The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the High Wycombe region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 43 50 35
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 0.32% 0.36% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% 1.08% 3.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 2
Average salary £55,000 - £23,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
ISTQB
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the High Wycombe region.

Qualifications Category
High Wycombe
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
123 93 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 39.94% 33.82% 27.67%
Number of salaries quoted 89 55 50
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £34,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +45.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,150
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the High Wycombe region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

ISTQB
Salary Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the High Wycombe region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in High Wycombe

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the High Wycombe 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 7 (87.50%) Software Testing
1 7 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) ISEB
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Test Management
3 4 (50.00%) Degree
4 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (37.50%) QA
4 3 (37.50%) WPF
4 3 (37.50%) Use Case
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 1 (12.50%) CRM
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) NHS
6 1 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) PACS

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the High Wycombe 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 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) PACS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Software Testing
1 7 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Management
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) Use Case
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) HL7
2 1 (12.50%) DICOM
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP