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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 182 167
Rank change year-on-year +19 -15  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 69 57 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.34% 0.93% 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.55% 3.56% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 57 48 51
Median salary £37,500 £34,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.48% +5.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £57,100 £54,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1244 1601 1475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.12% 26.02% 25.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1003 1147 1139
Median salary £40,795 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.98% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing ISTQB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +23 30 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Staffordshire +25 15 £34,750 +28.70%
Coventry -8 8 £33,000 -8.96% 1
Warwickshire +2 6 £27,750 -20.71% 2
Shropshire +7 3 £36,500 -15.11%
Dudley - 3 £25,000 -
Worcestershire -1 1 £20,000 -68.00%
Solihull - 1 £40,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £23,500 -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 85 (66.93%) ISEB
2 70 (55.12%) QA
2 70 (55.12%) Test Automation
3 59 (46.46%) Test Scripting
4 52 (40.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 49 (38.58%) Selenium
5 49 (38.58%) Software Testing
6 48 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (23.62%) Finance
7 30 (23.62%) JIRA
8 26 (20.47%) Java
9 25 (19.69%) Manual Testing
10 22 (17.32%) Cucumber
11 21 (16.54%) SDLC
11 21 (16.54%) Test Strategy
11 21 (16.54%) JMeter
12 19 (14.96%) SQL
13 18 (14.17%) Waterfall
14 17 (13.39%) Microsoft
15 15 (11.81%) Integration Testing
15 15 (11.81%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (11.02%) Performance Testing
16 14 (11.02%) Degree
17 13 (10.24%) E-Commerce
17 13 (10.24%) Unit Testing
18 12 (9.45%) System Testing
18 12 (9.45%) SoapUI
18 12 (9.45%) SQL Server
18 12 (9.45%) SOAP
18 12 (9.45%) ITIL

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 (3.94%) Confluence
2 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.79%) EPiServer
Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.79%) SAP HCM
1 1 (0.79%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.57%) SaaS
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.57%) HTTPS
1 2 (1.57%) Intranet
1 2 (1.57%) SSH
1 2 (1.57%) TETRA
2 1 (0.79%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.57%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.57%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.79%) MySQL
3 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 49 (38.58%) Selenium
2 30 (23.62%) JIRA
3 22 (17.32%) Cucumber
4 21 (16.54%) JMeter
5 12 (9.45%) SoapUI
6 10 (7.87%) HP UFT
7 9 (7.09%) JUnit
7 9 (7.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (6.30%) Jenkins
8 8 (6.30%) WebDriver
9 6 (4.72%) Gatling
9 6 (4.72%) TestNG
10 5 (3.94%) TestRail
11 4 (3.15%) LoadRunner
12 3 (2.36%) Concordion
12 3 (2.36%) eggPlant
12 3 (2.36%) Ranorex
13 2 (1.57%) CANoe
13 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
13 2 (1.57%) Zephyr
General
1 30 (23.62%) Finance
2 12 (9.45%) Retail
3 9 (7.09%) Banking
4 8 (6.30%) Automotive
5 2 (1.57%) Games
5 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (51.18%) Analyst
2 56 (44.09%) Test Analyst
3 29 (22.83%) Tester
4 16 (12.60%) QA Analyst
5 15 (11.81%) Software Tester
5 15 (11.81%) Test Leader
6 14 (11.02%) Test Engineer
7 13 (10.24%) Automation Test Analyst
8 12 (9.45%) Software Analyst
8 12 (9.45%) Software Test Analyst
9 10 (7.87%) QA Engineer
10 9 (7.09%) Automation Tester
10 9 (7.09%) QA Leader
10 9 (7.09%) QA Test Analyst
10 9 (7.09%) QA Tester
11 8 (6.30%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 7 (5.51%) Test Manager
13 6 (4.72%) Team Leader
14 5 (3.94%) Selenium Tester
14 5 (3.94%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.45%) SOAP
2 7 (5.51%) .NET
2 7 (5.51%) HTML
2 7 (5.51%) RESTful
2 7 (5.51%) XML
3 5 (3.94%) Gherkin
4 4 (3.15%) Web Services
5 2 (1.57%) J2EE
6 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.79%) CSS
6 1 (0.79%) HTML5
6 1 (0.79%) JSON
6 1 (0.79%) REST
6 1 (0.79%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (5.51%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.15%) Driving Licence
2 4 (3.15%) iPhone
2 4 (3.15%) Smartphone
3 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.36%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.57%) Infotainment
4 2 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.79%) EPoS
5 1 (0.79%) Fintech
5 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.09%) Unix
2 7 (5.51%) Android
3 6 (4.72%) Linux
3 6 (4.72%) Windows
4 5 (3.94%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (55.12%) Test Automation
2 59 (46.46%) Test Scripting
3 49 (38.58%) Software Testing
4 48 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (19.69%) Manual Testing
6 21 (16.54%) SDLC
6 21 (16.54%) Test Strategy
7 18 (14.17%) Waterfall
8 15 (11.81%) Integration Testing
8 15 (11.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (11.02%) Performance Testing
10 13 (10.24%) E-Commerce
10 13 (10.24%) Unit Testing
11 12 (9.45%) ITIL
11 12 (9.45%) System Testing
12 11 (8.66%) BDD
13 10 (7.87%) Scenario Testing
13 10 (7.87%) User Stories
14 9 (7.09%) Non-Functional Testing
15 8 (6.30%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.47%) Java
2 19 (14.96%) SQL
3 8 (6.30%) VB
4 7 (5.51%) C#
4 7 (5.51%) Scala
4 7 (5.51%) VBScript
5 6 (4.72%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.15%) C
7 2 (1.57%) Perl
7 2 (1.57%) PHP
7 2 (1.57%) Python
7 2 (1.57%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.79%) C++
8 1 (0.79%) Lua
8 1 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 85 (66.93%) ISEB
2 52 (40.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (11.02%) Degree
4 6 (4.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.57%) GNVQ
5 2 (1.57%) HND
5 2 (1.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.57%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.79%) CSQA
6 1 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.79%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (55.12%) QA
2 2 (1.57%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Docker
1 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (13.39%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.30%) Oracle
3 3 (2.36%) HP
3 3 (2.36%) SAP
4 2 (1.57%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.57%) Google
5 1 (0.79%) Serena
5 1 (0.79%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + 25 days hols, excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + h/c, pension, bonus rewards etc
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 26 days ago