The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 73 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 0.31% 1.27% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.91% 4.02% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 0
Average salary £45,500 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.24% -1.42%
ISTQB
Surrey

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

Qualifications Category
Guildford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
219 224 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 34.43% 31.59% 38.34%
Number of salaries quoted 196 198 298
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,588 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Guildford region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Guildford

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Guildford 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 13 (65.00%) ISEB
2 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (50.00%) Degree
3 10 (50.00%) Java
3 10 (50.00%) SQL
4 9 (45.00%) Computer Science
4 9 (45.00%) Performance Testing
4 9 (45.00%) Load Testing
5 7 (35.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (35.00%) LoadRunner
5 7 (35.00%) Python
5 7 (35.00%) Oracle
5 7 (35.00%) PL/SQL
5 7 (35.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (35.00%) JMeter
5 7 (35.00%) Open Source
5 7 (35.00%) Oracle Database
6 6 (30.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (25.00%) Finance
7 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Cyber Security
9 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Apache Accumulo
9 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
9 3 (15.00%) Big Data
9 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
9 3 (15.00%) Scrum
9 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Guildford 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 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (15.00%) Big Data
2 3 (15.00%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 7 (35.00%) LoadRunner
1 7 (35.00%) JMeter
2 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (30.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Tester
2 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Performance Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Web Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Junior Software Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Junior
5 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Junior Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) SOAP
2 2 (10.00%) COM
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) Ajax
3 1 (5.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (35.00%) Open Source
3 3 (15.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (10.00%) Xbox
4 2 (10.00%) User Experience
5 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (5.00%) CCTV
5 1 (5.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 9 (45.00%) Performance Testing
3 9 (45.00%) Load Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Cyber Security
6 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (10.00%) Project Management
7 2 (10.00%) System Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.00%) Black-Box Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (5.00%) UML
8 1 (5.00%) OO
8 1 (5.00%) OOD
8 1 (5.00%) Web Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) Java
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) Python
2 7 (35.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (10.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) ISEB
2 10 (50.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.00%) Sony
3 1 (5.00%) Telerik