.67%) CCTV
6 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.67%) Windows
2 4 (5.33%) Unix
3 1 (1.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 38 (50.67%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (46.67%) Test Scripting
4 33 (44.00%) Regression Testing
5 29 (38.67%) Performance Testing
5 29 (38.67%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (34.67%) Software Testing
7 23 (30.67%) Scrum
8 22 (29.33%) Defect Management
8 22 (29.33%) Functional Testing
9 20 (26.67%) Test Strategy
10 19 (25.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (24.00%) Manual Testing
12 17 (22.67%) User Stories
13 16 (21.33%) SDLC
14 14 (18.67%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (17.33%) ETL
16 11 (14.67%) Customer Requirements
16 11 (14.67%) Re-Platforming
17 9 (12.00%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (44.00%) SQL
2 16 (21.33%) Java
3 10 (13.33%) VBScript
4 8 (10.67%) C#
5 4 (5.33%) Python
6 2 (2.67%) C++
6 2 (2.67%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.67%) Ruby
7 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 46 (61.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 25 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (4.00%) Degree
4 2 (2.67%) HNC
4 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.33%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (52.00%) QA
2 15 (20.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) Docker
1 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Ansible
1 2 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.67%) Netcool
1 2 (2.67%) TeMIP
1 2 (2.67%) Terraform
2 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.00%) Oracle
3 7 (9.33%) Atlassian
4 6 (8.00%) Ab Initio
4 6 (8.00%) Cognos
4 6 (8.00%) IBM
4 6 (8.00%) Informatica
4 6 (8.00%) Netezza
5 4 (5.33%) OpenText
6 3 (4.00%) webMethods
7 2 (2.67%) HP
7 2 (2.67%) Remedy
7 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.67%) VMware
7 2 (2.67%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.33%) Facebook
8 1 (1.33%) Instagram
8 1 (1.33%) SAP
8 1 (1.33%) Twitter