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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 74 78 68
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 9 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.16% 1.00% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 4.59% 6.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 13
Average salary £25,000 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -23.52%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +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
166 196 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 27.21% 21.83% 29.73%
Number of salaries quoted 105 161 176
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 7 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 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (20.00%) NHS
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (60.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco