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 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 66 - 79
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.20% - 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.27% - 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 4
Median salary £29,000 - £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,750 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
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
79 163 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 15.74% 26.63% 25.44%
Number of salaries quoted 71 118 152
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
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 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Poole - 1 £29,000 -
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) ISEB
2 10 (90.91%) Software Testing
3 8 (72.73%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (72.73%) XML
4 7 (63.64%) Middleware
4 7 (63.64%) Finance
4 7 (63.64%) Banking
4 7 (63.64%) QA
4 7 (63.64%) HP
5 6 (54.55%) Green Hat
5 6 (54.55%) Test Management
5 6 (54.55%) IBM
5 6 (54.55%) MQSeries
6 5 (45.45%) Defect Management
7 4 (36.36%) SQL
8 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
8 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 1 (9.09%) Cash Management
9 1 (9.09%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
9 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
9 1 (9.09%) System Testing
9 1 (9.09%) V-Model
9 1 (9.09%) Dynatrace
9 1 (9.09%) nmon
9 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
9 1 (9.09%) YourKit

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (54.55%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Temenos T24
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) OLTP
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
2 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) YourKit
General
1 7 (63.64%) Banking
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
2 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Defect Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Test Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Tester
4 1 (9.09%) QA Leader
4 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) XML
2 7 (63.64%) Middleware
3 1 (9.09%) JMS
3 1 (9.09%) SOAP
3 1 (9.09%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Software Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Test Management
3 5 (45.45%) Defect Management
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Cash Management
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) Decision Table
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) System Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) V-Model
4 1 (9.09%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (9.09%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (9.09%) nmon
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) HP
2 6 (54.55%) Green Hat
2 6 (54.55%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Dynatrace
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) webMethods