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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 25 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 2.13% 2.05% -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.52% 4.85% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 0
Median salary £32,500 £39,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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
46 103 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 32.62% 42.21% 21.97%
Number of salaries quoted 44 98 56
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £30,000 £34,700
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £65,600
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of job ads across the Bedford region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 16 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 8 (100.00%) Java
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
1 8 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Software Delivery
2 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
2 5 (62.50%) BDD
2 5 (62.50%) Web Testing
2 5 (62.50%) TDD
2 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) Eclipse
2 5 (62.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) WebDriver

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
2 5 (62.50%) Eclipse
3 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Senior Test Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Test Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 5 (62.50%) BDD
2 5 (62.50%) Software Delivery
2 5 (62.50%) TDD
2 5 (62.50%) Web Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB