The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 58 73 65
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 9 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 0.21% 1.19% 1.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.79% 2.60% 4.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 3
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
ISTQB
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Qualifications Category
Basingstoke
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
127 346 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 26.91% 45.65% 39.85%
Number of salaries quoted 110 219 193
Average salary £47,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.58% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,857 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +2.14%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Basingstoke

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Basingstoke

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the Basingstoke region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Manual Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) Python
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) Android
2 4 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 4 (66.67%) User Stories
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) PyUnit
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the Basingstoke region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) NUnit
1 1 (16.67%) PyUnit
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Test Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Android
1 4 (66.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Manual Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 4 (66.67%) User Stories
2 4 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) C++
1 4 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center