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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 67 44
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 0 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford - 1.06% 2.39%
As % of the Qualifications category - 3.85% 9.52%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 6
Average salary - £29,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.66%
UK excluding London average salary £37,750 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+7.85% +6.06%
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
88 104 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 34.11% 27.59% 25.10%
Number of salaries quoted 67 102 60
Average salary £46,000 £35,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.42% -11.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 8 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Delivery

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Software Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA