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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 76 53 74
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +21
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 0.14% 1.73% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 5.46% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 3
Average salary £43,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.00% -11.76%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,625 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.08% +6.53%
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
247 183 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 34.31% 31.66% 38.15%
Number of salaries quoted 217 161 260
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 £33,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £55,000
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 21 November 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 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) ISEB
3 7 (53.85%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) Java
3 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
4 6 (46.15%) Degree
4 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
4 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Load Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Open Source
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (30.77%) Cyber Security
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
5 4 (30.77%) PL/SQL
5 4 (30.77%) Python
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle
5 4 (30.77%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
5 4 (30.77%) JMeter
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Apache Accumulo
6 3 (23.08%) SoapUI
6 3 (23.08%) Big Data
6 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Hadoop
7 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (15.38%) System Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
2 3 (23.08%) Hadoop
2 3 (23.08%) Big Data
2 3 (23.08%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
1 4 (30.77%) JMeter
2 3 (23.08%) SoapUI
3 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (23.08%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) COM
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
2 4 (30.77%) Open Source
3 2 (15.38%) Xbox
3 2 (15.38%) User Experience
3 2 (15.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
4 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Load Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Cyber Security
6 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
7 2 (15.38%) System Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 2 (15.38%) Scrum
7 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
8 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) Python
2 4 (30.77%) PL/SQL
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) ISEB
2 6 (46.15%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat