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

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 62 76 49
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -27
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bournemouth 2.04% 0.22% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.15% 0.82% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Average salary - £57,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +43.75%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,250
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.78%
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
135 122 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bournemouth 25.00% 26.52% 24.44%
Number of salaries quoted 47 115 54
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 15 (100.00%) XML
1 15 (100.00%) HP
1 15 (100.00%) ISEB
1 15 (100.00%) Middleware
1 15 (100.00%) Finance
1 15 (100.00%) Banking
1 15 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 15 (100.00%) QA
1 15 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (66.67%) Test Management
2 10 (66.67%) Green Hat
2 10 (66.67%) IBM
2 10 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (66.67%) MQSeries
3 9 (60.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 5 (33.33%) Dynatrace
4 5 (33.33%) nmon
4 5 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 5 (33.33%) YourKit
4 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (33.33%) System Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 5 (33.33%) Cash Management
4 5 (33.33%) SWIFT
4 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 5 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (33.33%) CA Service Virtualization

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 10 (66.67%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Temenos T24
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) OLTP
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 5 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 5 (33.33%) Subversion
1 5 (33.33%) YourKit
General
1 15 (100.00%) Banking
1 15 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Financial Institution
2 5 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Defect Manager
1 5 (33.33%) Functional Test Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Lead Tester
1 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Tester
1 5 (33.33%) QA Leader
1 5 (33.33%) QA Tester
1 5 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) Middleware
1 15 (100.00%) XML
2 5 (33.33%) JMS
2 5 (33.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (60.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 5 (33.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 10 (66.67%) Test Management
3 5 (33.33%) Cash Management
3 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 5 (33.33%) Data Management
3 5 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 5 (33.33%) Decision Table
3 5 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 5 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 5 (33.33%) System Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Validation
3 5 (33.33%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
1 5 (33.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (33.33%) Degree
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (33.33%) CA Service Virtualization
2 5 (33.33%) nmon
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) HP
2 10 (66.67%) Green Hat
2 10 (66.67%) IBM
3 5 (33.33%) Dynatrace
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle
3 5 (33.33%) webMethods