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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 70 45 32
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 7 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.41% 1.87% 4.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.76% 5.75% 11.24%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 10
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £31,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Qualifications Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
147 87 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 29.52% 32.46% 40.27%
Number of salaries quoted 139 82 86
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
ISTQB
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 18 April 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Bedford

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (100.00%) ISEB
2 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) Wiki
2 12 (80.00%) JIRA
3 8 (53.33%) Automation Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
3 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
3 8 (53.33%) MS Office
3 8 (53.33%) Client/Server
4 7 (46.67%) Functional Testing
5 6 (40.00%) SQL
5 6 (40.00%) QA
6 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
7 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
7 4 (26.67%) Local Government
7 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
8 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
8 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Test Management
9 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
9 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
9 1 (6.67%) Selenium
9 1 (6.67%) Matrix Management
9 1 (6.67%) Release Management
9 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
9 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
9 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
9 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (53.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (26.67%) Local Government
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Test Leader
2 3 (20.00%) Test Team Leader
2 3 (20.00%) Team Leader
3 2 (13.33%) QA Leader
4 1 (6.67%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Coordinator
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 12 (80.00%) Wiki
2 8 (53.33%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Automation Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Functional Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Test Management
7 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
7 1 (6.67%) Matrix Management
7 1 (6.67%) Release Management
7 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
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