The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Guildford region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 65 88 -
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 18 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 2.29% 0.11% -
As % of the Qualifications category 5.63% 0.28% -
Number of salaries quoted 15 1 0
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
Qualifications Category
Guildford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
320 359 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 40.71% 41.08% 43.55%
Number of salaries quoted 257 266 249
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +8.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
Surrey

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
Salary Histogram in Guildford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Guildford region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Guildford

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 20 (74.07%) ISEB
2 14 (51.85%) Test Automation
3 13 (48.15%) Test Scripting
3 13 (48.15%) Java
3 13 (48.15%) Performance Testing
4 12 (44.44%) Load Testing
4 12 (44.44%) SQL
5 11 (40.74%) Degree
6 10 (37.04%) Computer Science
7 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (33.33%) JMeter
7 9 (33.33%) LoadRunner
7 9 (33.33%) Oracle
7 9 (33.33%) Open Source
7 9 (33.33%) Oracle Database
8 8 (29.63%) PL/SQL
8 8 (29.63%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (29.63%) Python
8 8 (29.63%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (25.93%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (22.22%) Scrum
10 6 (22.22%) Windows
10 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
11 5 (18.52%) Finance
11 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
11 5 (18.52%) Automation Testing
11 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
12 4 (14.81%) Hadoop
12 4 (14.81%) WCF
12 4 (14.81%) Black-Box Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 4 (14.81%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) PuTTY
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 8 (29.63%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (14.81%) Hadoop
4 3 (11.11%) Apache Accumulo
5 2 (7.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 9 (33.33%) JMeter
2 8 (29.63%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 3 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (25.93%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (18.52%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Tester
2 8 (29.63%) Performance Tester
3 6 (22.22%) Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Software Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Test Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Software Test Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Tester
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Performance Tester
7 2 (7.41%) Software Tester
7 2 (7.41%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Web Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Junior Software Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Technical Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Junior
8 1 (3.70%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
1 4 (14.81%) WCF
2 3 (11.11%) SOAP
3 2 (7.41%) COM
3 2 (7.41%) Swing
4 1 (3.70%) Ajax
4 1 (3.70%) MapReduce
4 1 (3.70%) Web Services
4 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Computer Science
2 9 (33.33%) Open Source
3 4 (14.81%) CCTV
4 3 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (7.41%) Xbox
6 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
6 1 (3.70%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Test Automation
2 13 (48.15%) Test Scripting
2 13 (48.15%) Performance Testing
3 12 (44.44%) Load Testing
4 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (22.22%) Scrum
6 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
6 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Automation Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Black-Box Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
7 4 (14.81%) UML
7 4 (14.81%) OO
7 4 (14.81%) OOD
8 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 3 (11.11%) Cyber Security
9 2 (7.41%) System Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Project Management
10 1 (3.70%) Penetration Testing
10 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) Java
2 12 (44.44%) SQL
3 8 (29.63%) Python
3 8 (29.63%) PL/SQL
4 2 (7.41%) C#
4 2 (7.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (74.07%) ISEB
2 11 (40.74%) Degree
3 4 (14.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Oracle
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) JBoss
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.70%) Sony
4 1 (3.70%) Telerik