The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Buckinghamshire region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 116 123 99
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -24
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 14 7 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.67% 0.35% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.18% 1.19% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 27
Average salary £33,000 £24,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.69% -34.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
643 587 708
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 30.66% 29.31% 36.82%
Number of salaries quoted 448 512 619
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
South East

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 22 July 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 22 July 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
Milton Keynes +2 9 £35,000 +44.32% 1
High Wycombe - 3 £25,500 - 4
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 25 (49.02%) SQL
2 24 (47.06%) ISEB
3 21 (41.18%) Finance
4 19 (37.25%) QA
4 19 (37.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (35.29%) Selenium
6 17 (33.33%) .NET
7 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
8 15 (29.41%) Automated Testing
9 14 (27.45%) Test Strategy
10 13 (25.49%) Test Automation
11 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
12 11 (21.57%) Logistics
12 11 (21.57%) Retail
13 10 (19.61%) Software Testing
14 8 (15.69%) JIRA
14 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (15.69%) Military
14 8 (15.69%) Back Office
14 8 (15.69%) RDBMS
14 8 (15.69%) SSADM
14 8 (15.69%) Java
14 8 (15.69%) MS Office
14 8 (15.69%) ITIL
14 8 (15.69%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (15.69%) Relational Database
14 8 (15.69%) Load Testing
14 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
15 7 (13.73%) User Acceptance Testing
15 7 (13.73%) Performance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 8 (15.69%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.69%) RDBMS
1 8 (15.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (35.29%) Selenium
2 8 (15.69%) JIRA
3 7 (13.73%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.96%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (41.18%) Finance
2 11 (21.57%) Retail
3 8 (15.69%) Military
3 8 (15.69%) Back Office
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (39.22%) Analyst
2 19 (37.25%) Test Analyst
3 14 (27.45%) Tester
4 12 (23.53%) Test Manager
5 7 (13.73%) Automated Tester
6 6 (11.76%) Test Team Leader
6 6 (11.76%) Team Leader
7 4 (7.84%) Network Manager
7 4 (7.84%) QA Tester
7 4 (7.84%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Test Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) QA Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Software Test Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Automated Test Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Head of Testing
8 3 (5.88%) Test Leader
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Software Tester
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (33.33%) .NET
2 7 (13.73%) HTML
3 4 (7.84%) XML
3 4 (7.84%) CSS
4 3 (5.88%) JSP
4 3 (5.88%) SOAP
5 1 (1.96%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.96%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.96%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) UNIX
1 3 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) Automated Testing
2 14 (27.45%) Test Strategy
3 13 (25.49%) Test Automation
4 11 (21.57%) Logistics
5 10 (19.61%) Software Testing
6 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (15.69%) SSADM
6 8 (15.69%) ITIL
6 8 (15.69%) Load Testing
7 7 (13.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (13.73%) Performance Testing
7 7 (13.73%) Scrum
8 6 (11.76%) Functional Testing
8 6 (11.76%) V-Model
8 6 (11.76%) Waterfall
8 6 (11.76%) Manual Testing
8 6 (11.76%) Integration Testing
8 6 (11.76%) Test Management
9 5 (9.80%) Unit Testing
9 5 (9.80%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) SQL
2 8 (15.69%) Java
3 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.80%) C#
5 4 (7.84%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (47.06%) ISEB
2 19 (37.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.84%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (37.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: £42,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 12 days ago