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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 100 120 128
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 22 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.10% 0.37% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.73% 1.29% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 19 7 11
Average salary £28,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.84% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,800 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
590 544 708
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 29.60% 29.03% 38.06%
Number of salaries quoted 425 477 602
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,150 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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
High Wycombe +7 13 £25,500 -27.14% 5
Milton Keynes -3 8 £50,000 +88.67% 1
Aylesbury 0 1 £30,000 -50.00% 2
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (62.50%) ISEB
2 23 (57.50%) Finance
3 18 (45.00%) SQL
4 14 (35.00%) QA
5 13 (32.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (32.50%) Test Automation
6 12 (30.00%) HTML
6 12 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 11 (27.50%) Automated Testing
7 11 (27.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (25.00%) Banking
8 10 (25.00%) Selenium
8 10 (25.00%) XML
8 10 (25.00%) Telecoms
9 9 (22.50%) UNIX
9 9 (22.50%) Linux
9 9 (22.50%) E-Commerce
9 9 (22.50%) JSP
9 9 (22.50%) .NET
9 9 (22.50%) Manual Testing
10 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
11 7 (17.50%) Test Scripting
12 6 (15.00%) Test Management
12 6 (15.00%) Degree
12 6 (15.00%) Logistics
13 5 (12.50%) Functional Testing
13 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
13 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
13 5 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Selenium
2 5 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (7.50%) JIRA
3 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (57.50%) Finance
2 10 (25.00%) Banking
2 10 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (10.00%) Retail
4 3 (7.50%) Legal
4 3 (7.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Tester
2 17 (42.50%) Analyst
3 16 (40.00%) Test Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Web Tester
4 6 (15.00%) Automated Tester
5 5 (12.50%) Software Tester
6 4 (10.00%) Test Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Test Leader
6 4 (10.00%) Automated Test Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) QA Tester
6 4 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) QA Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Head of Testing
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Systems Tester
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.50%) Test Team Leader
9 1 (2.50%) Senior QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) HTML
2 10 (25.00%) XML
3 9 (22.50%) .NET
3 9 (22.50%) JSP
4 3 (7.50%) SOAP
4 3 (7.50%) CSS
5 1 (2.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) UNIX
1 9 (22.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (32.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 13 (32.50%) Test Automation
2 11 (27.50%) Automated Testing
3 9 (22.50%) E-Commerce
3 9 (22.50%) Manual Testing
4 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (17.50%) Test Scripting
6 6 (15.00%) Test Management
6 6 (15.00%) Logistics
7 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Functional Testing
8 4 (10.00%) V-Model
8 4 (10.00%) Performance Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Load Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
9 3 (7.50%) Supplier Management
9 3 (7.50%) Supply Chain Management
9 3 (7.50%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) SQL
2 12 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.00%) C#
4 3 (7.50%) Java
4 3 (7.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (62.50%) ISEB
2 11 (27.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (15.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
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