The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
West Midlands / Worcestershire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 46 -
Rank change year-on-year -9 -  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 0.56% 1.74% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.15% 5.94% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 0
Median salary £24,750 £33,750 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.66% -  
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 Worcestershire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Worcestershire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 93 101 59
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 26.05% 29.36% 25.88%
Number of salaries quoted 92 94 56
Median salary £42,500 £37,160 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.37% -7.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Worcestershire 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 Worcestershire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Worcestershire

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Worcestershire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Worcester -12 1 £27,500 -15.38%
Bromsgrove - 1 £22,000 -
ISTQB
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Worcestershire 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Junior
3 1 (25.00%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Software QA Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Software QA Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA