The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Bournemouth region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 51 41
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 0 6 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bournemouth - 1.82% 6.27%
As % of the Qualifications category - 9.68% 21.50%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 4
Average salary - £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -2.85%
ISTQB
Dorset

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bournemouth region.

Qualifications Category
Bournemouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
66 62 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bournemouth 15.83% 18.79% 29.16%
Number of salaries quoted 52 49 62
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £23,500 £18,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Bournemouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Bournemouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Bournemouth region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Bournemouth

ISTQB
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bournemouth 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 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) CSQA
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Cash Management
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bournemouth 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Junior
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Cash Management
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center