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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 84 62 57
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.50% 0.39% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.72% 1.68% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 2
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +55.03%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
233 119 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 29.35% 23.15% 28.07%
Number of salaries quoted 207 91 126
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,700 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £50,000 £51,200
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
Salary Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram 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 26 March 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
(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
Poole - 3 £37,500 -
Bournemouth -33 1 £57,500 +15.00%
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) MS Project
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (16.67%) ClearQuest
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (16.67%) ClearQuest
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco