Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
West Midlands > Worcestershire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 49 68
Rank change year-on-year -14 +19 -2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 0.60% 1.72% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.82% 6.72% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 1
Worcestershire median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £21,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% +54.76% -6.67%
10th Percentile £24,900 £24,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £41,250 £33,750 £21,500
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,219
% change year-on-year - +3.54% +11.44%

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 Worcestershire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Worcestershire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 165 119 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 32.93% 25.65% 24.49%
Number of salaries quoted 134 114 100
Worcestershire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £32,532
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +15.27% -18.67%
10th Percentile £21,568 £22,150 £20,950
90th Percentile £68,750 £51,250 £52,750
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

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

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
Salary Histogram in Worcestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Worcestershire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Worcester -3 2 £37,500 +15.38%
Redditch +1 1 £20,000 -23.08%
Kidderminster - 1 £37,500 -
ISTQB
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Automotive
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Jasmine
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (33.33%) eggPlant
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring

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 (33.33%) eggPlant
1 1 (33.33%) Jasmine
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Junior
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA