The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 81 79 69
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 10 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.15% 1.10% 1.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 5.35% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 15
Average salary £25,000 £32,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -35.00%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
ISTQB
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Dorset region.

Qualifications Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
165 187 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 25.08% 20.66% 27.94%
Number of salaries quoted 104 149 165
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,640 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Dorset region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Dorset

ISTQB
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SQL

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Software Tester
1 1 (50.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA