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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 89 75 93
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +18
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 10 16 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.87% 1.57% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.92% 7.37% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10 16 4
Average salary £32,250 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.76% +8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
343 217 359
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 29.85% 21.32% 34.89%
Number of salaries quoted 301 202 323
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,534 £52,500 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram 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 27 August 2014. 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
Bedford -7 7 £31,000 -15.06%
Luton -5 2 £33,250 +20.90%
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 22 (100.00%) ISEB
2 11 (50.00%) QA
3 10 (45.45%) Software Testing
4 9 (40.91%) Selenium
5 8 (36.36%) Test Management
5 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
6 7 (31.82%) Client/Server
6 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Manual Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Java
8 5 (22.73%) SQL
8 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
8 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
8 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
8 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
9 4 (18.18%) Zephyr
9 4 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (18.18%) SaaS
9 4 (18.18%) Wiki
9 4 (18.18%) JIRA
9 4 (18.18%) MS Office
10 3 (13.64%) Scrum
10 3 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (13.64%) Degree
10 3 (13.64%) Supplier Management
11 2 (9.09%) Matrix Management
11 2 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
11 2 (9.09%) Computer Science

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Selenium
2 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
3 4 (18.18%) JIRA
3 4 (18.18%) Zephyr
4 3 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (9.09%) Bugzilla
5 2 (9.09%) FogBugz
6 1 (4.55%) TestNG
General
1 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Tester
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
1 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
1 5 (22.73%) Software Tester
2 4 (18.18%) Test Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Test Leader
3 3 (13.64%) Coordinator
3 3 (13.64%) Test Coordinator
4 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 2 (9.09%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Client/Server
2 4 (18.18%) Wiki
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Software Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Test Management
3 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Manual Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
5 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
5 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Supplier Management
6 3 (13.64%) Scrum
7 2 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Matrix Management
7 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
7 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Functional Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Software Architecture
8 1 (4.55%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Java
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) ISEB
2 4 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.55%) Lumesse