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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / West Midlands
Rank 153 152 147
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 57 85 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.21% 1.39% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.23% 5.09% 5.37%
Number of salaries quoted 52 68 49
Median salary £34,750 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,050 £27,850 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £60,000 £48,400
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -6.66%  

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 1089 1671 1322
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.09% 27.27% 26.26%
Number of salaries quoted 842 1272 1052
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,224 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 24 March 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 24 March 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 +13 27 £31,500 -8.69% 4
Shropshire +6 9 £36,500 -33.63%
Warwickshire +20 8 £34,500 -42.50% 1
Staffordshire +10 6 £37,000 +8.82% 2
Coventry +11 5 £35,000 -20.45% 4
Worcestershire -11 2 £24,750 -26.66%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 88 (71.54%) ISEB
2 63 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (44.72%) QA
4 52 (42.28%) Test Scripting
5 49 (39.84%) Selenium
6 36 (29.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 34 (27.64%) SDLC
8 29 (23.58%) Software Testing
9 28 (22.76%) Automated Testing
9 28 (22.76%) Cucumber
10 26 (21.14%) User Acceptance Testing
11 24 (19.51%) JIRA
12 23 (18.70%) SQL
13 22 (17.89%) Automation Testing
14 21 (17.07%) Finance
15 20 (16.26%) Microsoft
16 19 (15.45%) Manual Testing
17 18 (14.63%) Test Strategy
17 18 (14.63%) Regression Testing
17 18 (14.63%) Java
18 16 (13.01%) Degree
19 15 (12.20%) JavaScript
20 14 (11.38%) HP UFT
20 14 (11.38%) Linux
20 14 (11.38%) Test Management
20 14 (11.38%) Team Foundation Server
21 13 (10.57%) Performance Testing
22 12 (9.76%) System Testing
22 12 (9.76%) Unix
22 12 (9.76%) C

ISTQB
Top Related 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 (4.07%) Confluence
2 4 (3.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.81%) EPiServer
Applications
1 10 (8.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS Office
2 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.81%) SAP HCM
1 1 (0.81%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.44%) SaaS
3 2 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.63%) HTTPS
1 2 (1.63%) SSH
2 1 (0.81%) Skype
2 1 (0.81%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.25%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.44%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.44%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (1.63%) MySQL
4 2 (1.63%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 49 (39.84%) Selenium
2 28 (22.76%) Cucumber
3 24 (19.51%) JIRA
4 14 (11.38%) HP UFT
4 14 (11.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (9.76%) JMeter
6 10 (8.13%) SoapUI
7 8 (6.50%) WebDriver
8 7 (5.69%) JUnit
8 7 (5.69%) Robot Framework
9 6 (4.88%) Jenkins
9 6 (4.88%) SpecFlow
10 5 (4.07%) Gatling
10 5 (4.07%) JBehave
10 5 (4.07%) LoadRunner
10 5 (4.07%) Ranorex
11 4 (3.25%) eggPlant
11 4 (3.25%) Subversion
11 4 (3.25%) TestNG
11 4 (3.25%) WATIR
General
1 21 (17.07%) Finance
2 6 (4.88%) Automotive
3 5 (4.07%) Banking
4 4 (3.25%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.44%) Retail
6 2 (1.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 67 (54.47%) Analyst
2 58 (47.15%) Test Analyst
3 31 (25.20%) Tester
4 16 (13.01%) Automation Test Analyst
4 16 (13.01%) Software Tester
5 15 (12.20%) Test Manager
6 14 (11.38%) Test Engineer
7 10 (8.13%) Automation Tester
8 8 (6.50%) QA Analyst
8 8 (6.50%) QA Test Analyst
8 8 (6.50%) QA Tester
8 8 (6.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 7 (5.69%) Test Leader
10 6 (4.88%) QA Leader
10 6 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (4.88%) Software Analyst
10 6 (4.88%) Software Test Analyst
10 6 (4.88%) Test Automation Engineer
11 5 (4.07%) Software Test Engineer
11 5 (4.07%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.32%) Gherkin
2 8 (6.50%) .NET
2 8 (6.50%) SOAP
3 5 (4.07%) RESTful
4 4 (3.25%) HTML
4 4 (3.25%) Web Services
5 3 (2.44%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.44%) XML
6 2 (1.63%) CSS
7 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.81%) JSON
7 1 (0.81%) Node.js
7 1 (0.81%) REST
7 1 (0.81%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.32%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.25%) iPhone
4 4 (3.25%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.44%) Fintech
6 2 (1.63%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.81%) EPoS
7 1 (0.81%) Replication
7 1 (0.81%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.38%) Linux
2 12 (9.76%) Unix
3 10 (8.13%) Android
4 9 (7.32%) Windows
5 8 (6.50%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (42.28%) Test Scripting
3 34 (27.64%) SDLC
4 29 (23.58%) Software Testing
5 28 (22.76%) Automated Testing
6 26 (21.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (17.89%) Automation Testing
8 19 (15.45%) Manual Testing
9 18 (14.63%) Regression Testing
9 18 (14.63%) Test Strategy
10 14 (11.38%) Test Management
11 13 (10.57%) Performance Testing
12 12 (9.76%) System Testing
13 11 (8.94%) BDD
14 10 (8.13%) CRM
15 9 (7.32%) Wealth Management
16 8 (6.50%) Functional Testing
16 8 (6.50%) Test Automation
16 8 (6.50%) Translating Business Requirements
17 7 (5.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.70%) SQL
2 18 (14.63%) Java
3 15 (12.20%) JavaScript
4 12 (9.76%) C
5 11 (8.94%) Python
6 9 (7.32%) C#
7 8 (6.50%) C++
8 5 (4.07%) Perl
9 4 (3.25%) VB
10 3 (2.44%) PHP
10 3 (2.44%) Scala
10 3 (2.44%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.44%) VBScript
11 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.81%) Lua
11 1 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 88 (71.54%) ISEB
2 36 (29.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (13.01%) Degree
4 5 (4.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.63%) CSQA
5 2 (1.63%) GNVQ
5 2 (1.63%) HND
5 2 (1.63%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (44.72%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (1.63%) Docker
2 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.63%) SCCM
2 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (16.26%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.13%) Oracle
3 5 (4.07%) HP
4 3 (2.44%) Serena
5 2 (1.63%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.81%) SAP
6 1 (0.81%) VMware
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 41k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Leidos
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive salary + company benefits + training + bonus + expenses
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago