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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 58 74 71
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 9 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 1.10% 1.25% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.82% 3.15% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 3
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £37,750 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+7.85% +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
131 286 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 28.79% 39.78% 39.57%
Number of salaries quoted 113 203 199
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 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 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) Manual Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Android
2 7 (63.64%) Apple iOS
2 7 (63.64%) Test Strategy
2 7 (63.64%) User Stories
2 7 (63.64%) Automated Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
2 7 (63.64%) C#
2 7 (63.64%) C++
2 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) Python
2 7 (63.64%) ISEB
2 7 (63.64%) Test Planning
3 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Degree
4 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
4 4 (36.36%) Electronics
4 4 (36.36%) Test Management
4 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
4 4 (36.36%) NUnit
4 4 (36.36%) C
4 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) PyUnit
5 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
5 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (36.36%) NUnit
1 4 (36.36%) PyUnit
General
1 4 (36.36%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Test Engineer
1 7 (63.64%) Software Test Engineer
1 7 (63.64%) Software Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Android
1 7 (63.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) Manual Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Test Strategy
2 7 (63.64%) User Stories
2 7 (63.64%) Automated Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
2 7 (63.64%) Test Planning
3 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Test Management
4 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
5 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
5 3 (27.27%) Release Management
6 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
1 7 (63.64%) C++
1 7 (63.64%) Python
2 4 (36.36%) C
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) ISEB
2 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center