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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 79 63 51
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 16 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.52% 2.21% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.37% 9.20% 6.21%
Number of salaries quoted 4 16 5
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +38.46%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
169 174 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 22.06% 24.00% 31.38%
Number of salaries quoted 144 140 133
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
Salary Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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 +4 3 £32,500 +8.33%
Bournemouth -19 1 £18,000 -64.00%
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 10 (90.91%) ISEB
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Software Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Degree
2 7 (63.64%) Manual Testing
3 6 (54.55%) MS Office
3 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco
3 6 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (54.55%) Black-Box Testing
4 3 (27.27%) QA
5 2 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Banking
5 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (9.09%) C
6 1 (9.09%) C++
6 1 (9.09%) Java
6 1 (9.09%) VB
6 1 (9.09%) .NET
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle
6 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
6 1 (9.09%) JDBC
6 1 (9.09%) ODBC
6 1 (9.09%) UNIX
6 1 (9.09%) Solaris
6 1 (9.09%) Linux

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MS Office
1 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) FTP
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
1 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
3 1 (9.09%) Introscope
3 1 (9.09%) JProfiler
3 1 (9.09%) Toad
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Test Analyst
3 6 (54.55%) Test Engineer
3 6 (54.55%) Tester
3 6 (54.55%) Test Leader
4 5 (45.45%) Lead Tester
5 2 (18.18%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Junior
6 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
6 1 (9.09%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) JDBC
1 1 (9.09%) ODBC
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Solaris
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Software Testing
1 7 (63.64%) Manual Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Cash Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Test Management
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VB
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
2 1 (9.09%) C
2 1 (9.09%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) ISEB
2 7 (63.64%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (9.09%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (9.09%) nmon
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Green Hat
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle