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 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West / Dorset
Rank 54 82 91
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.70% 1.24% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.37% 5.46% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 4
Median salary £45,000 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -13.33%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
89 183 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 20.84% 22.70% 29.41%
Number of salaries quoted 75 99 211
Median salary £45,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+32.35% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of job ads across the Dorset region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 February 2017.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Dorset

ISTQB
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +29 1 £24,500 -34.66%
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 10 (83.33%) ISEB
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Selenium
4 5 (41.67%) QA
5 4 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (33.33%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (16.67%) Driving Licence
7 2 (16.67%) .NET
7 2 (16.67%) Banking
8 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
8 1 (8.33%) TDD
8 1 (8.33%) Scrum
8 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Stress Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 1 (8.33%) CSS
8 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
8 1 (8.33%) PMI
8 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
8 1 (8.33%) HP UFT

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Selenium
2 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Head of Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Software Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Test Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (8.33%) Head of Test
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Web Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) Driving Licence
2 1 (8.33%) PMI
2 1 (8.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
6 1 (8.33%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) Stress Testing
6 1 (8.33%) TDD
6 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft