The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 43 - 57
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.70% - 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.04% - 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 5
Average salary £39,000 - £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
ISTQB
Bedfordshire

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

Qualifications Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
99 63 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 42.13% 20.32% 22.50%
Number of salaries quoted 94 47 76
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £70,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Bedford

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Bedford 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 (100.00%) ISEB
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) BDD
2 8 (88.89%) Automation Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Selenium
3 5 (55.56%) Degree
3 5 (55.56%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
4 4 (44.44%) Software Delivery
4 4 (44.44%) SDLC
4 4 (44.44%) Client/Server
4 4 (44.44%) Eclipse
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) QA
4 4 (44.44%) Web Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Coaching
5 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Bedford 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
3 4 (44.44%) Eclipse
4 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Automation Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Senior Test Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Test Automation Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Test Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Software QA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software QA Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) BDD
2 8 (88.89%) Automation Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
3 5 (55.56%) TDD
4 4 (44.44%) SDLC
4 4 (44.44%) Software Delivery
4 4 (44.44%) Test Management
4 4 (44.44%) Web Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Coaching
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (55.56%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA