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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 79 78 91
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.65% 0.30% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.00% 1.24% 3.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 9
Average salary £39,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,250
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.78%
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
250 241 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 32.43% 24.03% 25.46%
Number of salaries quoted 219 208 240
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 - 3 £39,000 -
Luton +5 2 £62,500 +78.57% 1
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 12 (92.31%) ISEB
2 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (69.23%) Selenium
4 8 (61.54%) BDD
4 8 (61.54%) Automation Testing
5 7 (53.85%) Test Management
6 6 (46.15%) QA
7 5 (38.46%) Web Testing
7 5 (38.46%) Java
7 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
7 5 (38.46%) SDLC
8 4 (30.77%) Software Delivery
8 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
8 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
8 4 (30.77%) Client/Server
8 4 (30.77%) Eclipse
8 4 (30.77%) Degree
8 4 (30.77%) TDD
9 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
9 3 (23.08%) SQL
10 2 (15.38%) MS Office
10 2 (15.38%) HP UFT
10 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (15.38%) Bugzilla
10 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
10 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
10 2 (15.38%) JIRA
10 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
10 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
10 2 (15.38%) Rally

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) PuTTY
1 1 (7.69%) SSH
1 1 (7.69%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
2 4 (30.77%) Eclipse
3 2 (15.38%) Bugzilla
3 2 (15.38%) HP UFT
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) Testopia
4 1 (7.69%) JMeter
4 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
4 1 (7.69%) Toad
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Test Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Automation Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Test Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) QA Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
5 1 (7.69%) QA Manager
5 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Automation Testing
2 8 (61.54%) BDD
3 7 (53.85%) Test Management
4 5 (38.46%) SDLC
4 5 (38.46%) Web Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Software Delivery
5 4 (30.77%) TDD
6 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
7 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
7 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
8 1 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 1 (7.69%) People Management
8 1 (7.69%) Scrum
8 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 1 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) ISEB
2 4 (30.77%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Rally
2 1 (7.69%) HP
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