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

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 77 93 70
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -23
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 12 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.44% 0.64% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.06% 2.17% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 1
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,250
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.78%
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
198 230 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 23.83% 29.45% 24.43%
Number of salaries quoted 108 213 118
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 10 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
Bournemouth +14 11 - -
Poole +8 1 £32,500 -13.33%
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 20 (95.24%) Banking
2 19 (90.48%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (85.71%) QA
3 18 (85.71%) ISEB
4 16 (76.19%) Finance
5 15 (71.43%) Middleware
5 15 (71.43%) HP
5 15 (71.43%) XML
5 15 (71.43%) Software Testing
6 10 (47.62%) Test Management
6 10 (47.62%) IBM
6 10 (47.62%) MQSeries
6 10 (47.62%) Green Hat
6 10 (47.62%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (42.86%) Management Information System
8 8 (38.10%) Regression Testing
8 8 (38.10%) HP UFT
8 8 (38.10%) LoadRunner
8 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
9 6 (28.57%) Unix
9 6 (28.57%) SQL
10 5 (23.81%) Java
10 5 (23.81%) Oracle
10 5 (23.81%) JMS
10 5 (23.81%) Data Modelling
10 5 (23.81%) OLTP
10 5 (23.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (23.81%) Data Management
10 5 (23.81%) Subversion
10 5 (23.81%) webMethods

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (47.62%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Temenos T24
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) OLTP
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (23.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) HP UFT
1 8 (38.10%) LoadRunner
2 5 (23.81%) Subversion
2 5 (23.81%) YourKit
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 20 (95.24%) Banking
2 16 (76.19%) Finance
3 5 (23.81%) Financial Institution
3 5 (23.81%) Investment Banking
4 3 (14.29%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
1 5 (23.81%) Defect Manager
1 5 (23.81%) Functional Test Engineer
1 5 (23.81%) Lead Tester
1 5 (23.81%) Non-Functional Tester
1 5 (23.81%) QA Leader
1 5 (23.81%) QA Tester
1 5 (23.81%) Test Analyst
1 5 (23.81%) Test Engineer
1 5 (23.81%) Tester
2 2 (9.52%) Banking Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (71.43%) Middleware
1 15 (71.43%) XML
2 5 (23.81%) JMS
2 5 (23.81%) XML Messaging
3 3 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (42.86%) Management Information System
3 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
3 5 (23.81%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Software Testing
2 10 (47.62%) Test Management
3 8 (38.10%) Regression Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
4 5 (23.81%) Cash Management
4 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
4 5 (23.81%) Data Management
4 5 (23.81%) Data Modelling
4 5 (23.81%) Decision Table
4 5 (23.81%) Defect Management
4 5 (23.81%) Functional Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (23.81%) System Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
4 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Validation
4 5 (23.81%) Wealth Management
5 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) XPath
3 3 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (85.71%) ISEB
2 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 5 (23.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (14.29%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (85.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (90.48%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (23.81%) CA Service Virtualization
2 5 (23.81%) nmon
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) HP
2 10 (47.62%) Green Hat
2 10 (47.62%) IBM
3 5 (23.81%) Dynatrace
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle
3 5 (23.81%) webMethods
4 1 (4.76%) Sybase