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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 51 82 87
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.17% 0.39% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.40% 1.20% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 3
Median salary £32,500 £39,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +11.42%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
125 249 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.83% 32.21% 23.38%
Number of salaries quoted 98 219 212
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £31,250 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

ISTQB Salary Histogram 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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +12 10 £37,250 - 2
Bedford +12 3 £32,500 -16.66%
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (73.68%) ISEB
3 11 (57.89%) Automation Testing
4 10 (52.63%) Selenium
5 8 (42.11%) Degree
6 7 (36.84%) Java
7 6 (31.58%) Waterfall
8 5 (26.32%) QA
8 5 (26.32%) Web Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
9 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
9 4 (21.05%) BDD
9 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
9 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
9 4 (21.05%) SDLC
9 4 (21.05%) Software Delivery
9 4 (21.05%) Virtual Team
9 4 (21.05%) Contract Management
9 4 (21.05%) SQL
9 4 (21.05%) Eclipse
9 4 (21.05%) TDD
10 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
10 3 (15.79%) C#
10 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
10 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
11 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Selenium
2 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
2 4 (21.05%) Eclipse
2 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
3 2 (10.53%) Bugzilla
3 2 (10.53%) JIRA
3 2 (10.53%) JMeter
3 2 (10.53%) Testopia
4 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.26%) Robot Framework
4 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
1 9 (47.37%) Test Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Senior Test Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Test Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Test Leader
3 2 (10.53%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (10.53%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Tester
4 1 (5.26%) QA Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
1 4 (21.05%) Virtual Team
2 2 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) Automation Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Waterfall
4 5 (26.32%) Web Testing
5 4 (21.05%) BDD
5 4 (21.05%) Contract Management
5 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
5 4 (21.05%) SDLC
5 4 (21.05%) Software Delivery
5 4 (21.05%) TDD
5 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
6 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
7 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
7 2 (10.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
7 2 (10.53%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) ISEB
2 8 (42.11%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) CA Agile Central
Luton, Bedfordshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Sopra Banking Software UK
Salary: From £38,000 to £43,000 per annum Excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton
TUI Group Careers
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago