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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 61 71 65
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 10 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 1.72% 0.96% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.03% 2.64% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 7
Average salary £41,000 £32,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.15% -43.47%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,625 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.08% +6.53%
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
199 227 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 34.31% 36.20% 33.01%
Number of salaries quoted 148 142 194
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
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 21 November 2014, 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 9 (60.00%) ISEB
1 9 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 9 (60.00%) Test Automation
1 9 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
2 7 (46.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 6 (40.00%) AIX
3 6 (40.00%) Solaris
3 6 (40.00%) ITIL
3 6 (40.00%) UNIX
3 6 (40.00%) Replication
3 6 (40.00%) Project Management
3 6 (40.00%) Control-M
4 5 (33.33%) HTML
4 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (33.33%) Maven
4 5 (33.33%) QA
4 5 (33.33%) Selenium
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) Android
4 5 (33.33%) JIRA
4 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 5 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
5 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
5 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Maven
1 5 (33.33%) JIRA
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
1 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (13.33%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
1 8 (53.33%) Test Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Senior Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Applications Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Mobile Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (20.00%) XSL
2 3 (20.00%) J2ME
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Replication
2 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (20.00%) iPad
3 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) AIX
2 6 (40.00%) Solaris
2 6 (40.00%) UNIX
3 5 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 5 (33.33%) Android
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 9 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
3 6 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 6 (40.00%) ITIL
3 6 (40.00%) Project Management
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
6 3 (20.00%) User Stories
6 3 (20.00%) Scrum
6 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (13.33%) BDD
7 2 (13.33%) Software Distribution
7 2 (13.33%) TDD
7 2 (13.33%) Test Management
8 1 (6.67%) Document Management
8 1 (6.67%) Validation
8 1 (6.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) ISEB
2 7 (46.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (40.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft