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

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 105 113 122
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 18 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.01% 0.56% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.66% 1.75% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 13 7 8
Average salary £37,000 £32,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.84% -9.72%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
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
492 573 542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 27.73% 31.98% 29.01%
Number of salaries quoted 385 418 416
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £64,900
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 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
(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 +5 17 £35,500 +5.18%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 29 (93.55%) ISEB
2 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (45.16%) Finance
4 13 (41.94%) Selenium
5 11 (35.48%) Manual Testing
5 11 (35.48%) Eclipse
6 10 (32.26%) Java
6 10 (32.26%) Web Testing
6 10 (32.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (32.26%) Automation Testing
7 8 (25.81%) Test Strategy
7 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
8 7 (22.58%) SQL
8 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
8 7 (22.58%) Test Management
9 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
9 6 (19.35%) Agile Testing
9 6 (19.35%) Defect Management
9 6 (19.35%) Web Development
9 6 (19.35%) Automated Testing
9 6 (19.35%) J2EE
9 6 (19.35%) IntelliJ
9 6 (19.35%) Project Management
10 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
10 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2
10 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (16.13%) Degree
10 5 (16.13%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (16.13%) SDLC
10 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (3.23%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) Selenium
2 11 (35.48%) Eclipse
3 6 (19.35%) IntelliJ
4 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
5 4 (12.90%) HP UFT
6 3 (9.68%) JMeter
7 2 (6.45%) JIRA
7 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
8 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
8 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (45.16%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Automotive
3 1 (3.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Analyst
1 13 (41.94%) Test Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Software Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Software Test Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Test Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Test Manager
3 5 (16.13%) Automation Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Programme Manager
3 5 (16.13%) Programme Test Manager
3 5 (16.13%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Test Leader
3 5 (16.13%) Test Programme Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Quality Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Team Leader
5 3 (9.68%) Test Team Leader
5 3 (9.68%) Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) J2EE
2 2 (6.45%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) XML
2 2 (6.45%) XML Messaging
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Unix
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) Manual Testing
3 10 (32.26%) Automation Testing
3 10 (32.26%) Web Testing
4 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
4 8 (25.81%) Test Strategy
5 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Test Management
6 6 (19.35%) Agile Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Automated Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Defect Management
6 6 (19.35%) Project Management
6 6 (19.35%) Web Development
7 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2
7 5 (16.13%) SDLC
7 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
8 4 (12.90%) BDD
8 4 (12.90%) Open Source
8 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) Java
2 7 (22.58%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (93.55%) ISEB
2 10 (32.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
4 5 (16.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (16.13%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) HP AIS
5 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) Citrix
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) SAP