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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 60 47 82
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +35
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 16 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 1.33% 3.27% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.98% 11.03% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 4
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
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
201 145 340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 33.33% 29.65% 35.27%
Number of salaries quoted 148 95 263
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 23 January 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 11 (68.75%) Test Automation
2 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
3 8 (50.00%) Android
3 8 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 8 (50.00%) ITIL
3 8 (50.00%) ISEB
3 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Scrum
4 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 6 (37.50%) User Stories
4 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Maven
5 5 (31.25%) Degree
5 5 (31.25%) JIRA
5 5 (31.25%) Load Balancing
5 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
5 5 (31.25%) QA
5 5 (31.25%) Selenium
5 5 (31.25%) Mobile App
5 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
5 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
5 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
5 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (31.25%) Replication
5 5 (31.25%) Project Management
5 5 (31.25%) Control-M
5 5 (31.25%) UNIX
5 5 (31.25%) AIX
5 5 (31.25%) Solaris

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 5 (31.25%) Maven
1 5 (31.25%) JIRA
1 5 (31.25%) Selenium
1 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
1 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
2 3 (18.75%) NUnit
2 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
2 3 (18.75%) PyUnit
General
1 3 (18.75%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Mobile Tester
1 5 (31.25%) Senior Tester
1 5 (31.25%) Applications Tester
1 5 (31.25%) Tester
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Test Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Software Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Software Test Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) HTML
2 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) XSL
2 3 (18.75%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
1 5 (31.25%) Mobile App
1 5 (31.25%) Replication
2 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
2 3 (18.75%) iPad
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Android
1 8 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (31.25%) UNIX
2 5 (31.25%) AIX
2 5 (31.25%) Solaris
3 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Test Automation
2 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
3 8 (50.00%) ITIL
3 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Scrum
4 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 6 (37.50%) User Stories
4 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Load Balancing
5 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
5 5 (31.25%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
6 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (18.75%) Test Planning
6 3 (18.75%) Release Management
6 3 (18.75%) Test Management
6 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
7 2 (12.50%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) C
2 3 (18.75%) C#
2 3 (18.75%) C++
2 3 (18.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) ISEB
2 5 (31.25%) Degree
2 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (31.25%) Control-M