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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 50 64 90
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +26
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 26 17 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 3.97% 2.22% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.87% 5.70% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 22 14 1
Average salary £43,750 £41,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -17.50%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
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
219 298 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 33.44% 38.85% 41.28%
Number of salaries quoted 188 238 265
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £22,500 £30,450
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £57,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Guildford

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 28 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (52.38%) JIRA
4 20 (47.62%) Degree
5 18 (42.86%) Selenium
6 17 (40.48%) JMeter
6 17 (40.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (33.33%) Load Testing
8 13 (30.95%) Performance Testing
8 13 (30.95%) ISEB
9 12 (28.57%) VMware
9 12 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (28.57%) Robot Framework
9 12 (28.57%) User Stories
10 11 (26.19%) Mentoring
10 11 (26.19%) Linux
10 11 (26.19%) SQL
10 11 (26.19%) Java
11 10 (23.81%) Test Management
12 9 (21.43%) Test Scripting
13 8 (19.05%) UNIX
14 6 (14.29%) Python
14 6 (14.29%) Ruby
15 5 (11.90%) Big Data
15 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
15 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
15 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
15 5 (11.90%) Client/Server
15 5 (11.90%) SDLC
16 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) Big Data
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 22 (52.38%) JIRA
2 18 (42.86%) Selenium
3 17 (40.48%) JMeter
4 12 (28.57%) Robot Framework
5 2 (4.76%) JUnit
5 2 (4.76%) TestNG
5 2 (4.76%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.76%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Analyst
2 18 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 15 (35.71%) Test Engineer
4 12 (28.57%) Performance Engineer
4 12 (28.57%) Performance Test Engineer
5 8 (19.05%) Lead Test Analyst
6 6 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
7 5 (11.90%) Tester
8 3 (7.14%) Software Tester
8 3 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Developer
9 2 (4.76%) Designer
10 1 (2.38%) Non-Functional Tester
10 1 (2.38%) QA Analyst
10 1 (2.38%) Test Team Leader
10 1 (2.38%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) XML
2 2 (4.76%) JDBC
3 1 (2.38%) SOAP
3 1 (2.38%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Client/Server
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Linux
2 8 (19.05%) UNIX
3 4 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (33.33%) Load Testing
4 13 (30.95%) Performance Testing
5 12 (28.57%) User Stories
6 11 (26.19%) Mentoring
7 10 (23.81%) Test Management
8 9 (21.43%) Test Scripting
9 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (11.90%) SDLC
10 3 (7.14%) Cyber Security
10 3 (7.14%) Agile Testing
10 3 (7.14%) Test Automation
10 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (7.14%) Process Management
10 3 (7.14%) TDD
10 3 (7.14%) Data Management
10 3 (7.14%) Automated Testing
11 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
11 2 (4.76%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) SQL
1 11 (26.19%) Java
2 6 (14.29%) Python
2 6 (14.29%) Ruby
3 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (47.62%) Degree
2 17 (40.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (30.95%) ISEB
4 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
4 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) VMware