Period
to 22 May 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 May 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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 184 212 196
Rank change year-on-year +28 -16 +18
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 101 93 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.30% 1.00% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.36% 3.93% 5.30%
Number of salaries quoted 83 85 112
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £25,450 £21,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £48,000 £55,000 £47,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 2,317 2,368 2,263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.82% 25.36% 23.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,566 1,518 1,760
West Midlands median annual salary £43,250 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.70% +10.00% -3.61%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £68,875 £68,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.26%

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 May 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 May 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
Warwickshire +1 25 £41,250 +83.33%
Staffordshire +19 15 £28,000 +0.90%
Coventry +13 15 £52,500 +31.25%
Solihull +7 12 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Worcestershire -10 12 £27,500 +5.77%
Birmingham +24 10 £28,500 -26.92%
Shropshire -12 5 - -
Halesowen - 5 £29,000 -
Herefordshire -12 1 £29,500 -
West Bromwich - 1 £30,000 - 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 69 (68.32%) Test Automation
2 67 (66.34%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (49.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 48 (47.52%) ISEB
5 40 (39.60%) QA
6 38 (37.62%) Selenium
6 38 (37.62%) Waterfall
7 35 (34.65%) Test Scripting
8 32 (31.68%) Manual Testing
9 26 (25.74%) Software Testing
9 26 (25.74%) XML
9 26 (25.74%) Cucumber
10 25 (24.75%) Defect Management
11 23 (22.77%) Regression Testing
11 23 (22.77%) Test Management
12 22 (21.78%) JIRA
12 22 (21.78%) SQL
12 22 (21.78%) Test Strategy
13 20 (19.80%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 20 (19.80%) Java
13 20 (19.80%) HP UFT
14 18 (17.82%) Finance
14 18 (17.82%) Acceptance Criteria
15 16 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
15 16 (15.84%) C#
15 16 (15.84%) Retail
15 16 (15.84%) Git (software)
16 15 (14.85%) Performance Testing
17 14 (13.86%) User Acceptance Testing
17 14 (13.86%) JSON

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 11 (10.89%) Confluence
2 4 (3.96%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) SAP FI-CA
1 2 (1.98%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.94%) Google Play
2 6 (5.94%) iTunes
2 6 (5.94%) TestFlight
3 2 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.91%) HTTPS
1 9 (8.91%) SSH
2 6 (5.94%) Broadband
2 6 (5.94%) HTTP
3 4 (3.96%) FTP
4 2 (1.98%) LTE
4 2 (1.98%) SMTP
4 2 (1.98%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.94%) DB2
1 6 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.95%) MySQL
3 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 38 (37.62%) Selenium
2 26 (25.74%) Cucumber
3 22 (21.78%) JIRA
4 20 (19.80%) HP UFT
5 16 (15.84%) Git (software)
6 14 (13.86%) Jenkins
7 9 (8.91%) Appium
8 7 (6.93%) Mercurial
8 7 (6.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (6.93%) Zephyr
9 6 (5.94%) Genymotion
9 6 (5.94%) Subversion
9 6 (5.94%) UI Automator
9 6 (5.94%) Xcode
10 5 (4.95%) SoapUI
10 5 (4.95%) Visual Studio
11 3 (2.97%) Calabash
11 3 (2.97%) Ranorex
11 3 (2.97%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (2.97%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (17.82%) Finance
2 16 (15.84%) Retail
3 7 (6.93%) Billing
4 1 (0.99%) Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (42.57%) Analyst
2 38 (37.62%) Test Analyst
3 25 (24.75%) Tester
4 12 (11.88%) Test Engineer
4 12 (11.88%) Test Manager
5 8 (7.92%) Automation Test Analyst
6 7 (6.93%) QA Analyst
6 7 (6.93%) Senior Tester
6 7 (6.93%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Applications Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Mobile Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) QA Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Systems Tester
8 5 (4.95%) Agile Test Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Manual Test Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) QA Tester
9 4 (3.96%) Software Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Software Test Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (25.74%) XML
2 14 (13.86%) JSON
3 7 (6.93%) Gherkin
4 6 (5.94%) .NET
4 6 (5.94%) CSS
4 6 (5.94%) Laravel
4 6 (5.94%) React
4 6 (5.94%) Sass
5 4 (3.96%) RESTful
6 3 (2.97%) SOAP
6 3 (2.97%) Velocity
7 2 (1.98%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.93%) Cloud Native
2 7 (6.93%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (5.94%) Fintech
3 6 (5.94%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.94%) User Experience
4 3 (2.97%) NHS
4 3 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.99%) AS400
5 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.99%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.91%) Windows
2 7 (6.93%) Linux
3 4 (3.96%) Unix
4 2 (1.98%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (68.32%) Test Automation
2 67 (66.34%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (37.62%) Waterfall
4 35 (34.65%) Test Scripting
5 32 (31.68%) Manual Testing
6 26 (25.74%) Software Testing
7 25 (24.75%) Defect Management
8 23 (22.77%) Regression Testing
8 23 (22.77%) Test Management
9 22 (21.78%) Test Strategy
10 20 (19.80%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 18 (17.82%) Acceptance Criteria
12 16 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (14.85%) Performance Testing
14 14 (13.86%) Scrum
14 14 (13.86%) SDLC
14 14 (13.86%) User Acceptance Testing
15 12 (11.88%) Continuous Delivery
15 12 (11.88%) DevSecOps
15 12 (11.88%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.78%) SQL
2 20 (19.80%) Java
3 16 (15.84%) C#
4 6 (5.94%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.94%) PHP
4 6 (5.94%) VBScript
5 5 (4.95%) Python
5 5 (4.95%) VB
6 3 (2.97%) Ruby
7 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (49.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 48 (47.52%) ISEB
3 3 (2.97%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.98%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.98%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.99%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.99%) Degree
5 1 (0.99%) HNC
5 1 (0.99%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (39.60%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (5.94%) VirtualBox
2 4 (3.96%) Docker
3 3 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (11.88%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (10.89%) HP ALM
3 6 (5.94%) HockeyApp
4 1 (0.99%) Ansible
4 1 (0.99%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (12.87%) HP
1 13 (12.87%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.93%) Atlassian
3 6 (5.94%) Google
3 6 (5.94%) Oracle
4 3 (2.97%) OpenText
4 3 (2.97%) VMware
4 3 (2.97%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.98%) SAP
6 1 (0.99%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.99%) OutSystems
6 1 (0.99%) webMethods