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

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 59 49 37
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 7 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bournemouth 0.24% 2.15% 6.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.22% 10.94% 26.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 5
Average salary £31,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.25% +23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
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
82 64 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bournemouth 19.81% 19.63% 25.21%
Number of salaries quoted 68 50 53
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,950 £22,500 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £57,500 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 24 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) ClearQuest
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) MS Project
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) CSQA
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Cash Management
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (20.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Junior
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center