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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 122 107 130
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +23
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 15 28 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.66% 1.27% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.09% 4.05% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 14 23 3
Average salary £34,000 £34,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £44,000 £40,800
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +5.26%
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
717 692 541
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 31.46% 31.41% 26.43%
Number of salaries quoted 491 514 465
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 29 May 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 29 May 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
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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
Milton Keynes -23 11 £34,000 -2.85% 3
High Wycombe -8 3 £60,000 +76.47%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 18 (78.26%) ISEB
2 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) Software Testing
3 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
4 11 (47.83%) Selenium
5 10 (43.48%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (39.13%) Test Management
6 9 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (39.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (34.78%) Scrum
7 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
8 6 (26.09%) Business Analysis
8 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
8 6 (26.09%) Finance
8 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
8 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
8 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
8 6 (26.09%) SDLC
9 5 (21.74%) Java
9 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
9 5 (21.74%) QA
9 5 (21.74%) Degree
10 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
10 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
10 4 (17.39%) Project Management
10 4 (17.39%) SQL
10 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
10 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (13.04%) JBehave
11 3 (13.04%) Time Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (26.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) Selenium
2 9 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (13.04%) JBehave
3 3 (13.04%) JMeter
4 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
1 9 (39.13%) Test Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Test Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Test Team Leader
2 5 (21.74%) Team Leader
3 4 (17.39%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) QA Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) HTML
1 3 (13.04%) XML
1 3 (13.04%) WPF
1 3 (13.04%) XML Messaging
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
1 3 (13.04%) PACS
2 2 (8.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (56.52%) Software Testing
2 10 (43.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (39.13%) Test Management
4 8 (34.78%) Scrum
4 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Business Analysis
5 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
5 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
5 6 (26.09%) SDLC
6 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
7 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Project Management
7 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
8 3 (13.04%) Time Management
8 3 (13.04%) BDD
8 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
8 3 (13.04%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (78.26%) ISEB
2 9 (39.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (21.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
2 3 (13.04%) HL7
2 3 (13.04%) DICOM
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Symbian
3 1 (4.35%) BEA
3 1 (4.35%) BMC
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Remedy
3 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £31000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
The Open University
Salary: From £25,513 to £30,434 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Milton Keynes, UK
Boeing
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 17 days ago