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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 79 76 70
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.14% 0.95% 1.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 4.82% 6.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 13
Average salary £25,000 £32,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -35.00%
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
165 166 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 23.54% 19.64% 25.44%
Number of salaries quoted 114 139 153
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,950 £21,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 9 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Software Tester
1 1 (100.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (100.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) QA Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Poole, Dorset
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50 - £52 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vitality
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago