The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 84 82 88
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 12 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.12% 1.15% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.63% 5.43% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 13 12 3
Average salary £32,250 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £40,000 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
358 221 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 30.81% 21.09% 32.10%
Number of salaries quoted 309 195 264
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £52,500 £64,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
East of England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -9 7 £32,500 -18.75%
Luton -17 6 £30,250 +10.00%
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 24 (100.00%) ISEB
2 12 (50.00%) QA
3 10 (41.67%) Test Management
3 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
4 9 (37.50%) SQL
4 9 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 8 (33.33%) Selenium
5 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (33.33%) Client/Server
5 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (29.17%) Zephyr
6 7 (29.17%) Wiki
6 7 (29.17%) JIRA
7 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 6 (25.00%) Automated Testing
8 5 (20.83%) Automation Testing
8 5 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
9 4 (16.67%) Degree
9 4 (16.67%) Java
9 4 (16.67%) MS Office
9 4 (16.67%) Scrum
10 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
10 3 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
10 3 (12.50%) Supplier Management
10 3 (12.50%) Local Government
10 3 (12.50%) Web Services

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Selenium
2 7 (29.17%) Zephyr
2 7 (29.17%) JIRA
3 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 3 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (12.50%) Bugzilla
4 3 (12.50%) FogBugz
General
1 3 (12.50%) Local Government
2 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Test Leader
2 5 (20.83%) Test Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Software Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Test Coordinator
4 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.17%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) QA Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 7 (29.17%) Wiki
3 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Test Management
2 9 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 6 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Automation Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Scrum
7 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 3 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (12.50%) Supplier Management
7 3 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Matrix Management
9 1 (4.17%) Functional Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) C#
3 3 (12.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (50.00%) QA