Period
to 24 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 100 84 137
Rank change year-on-year -16 +53 -39
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 42 73 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 2.03% 2.92% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.71% 10.20% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 39 65 7
West Sussex median annual salary £28,000 £42,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.12% +37.10% -22.50%
10th Percentile £25,750 £19,000 £29,600
90th Percentile £47,500 £56,500 £46,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +17.33% -

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 West Sussex with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Sussex
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 482 716 498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 23.26% 28.59% 24.80%
Number of salaries quoted 370 592 430
West Sussex median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,025 £29,975
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
South East median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in West Sussex

ISTQB
Salary Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in West Sussex.

Salary trend for ISTQB in West Sussex

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in West Sussex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in West Sussex over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in West Sussex

ISTQB
Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 24 February 2020. 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
Worthing +15 25 £28,000 +40.00% 2
Crawley -13 7 £26,500 +6.00%
Horsham -23 6 £45,000 -
Gatwick -2 4 £45,000 +1.12%
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 24 February 2020, 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 Sussex region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 40 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (52.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 20 (47.62%) Test Automation
4 18 (42.86%) .NET
4 18 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 16 (38.10%) ISEB
6 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 14 (33.33%) QA
7 13 (30.95%) Test Scripting
7 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
7 13 (30.95%) C#
8 6 (14.29%) JIRA
8 6 (14.29%) SpecFlow
9 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (11.90%) React
9 5 (11.90%) Driving Licence
9 5 (11.90%) Degree
9 5 (11.90%) Software Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Finance
9 5 (11.90%) SQL
10 4 (9.52%) Manual Testing
10 4 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (9.52%) Critical Thinking
11 3 (7.14%) Public Sector
11 3 (7.14%) Defect Management
11 3 (7.14%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (7.14%) SaaS
11 3 (7.14%) SAP ERP
11 3 (7.14%) ERP

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 2 (4.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) SaaS
1 3 (7.14%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (2.38%) GitHub
2 1 (2.38%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) JIRA
1 6 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 2 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.38%) Gatling
3 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.38%) Katalon Studio
3 1 (2.38%) Postman
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 28 (66.67%) Analyst
1 28 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 14 (33.33%) Manual Test Analyst
2 14 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) Tester
4 7 (16.67%) QA Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Junior
5 5 (11.90%) Junior Test Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Junior Tester
5 5 (11.90%) QA Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) QA Test Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) SAP Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Senior SAP Test Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Software QA Tester
7 3 (7.14%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (42.86%) .NET
1 18 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 5 (11.90%) React
3 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (11.90%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Unix
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (47.62%) Test Automation
3 13 (30.95%) Test Scripting
4 5 (11.90%) Software Testing
5 4 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (9.52%) Critical Thinking
5 4 (9.52%) Manual Testing
5 4 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (7.14%) Defect Management
6 3 (7.14%) ERP
7 2 (4.76%) Agile Testing
7 2 (4.76%) Scrum
7 2 (4.76%) SDLC
8 1 (2.38%) Coaching
8 1 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement Process
8 1 (2.38%) Data Science
8 1 (2.38%) Due Diligence
8 1 (2.38%) Line Management
8 1 (2.38%) SDET
8 1 (2.38%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) C#
2 5 (11.90%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (52.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 16 (38.10%) ISEB
3 5 (11.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) Ariba
2 3 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com