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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 115 110 112
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 19 13 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.85% 0.64% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.83% 2.16% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 17 12 8
Average salary £32,500 £26,500 £24,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.64% +7.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,600 £50,000 £33,100
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
672 601 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 30.16% 29.55% 29.96%
Number of salaries quoted 509 420 482
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -1 15 £32,500 -35.00% 1
High Wycombe -9 2 £56,250 +120.58%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 23 (67.65%) ISEB
2 20 (58.82%) Selenium
3 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (52.94%) Software Testing
5 15 (44.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (38.24%) Performance Testing
6 13 (38.24%) SDLC
7 12 (35.29%) Test Management
8 11 (32.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (32.35%) Finance
8 11 (32.35%) Scrum
8 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
9 10 (29.41%) SQL
9 10 (29.41%) Automated Testing
9 10 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (26.47%) Manual Testing
10 9 (26.47%) Degree
11 8 (23.53%) Java
12 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
12 7 (20.59%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (20.59%) BDD
12 7 (20.59%) Mentoring
13 6 (17.65%) Automation Testing
13 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
13 6 (17.65%) JMeter
13 6 (17.65%) HP
14 5 (14.71%) HTML
14 5 (14.71%) XML
14 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
14 5 (14.71%) Automotive

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
1 1 (2.94%) VPN
1 1 (2.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (58.82%) Selenium
2 11 (32.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (17.65%) JMeter
4 4 (11.76%) Eclipse
4 4 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 4 (11.76%) JIRA
5 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
5 3 (8.82%) HP UFT
5 3 (8.82%) JBehave
6 1 (2.94%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.94%) Bugzilla
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Automotive
3 1 (2.94%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Analyst
1 10 (29.41%) Test Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Test Manager
3 7 (20.59%) Test Team Leader
3 7 (20.59%) Team Leader
4 4 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Test Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Tester
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.94%) Performance Test Leader
7 1 (2.94%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) HTML
1 5 (14.71%) XML
1 5 (14.71%) XML Messaging
2 2 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) UNIX
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) Software Testing
3 13 (38.24%) Performance Testing
3 13 (38.24%) SDLC
4 12 (35.29%) Test Management
5 11 (32.35%) Scrum
6 10 (29.41%) Automated Testing
6 10 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (26.47%) Manual Testing
8 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
8 7 (20.59%) BDD
8 7 (20.59%) Mentoring
9 6 (17.65%) Automation Testing
9 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
10 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
10 5 (14.71%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (11.76%) Time Management
11 4 (11.76%) Software Delivery
11 4 (11.76%) TDD
11 4 (11.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) SQL
2 8 (23.53%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (67.65%) ISEB
2 15 (44.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (26.47%) Degree
4 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) Citrix
3 1 (2.94%) BEA
3 1 (2.94%) BMC
3 1 (2.94%) Remedy
3 1 (2.94%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) Symbian
3 1 (2.94%) IBM
Milton Keynes, South East, United Kingdom
White Clarke Group
Salary: £25-£37,815 depending on experience
Posted: 27 days ago