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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 103 119 131
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 21 11 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.06% 0.57% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.36% 1.93% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 17 11 6
Average salary £45,000 £36,000 £27,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +32.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,250 £35,000 £32,846
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +6.55%
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
625 569 662
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 31.53% 29.70% 30.96%
Number of salaries quoted 458 453 576
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £70,000
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
High Wycombe +6 14 £46,250 +28.47% 2
Milton Keynes +6 7 £33,000 -5.71% 1
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 35 (81.40%) Finance
2 33 (76.74%) ISEB
3 20 (46.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (41.86%) Test Management
5 17 (39.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (39.53%) HP Quality Center
6 16 (37.21%) SQL
7 14 (32.56%) QuickTest Pro
8 13 (30.23%) Telecoms
8 13 (30.23%) Banking
9 12 (27.91%) Test Scripting
10 11 (25.58%) Performance Testing
10 11 (25.58%) Logistics
10 11 (25.58%) QA
11 10 (23.26%) Test Automation
11 10 (23.26%) Business Analysis
12 9 (20.93%) HP
12 9 (20.93%) E-Commerce
12 9 (20.93%) UNIX
12 9 (20.93%) Linux
12 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
12 9 (20.93%) HTML
12 9 (20.93%) JSP
12 9 (20.93%) XML
13 8 (18.60%) Degree
13 8 (18.60%) Test Planning
13 8 (18.60%) Validation
13 8 (18.60%) Software Testing
13 8 (18.60%) Supply Chain Management
13 8 (18.60%) Asset Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (32.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (11.63%) LoadRunner
2 5 (11.63%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (6.98%) Selenium
General
1 35 (81.40%) Finance
2 13 (30.23%) Banking
2 13 (30.23%) Telecoms
3 7 (16.28%) Legal
3 7 (16.28%) Military
4 2 (4.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Tester
1 12 (27.91%) Analyst
1 12 (27.91%) Test Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Test Manager
3 8 (18.60%) Test Leader
4 6 (13.95%) Web Tester
5 5 (11.63%) Automated Test Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Automated Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.33%) Systems Tester
7 1 (2.33%) QA Leader
7 1 (2.33%) Automated Test Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.33%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) HTML
1 9 (20.93%) JSP
1 9 (20.93%) XML
2 3 (6.98%) SOAP
3 1 (2.33%) J2EE
3 1 (2.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) PACS
2 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) UNIX
1 9 (20.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) Test Management
2 17 (39.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (27.91%) Test Scripting
4 11 (25.58%) Performance Testing
4 11 (25.58%) Logistics
5 10 (23.26%) Business Analysis
5 10 (23.26%) Test Automation
6 9 (20.93%) E-Commerce
7 8 (18.60%) Validation
7 8 (18.60%) Supply Chain Management
7 8 (18.60%) Software Testing
7 8 (18.60%) Asset Management
7 8 (18.60%) Test Planning
8 7 (16.28%) Integration Testing
8 7 (16.28%) Test Strategy
8 7 (16.28%) Automated Testing
8 7 (16.28%) Supplier Management
8 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing
9 6 (13.95%) Project Management
10 5 (11.63%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) SQL
2 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.33%) C#
3 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (76.74%) ISEB
2 20 (46.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (18.60%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.58%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) HL7
2 2 (4.65%) DICOM
Systems Management
1 17 (39.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) HP
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle
3 5 (11.63%) IBM
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
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