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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 65 78 78
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 14 9 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 1.90% 0.98% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.73% 2.88% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 11
Average salary £40,000 £43,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
181 312 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 24.59% 34.06% 39.51%
Number of salaries quoted 157 270 251
Average salary £42,500 £46,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.60% +8.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 April 2015, 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 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (68.75%) Load Testing
2 8 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Degree
3 7 (43.75%) JMeter
3 7 (43.75%) Java
3 7 (43.75%) ISEB
3 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) Linux
5 5 (31.25%) Client/Server
5 5 (31.25%) Selenium
5 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
6 4 (25.00%) User Stories
6 4 (25.00%) Test Management
6 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (25.00%) UNIX
6 4 (25.00%) JIRA
7 3 (18.75%) Data Management
7 3 (18.75%) XML
7 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
8 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
8 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
8 2 (12.50%) Open Source

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 2 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 2 (12.50%) Big Data
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) JMeter
2 5 (31.25%) Selenium
3 4 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
5 1 (6.25%) Zephyr
5 1 (6.25%) Robot Framework
General
1 2 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
1 9 (56.25%) Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Lead Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Client/Server
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Life Science
2 2 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (12.50%) Windows
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (68.75%) Load Testing
2 8 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
4 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
5 4 (25.00%) User Stories
5 4 (25.00%) Test Management
6 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Data Management
7 2 (12.50%) Cyber Security
7 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 2 (12.50%) Agile Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Analytics
8 1 (6.25%) Process Management
8 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) ISEB
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
2 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 2 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
1 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.25%) VMware
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