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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 110 108 118
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 16 8 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.78% 0.43% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.64% 1.45% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 14 8 12
Average salary £26,500 £24,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.07% -34.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £33,100 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
605 551 668
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 29.33% 29.75% 36.23%
Number of salaries quoted 424 487 580
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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 - 10 £25,500 - 4
Milton Keynes -14 6 £50,000 +102.02% 2
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 26 (59.09%) ISEB
2 21 (47.73%) Finance
3 20 (45.45%) SQL
4 17 (38.64%) QA
5 16 (36.36%) Selenium
6 15 (34.09%) .NET
6 15 (34.09%) Automated Testing
7 14 (31.82%) Test Automation
8 12 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (27.27%) HTML
8 12 (27.27%) JavaScript
9 10 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (20.45%) XML
10 9 (20.45%) Software Testing
11 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (18.18%) Banking
11 8 (18.18%) UNIX
11 8 (18.18%) JSP
11 8 (18.18%) Linux
11 8 (18.18%) E-Commerce
11 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
12 6 (13.64%) Functional Testing
12 6 (13.64%) V-Model
12 6 (13.64%) JIRA
12 6 (13.64%) Load Testing
12 6 (13.64%) Test Management
12 6 (13.64%) Test Scripting
12 6 (13.64%) Manual Testing
12 6 (13.64%) Java
12 6 (13.64%) Degree

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (36.36%) Selenium
2 6 (13.64%) JIRA
3 5 (11.36%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (47.73%) Finance
2 8 (18.18%) Banking
2 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.82%) Retail
4 2 (4.55%) Legal
4 2 (4.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Analyst
2 20 (45.45%) Test Analyst
3 19 (43.18%) Tester
4 8 (18.18%) Test Manager
5 7 (15.91%) Automated Tester
6 6 (13.64%) Web Tester
7 4 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Automated Test Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Software Tester
7 4 (9.09%) QA Tester
7 4 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) QA Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Test Leader
9 2 (4.55%) Head of Testing
9 2 (4.55%) Manual Tester
9 2 (4.55%) Test Team Leader
9 2 (4.55%) Systems Tester
9 2 (4.55%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.09%) .NET
2 12 (27.27%) HTML
3 9 (20.45%) XML
4 8 (18.18%) JSP
5 4 (9.09%) CSS
6 3 (6.82%) SOAP
7 1 (2.27%) Application Packaging
7 1 (2.27%) J2EE
7 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) UNIX
1 8 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Automated Testing
2 14 (31.82%) Test Automation
3 12 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (20.45%) Software Testing
5 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 6 (13.64%) V-Model
6 6 (13.64%) Load Testing
6 6 (13.64%) Test Management
6 6 (13.64%) Test Scripting
6 6 (13.64%) Manual Testing
6 6 (13.64%) Functional Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Unit Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Integration Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Scrum
7 5 (11.36%) Logistics
8 4 (9.09%) Performance Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.82%) Test Strategy
9 3 (6.82%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (45.45%) SQL
2 12 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.64%) Java
4 5 (11.36%) C#
5 4 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (59.09%) ISEB
2 10 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (13.64%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (38.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
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