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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 68 53 38
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bournemouth 0.81% 2.48% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.56% 9.09% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 0
Average salary £18,500 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-63.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
72 110 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bournemouth 14.63% 27.23% 25.91%
Number of salaries quoted 61 89 51
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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
Salary Histogram in Bournemouth

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Bournemouth region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Bournemouth

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (33.33%) JProfiler
3 2 (33.33%) SWIFT
3 2 (33.33%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (33.33%) Green Hat
3 2 (33.33%) nmon
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (33.33%) Middleware
3 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Introscope
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (33.33%) JDBC
3 2 (33.33%) ODBC
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) SQL

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) FTP
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
1 2 (33.33%) HTTPS
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (33.33%) JProfiler
2 2 (33.33%) Introscope
2 2 (33.33%) Toad
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Junior Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
1 2 (33.33%) JDBC
1 2 (33.33%) ODBC
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) SWIFT
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Solaris
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Test Management
1 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (33.33%) nmon
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Green Hat
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) HP