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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 118 123 122
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 18 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.78% 0.63% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.45% 2.03% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 15 11 9
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +45.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £53,400 £37,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
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
736 688 585
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 31.83% 31.10% 28.69%
Number of salaries quoted 530 497 516
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 £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -7 13 £34,000 -2.85%
High Wycombe +5 2 £56,250 +120.58% 1
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 21 (70.00%) ISEB
1 21 (70.00%) Software Testing
2 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (53.33%) Selenium
4 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 14 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (46.67%) Scrum
5 14 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (46.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (40.00%) SDLC
6 12 (40.00%) Performance Testing
6 12 (40.00%) Test Management
7 9 (30.00%) Finance
7 9 (30.00%) Manual Testing
7 9 (30.00%) Automated Testing
8 8 (26.67%) Degree
9 7 (23.33%) SQL
9 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
9 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
9 7 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (20.00%) Mentoring
10 6 (20.00%) Regression Testing
11 5 (16.67%) HP
11 5 (16.67%) QA
11 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
11 5 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
12 4 (13.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
12 4 (13.33%) Java

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) HTTP
1 1 (3.33%) VPN
1 1 (3.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (53.33%) Selenium
2 14 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (10.00%) JBehave
3 3 (10.00%) JMeter
4 2 (6.67%) JIRA
5 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.33%) Bugzilla
5 1 (3.33%) Fiddler
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Analyst
1 11 (36.67%) Test Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Test Manager
3 7 (23.33%) Test Team Leader
3 7 (23.33%) Team Leader
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Tester
4 3 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) HTML
1 3 (10.00%) XML
1 3 (10.00%) XML Messaging
1 3 (10.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
2 1 (3.33%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) UNIX
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) Software Testing
2 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (46.67%) Scrum
3 14 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 12 (40.00%) Test Management
4 12 (40.00%) SDLC
5 9 (30.00%) Automated Testing
5 9 (30.00%) Manual Testing
6 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
7 6 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 6 (20.00%) Regression Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 5 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
9 4 (13.33%) ITIL
9 4 (13.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
10 3 (10.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) Java
3 3 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (70.00%) ISEB
2 14 (46.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (26.67%) Degree
4 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) HL7
2 1 (3.33%) DICOM
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) BEA
3 1 (3.33%) BMC
3 1 (3.33%) Remedy
3 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.33%) Symbian