The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 87 99 78
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -21
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 12 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.46% 1.03% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.79% 3.65% 6.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 18
Average salary £32,000 £34,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +23.63%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
ISTQB
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
279 329 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 25.53% 28.26% 26.14%
Number of salaries quoted 225 300 234
Average salary £45,000 £36,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.28% -8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £28,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Bedfordshire region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +9 5 £32,000 -8.57%
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
1 8 (100.00%) QA
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) Office 365
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) HTML
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
1 5 (62.50%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft