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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 62 83 -
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 1.67% 0.34% -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.15% 0.87% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 0
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
265 346 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 40.21% 39.54% 38.83%
Number of salaries quoted 214 255 244
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £31,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £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
Salary Histogram in Guildford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Guildford region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Guildford

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 21 (75.00%) ISEB
2 15 (53.57%) Test Automation
3 14 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 14 (50.00%) Java
4 13 (46.43%) SQL
4 13 (46.43%) Performance Testing
5 12 (42.86%) Load Testing
6 11 (39.29%) Degree
7 10 (35.71%) Computer Science
7 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (32.14%) JMeter
8 9 (32.14%) LoadRunner
8 9 (32.14%) Oracle
8 9 (32.14%) Open Source
8 9 (32.14%) Oracle Database
9 8 (28.57%) PL/SQL
9 8 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
9 8 (28.57%) Python
9 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (21.43%) Scrum
11 6 (21.43%) Windows
11 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
12 5 (17.86%) Finance
12 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
12 5 (17.86%) Automation Testing
12 5 (17.86%) Hadoop
12 5 (17.86%) Manual Testing
13 4 (14.29%) WCF
13 4 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) PuTTY
2 1 (3.57%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle Database
2 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (17.86%) Hadoop
4 4 (14.29%) Apache Accumulo
5 3 (10.71%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) JMeter
1 9 (32.14%) LoadRunner
2 8 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
3 3 (10.71%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (17.86%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Tester
2 8 (28.57%) Performance Tester
3 6 (21.43%) Software Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Test Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Senior Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Performance Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Software Tester
8 1 (3.57%) Junior
8 1 (3.57%) Technical Tester
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Junior Tester
8 1 (3.57%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Web Tester
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Software Tester
8 1 (3.57%) Junior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) WCF
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) SOAP
3 2 (7.14%) COM
3 2 (7.14%) Swing
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) XML
4 1 (3.57%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Computer Science
2 9 (32.14%) Open Source
3 4 (14.29%) CCTV
4 3 (10.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (7.14%) Xbox
6 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
6 1 (3.57%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Test Automation
2 14 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 13 (46.43%) Performance Testing
4 12 (42.86%) Load Testing
5 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (21.43%) Scrum
7 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
7 5 (17.86%) Automation Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Manual Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Cyber Security
8 4 (14.29%) Automated Testing
8 4 (14.29%) OOD
8 4 (14.29%) UML
8 4 (14.29%) OO
9 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
10 2 (7.14%) System Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Project Management
11 1 (3.57%) Regression Testing
11 1 (3.57%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) Java
2 13 (46.43%) SQL
3 8 (28.57%) PL/SQL
3 8 (28.57%) Python
4 2 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (75.00%) ISEB
2 11 (39.29%) Degree
3 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) JBoss
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.57%) Sony
4 1 (3.57%) Telerik