The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bedford region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 46 40 37
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 7 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 2.58% 2.09% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.53% 10.91% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 2
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £34,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
Qualifications Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
93 55 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 34.32% 19.16% 46.27%
Number of salaries quoted 73 53 90
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,450 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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Bedfordshire

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
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Bedford

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Top 26 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) ISEB
2 8 (66.67%) QA
3 6 (50.00%) Wiki
3 6 (50.00%) JIRA
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Zephyr
4 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Test Management
5 4 (33.33%) Selenium
6 3 (25.00%) Client/Server
6 3 (25.00%) Supplier Management
6 3 (25.00%) Local Government
6 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) MS Office
6 3 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 2 (16.67%) Matrix Management
8 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
8 1 (8.33%) MS Excel

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Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) JIRA
1 6 (50.00%) Zephyr
2 4 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Test Leader
2 3 (25.00%) Test Coordinator
2 3 (25.00%) Coordinator
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) QA Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Wiki
2 3 (25.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Test Management
4 3 (25.00%) Supplier Management
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) Matrix Management
6 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) QA