Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 215 222
Rank change year-on-year -13 +7 -26
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 64 110 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.75% 1.11% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.80% 4.66% 3.83%
Number of salaries quoted 44 103 106
West Midlands median annual salary £33,250 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £26,288 £25,025 £26,500
90th Percentile £51,750 £58,500 £51,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 2,287 2,359 3,158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.66% 23.90% 26.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,521 1,864 2,316
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -20 24 £33,500 -16.25% 10
Warwickshire +32 8 £46,000 +47.20% 5
Coventry +7 8 £32,500 +10.17% 1
Solihull +5 8 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Shropshire +17 6 £29,500 -24.36% 1
Staffordshire +4 6 £32,250 -0.77% 3
Worcestershire +6 3 £40,000 +100.00%
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 46 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 38 (59.38%) ISEB
4 30 (46.88%) Software Testing
5 27 (42.19%) Test Strategy
5 27 (42.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (31.25%) Finance
7 19 (29.69%) Waterfall
8 17 (26.56%) Defect Management
9 15 (23.44%) Integration Testing
10 14 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (21.88%) QA
11 13 (20.31%) Scrum
12 12 (18.75%) Regression Testing
12 12 (18.75%) JIRA
13 11 (17.19%) Selenium
13 11 (17.19%) Test Management
13 11 (17.19%) Test Scripting
13 11 (17.19%) Windows
14 10 (15.63%) Java
15 9 (14.06%) Manual Testing
16 8 (12.50%) SQL
16 8 (12.50%) ITIL
16 8 (12.50%) Proactive Management
16 8 (12.50%) Coaching
16 8 (12.50%) ServiceNow
17 7 (10.94%) XML
17 7 (10.94%) Performance Testing
17 7 (10.94%) Kanban
18 6 (9.38%) Continuous Integration

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 4 (6.25%) Confluence
2 3 (4.69%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.56%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) SAP FI-CA
1 2 (3.13%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) FTP
1 1 (1.56%) HTTP
1 1 (1.56%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.56%) SMS
1 1 (1.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.56%) DB2
3 1 (1.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (18.75%) JIRA
2 11 (17.19%) Selenium
3 6 (9.38%) Cucumber
4 5 (7.81%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.81%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.69%) JMeter
5 3 (4.69%) SpecFlow
5 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.13%) HP UFT
6 2 (3.13%) LoadRunner
6 2 (3.13%) Toad
6 2 (3.13%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.56%) JUnit
7 1 (1.56%) LoadUI
7 1 (1.56%) Sikuli
7 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (31.25%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Banking
2 5 (7.81%) Retail
3 1 (1.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (46.88%) Analyst
1 30 (46.88%) Test Analyst
2 13 (20.31%) Test Manager
3 11 (17.19%) Tester
4 7 (10.94%) Software Tester
5 4 (6.25%) Junior
6 3 (4.69%) QA Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) Junior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) Junior Tester
7 2 (3.13%) Technical Tester
7 2 (3.13%) Test Assurance Manager
8 1 (1.56%) Automation Tester
8 1 (1.56%) Junior Software Tester
8 1 (1.56%) Performance Test Engineer
8 1 (1.56%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (1.56%) Test Automation Manager
8 1 (1.56%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) XML
2 5 (7.81%) .NET
3 4 (6.25%) JSON
3 4 (6.25%) SOAP
4 3 (4.69%) Web Services
5 2 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (3.13%) XSL
6 1 (1.56%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.56%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (1.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.56%) Blog
2 1 (1.56%) DataPower
2 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.19%) Windows
2 2 (3.13%) Unix
3 1 (1.56%) Linux
3 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 30 (46.88%) Software Testing
4 27 (42.19%) Test Strategy
5 19 (29.69%) Waterfall
6 17 (26.56%) Defect Management
7 15 (23.44%) Integration Testing
8 14 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (20.31%) Scrum
10 12 (18.75%) Regression Testing
11 11 (17.19%) Test Management
11 11 (17.19%) Test Scripting
12 9 (14.06%) Manual Testing
13 8 (12.50%) Coaching
13 8 (12.50%) ITIL
13 8 (12.50%) Proactive Management
14 7 (10.94%) Kanban
14 7 (10.94%) Performance Testing
15 6 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
15 6 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) Java
2 8 (12.50%) SQL
3 6 (9.38%) C#
4 1 (1.56%) C++
4 1 (1.56%) PHP
4 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (59.38%) ISEB
2 27 (42.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.88%) QA
2 3 (4.69%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.56%) Kibana
2 1 (1.56%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) ServiceNow
2 4 (6.25%) HP
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.69%) Google
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle
3 3 (4.69%) SAP
4 2 (3.13%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.13%) Remedy
4 2 (3.13%) webMethods
5 1 (1.56%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.56%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.56%) Citrix
5 1 (1.56%) Dynatrace
5 1 (1.56%) IBM
5 1 (1.56%) Splunk
5 1 (1.56%) Teradata