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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 46 37 40
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 7 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 2.24% 3.02% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.19% 12.86% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 1
Average salary £31,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.06% +4.28%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,154
% change year-on-year
- -0.43%
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
113 70 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 36.10% 23.49% 44.24%
Number of salaries quoted 92 66 93
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £33,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +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
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Bedford

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 12 (100.00%) ISEB
2 8 (66.67%) QA
3 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Test Management
4 4 (33.33%) Wiki
4 4 (33.33%) Selenium
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 4 (33.33%) JIRA
4 4 (33.33%) Zephyr
5 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) MS Office
5 3 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Client/Server
5 3 (25.00%) Supplier Management
5 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Matrix Management
6 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
7 1 (8.33%) System Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Local Government
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
1 4 (33.33%) Zephyr
2 3 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Coordinator
1 3 (25.00%) Tester
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Test Coordinator
1 3 (25.00%) Software Tester
1 3 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (16.67%) QA Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior QA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Wiki
2 3 (25.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Test Management
2 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Supplier Management
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Matrix Management
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft