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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 82 88 98
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 5 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.86% 0.46% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.28% 1.78% 3.87%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 13
Median salary £65,000 £32,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+103.12% -7.24%
UK excluding London median salary £35,500 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.57% +8.57%
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
187 281 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.19% 25.80% 28.38%
Number of salaries quoted 152 227 307
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +23.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Bedfordshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +8 8 £65,000 +103.12%
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) JIRA
2 9 (75.00%) Selenium
3 8 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (66.67%) Waterfall
4 6 (50.00%) Degree
4 6 (50.00%) Release Management
4 6 (50.00%) Test Management
4 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (50.00%) HP ASE
4 6 (50.00%) SoapUI
4 6 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (50.00%) JMeter
4 6 (50.00%) Finance
4 6 (50.00%) MS Office
4 6 (50.00%) Unix
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (50.00%) HP
4 6 (50.00%) ISEB
4 6 (50.00%) HP UFT
4 6 (50.00%) LoadRunner
4 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 6 (50.00%) ClearQuest
4 6 (50.00%) Java
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (33.33%) Bugzilla
5 4 (33.33%) QA
5 4 (33.33%) SDLC

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) JIRA
1 9 (75.00%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) ClearQuest
2 6 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 6 (50.00%) JMeter
2 6 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 6 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (33.33%) Bugzilla
3 4 (33.33%) Testopia
4 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Test Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Financial Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Unix Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 2 (16.67%) IT Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 2 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 6 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Release Management
3 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Test Management
3 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 4 (33.33%) SDLC
4 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Agile Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 2 (16.67%) BDD
6 2 (16.67%) CRM
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
1 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Degree
1 6 (50.00%) HP ASE
1 6 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) HP
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Rally