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 17 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 53 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.60% 3.32% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.53% 14.75% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 0
Average salary £29,250 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.24% -1.42%
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
79 61 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 23.87% 22.51% 40.74%
Number of salaries quoted 78 58 77
Average salary £38,000 £36,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.10% +12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 9 (100.00%) ISEB
2 6 (66.67%) QA
3 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Manual Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Test Management
5 3 (33.33%) Selenium
5 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) MS Office
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
6 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Supplier Management
6 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (22.22%) JIRA
6 2 (22.22%) Wiki
6 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Zephyr
7 1 (11.11%) System Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
7 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
7 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 2 (22.22%) MS Office
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Zephyr
2 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (22.22%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Tester
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Coordinator
2 2 (22.22%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
1 2 (22.22%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Manual Testing
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Management
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Supplier Management
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft