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 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 89 126 110
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -16
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 36 16 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.26% 0.72% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.29% 2.56% 3.83%
Number of salaries quoted 32 15 20
Median salary £45,000 £32,500 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% +12.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,950 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £45,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
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
434 626 600
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 27.19% 28.34% 30.33%
Number of salaries quoted 321 459 430
Median salary £42,500 £42,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.59% -0.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Buckinghamshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 October 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
High Wycombe +21 19 £45,000 -21.73%
Milton Keynes +20 16 £40,000 +23.07%
Chalfont St Giles - 1 £32,500 -
Olney - 1 £37,500 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 51 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (63.64%) ISEB
3 40 (60.61%) Degree
4 39 (59.09%) Test Management
5 36 (54.55%) Software Testing
6 32 (48.48%) HP Quality Center
7 30 (45.45%) Waterfall
8 29 (43.94%) V-Model
8 29 (43.94%) HP
9 23 (34.85%) LoadRunner
9 23 (34.85%) Finance
10 19 (28.79%) Test Scripting
11 17 (25.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 17 (25.76%) HP UFT
12 16 (24.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 16 (24.24%) Automation Testing
12 16 (24.24%) Selenium
12 16 (24.24%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (22.73%) Manual Testing
13 15 (22.73%) Functional Testing
14 14 (21.21%) Test Automation
15 13 (19.70%) SDLC
15 13 (19.70%) Microsoft
16 12 (18.18%) Test Strategy
16 12 (18.18%) Performance Testing
17 11 (16.67%) Banking
18 10 (15.15%) ISEB Practitioner
18 10 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
18 10 (15.15%) Mentoring
19 9 (13.64%) Java

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
1 8 (12.12%) MS Office
1 8 (12.12%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) SaaS
2 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (34.85%) LoadRunner
2 17 (25.76%) HP UFT
3 16 (24.24%) Selenium
4 6 (9.09%) JIRA
5 5 (7.58%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.58%) Eclipse
6 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.55%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.03%) JMeter
7 2 (3.03%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.52%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (1.52%) JUnit
8 1 (1.52%) Maven
8 1 (1.52%) TestNG
8 1 (1.52%) Zephyr
General
1 23 (34.85%) Finance
2 11 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Retail
4 2 (3.03%) Marketing
4 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (51.52%) Test Manager
2 15 (22.73%) Analyst
3 14 (21.21%) Test Analyst
4 8 (12.12%) Senior Manager
4 8 (12.12%) Senior Test Manager
4 8 (12.12%) Test Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Test Leader
6 6 (9.09%) Performance Manager
6 6 (9.09%) Performance Test Manager
7 5 (7.58%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Senior Test Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Team Leader
7 5 (7.58%) Technical Manager
7 5 (7.58%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Test Team Leader
8 4 (6.06%) Applications Manager
8 4 (6.06%) IT Manager
9 3 (4.55%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (1.52%) HTML
2 1 (1.52%) JSP
2 1 (1.52%) Spring
2 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Client/Server
2 4 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.03%) mHealth
3 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.52%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.52%) Linux
1 1 (1.52%) Unix
1 1 (1.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (59.09%) Test Management
3 36 (54.55%) Software Testing
4 30 (45.45%) Waterfall
5 29 (43.94%) V-Model
6 19 (28.79%) Test Scripting
7 16 (24.24%) Automation Testing
7 16 (24.24%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (22.73%) Functional Testing
8 15 (22.73%) Manual Testing
9 14 (21.21%) Test Automation
10 13 (19.70%) SDLC
11 12 (18.18%) Performance Testing
11 12 (18.18%) Test Strategy
12 10 (15.15%) Mentoring
12 10 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (12.12%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 8 (12.12%) Risk Analysis
14 7 (10.61%) Automated Testing
14 7 (10.61%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) Java
1 9 (13.64%) SQL
2 3 (4.55%) C#
3 2 (3.03%) C++
4 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (63.64%) ISEB
2 40 (60.61%) Degree
3 17 (25.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (24.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 10 (15.15%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (9.09%) DV Cleared
6 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 32 (48.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (43.94%) HP
2 13 (19.70%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.52%) VMware