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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 51 48 43
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.69% 2.51% 1.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.80% 7.00% 9.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 5
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
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
111 100 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 38.28% 35.84% 19.50%
Number of salaries quoted 88 80 52
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £25,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 17 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Eclipse
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Test Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA