The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 118 96 120
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +24
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 37 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.59% 1.60% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.94% 5.18% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 12 29 6
Average salary £34,500 £34,500 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -15.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £45,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
ISTQB
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
671 714 640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 30.70% 30.88% 32.36%
Number of salaries quoted 465 511 562
Average salary £42,500 £43,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.29% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -26 7 £34,000 -2.85% 1
High Wycombe -3 5 £50,000 +47.05%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 20 (66.67%) ISEB
2 17 (56.67%) Finance
3 15 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (46.67%) Test Management
5 12 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (36.67%) Test Scripting
6 11 (36.67%) Business Analysis
6 11 (36.67%) Software Testing
7 10 (33.33%) Degree
7 10 (33.33%) HP
7 10 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (30.00%) Performance Testing
8 9 (30.00%) Automated Testing
8 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
9 8 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
9 8 (26.67%) QA
10 7 (23.33%) Selenium
10 7 (23.33%) Regression Testing
10 7 (23.33%) SQL
11 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
11 6 (20.00%) Validation
11 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
11 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
12 5 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (16.67%) Test Planning
12 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
12 5 (16.67%) Scrum
12 5 (16.67%) Asset Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (23.33%) Selenium
3 5 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 5 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (10.00%) JMeter
4 3 (10.00%) JBehave
5 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.33%) Bugzilla
5 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 17 (56.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Legal
2 4 (13.33%) Military
3 3 (10.00%) Automotive
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Analyst
1 13 (43.33%) Test Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Test Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Tester
4 3 (10.00%) Automated Test Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Tester
4 3 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) QA Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) HTML
1 3 (10.00%) XML
1 3 (10.00%) XML Messaging
1 3 (10.00%) WPF
2 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) PACS
1 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Test Management
2 11 (36.67%) Test Scripting
2 11 (36.67%) Business Analysis
2 11 (36.67%) Software Testing
3 10 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (30.00%) Performance Testing
4 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (30.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Regression Testing
6 6 (20.00%) Validation
6 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 5 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 5 (16.67%) Scrum
7 5 (16.67%) Asset Management
7 5 (16.67%) Logistics
7 5 (16.67%) Supply Chain Management
8 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
8 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (66.67%) ISEB
2 15 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) QA
2 3 (10.00%) HL7
2 3 (10.00%) DICOM
Systems Management
1 12 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) HP
2 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (16.67%) IBM
4 4 (13.33%) Oracle
5 1 (3.33%) Symbian
5 1 (3.33%) BEA
5 1 (3.33%) BMC
5 1 (3.33%) Remedy
5 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
Milton Keynes, South East, United Kingdom
White Clarke Group
Salary: £28-35k dependant on experience + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago